Felipe Vazquez

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Full Name Felipe Vazquez
Age 28 Years Old
Nick Name Vazquez
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date July 05, 1991
Birth Place Yaracuy
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Felipe Vazquez popularly known by nicknamed as "Nightmare" is a professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began his career by signing with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent. He previously played for the Washington Nationals. He was an All-Star in 2018 and 2019. On 17th September, the Pirates placed him on the restricted list, due to his arrest on multiple charges, including unlawful contact with a minor. Overall, he is a very talented baseball player. 

Felipe Vazquez described sexual encounter with girl 

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez admitted to a 2017 sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl that he described as "sex but not really," according to a Pennsylvania criminal complaint released on Wednesday. He was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and other counts. The case stems from an August 2017 encounter with the teenage girl in his Ford Mustang at the bottom of the driveway of her home in Scottdale, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, the complaint said. When confronted by police this week, he said he didn't remember the girl's name but acknowledged knowing her after seeing a photo, according to the complaint. He told police the girl first messaged him on Instagram but said he initially "refused to communicate with her due to her age," the complaint said. "The accused advised the Victim looked too young and that she appeared to be 16 years of age or younger," according to the complaint. 
  • When Vazquez was arrested Tuesday, he initially faced felony counts of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices and giving obscene material to a minor in Lee County, Florida, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement statement. He has not entered a plea and could be arraigned later in the day. The Pennsylvania charges include statutory sexual assault of a person who is under the age of 16 by someone who is at least 11 years older, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor by a defendant who is 18 years old or older, and indecent assault on a person less than 16 years old. The first two charges are first-degree felonies. 

Early Life of Felipe

On 5th July 1991, Felipe was born in San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela as Felipe Javier Vazquez. His nationality is Venezuelan while his ethnicity is Mixed. As of 2019, he celebrated his 29th birthday with his friends and families. He was born to Felipe Santiago Rivero, his father and Omaira Rivero, her mother. Moreover, he also has a sister named Prescilla Vazquez. His religion is Christian. More information regarding his early life including his education will be added soon as it has not been disclosed by any sources. 

Body Measurements of Felipe

Felipe is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 6 ft 2 in with the perfect weight of 79 Kg. His other body measurements regarding his biceps size, shoe size, waist size and more has not been disclosed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an athletic body build. His charming personality has gained him a lot of people towards him. His hair color is Black and his eye color is Brown. 

Career of Felipe

  • Felipe began his professional career by signing with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent on 30th July 2008. 
  • He represented the Rays at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.
  • He was added to the Rays' 40-man roster on 20th November 2012. 
  • He was traded to the Washington Nationals, along with Jose Lobaton and Drew Vettleson, in exchange for Nate Karns on 13th February 2014. 
  • He suffered through elbow inflammation during the season and was limited to 14 games started.
  • The Nationals assigned him to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League after the 2014 regular season. 
  • The Nationals transitioned him into a relief pitcher during spring training in the year 2015.
  • He opened the 2015 season with the Syracuse Chiefs of the Class AAA International League.
  • He made his major league debut by coming in to pitch the top of the ninth inning in a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on 17th April 2015. 
  • He pitched one inning, allowing two hits and one run while striking out two batters.
  • He went on the disabled list due to gastrointestinal bleeding on April 22.
  • The Nationals called up him to the major leagues from Syracuse on 1st June.
  • At the end of the season, he was able to reach 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) with his fastball in relief. In 49 games for the Nationals, he pitched in 48 1/3 innings, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.79 ERA.
  • He converted two save opportunities during the final week of the season. 
  • He finished the season with a 2.79 earned run average.
  • His ERA reached a peak at 6.82 following a game on June 18 where he allowed all six batters he pitched to reach base in his 2016 season. 
  • He had a 0.93 ERA to lower his season ERA to 4.53 in his next 13 appearances. 
  • The Nationals traded him along with Taylor Hearn, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mark Melancon on 30th July 2016. 
  • He finished with a 3.29 ERA in 28 games for the Pirates. 
  • He began the 2017 season as a setup reliever.
  • He was named co-closer for the Pirates along with Juan Nicasio, replacing Tony Watson on 9th June. 
  • He was 5-3 with a 1.67 ERA and earned 21 saves in 23 opportunities in 2017.
  • His fastest pitch of 2017 was 102.6 miles an hour, second-best in MLB only to pitches by Aroldis Chapman.
  • Of all MLB pitchers, he held left-handed batters to the lowest batting average, .082 (in 20 or more innings).
  • He signed a four-year contract with the Pirates for next two years till 2020. 
  • He was selected to play in the 2018 All-Star Game, his first All-Star appearance in 2018. 
  • He was ejected after his role in a bench-clearing incident involving Chris Archer, Derek Dietrich, Yasiel Puig, Amir Garrett, Keone Kela, and David Bell on the game against the Cincinnati Reds on 7th April 2019. 
  • He was selected for the 2019 All-Star Game, as a roster replacement for Zack Greinke. 
  • At the time, his record for the season was 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA and 28 saves. 
  • The Pirates placed him on the restricted list, due to his arrest on multiple charges, including unlawful contact with a minor on 17th September 2019.
  • He was also placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball.

Marital Status, Wife, Girlfriend, Child

The marital status of Felipe is unknown as he has not revealed about his personal matters himself to the media. Due to this, we can say that he is a very secretive person regarding his private matters. As there is no any rumors and gossips about Felipe dating with anyone, he can be assumed that he is single. He does not have any child at present. At present, Felipe is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Net Worth of Felipe

The net worth of this famous baseball pitcher will be surely in millions as he is very successful in his professional career. As of 2019, his net worth is believed to have $17 Million. There is no doubt that his salary will be surely in millions but the details regarding his salary have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

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