Anthony R. Vasquez...graduated from Ronald Reagan (TX) High School in 2005...earned all-state honors as an outfielder in his senior season...earned all-state honors and named Region Class 5A Player of the Year in junior season as a pitcher...played a season at Texas A&M University in 2006...graduated from USC in May, 2009...was a starting pitcher and played center field.2011Split first half of the season between AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma, but ended the season in the Mariners starting rotation...earned the win in his Major League debut starting G#2 of a doubleheader at Cleveland (5.1,9,6,5,2,2,2HR)...became the 10th pitcher in club history to record a win in first start as a Mariner, joining Blake Beavan (7/3/11), Travis Blackley
(7/1/04), Joel Pineiro (8/8/00), Freddy Garcia (4/7/99), Bob Wolcott (8/18/95), Pat Rice
(5/18/91), Mark Langston (4/7/84), Matt Young (4/6/83) and Bob Stoddard (9/3/81)...Was
9-10 with a 3.57 ERA (61 ER, 153.2 IP) in 24 starts combined between AA Jackson and AAA
Tacoma...at the time of his call up, ranked 2nd in wins (9) and 3rd in ERA (3.57) amongst Mariners farmhands...promoted to Tacoma on July 2...tossed at least 6.0 innings in all 8 starts with the Rainiers...earned quality starts in each of his last 7 starts.2010Led all Mariners farmhands with a 2.46 ERA, while finishing T2nd in wins (11) and 5th in strikeouts (125) combined between Clinton, High Desert and West Tenn...began season with Clinton...tossed first career complete game, but recorded the loss on April 19 at Beloit (8.0,4,1,1,0,5,HR,HB)...did not allow an earned run over 3 starts from April 24-May 6, a scoreless streak spanning 18.0 innings...promoted to High Desert on May 19...tossed
back-to-back complete games June 17 vs. Lancaster (9.0,9,2,1,0,3,WP) and June 25 vs.
Inland Empire (7.0,6,1,1,1,6)...recorded 9 quality starts, including 6 consecutive quality
starts, June 12-July 11...went 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA (7 ER, 41.1 IP) in 6 games (5 GS) on the road, compared to 2-4 with a 4.53 ERA (22 ER, 43.2 IP) in 7 games (6 GS) at home...promoted to West Tenn on July 31, allowing 3 runs or less in each of his 6 starts.2009Began pro career with Pulaski...struck out a season-high 8 batters in 4.0 innings on July 25 at Bristol...promoted to Clinton on July 30, making 7