Gerard Joseph Vasto, son of Jerry and Debbie … resides in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., during the offseason ... Has a twin brother, Nick, and one sister, Angela ... Attended Henry Hudson Regional High School … went to Felician University (Rutherford, N.J.) where he majored in business administration ... Twitter handle is @JerryVasto … Instagram is @jerry_vasto.
Made 41 relief appearances in his first stint at Triple-A ... Won three times and allowed two earned runs on 14 hits over his first 15 innings and 12 appearances in April and May, despite being sidelined with an arm injury ... Placed on the disabled list (forearm inflammation) April 20-May 3 … returned to the mound on May 5 ... Was 3-0 with a 6.00 ERA (30.0 IP, 20 ER) in 25 games before the All-Star game … 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA (23.2 IP, 21 ER) the second half ... Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings twice … worked two-or-more innings 11 times.
Began his season with High-A Modesto before being promoted to Double-A Hartford June 15 ... Named a Mid-Season All-Star for Modesto after going 0-1 with 10 saves and a 1.38 ERA (26.0 IP, 4 ER) with seven walks and 36 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances ... Made his Double-A debut June 15 and went 4-3 with 10 saves and a 3.03 ERA (29.2 IP, 10 ER) in 31 relief appearances ... Played for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League following the season, and earned no decisions while posting a 8.31 ERA (8.2 IP, 8 ER) with two walks and nine strikeouts.
Appeared in 46 games for Low-A Asheville, the third most appearances for the club ... Led the Tourists with a 1.06 WHIP while finishing with the most strikeouts by a reliever ... Named a Mid-Season All-Star in the South Atlantic League after posting a 1.98 ERA (27.1 IP, 6 ER) in the first half of the season.
Appeared in one game (1.0 IP) for Short-Season Tri-City in his first professional season ... Became the third player in school history drafted out of Felician College (Division II, N.J.).