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Kennys Vargas

25-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Minnesota Twins

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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  

June 1, 2016  –  Kennys Vargas News

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Vargas is hitting .240/.340/.391 with seven home runs at Triple-A Rochester. After hitting just .190 in April, Vargas hit .280 in May with six home runs.

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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 79 329 273 34 63 26 13 1 12 51 1 0 51 73 0 4 1 .231 .350 .418 .768
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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)     111 418 390 44 101 29 14 1 14 55 0 0 21 117 0 4 3 .259 .299 .408 .707

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Kennys Vargas 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 E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 30 @CWS Did not play.
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Jun. 26 @NYY Did not play.
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Jun. 15 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 14 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 13 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 12 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 11 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 10 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 9 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 8 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 7 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 5 TB Did not play.
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Jun. 3 TB Did not play.
Jun. 2 TB Did not play.
Jun. 1 @Oak Did not play.
May. 31 @Oak Did not play.
May. 30 @Oak Did not play.
May. 29 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 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 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Kennys Vargas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
20155510280.364.473.869
20149271140.228.315.602

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151208390.183.292.514
2014123198240.309.561.899

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015105155130.276.438.747
2014111188250.297.586.905

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 329 273 15.5% 22.2% 0.70 73% .271 .187
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3-Year Averages     208 195 4.8% 27.9% 0.17 70% .331 .144
Career     418 390 5% 28% 0.18 70% .336 .149

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.

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Vargas is just 1-for-17 in eight games this spring. He doesn't appear to be in Minnesota's plans for the major league roster, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester before Tuesday's game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas was optioned to Double-A Chattanooga after Wednesday's game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Vargas is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Vargas hit his fifth homer as part of a 4-for-4 game with two runs scored and four RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.

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Vargas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

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Vargas went 2-for-4 with a walk-off home run in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

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Vargas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

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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.