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Kennys Vargas

26-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

6

RBI

13

R

19

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 an...

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

August 20, 2016  –  Kennys Vargas News

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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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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 87 366 301 40 71 31 15 1 15 57 1 0 60 82 0 4 1 .236 .361 .442 .803
2016 25 MAJ MIN 25 103 85 19 22 15 9 0 6 13 0 0 17 29 0 1 0 .259 .379 .576 .955
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3-Year Averages     55 208 195 22 50 14 7 0 7 27 0 0 10 58 0 2 1 .256 .293 .400 .693
Career  (View All)     136 521 475 63 123 44 23 1 20 68 0 0 38 146 0 5 3 .259 .315 .438 .753

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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
Aug. 26 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 25 Det Did not play.
Aug. 24 Det Did not play.
Aug. 23 Det Did not play.
Aug. 21 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 20 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 19 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 18 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .379 .576 .955
Aug. 16 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 14 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .388 .605 .993
Aug. 13 KC Did not play.
Aug. 12 KC Did not play.
Aug. 11 Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .404 .636 1.040
Aug. 11 Hou 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .404 .636 1.040
Aug. 10 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 9 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 8 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 7 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .404 .569 .973
Aug. 6 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 5 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 4 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .417 .603 1.020
Aug. 3 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Cle 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .425 .631 1.056
Jul. 31 CWS 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .446 .683 1.129
Jul. 30 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 29 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .414 .621 1.035
Jul. 28 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 27 Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .415 .648 1.063
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111
Last 30 Games 36 6 6 0 0 3 6 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .302 .417 .719

Kennys Vargas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 14 11
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
2016179370.5291.2351.872
20155510280.364.473.869
20149271140.228.315.602

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166810360.191.412.720
20151208390.183.292.514
2014123198240.309.561.899

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016426480.286.619.981
2015105155130.276.438.747
2014111188250.297.586.905

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164313250.233.535.928
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 366 301 16.4% 22.4% 0.73 73% .275 .206
2016 25 MAJ MIN 103 85 16.5% 28.2% 0.59 66% .320 .317
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3-Year Averages     208 195 4.8% 27.9% 0.17 70% .331 .144
Career     521 475 7.3% 28% 0.26 69% .333 .179

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2016 Stat Review for Kennys Vargas    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.259 AVG
WEAK
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.320 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.576 SLG
ELITE
.317 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.59 BB/K
GREAT
16.5% BB Rate
ELITE
28.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.955 OPS
ELITE
.379 OBP
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Kennys Vargas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Vargas is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Vargas is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas started at DH and went 2-for-5 with a double in Saturday's win over Cleveland.

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Vargas went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in Sunday's 15-5 victory over the Rangers.

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Vargas went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Saturday's win over the Rangers. He's 5-for-11 with two home runs and three doubles in four games since being recalled from Triple-A.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.