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Kennys Vargas 1B  

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Birth Date8-1-1990
Height6' 5"
Weight275 lbs
Age24 years, 0 months, 20 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 MIN 23 18 78 72 10 21 2 0 3 32 3 19 2 1 0 16 0 0 .292 .333 .444 .281 2.9 -0.0 0.3
Career1878721021203323192101600.292.333.444.2812.9-0.00.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 TWI Rk 35 130 .298 .247 .321 .352 .264 .347 83 5.7 4.1 -2.6 1.4 -1.1 8.5 1.0 8.5 1.0
2010 TWI Rk 39 160 .313 .246 .308 .345 .256 .434 107 8.6 5.8 -3.7 2.0 0.6 11.1 1.3 11.1 1.3
2011 ELZ Rk 44 191 .297 .257 .331 .397 .261 .420 101 8.3 6.0 -3.8 4.4 -1.3 11.6 1.5 11.6 1.5
2012 BLT A 41 186 .352 .261 .332 .400 .271 .362 101 18.8 5.5 -3.4 0.3 -1.2 19.6 2.0 19.6 2.0
2012 MAY Wnt 25 82 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .208 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 FTM A+ 125 520 .284 .258 .326 .374 .259 .304 100 13.9 15.3 -9.7 -3.9 -0.9 18.9 1.5 18.9 1.5
2014 MIN MLB 18 78 .281 .245 .306 .370 .251 .353 108 1.5 2.0 -1.3 -0.0 0.5 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2014 NBR AA 97 405 .295 .260 .324 .388 .259 .303 104 14.5 11.1 -7.1 5.7 -1.1 17.7 2.5 17.7 2.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 TWI Rk 130 12 28 7 0 3 18 17 34 2 0 .257 .372 .404 .147 .298 8.5 1.4 1.0
2010 TWI Rk 160 24 46 15 1 3 26 13 40 1 0 .324 .392 .507 .183 .313 11.1 2.0 1.3
2011 ELZ Rk 191 27 56 11 0 6 33 15 50 0 0 .322 .377 .489 .167 .297 11.6 4.4 1.5
2012 BLT A 186 22 49 10 1 11 36 28 41 0 0 .318 .419 .610 .292 .352 19.6 0.3 2.0
2012 MAY Wnt 82 10 13 2 0 3 9 10 21 0 0 .181 .280 .333 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 FTM A+ 520 68 122 33 1 19 93 50 105 0 0 .267 .344 .468 .201 .284 18.9 -3.9 1.5
2014 NBR AA 405 50 100 17 0 17 63 43 68 0 2 .281 .360 .472 .191 .295 17.7 5.7 2.5
2014 MIN MLB 78 10 21 2 0 3 16 3 19 0 0 .292 .333 .444 .153 .281 2.9 -0.0 0.3

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
2014 275 0.4764 0.5527 0.7434 0.7481 0.3750 0.8980 0.4630 0.2566
Career2750.47640.55270.74340.74810.3750.8980.4630.2566

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13. Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • Signed by Minnesota 2/25/09 as an amateur free agent from Puerto Rico. $0.8M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Kennys Vargas is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThey Hold No Quarter: First BaseBP Fantasy Staff2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 4, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-04
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 24Jeff Moore2014-07-25
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the International TeamRon Shah2014-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: WorldBen Carsley2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 17Jeff Moore2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: The Hard-to-Find First Base ProspectAndrew Koo2014-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 27-29Jeff Moore2013-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 17BP Prospect Staff2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5Zach Mortimer2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Chiefs/Snappers EditionKevin Goldstein2012-08-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kennys Vargas, Legit?
(Eric from Michigan)
Raw power is. Hit tool utility is not. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these portly chaps do you like for the rest of the year, Billy Butler or Kennys Vargas?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
I choose death (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank goodness it's Friday...Thoughts on Kennys Vargas long term? Can he be a .280, 25 homer guy?
(Bored at work from the office)
Nope, I don't think he can hit nearly that well. He's got power in spades, but I don't think he's got the contact skills to let it function at it's zenith. I think he's a .250s guy, and possibly worse than that. .250/20 would be my guess at a full season worth of ABs (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 14 team, 5x5 dynasty league. at 1B, i currently have Brandon Belt and Jon Singleton. Is Kennys Vargas worth a pickup ? I'm not contending this year.
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
I don't think he'll approach either of the guys you have, but I suppose it depends on who you're cutting. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kennys Vargas? Someone of interest in Minnesota or a Quad A type player?
(Shawn from Office)
Big time power and a better athlete than you'd think. Should be better than a Quad A guy, but not sure I see the point of rushing him to the majors now after a half season of Double-A. We'll see what happens though. Just stop with all the Big Papi comparisons. It's lazy and unfair to the kid. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)The Twins called up Kennys Vargas today straight from AA. Why didn't they promote him to AAA earlier on to give him that experience? Are they going to be yo-yoing him back and forth from the minors like they did with Polanco or can we expect him to get an extended look?
(Dave from MD)
I think we'll see him get a good amount of playing time unless he struggles. He's interesting, but not a savior and not a big part of the Twins future. Nice add if you're desperate for power in deep leagues, though. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Kennys Vargas from a fantasy baseball standpoint? Do you think he can be a .275 average, .350 on-base, 20 homerun guy?
(Kyle from Tuscon)
I think that's very heavy on average, I think of him as more of a .250 guy with 25 HR potential. He's a roto play in my mind if he can realize some of his potential, but I'm generally not to excited about 1B prospects. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is a realistic comp for Eddie Rosario? Did his suspension take him out of consideration?
(fsumagic from Houston)
I just saw Rosario in game action and I wasn't all that impressed. He has bat speed and has an approach but I don't love the bat control or some of the swing decisions he makes. From LF, its a tough profile and I'm not sold the power is really going to show up.

But on that squad, I really like Kennys Vargas. That kid has 70 raw and I think some of it will come out to play. Legit power profile from both sides of the plate. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these prospects in a dynasty: Rosell Herrera, Nick Williams, Blake Swihart, Daniel Norris, Trevor Story, Alen Hanson, Philip Ervin, Kennys Vargas, Steven Mats.
(Tim from NJ)
Nick Williams, Trevor Story, Daniel Norris and Blake Swihart are the big four of that group. I think everyone kinda rounds out the backend. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Moore - thanks as always for the time! I was hoping you'd share your thoughts on an odd troika of prospects. Victor Reyes, Franchy Cordero, and Kennys Vargas - ceilings, likelihood of reaching them, and ETA?
(dtothew from Atlanta )
I love odd troikas! Here’s Ethan Purser’s report on Reyes.: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=100 Not a lot of standout tools so the hit tool will have to carry him. High risk guy but a good prospect. Franchy struggled with the adjustment to stateside ball early in the season but is now in short-season ball where he belongs. Disregard the struggles in Fort Wayne to start the season. He shouldn’t have been there. Kennys Vargas is big and fun to watch, as you saw yesterday in the Future’s Game. Here’s Chris Mellen’s report on him: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=125He’s a big time power guy that’ll need it because he’s stuck at first base. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat only... what are the upsides of guys like Preston Tucker, Kennys Vargas, Christian Walker, and Dan Vogelbach? I know a couple may profile as DH types, but what kind of ceilings are we looking at?
(MP from Bluegrass State)
At least Tucker can play the OF. For guys at low positions on the defensive spectrum, they really have to hit. Most of these guys should be good for 20-25 homers, but at 1B or LF, that alone doesn't get you much past second-division regular territory. They also have to hit closer to .300 and show strong on base skills, which may or may not happen. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Kennys Vargas be a big league regular, or is he another data point with Calvin Pickering, Kyle Blanks and Walter Young against Very Large Men?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
I'd wager against Vargas working out, but you didn't include Steven Moya (worlds largest human) and Juan Duran. Very upsetting. (Jordan Gorosh)


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