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Kennys Vargas

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

10

RBI

20

R

27

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After struggling as Minnesota's DH in 2015, it looked like Vargas was set to languish at Triple-A amid a logjam of DH and first-base types on Minnesota's roster. He had a middling Triple-A season (15 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 289   DOB: 8/1/1990   BORN: Canovanas, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

February 20, 2017  –  Kennys Vargas News

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Kennys Vargas Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 19 R GUL 39 160 142 24 46 19 15 1 3 26 1 0 13 40 0 2 3 .324 .388 .507 .895
2011 20 R ELI 44 191 174 27 56 17 11 0 6 33 0 0 15 50 0 1 1 .322 .377 .489 .866
2012 21 A BEL 41 186 154 22 49 22 10 1 11 36 0 0 28 41 0 3 1 .318 .419 .610 1.029
2013 22 A+ FOR 125 520 457 68 122 53 33 1 19 93 0 0 50 105 0 6 7 .267 .344 .468 .812
2014 23 AA NEW 97 405 356 50 100 34 17 0 17 63 0 2 43 68 0 3 3 .281 .360 .472 .832
2014 23 MAJ MIN 53 234 215 26 59 20 10 1 9 38 0 0 12 63 0 4 3 .274 .316 .456 .772
2015 24 AA CHA 35 151 122 20 35 12 3 2 7 24 0 0 26 32 0 1 2 .287 .417 .516 .933
2015 24 AAA ROC 38 151 122 20 34 12 6 0 6 22 0 0 26 39 0 1 2 .279 .411 .475 .886
2015 24 MAJ MIN 58 184 175 18 42 9 4 0 5 17 0 0 9 54 0 0 0 .240 .277 .349 .626
2016 25 AAA ROC 96 402 330 41 77 32 16 1 15 58 1 0 66 89 0 4 2 .233 .361 .424 .785
2016 25 MAJ MIN 47 177 152 27 35 21 11 0 10 20 0 0 24 57 0 1 0 .230 .333 .500 .833
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3-Year Averages     52 197 180 23 45 16 8 0 8 25 0 0 15 58 0 1 1 .250 .310 .428 .737
Career  (View All)     158 595 542 71 136 50 25 1 24 75 0 0 45 174 0 5 3 .251 .309 .434 .743

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Kennys Vargas Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .333 .500 .833
Oct. 1 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .343 .517 .860
Sep. 30 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .351 .531 .882
Sep. 29 @KC 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .354 .543 .897
Sep. 28 @KC 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .352 .519 .871
Sep. 27 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .355 .504 .859
Sep. 25 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .355 .504 .859
Sep. 24 Sea 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .364 .520 .884
Sep. 23 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .365 .528 .893
Sep. 22 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .368 .537 .905
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .371 .542 .913
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .381 .560 .941
Sep. 18 @NYM 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .393 .580 .973
Sep. 17 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .389 .560 .949
Sep. 16 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .392 .565 .957
Sep. 15 @Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .395 .570 .965
Sep. 14 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .392 .563 .955
Sep. 13 @Det 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .397 .576 .973
Sep. 12 @Det 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .388 .543 .931
Sep. 11 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .375 .543 .918
Sep. 10 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 9 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 7 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .380 .562 .942
Sep. 6 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .375 .570 .945
Sep. 5 KC Did not play.
Sep. 4 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 3 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 2 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 1 CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Games 25 2 3 1 0 2 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 .120 .154 .400 .554
Last 14 Games 43 5 5 1 0 3 5 3 20 0 0 0 0 1 .116 .174 .349 .523
Last 30 Games 67 8 13 2 0 4 7 7 28 0 0 0 0 1 .194 .270 .403 .673

Kennys Vargas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 32 13
2015 18 29
2014 13 40

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Kennys Vargas: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 53

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Kennys Vargas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201645125100.378.8001.262
20155510280.364.473.869
20149271140.228.315.602

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016107155100.168.374.654
20151208390.183.292.514
2014123198240.309.561.899

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016687490.206.412.701
2015105155130.276.438.747
2014111188250.297.586.905

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201684206110.250.571.938
2015703040.186.214.444
201410481130.250.317.630
Kennys Vargas Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R GUL 160 142 8.1% 25% 0.33 72% .434 .183
2011 20 R ELI 191 174 7.9% 26.2% 0.30 71% .424 .167
2012 21 A BEL 186 154 15.1% 22% 0.68 73% .373 .292
2013 22 A+ FOR 520 457 9.6% 20.2% 0.48 77% .309 .201
2014 23 AA NEW 405 356 10.6% 16.8% 0.63 81% .306 .191
2014 23 MAJ MIN 234 215 5.1% 26.9% 0.19 71% .350 .182
2015 24 AA CHA 151 122 17.2% 21.2% 0.81 74% .337 .229
2015 24 AAA ROC 151 122 17.2% 25.8% 0.67 68% .364 .196
2015 24 MAJ MIN 184 175 4.9% 29.3% 0.17 69% .319 .109
2016 25 AAA ROC 402 330 16.4% 22.1% 0.74 73% .274 .191
2016 25 MAJ MIN 177 152 13.6% 32.2% 0.42 63% .294 .270
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3-Year Averages     197 180 7.6% 29.4% 0.26 68% .325 .178
Career     595 542 7.6% 29.2% 0.26 68% .326 .183

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Kennys Vargas Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 128 0 14 0 0 0 84 0 25 -1 0 0 0
2016 1B 250.7 -2 16 -1 0 -2 124 -1 84 0 0 -1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Kennys Vargas    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
13.6% BB Rate
ELITE
32.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.833 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.230 AVG
TERRIBLE
.294 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
GREAT
.270 ISO
ELITE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Kennys Vargas

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Kennys Vargas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vargas went 2-for-5 with his tenth home run of the season in Thursday's win over Kansas City.

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Vargas went 3-for-5 with his seventh home run in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

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Vargas was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

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Vargas is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas was officially optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

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Vargas is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Vargas went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Astros.

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Vargas is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks Sunday against the White Sox.

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Vargas is not in Saturday's lineup against the White Sox, Brandon Warne of ColdOmahaMN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Vargas began last season as Minnesota's starting DH after hitting .274/.316/.456 with nine home runs in 53 games in his major league debut in 2015. He struggled in his second season with a .642 OPS and just five home runs in 47 games before being demoted to the minors in early July. Vargas found his power stroke again the minors with 13 home runs and a .910 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A. He got just 16 at-bats in a September callup as he struggled to find a role, and that may be a similar case in 2016. His defensive liabilities limit him to 1B and DH, where the Twins have a logjam. Vargas has tremendous power but has struggled to make contact (26.9% K% in the majors). However, he showed some signs of plate discipline in the minors with a good walk rate (13.2%). Vargas could still be a source of power in the majors, but he may need to move to another organization to get the opportunity.

2015

Vargas wasn't thought to be a top prospect, as he was older than his competition at age 23 in his breakout season at High-A in 2013. However, Vargas thrived at Double-A by hitting .281/.360/.472 with 17 home runs which resulted in the Twins calling him up at the end of July. Vargas stayed hot in the majors as he clubbed nine home runs in 53 games and hit .274/.316/.456. At 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Vargas has tremendous power but has struggled to make contact (26.7% K% in the majors). However, he showed signs of plate discipline at Double-A with a good walk rate (10.6%) and manageable strikeout rate (16.8%). He'll thrive as an everyday player if he can carry over those trends to the majors. Where Vargas will play is an issue, as his defensive liabilities limit him to 1B and DH, where the Twins are crowded with veterans and prospects. GM Terry Ryan says Vargas can play the outfield, so he could find at-bats there as well. He enters 2015 a the leading candidate to start at DH for the Twins and could be a up-and-coming power source.