Date of Birth: 12/06/1990
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205 lbs
Resides: Patchogue, NY
Highest Level: A
Vega returns for his third season with the Ducks and sixth in professional baseball. The outfielder played in 125 games for the Ducks in 2016 and batted .249 with a team-high 11 home runs, 45 RBI, 75 runs, 16 doubles, nine triples and 24 stolen bases. He was also selected to play in his first Atlantic League All-Star Game. Vega split time during the 2015 season between the Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and combined to play in 83 games, hitting .262 with four home runs, 27 RBI, 47 runs, nine doubles and nine triples. The speedster also stole 16 bases for the season while getting caught stealing just twice. Defensively, he committed just one error over 79 games in the outfield during 2015, good for a .994 fielding percentage.
The 26-year-old began his career by playing three seasons in the Baltimore Orioles organization. In 179 games, he totaled seven homers, 48 RBI, 77 runs, 21 doubles, 10 triples and 29 stolen bases. The Bronx native and Patchogue resident began his baseball career at Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island before going on to play with Manhattan College. Vega was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 30th round of the 2012 amateur draft.