Who is Jerry Vasto? Let’s find out.
The Rockies drafted Vasto in the 24th round in 2014 from Felician College (now Felician University) in Lodi, New Jersey. A starter in college, he moved to the bullpen in pro ball and moved up the ladder relatively quickly, reaching Double-A in 2016 and Triple-A in 2017. He’s spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 3.16 ERA in 37 innings with a 44/18 K/BB.
Vasto appeared briefly in the majors this year, giving up three hits and three runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 10th.
Listed at 6-2, 195, Vasto is 26 years old. He features a low-90s fastball and a decent slider, but has actually shown a reverse platoon split for most of his career, meaning he’s not necessarily a traditional LOOGY type. At this point he is a Grade C prospect who could fit in the back of the Royals bullpen in 2019.