Mooney product Vazquez signs with Royals organization

The valley native joined Kansas City's Rookie League team in Burlington, North Carolina this week.

Cardinal Mooney graduate and former Pittsburgh Panthers Baseball standout Boo Vazquez has signed with the Kansas City Royals organization.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Cardinal Mooney graduate and former Pittsburgh Panthers Baseball standout Boo Vazquez has signed with the Kansas City Royals organization.

The valley native joined Kansas City’s Rookie League team in Burlington, North Carolina this week.

Vazquez graduated from Pitt in 2015, leaving the Panther program in the top-20 in eight different offensive categories. He was also the 13th member of the program’s 200-hit club, and hit .285 with 27 RBI’s his senior season in 2015.

Prior to signing with the Royals organization, the 23-year-old was playing in the independent Frontier League for the Joliet Jammers. He was leading the league with 11 home runs and 39 RBI’s.

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