Javier Vaz - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#2 Javier Vaz


Class Junior
Height 5'9"
Weight 151
Hometown Huntsville, Ala.
High School Huntsville

Head coach Tim Corbin on Vaz: “Javy’s story to get to Vanderbilt was one of perseverance. He had the fortune to play and develop with his dad in junior college, while enhancing his academic abilities for two years. Javy has a very dynamic personality and loves the team environment…he certainly adds his positivity to it. Javy possesses speed type traits in a player with defensive versatility as well. He is a pleasure to be around every day.”

Student-Athlete Features
The Undefeated — Vanderbilt’s Javier Vaz has his bases covered

As a Junior (2021)
• Saw action in 23 games, making 11 starts
• Started Vanderbilt’s final nine games of the season, including all seven games of the College World Series
• Recorded first hit in second game of doubleheader with Georgia State (Feb. 28), finishing a 1-for-1 game
• Crossed home plate for first run of season in series finale at Oklahoma State (March 14)
• Scored the tying run against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament (May 25), helping Vanderbilt to a walk-off victory
• Scored one run in each of Vandy’s two wins against East Carolina in the NCAA Nashville Super Regional
• Began the ninth-inning rally against Stanford in the College World Series, reaching on a two-out walk before coming across to score the tying run

The Vaz File
• Attended LSU Eunice Junior College
• .365 average with two home runs, 13 RBI and 23 stolen bases as sophomore at LSUE
• 2020 Preseason All-American
• 56 starts as a freshman, batting .364 with 60 hits, 14 doubles, four triples, one home run and 39 RBI
• .515 slugging percentage, and .509 on-base percentage in his first year at LSU Eunice
• Led the Bengals to a 51-8 record in 2019, including an appearance in the Region 23 Championship
• Member of the 2018 Chancellor’s List
• Attended Huntsville High School (Huntsville, Ala.)
• Brother, Xavier Vaz, is currently a member of the LSUE baseball team
• Son of Roberto and Stephanie
• Father was a member of the Alabama baseball team (1996-97)
• Enjoys watching sports and playing video games
• Full name is Javier Rafeal Vaz