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Kennys Vargas

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.237

HR

7

RBI

27

R

17

SB

0

2017 Preseason 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: 273   DOB: 8/1/1990   DRAFTED: No  

June 20, 2017  –  Kennys Vargas News

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Vargas went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday night's victory over the White Sox.

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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
2017 26 AAA ROC 19 81 66 13 13 6 2 1 3 13 0 0 14 23 0 1 0 .197 .333 .394 .727
2017 26 MAJ MIN 38 145 139 17 33 13 6 0 7 27 0 0 4 40 0 1 1 .237 .262 .432 .694
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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)     196 740 681 88 169 63 31 1 31 102 0 0 49 214 0 6 4 .248 .300 .433 .733

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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
Jun. 24 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .262 .432 .694
Jun. 23 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .270 .444 .714
Jun. 22 CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .277 .458 .735
Jun. 21 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .272 .454 .726
Jun. 20 CWS 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .273 .460 .733
Jun. 18 Cle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .248 .276 .446 .722
Jun. 17 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 17 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .268 .454 .722
Jun. 16 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 15 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .277 .470 .747
Jun. 14 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .278 .468 .746
Jun. 13 Sea 6 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .288 .486 .774
Jun. 12 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .267 .475 .742
Jun. 11 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .267 .485 .752
Jun. 10 @SF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .270 .490 .760
Jun. 9 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 8 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .268 .462 .730
Jun. 7 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 6 @Sea Did not play.
May. 27 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .306 .531 .837
May. 26 TB 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .305 .538 .843
May. 24 @Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .295 .527 .822
May. 23 @Bal 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .284 .529 .813
May. 22 @Bal Did not play.
May. 21 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .271 .500 .771
May. 21 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .258 .508 .766
May. 19 KC 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .254 .517 .771
May. 18 Col Did not play.
May. 18 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .242 .458 .700
May. 16 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .259 .491 .750
Last 7 Games 20 3 3 0 0 1 3 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 .150 .227 .300 .527
Last 14 Games 43 7 9 1 0 1 7 1 17 0 0 1 0 0 .209 .244 .302 .546
Last 30 Games 80 10 20 4 0 3 14 2 22 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .277 .413 .690
Kennys Vargas Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 4 Norfolk 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jun. 3 Norfolk 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.250 1.850
Jun. 2 Norfolk 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200
Jun. 1 Durham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 31 Durham 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
May. 30 Durham 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 30 Durham 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 22 4 3 1 0 1 3 6 8 0 0 0 1 .136 .310 .318 .628

Kennys Vargas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 16 19
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
2017385150.132.211.381
201645125100.378.8001.262
20155510280.364.473.869

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201797126220.289.536.846
2016107155100.168.374.654
20151208390.183.292.514

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201781114170.235.420.687
2016687490.206.412.701
2015105155130.276.438.747

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175463100.259.481.754
201684206110.250.571.938
2015703040.186.214.444
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% .426 .183
2011 20 R ELI 191 174 7.9% 26.2% 0.30 71% .420 .167
2012 21 A BEL 186 154 15.1% 22% 0.68 73% .362 .292
2013 22 A+ FOR 520 457 9.6% 20.2% 0.48 77% .304 .201
2014 23 AA NEW 405 356 10.6% 16.8% 0.63 81% .303 .191
2014 23 MAJ MIN 234 215 5.1% 26.9% 0.19 71% .340 .182
2015 24 AA CHA 151 122 17.2% 21.2% 0.81 74% .333 .229
2015 24 AAA ROC 151 122 17.2% 25.8% 0.67 68% .359 .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% .270 .191
2016 25 MAJ MIN 177 152 13.6% 32.2% 0.42 63% .291 .270
2017 26 AAA ROC 81 66 17.3% 28.4% 0.61 65% .244 .197
2017 26 MAJ MIN 145 139 2.8% 27.6% 0.10 71% .280 .195
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3-Year Averages     197 180 7.6% 29.4% 0.26 68% .322 .178
Career     740 681 6.6% 28.9% 0.23 69% .312 .185

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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
2017 1B 115.3 3 17 2 0 3 85 2 35 1 2 0 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
2017 1B 0 0 0 2 0 2

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2017 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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0.10 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.8% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
27.6% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.694 OPS
POOR
.262 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.237 AVG
POOR
.280 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.432 SLG
WEAK
.195 ISO
GOOD

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

Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas went 4-for-6 (all singles) with two RBI and four runs in Tuesday's 20-7 win over Seattle. He's now hitting .271 with a .774 OPS.

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Vargas started at first base and went 1-for-3 with his sixth home run in Saturday's win at San Francisco. His home run traveled 471 feet, the third-longest home run in the majors this season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday following the placement of Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list, MLB.com reports.

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Vargas went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Rays in 15 innings.

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Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.

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Vargas went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay to extended his hitting streak to six games.

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Vargas went 2-for-4 with two RBI during Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

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Vargas is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals.

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Vargas went 1-for-4 with a two-run double during Sunday's loss to Cleveland.

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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.