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Claudio Vargas

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 234   DOB: 5/19/1979   BORN: Mao, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Claudio Vargas Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2012.

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Claudio Vargas Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 26 AAA NEW 5 5 0 28.0 24 13 4 35 12 2 2 0 4.18 1.29
2005 26 MAJ WAS 4 4 0 12.7 22 13 4 5 7 0 3 0 9.24 2.29
2005 26 MAJ ARI 21 19 0 119.7 124 64 21 90 40 9 6 0 4.81 1.37
2005  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ WAS/ARI 25 23 0 132.3 146 77 25 95 47 9 9 0 5.24 1.46
2006 27 MAJ ARI 31 30 0 167.7 185 90 27 123 52 12 10 0 4.83 1.41
2007 28 MAJ MIL 29 23 0 134.3 153 76 23 107 54 11 6 1 5.09 1.54
2008 29 A St. 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.60
2008 29 AAA NEW 8 8 0 43.3 47 21 5 43 13 5 2 0 4.36 1.38
2008 29 MAJ NYM 11 4 0 37.0 33 19 4 20 11 3 2 0 4.62 1.19
2009 30 A Inl 3 3 0 5.0 3 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 5.40 0.80
2009 30 AAA ALB 7 0 0 13.0 15 5 3 12 1 0 0 1 3.46 1.23
2009 30 MAJ LOS 8 0 0 11.0 7 2 1 10 4 0 0 0 1.64 1.00
2009 30 MAJ MIL 28 0 0 30.3 18 6 2 20 11 1 0 0 1.78 0.96
2009  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LOS/MIL 36 0 0 41.3 25 8 3 30 15 1 0 0 1.74 0.97
2010 31 AAA Alb 10 10 0 47.1 52 31 6 45 20 2 6 0 0 0 5.89 1.53
2010 31 MAJ MIL 17 0 0 19.7 28 16 3 18 10 1 0 0 0 0 7.32 1.93
2011 32 AAA Col 8 4 0 26.0 50 32 6 19 13 2 2 0 0 0 11.08 2.42
2012 33 AAA Nas 20 20 0 109.2 112 45 11 84 32 7 1 0 0 0 3.69 1.32
2013 34 AAA Buf 20 14 0 83.0 97 54 10 55 36 5 7 0 0 0 5.86 1.60
Career  (View All) MAJ   217 114 0 764.7 801 410 127 544 294 48 40 1 4.83 1.43

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Claudio Vargas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Claudio Vargas Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 26 AAA NEW 5 5 28.0 11.25 3.86 2.92 1.29 71.9% 4.18 3.84 .313
2005 26 MAJ WAS 4 4 12.7 3.55 4.97 0.71 2.84 64% 9.24 8.23 .369
2005 26 MAJ ARI 21 19 119.7 6.77 3.01 2.25 1.58 69.9% 4.81 5.01 .294
2005  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ WAS/ARI 25 23 132.3 6.46 3.20 2.02 1.70 69% 5.24 5.32 .303
2006 27 MAJ ARI 31 30 167.7 6.60 2.79 2.37 1.45 0.83 70% 4.83 4.79 .311
2007 28 MAJ MIL 29 23 134.3 7.17 3.62 1.98 1.54 0.66 71.2% 5.09 5.08 .324
2008 29 A St. 1 1 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.80 .80 .270
2008 29 AAA NEW 8 8 43.3 8.93 2.70 3.31 1.04 70.9% 4.36 3.62 .347
2008 29 MAJ NYM 11 4 37.0 4.86 2.68 1.82 0.97 1.05 62.5% 89.3 MPH 4.62 4.45 .256
2009 30 A Inl 3 3 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 1.80 33.3% 5.40 5.20 .153
2009 30 AAA ALB 7 0 13.0 8.31 0.69 12.00 2.08 84.6% 3.46 4.58 .327
2009 30 MAJ LOS 8 0 11.0 8.18 3.27 2.50 0.82 1.04 90% 91.6 MPH 1.64 3.69 .222
2009 30 MAJ MIL 28 0 30.3 5.93 3.26 1.82 0.59 1.04 85.2% 91.6 MPH 1.78 3.86 .196
2009  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LOS/MIL 36 0 41.3 6.53 3.27 2.00 0.65 1.04 86.5% 91.6 MPH 1.74 3.82 .203
2010 31 AAA Alb 10 10 47.1 8.60 3.82 2.25 1.15 62.1% 5.89 4.22 .344
2010 31 MAJ MIL 17 0 19.7 8.24 4.58 1.80 1.37 0.92 62.9% 89.4 MPH 7.32 4.88 .400
2011 32 AAA Col 8 4 26.0 6.58 4.50 1.46 2.08 54.4% 11.08 6.35 .448
2012 33 AAA Nas 20 20 109.2 6.92 2.64 2.63 0.91 74.4% 3.69 3.96 .311
2013 34 AAA Buf 20 14 83.0 5.96 3.90 1.53 1.08 64.2% 5.86 4.85 .327
Career MAJ   217 114 764.7 6.40 3.46 1.85 1.49 70.8% 4.83 5.13 .295

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Claudio Vargas (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam LaRoche WAS 14 5 3 4 5 1 0 .357 1.000 1.526
Chase Utley PHI 9 4 1 3 0 0 0 .444 .889 1.389
Albert Pujols ANA 17 6 3 7 1 2 0 .353 .941 1.330
Aramis Ramirez MIL 16 6 3 7 0 3 0 .375 .938 1.290
Bobby Abreu NY-N 19 7 2 8 4 1 1 .368 .789 1.289
Matt Holliday STL 29 12 3 5 1 3 1 .414 .828 1.279
Wilson Betemit TB 10 4 1 2 0 1 0 .400 .700 1.100
Miguel Cabrera DET 17 5 2 6 1 5 2 .294 .765 1.098
Dan Uggla ATL 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 .444 .667 1.067
Russell Martin PIT 10 3 1 2 1 2 0 .300 .700 1.064

Best Matchups for Claudio Vargas (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Bautista TOR 9 1 1 3 1 4 0 .111 .444 .626
Alex Gonzalez DET 13 2 1 1 0 2 0 .154 .462 .615
Jose Reyes TOR 15 3 0 2 0 1 0 .200 .400 .600
Hunter Pence SF 10 2 0 0 2 3 0 .200 .200 .533
Clint Barmes PIT 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .533
Adam Dunn CHI-A 9 1 0 0 3 4 1 .111 .111 .444
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 12 1 1 1 0 4 0 .083 .333 .417
Xavier Nady SD 12 2 0 0 1 5 1 .167 .167 .397
Josh Willingham MIN 10 1 0 0 0 5 0 .100 .100 .200
Ronny Paulino DET 14 0 0 0 1 6 0 .000 .000 .067

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

Vargas was signed by the Blue Jays on Tuesday to a minor league contract, the Blue Jays' official Twitter account reports.

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Vargas signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Vargas has retired from baseball, according to the Pacific Coast League's transactions page.

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Vargas has been assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Rockies' official site reports.

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Vargas suffered a pulled hamstring Sunday and will miss "a few weeks," reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

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The Rockies have invited Vargas to spring training, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

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Vargas opted out of his contract and was granted his release from Triple-A Albuquerque, ESPN.com reports.

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Vargas will not start for the Dodgers Thursday, the Dodgers' official Twitter feed reports.

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Vargas and the Dodgers agreed to a minor league contract, DodgerThoughts.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Claudio Vargas.

2010

Vargas came to Milwaukee in a midseason trade and had a 1.78 ERA in 30.1 innings. His turnaround was mostly due to allowing fewer home runs than he's done in past seasons. This is not likely to continue so don't expect another good performance from Vargas in 2010.

2008

Vargas faded during the second half of 2007 and was eventually removed from the rotation. The Brewers will likely try to trade him during the offseason or move him to the bullpen if they can't do that.

2007

Moving from Arizona to Milwaukee should give him a small bounce, though the homers he saves might just become doubles given the Brewers' so-so outfield. Overall, he throws strikes and flyballs, a high-variance combination that could produce a 17-win, 3.80-season at any time.

2006

The Nationals had a plethora of starting pitching when the year started. Arizona didn't have enough. Vargas remedied both situations by having a lousy April, causing the Nats to cut him loose. He then rebounded in Arizona. Vargas sports a decent strikeout rate, so he could be useful if he wins a rotation spot in the spring. He's got a good chance to do that, but Arizona has some kids to audition, plus Russ Ortiz tying up a spot. Vargas isn't a lock.

2005

Vargas was a mess no matter where the Expos stuck him last year, bullpen or rotation. He, more than anyone on the staff, will be at the mercy of the new outfield fences in Washington -- cozy dimensions will likely mean a very long season for Vargas.

2004

Vargas' good season was derailed by a shoulder injury, but a 3.59 first half ERA puts him in line for a rotation job in 2004. He's a flyball pitcher without an out-pitch though, so keep your expectations low.

2003

The Marlins sent Vargas packing in the deal that sent Cliff Floyd north after an ugly run at Triple-A, and he didn't fare much better for Montreal one level lower. He is only 23, though, so he's got a couple of years to learn how to harness his raw stuff before being declared a bust.