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Birth Date6-19-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 0 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2003 MON 25 23 20 114.0 109.3 4.7 6 8 0 0 10 2 492 111 59 55 16 195 41 36 7 62 4.34 4.97 5.80 -0.8 -0.1
2004 MON 26 45 14 118.3 65.7 52.7 5 5 0 1 4 1 530 120 75 69 26 227 64 57 7 89 5.25 6.11 6.59 -17.1 -1.7
2005 ARI 27 21 19 119.7 117.0 2.7 9 6 0 0 11 2 520 124 66 64 21 227 40 37 7 90 4.81 4.95 5.33 4.7 0.3
2005 WAS 27 4 4 12.7 12.7 0.0 0 3 0 0 1 0 66 22 15 13 4 40 7 5 0 5 9.24 7.97 7.59 -1.4 -0.2
2006 ARI 28 31 30 167.7 165.7 2.0 12 10 0 0 16 1 747 185 101 90 27 320 52 50 8 123 4.83 4.81 5.25 10.9 1.0
2007 MIL 29 29 23 134.3 121.7 12.7 11 6 1 1 9 0 605 153 80 76 23 253 54 51 2 107 5.09 5.06 5.24 15.3 1.5
2008 NYN 30 11 4 37.0 24.0 13.0 3 2 0 1 2 0 150 33 20 19 4 50 11 11 2 20 4.62 4.48 4.95 0.6 0.1
2009 LAN 31 8 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 7 2 2 1 10 4 4 1 10 1.64 3.78 3.44 1.2 0.1
2009 MIL 31 28 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 1 0 0 2 0 0 116 18 6 6 2 28 11 10 1 20 1.78 3.78 3.55 3.8 0.4
2010 MIL 32 17 0 19.7 0.0 19.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 94 28 16 16 3 41 10 10 0 18 7.32 4.78 4.91 -0.6 -0.1
Career217114764.7616.0148.748401653633638014404101271391294271355444.835.085.4816.71.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 BRV A+ 2 2 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KNC A 19 19 99.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BRV A+ 24 23 145.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PME AA 3 2 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt 7 0 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 27 27 159.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Agu Wnt 3 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HAR AA 8 8 33.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLG AAA 17 16 76.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 23 20 114.0 5.80 77 .262 .269 .337 .436 .268 .260 102 0.5 0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2003 HAR AA 2 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 EDM AAA 2 2 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 agu Wnt 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 45 14 118.3 6.59 48 .298 .264 .329 .419 .260 .273 92 -15.1 -1.5 -17.1 -1.7
2005 ARI MLB 21 19 119.7 5.33 90 .270 .267 .327 .419 .259 .285 106 5.9 0.6 4.7 0.3
2005 WAS MLB 4 4 12.7 7.59 40 .384 .261 .327 .415 .258 .360 104 -1.9 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2005 NWO AAA 5 5 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ARI MLB 31 30 167.7 5.25 90 .275 .264 .329 .423 .263 .294 97 10.0 1.0 10.9 1.0
2007 MIL MLB 29 23 134.3 5.24 95 .281 .262 .323 .408 .251 .310 104 14.0 1.4 15.3 1.5
2008 NYN MLB 11 4 37.0 4.95 91 .240 .257 .322 .382 .251 .257 97 1.6 0.2 0.6 0.1
2008 SLU A+ 1 1 5.0 3.19 128 .165 .254 .328 .372 .261 .273 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2008 NWO AAA 8 8 43.3 4.15 119 .271 .282 .352 .450 .258 .333 102 10.1 1.0 9.3 0.9
2009 LAN MLB 8 0 11.0 3.44 111 .199 .266 .330 .413 .262 .222 85 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2009 MIL MLB 28 0 30.3 3.55 120 .203 .265 .330 .420 .264 .195 97 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2009 SBR A+ 3 3 5.0 6.27 61 .232 .298 .382 .425 .293 .133 98 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 ABQ AAA 7 0 13.0 5.36 89 .270 .260 .323 .409 .273 .324 99 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 MIL MLB 17 0 19.7 4.91 83 .308 .247 .308 .370 .252 .397 96 -0.1 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2010 ABQ AAA 10 10 47.3 5.65 108 .264 .269 .341 .415 .263 .333 124 9.8 0.9 8.7 0.8
2010 AGU Wnt 9 1 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CSP AAA 8 4 26.0 8.84 65 .325 .286 .359 .445 .265 .440 123 -0.8 -0.1 1.7 0.2
2011 AGU Wnt 5 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .583 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 4 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NAS AAA 20 20 109.7 4.51 106 .254 .271 .334 .418 .265 .307 97 17.6 1.7 21.7 2.2
2012 TOR Wnt 9 6 32.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 20 14 83.0 6.14 69 .285 .259 .329 .387 .256 .319 103 -6.9 -0.7 -6.9 -0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1998 BRV A+ 0 1 0 2 2 9.7 15 4 9 1 0% .000 13.9 3.7 0.9 8.4 1.96 4.64 0.0 0.0
1999 KNC A 5 5 0 19 19 99.7 97 41 88 8 0% .000 8.8 3.7 0.7 7.9 1.38 3.88 0.0 0.0
2000 PME AA 1 1 0 3 2 15.0 16 6 13 1 0% .000 9.6 3.6 0.6 7.8 1.47 3.60 0.0 0.0
2000 BRV A+ 10 5 0 24 23 145.3 126 44 143 10 0% .000 7.8 2.7 0.6 8.9 1.17 3.28 0.0 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt 4 2 0 7 0 26.3 22 9 22 0 0% .000 7.5 3.1 0.0 7.5 1.18 3.08 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 8 9 0 27 27 159.0 122 67 151 25 0% .000 6.9 3.8 1.4 8.5 1.19 4.19 0.0 0.0
2001 Agu Wnt 0 1 0 3 0 8.7 11 4 10 0 0% .000 11.4 4.1 0.0 10.3 1.72 6.21 0.0 0.0
2002 CLG AAA 4 11 0 17 16 76.3 88 35 61 18 0% .303 10.4 4.1 2.1 7.2 1.61 6.72 0.0 0.0
2002 HAR AA 2 2 0 8 8 33.0 38 9 34 2 0% .367 10.4 2.5 0.5 9.3 1.42 4.64 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 6 8 0 23 20 114.0 111 41 62 16 37% .260 8.8 3.2 1.3 4.9 1.33 4.34 -0.8 -0.1
2003 EDM AAA 0 0 0 2 2 9.7 7 5 12 1 0% .250 6.5 4.6 0.9 11.1 1.24 2.78 0.0 0.0
2003 HAR AA 1 0 0 2 2 12.0 7 3 13 0 0% .241 5.2 2.2 0.0 9.8 0.83 0.75 0.0 0.0
2003 agu Wnt 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 8 4 6 1 0% .000 9.0 4.5 1.1 6.8 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 5 5 0 45 14 118.3 120 64 89 26 35% .273 9.1 4.9 2.0 6.8 1.55 5.25 -17.1 -1.7
2005 WAS MLB 0 3 0 4 4 12.7 22 7 5 4 30% .360 15.6 5.0 2.8 3.6 2.29 9.24 -1.4 -0.2
2005 ARI MLB 9 6 0 21 19 119.7 124 40 90 21 38% .285 9.3 3.0 1.6 6.8 1.37 4.81 4.7 0.3
2005 NWO AAA 2 2 0 5 5 28.0 24 12 35 4 0% -.392 7.7 3.9 1.3 11.2 1.29 4.18 0.0 0.0
2006 ARI MLB 12 10 0 31 30 167.7 185 52 123 27 42% .294 9.9 2.8 1.4 6.6 1.41 4.83 10.9 1.0
2007 MIL MLB 11 6 1 29 23 134.3 153 54 107 23 36% .310 10.3 3.6 1.5 7.2 1.54 5.09 15.3 1.5
2008 NWO AAA 5 2 0 8 8 43.3 47 13 43 5 37% .333 9.8 2.7 1.0 8.9 1.39 4.36 9.3 0.9
2008 NYN MLB 3 2 0 11 4 37.0 33 11 20 4 49% .257 8.0 2.7 1.0 4.9 1.19 4.62 0.6 0.1
2008 SLU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 6 0 64% .273 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.60 1.80 0.9 0.1
2009 SBR A+ 0 1 0 3 3 5.0 3 1 3 1 69% .133 5.4 1.8 1.8 5.4 0.80 5.40 0.4 0.0
2009 ABQ AAA 0 0 1 7 0 13.0 15 1 12 3 55% .324 10.4 0.7 2.1 8.3 1.23 3.46 0.2 0.0
2009 MIL MLB 1 0 0 28 0 30.3 18 11 20 2 42% .195 5.3 3.3 0.6 5.9 0.96 1.78 3.8 0.4
2009 LAN MLB 0 0 0 8 0 11.0 7 4 10 1 36% .222 5.7 3.3 0.8 8.2 1.00 1.64 1.2 0.1
2010 ABQ AAA 2 6 0 10 10 47.3 52 20 45 6 44% .333 9.9 3.8 1.1 8.6 1.52 5.90 8.7 0.8
2010 AGU Wnt 3 1 0 9 1 11.3 18 3 6 2 0% .390 14.3 2.4 1.6 4.8 1.86 7.17 0.0 0.0
2010 MIL MLB 1 0 0 17 0 19.7 28 10 18 3 38% .397 12.8 4.6 1.4 8.2 1.93 7.32 -0.6 -0.1
2011 CSP AAA 2 2 0 8 4 26.0 50 13 19 6 47% .440 17.3 4.5 2.1 6.6 2.42 11.08 1.7 0.2
2011 AGU Wnt 0 0 0 5 0 2.7 7 3 2 0 0% .583 23.6 10.1 0.0 6.8 3.75 20.25 0.0 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 8.7 6 2 8 0 0% .250 6.2 2.1 0.0 8.3 0.92 2.08 0.0 0.0
2012 NAS AAA 7 1 0 20 20 109.7 112 32 84 11 41% .307 9.2 2.6 0.9 6.9 1.31 3.69 21.7 2.2
2012 TOR Wnt 3 3 0 9 6 32.7 35 13 24 2 0% .327 9.6 3.6 0.6 6.6 1.47 3.31 0.0 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 5 7 0 20 14 83.0 97 36 55 10 41% .319 10.5 3.9 1.1 6.0 1.60 5.86 -6.9 -0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 554 0.5217 0.4746 0.8206 0.6471 0.2830 0.8984 0.6267 0.1794
2009 661 0.4750 0.4281 0.8233 0.6401 0.2363 0.8607 0.7317 0.1731
2010 350 0.4543 0.3943 0.8116 0.5535 0.2618 0.9091 0.6400 0.1884
Career15650.48690.4370.81970.62320.25850.88490.6740.1788

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-07 2011-05-07 Minors 30 29 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-23 2010-08-04 Minors 12 0 Low Back Soreness -
2009-03-27 2009-07-03 60-DL 98 79 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2007-08-25 2007-09-09 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain -
2005-03-16 2005-05-11 15-DL 56 33 Right Elbow Sprain -
2003-08-06 2003-09-15 15-DL 40 37 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 MIL $900,000
2009 MIL $400,000
2007 MIL $2,500,000
2006 ARI $1,275,000
2005 WAS $325,000
2004 MON $307,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,707,500
6 yrTotal$5,707,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 93 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/15/09. May earn $0.4M in performance bonuses. Released by Milwaukee 6/4/10. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/10 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 8/17/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/31/08. $1.4M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/09
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/08 (avoided arbitration). Released 3/16/08 (due 45 days' pay, about $0.9M). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/10/08 (minor-league contract paying $1M in majors, $75,000 in minors with $1M in performance bonuses). Contract purchased by NY Mets 5/13/08. DFA 6/24/08, sent outright to AAA 7/2/08.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2007). Signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (avoided arbitration, $2.85M-$2.15M).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade with Arizona 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Washington 6/05 after being DFA 5/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3075M (2004). Re-signed 3/04.

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2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you as excited as I am with the Brewers recent infusion of bullpen talent?
(Jeff from Topanga)
I think it's a matter of relative improvement. The Brewers have been getting by for so long by retreading journeymen--Brian Shouse, Todd Coffey, Claudio Vargas, Mark DiFelice--that seeing actual upside-oriented prospects like Axford or Braddock enter the picture certainly brings new meaning to the term 'sweet relief.' How effective they are is something we'll have to see, but it all beats Jeff Suppan. Not that everything doesn't beat Jeff Suppan, but you know what I mean. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)any thoughts on dave bush?
(tycobb from ga)
If there's a guy in this rotation who has a lot of potential to be packaged in a more ticky-tack kind of trade to make sure there's space for the team's best talents in its rotation, it's Bush and not Claudio Vargas. That's because Bush is actually desirable, where Vargas is an extra guy having a nice camp.

The real question is whether the Brewers will identify a need--like a starting catcher--that would merit trading from some of the pitching stock in May or June. They *should*, but then giving Kendall pretty big money is one of those things rational people might have trouble working around. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone on waivers that Detroit can grab to bolster their pen?
(David from Winston Salem)
I have it on good authority Claudio Vargas is available. The best pickings have yet to drop, however, as their current owners are still sorting through whether or not they can keep them for themselves. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)You can forget about Claudio Vargas on the Crew...they just released him.
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Now see, that's interesting, and a reflection of a team that understands that replacement-level starting pitching isn't necessarily an abstraction, you can find it in cleats. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, could you try to clarify something? When you say a "low" yellow, what does that mean? Since there is nothing inherently high or low about colors, does a low yellow mean closer to red or closer to green? And I could be wrong, but I think in today's THR, Jay Jaffe literally uses the term "low [color]" to descibe exactly opposite phenomena: Claudio Vargas is a "low green" that could go to yellow, while Bill Hall is a "low yellow" that is closer to green. Colors have no direction! What are you guys talking about?
(Bill from NYC)
Yep, that's a problem ...

The thing is that I see the numbers and percentages that underly the colors, which are essentially bands. To me, a "low" yellow would be at the low end of the spectrum, a smaller number that's almost to green. If I had a player that was a yellow at 35% (33% or lower is green), then I'd call him a "low" yellow.

I'll take the heat for not explaining this more clearly to you and to Jay, who was kind enough to do a couple THRs for me this year. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Claudio Vargas threw 2,533 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Sinker (88mph).