Ildemaro Vargas
Ildemaro Vargas
28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Vargas spent close to a decade in the minor leagues before making his debut for the Diamondbacks in 2017. Now 27, Vargas is getting a look in a utility role with Arizona. He's mostly served off the bench, starting just two of the Diamondbacks' first 16 games of 2019, but he's done reasonably well in his limited opportunities so far. Vargas has always been a slap-hitting infielder with middling power, failing to exceed even 10 homers during his time on the farm. He did once steal 21 bases in 22 attempts during a season (2016), but Vargas was just 10-for-14 on the basepaths at Triple-A Reno last year. This is a player who would project for maybe 10 homers and 10 steals if he were given a full season's worth of at-bats at the major-league level. It's not the kind of skill set worth speculating on in mixed leagues, as the upside is limited even if playing time were to open up. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2008.
Swats fifth homer
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 17, 2019
Vargas went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
The 28-year-old infielder has been seeing sporadic playing time and hadn't homered in over a month, but Vargas took advantage of his opportunity in Texas. He now sports a .674 OPS with five homers, 20 RBI and 22 runs in 64 games, and he'll face additional competition for at-bats once Wilmer Flores (foot) rejoins the roster.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
10
1
6
1
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
3
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+73%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+88%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+91%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+182%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .981 59 10 4 16 1 .339 .356 .625
Since 2017vs Right .568 152 19 2 12 1 .229 .270 .299
2019vs Left 1.051 47 7 4 15 0 .356 .362 .689
2019vs Right .559 131 16 1 5 1 .228 .275 .285
2018vs Left .393 8 1 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143
2018vs Right .750 12 1 1 4 0 .250 .250 .500
2017vs Left 1.250 4 2 0 1 0 .500 .500 .750
2017vs Right .444 9 2 0 3 0 .222 .222 .222
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+48%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+227%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .532 85 8 1 9 1 .198 .235 .296
Since 2017Away .787 126 21 5 19 1 .303 .333 .454
2019Home .618 67 7 1 8 1 .222 .269 .349
2019Away .734 111 16 4 12 0 .286 .315 .419
2018Home .333 12 1 0 1 0 .167 .167 .167
2018Away 1.089 8 1 1 3 1 .286 .375 .714
2017Home .000 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017Away 1.286 7 4 0 4 0 .571 .571 .714
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Ildemaro Vargas compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
11.8%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.131
 
AVG
.262
 
OBP
.298
 
SLG
.393
 
OPS
.691
 
wOBA
.304
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Diamondbacks Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ildemaro Vargas
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Breakdown
3 days ago
Inexpensive Pirate Bryan Reynolds is set up for success against Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin, who has allowed 22 runs in his last four starts.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Breakdown
24 days ago
Chris Bennett recommends stacking inexpensive A’s bats against Angels lefty Tyler Skaggs.
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
35 days ago
Adam Zdroik looks over Tuesday's slate, keying on Justin Verlander as an easy choice against the Reds.
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
56 days ago
Adam Zdroik recommends a Mariners stack Tuesday at home against the Rangers.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
58 days ago
In this week's installment, Jan Levine believes Matt Adams should be able to produce while Ryan Zimmerman is out.
More Fantasy News
Starts at second base Sunday
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 1, 2019
Vargas went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Sunday's 10-4 loss to San Francisco.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Healthy scratch
2BArizona Diamondbacks
June 24, 2019
Vargas was a healthy scratch from Monday's lineup against the Dodgers, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Scratched from lineup
2BArizona Diamondbacks
Undisclosed
June 24, 2019
Vargas was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Enters for injured Marte
2BArizona Diamondbacks
June 22, 2019
Vargas entered Friday's game after Ketel Marte left with a groin injury. He went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in an 11-5 loss to the Giants.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Back-to-back multi-hit games
2BArizona Diamondbacks
June 17, 2019
Vargas went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's 15-5 loss to the Nationals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.