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Kennys Vargas

27-Year-Old First Baseman – Minnesota Twins

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Vargas split last season between Triple-A and Minnesota, moving up and down from the minors five times. He had stretches where it appeared he would take over regular DH duty and showed prodigious powe...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 273   DOB: 8/1/1990   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kennys Vargas Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in March of 2018. Waived by the Twins in March of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Reds in March of 2018. Waived by the Reds in March of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Twins in March of 2018.

March 27, 2018  –  Kennys Vargas News

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Vargas was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune 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 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 51 211 178 26 45 18 8 1 9 28 0 0 31 53 0 2 0 .253 .360 .461 .821
2017 26 MAJ MIN 78 264 241 33 61 24 13 0 11 41 0 0 20 77 0 1 2 .253 .314 .444 .758
2018 27 AAA ROC 81 334 294 24 70 24 11 0 13 42 0 0 34 84 0 4 2 .238 .317 .408 .725
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3-Year Averages     61 206 189 26 46 17 9 0 8 26 0 0 17 62 0 0 0 .243 .306 .418 .724
Career  (View All)     236 859 783 104 197 74 38 1 35 116 0 0 65 251 0 6 5 .252 .311 .437 .748

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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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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
Jul. 14 Scranton-WB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jul. 13 Scranton-WB 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Jul. 12 Scranton-WB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.000 1.750
Jul. 8 Lehigh Vly 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200
Jul. 7 Lehigh Vly 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 1.000 1.400
Jul. 6 Lehigh Vly 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Jul. 4 Pawtucket 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jul. 3 Pawtucket 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Jul. 2 Pawtucket 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.200 1.600
Jul. 1 Lehigh Vly 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.250 2.000
Jun. 30 Lehigh Vly 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 29 Lehigh Vly 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jun. 28 Syracuse 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jun. 26 Syracuse 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .800 .500 1.300
Jun. 25 Syracuse 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 25 Syracuse 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jun. 23 Scranton-WB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jun. 21 Syracuse 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 19 Syracuse 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Jun. 17 Buffalo 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
Jun. 16 Buffalo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 15 Buffalo 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 15 1 6 1 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .667 1.167
Last 14 Days 41 6 16 5 0 4 11 4 9 0 0 1 0 .390 .457 .805 1.262
Last 30 Days 83 7 24 7 0 5 13 10 22 0 0 1 0 .289 .372 .554 .926

Kennys Vargas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 40 30
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
2017 28
2018 51

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Kennys Vargas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017658150.185.308.597
201645125100.378.8001.262

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171762510360.278.494.819
2016107155100.168.374.654

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017122175240.246.426.737
2016687490.206.412.701

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017119166170.261.462.780
201684206110.250.571.938
Kennys Vargas vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ryne Stanek TB 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000

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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 211 178 14.7% 25.1% 0.58 70% .305 .208
2017 26 MAJ MIN 264 241 7.6% 29.2% 0.26 68% .325 .191
2018 27 AAA ROC 334 294 10.2% 25.1% 0.40 71% .284 .170
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3-Year Averages     206 189 8.3% 30.1% 0.27 67% .319 .175
Career     859 783 7.6% 29.2% 0.26 68% .322 .185

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Kennys Vargas Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 270.3 3 - 4 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Vargas was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

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Vargas was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Thursday.

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Vargas was designated for assignment Friday.

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Vargas will have a tougher time making the Minnesota 25-man roster after the Twins signed Logan Morrison, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Vargas is 1-for-2 this spring and says he has improved vision after being fitted for a contact lens in his left eye. "I was seeing the ball really good," he said after getting a hit Saturday. "I've never seen it that clear."

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Vargas will compete for the Twins' final bench spot during spring training, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Vargas went 2-for-2 with a double, a two-run home run and two walks during Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

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Vargas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Shane Jackson of MLB.com reports.

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Vargas is out of Saturday's lineup against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 homers and .785 OPS), but surprisingly thrived when called up to the majors after several players ahead of him on the depth chart were hurt. Vargas had 10 home runs in 47 games, along with a .833 OPS and 13.6 percent walk rate, but he still strikes out too often and needs to make better contact (63 percent contact rate) to survive in the majors. Vargas has plus power, but his main problem is his position as he's buried on a Twins roster that has too many corner infielders. He could surprise if he lands somewhere with a clearer path to steady playing time.

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.