AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Campo Verde’s Camden Vasquez (Class of 2018)
The Campo Verde Coyotes made a strong run in the 2017 Arizona 5A State Tournament, advancing to the championship game before falling to the Kellis Cougars in the title game.
It was the first time in program history that the ‘yotes had won multiple games in the state tournament, and the play of 2018 shortstop Camden Vasquez was a big reason why.
Camden assumed the starting shortstop position for Campo early in the 2017 campaign, and his performance with the bat and glove helped solidify the Coyote lineup as the season wore on. He hit .312 at the plate and his solid play defensively was a big reason for Campo’s march to the championship game.
Camden is one of the more athletic players in the 2018 class. As a freshman at Campo he played football, basketball and baseball, and played both football and baseball his sophomore year as well before concentrating solely on baseball.
He is a slick defender with smooth actions and very good feet. He has playable arm strength that should give him an opportunity to stay at shortstop at the next level.
At the plate he’s a left handed bat with a short compact swing that generates good gap to gap power for his 5-9 165 pound frame.
Camden has 6.7 speed and he is a heady base runner with good instincts.
Camden held down the shortstop position with Wilson Sandlot in the summer and fall and in November signed a Letter of Intent with the University of San Diego, his dream school since he was a child.
The Toreros are getting a top notch student athlete (3.97 GPA) with an infectious energy on the field and outstanding makeup that assures his continued development as a player.
20 Questions With Camden Vasquez
All time favorite Major Leaguer ? Jackie Robinson
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Javy Baez
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? My grandfather, George Vasquez
One word to describe your style of play? Super-athletic
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? My freestyle rap skills
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? Jack Johnson, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$
Favorite Movie? 42
On my secluded island, strand me with … Selena Gomez
In 10 years I hope to be…. Married to a hot wiffe, with two boys, and running my own successful business
Refreshing beverage of choice? Ice cold water with lemon
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table. Aziz Ansari, LeBron James, Rainn Wilson (In character as Dwight Schrute)
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Isabel’s Amor Carne Asada with a side salad
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Zac Efron
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
In my spare time, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to…. Workout, sleep
Best player I’ve played against? Nolan Gorman
Best teammate I’ve had? Gage Workman
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Favorite TV shows? The Office, Parks and Rec, Modern Family
Most embarassing moment on the baseball field? In Junior high I came in to pitch to close out the first game of the season and my first pitch went halfway up the backstop with all my friends in the stands