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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
141.7 4.46 1.37 86 10 7 0 0.2
Birth Date2-2-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2.42010
2.42011
-0.32012
0.92013
2.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2005 FLO 22 17 13 73.7 67.3 6.3 5 5 0 0 4 0 325 71 34 33 4 110 31 27 4 59 4.03 3.52 2.98 23.0 2.5
2006 FLO 23 12 5 43.0 23.7 19.3 1 2 0 0 2 0 213 50 39 35 9 94 30 27 4 25 7.33 7.04 6.29 -0.2 0.0
2007 NYN 24 2 2 10.3 10.3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 51 17 14 14 4 29 2 1 0 4 12.19 8.02 8.63 -2.8 -0.3
2009 SEA 26 23 14 91.7 76.0 15.7 3 6 0 0 3 0 385 98 53 50 16 166 24 23 3 54 4.91 5.12 5.70 2.3 0.3
2010 SEA 27 31 31 192.7 192.7 0.0 9 12 0 0 21 0 811 187 86 81 18 297 54 51 1 116 3.78 3.91 3.91 24.3 2.4
2011 SEA 28 32 32 201.0 201.0 0.0 10 13 0 0 18 1 857 205 105 95 22 313 59 55 4 131 4.25 4.12 3.96 22.4 2.4
2012 SEA 29 33 33 217.3 217.3 0.0 14 11 0 0 22 2 887 201 94 93 35 345 55 54 3 141 3.85 4.64 5.27 -4.1 -0.3
2013 ANA 30 24 24 150.0 150.0 0.0 9 8 0 0 14 0 644 162 68 67 17 250 46 44 5 109 4.02 4.12 4.38 8.4 0.9
2014 KCA 31 30 30 187.0 187.0 0.0 11 10 0 0 18 1 790 197 82 77 19 298 41 37 6 128 3.71 3.87 4.23 17.7 2.0
Career2041841166.71125.341.36268001024496311885755451441902342319307674.204.334.4891.09.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 GRB A 3 3 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .170 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 JAM A- 8 8 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 17 13 73.7 2.98 130 .259 .256 .322 .404 .256 .295 94 19.9 2.0 23.0 2.5
2005 GRB A 5 5 33.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JUP A+ 9 9 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.512 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CAR AA 3 3 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FLO MLB 12 5 43.0 6.29 60 .336 .263 .325 .427 .262 .283 92 -2.7 -0.3 -0.2 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 13 13 69.0 6.09 93 .300 .261 .327 .401 .258 .385 125 7.1 0.7 9.3 0.7
2007 NYN MLB 2 2 10.3 8.63 30 .312 .270 .327 .409 .252 .317 106 -2.7 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2007 NWO AAA 24 24 125.0 4.61 104 .268 .273 .337 .434 .260 .320 98 20.4 2.0 19.8 1.7
2008 PES Wnt 9 1 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 SEA MLB 23 14 91.7 5.70 82 .279 .269 .334 .427 .261 .285 101 1.9 0.2 2.3 0.3
2009 TAC AAA 9 9 51.7 3.52 120 .239 .279 .349 .438 .286 .319 94 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2010 SEA MLB 31 31 192.7 3.91 109 .260 .259 .324 .406 .259 .272 96 23.7 2.5 24.3 2.4
2011 SEA MLB 32 32 201.0 3.96 103 .270 .258 .324 .410 .265 .285 91 22.3 2.4 22.4 2.4
2012 SEA MLB 33 33 217.3 5.27 70 .260 .257 .320 .414 .264 .254 91 -5.9 -0.6 -4.1 -0.3
2013 ANA MLB 24 24 150.0 4.38 94 .277 .252 .313 .397 .263 .310 96 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
2013 SLC AAA 1 1 4.7 14.98 -154 .375 .266 .338 .428 .277 .083 89 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2014 KCA MLB 30 30 187.0 4.23 101 .261 .256 .316 .392 .262 .299 103 17.7 2.0 17.7 2.0

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
2004 JAM A- 3 1 0 8 8 41.3 35 13 41 2 0% .292 7.6 2.8 0.4 8.9 1.16 1.96 0.0 0.0
2004 GRB A 2 1 0 3 3 19.0 9 2 17 1 0% .170 4.3 0.9 0.5 8.1 0.58 2.37 0.0 0.0
2005 GRB A 4 1 0 5 5 33.7 16 10 33 1 0% -.326 4.3 2.7 0.3 8.8 0.77 0.80 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 5 5 0 17 13 73.7 71 31 59 4 32% .295 8.7 3.8 0.5 7.2 1.38 4.03 23.0 2.5
2005 JUP A+ 2 3 0 9 9 55.3 47 14 60 6 0% -.512 7.6 2.3 1.0 9.8 1.10 3.42 0.0 0.0
2005 CAR AA 1 0 0 3 3 19.0 13 7 25 3 0% -.286 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.8 1.05 2.84 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 3 6 0 13 13 69.0 98 28 51 11 38% .385 12.8 3.7 1.4 6.7 1.83 7.43 9.3 0.7
2006 FLO MLB 1 2 0 12 5 43.0 50 30 25 9 33% .283 10.5 6.3 1.9 5.2 1.86 7.33 -0.2 0.0
2007 NWO AAA 9 7 0 24 24 125.0 141 44 108 14 36% .320 10.2 3.2 1.0 7.8 1.48 4.97 19.8 1.7
2007 NYN MLB 0 1 0 2 2 10.3 17 2 4 4 27% .317 14.8 1.7 3.5 3.5 1.84 12.19 -2.8 -0.3
2008 PES Wnt 1 0 0 9 1 25.7 20 5 13 1 0% .229 7.0 1.8 0.4 4.6 0.97 2.10 0.0 0.0
2009 TAC AAA 4 3 0 9 9 51.7 48 15 46 3 31% .319 8.4 2.6 0.5 8.0 1.22 3.13 11.0 1.1
2009 SEA MLB 3 6 0 23 14 91.7 98 24 54 16 39% .285 9.6 2.4 1.6 5.3 1.33 4.91 2.3 0.3
2010 SEA MLB 9 12 0 31 31 192.7 187 54 116 18 37% .272 8.7 2.5 0.8 5.4 1.25 3.78 24.3 2.4
2011 SEA MLB 10 13 0 32 32 201.0 205 59 131 22 39% .285 9.2 2.6 1.0 5.9 1.31 4.25 22.4 2.4
2012 SEA MLB 14 11 0 33 33 217.3 201 55 141 35 42% .254 8.3 2.3 1.4 5.8 1.18 3.85 -4.1 -0.3
2013 SLC AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 4 3 2 3 53% .083 7.7 5.8 5.8 3.9 1.50 7.71 -2.5 -0.3
2013 ANA MLB 9 8 0 24 24 150.0 162 46 109 17 42% .310 9.7 2.8 1.0 6.5 1.39 4.02 8.4 0.9
2014 KCA MLB 11 10 0 30 30 187.0 197 41 128 19 41% .299 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.2 1.27 3.71 17.7 2.0

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
2009 1458 0.4808 0.4465 0.8203 0.6277 0.2787 0.8636 0.7299 0.1797
2010 3001 0.5365 0.4695 0.8339 0.6143 0.3019 0.8837 0.7167 0.1654
2011 3235 0.5496 0.4589 0.8288 0.6035 0.2821 0.8751 0.7080 0.1712
2012 3267 0.5078 0.4559 0.8153 0.6022 0.3047 0.8819 0.6796 0.1833
2013 2377 0.5023 0.4377 0.8010 0.5787 0.2950 0.8698 0.6648 0.1990
2014 2991 0.4674 0.4514 0.7970 0.5901 0.3296 0.8703 0.6819 0.2015
Career163290.51070.45470.81640.60130.30050.87540.69480.1829

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-09 2014-08-02 15-DL 24 19 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy -
2013-06-18 2013-08-13 15-DL 56 47 Left Shoulder Surgery Axillary Blood Clot 2013-06-26 -
2008-03-21 2008-09-29 60-DL 192 162 Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2008-03-17
2007-09-23 2007-10-04 60-DL 11 8 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2007-10-04

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $8,000,000
2016 KCA $8,500,000
2015 KCA $8,500,000
2014 KCA $7,000,000
2013 ANA $8,500,000
2012 SEA $4,850,000
2011 SEA $2,450,000
2010 SEA $412,500
2008 SEA $394,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$16,933,500
2011Current$7,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$23,933,500
3 yrFuture$25,000,000
10 yrTotal$48,933,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 114 dNez Balelo4 years/$32M (2014-17)

Details
  • 4 years/$32M (2014-17). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/21/13. 14:$7M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$8M.
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2013). Signed by LA Angels 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Seattle 12/19/12.
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Signed by Seattle 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08. Acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Mets 12/10/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by NY Mets 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract $155,505 in minors). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Florida 11/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Florida 7/05.
  • Drafted by Florida 2004 (2-68) (Long Beach State). $0.525M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 10.7 9.4 0 29 29 192.2 182 45 114 22 .264 1.18 3.57 3.88 24.5 2.5
80o 10.3 10 0 29 29 185.8 186 46 110 23 .274 1.25 3.89 4.23 17.2 1.8
70o 10.1 10.4 0 29 29 181.3 188 46 107 23 .281 1.29 4.12 4.48 12.1 1.2
60o 9.9 10.7 0 29 29 177.5 189 47 105 23 .287 1.33 4.33 4.7 7.8 0.8
50o 9.7 11 0 29 29 174.0 191 47 103 23 .293 1.37 4.52 4.91 3.7 0.4
40o 9.5 11.3 0 29 29 170.5 192 48 101 23 .298 1.41 4.71 5.12 -0.2 -0.0
30o 9.3 11.7 0 29 29 166.8 194 48 99 24 .304 1.45 4.92 5.35 -4.4 -0.5
20o 9 12.1 0 29 29 162.6 195 48 96 24 .311 1.50 5.16 5.61 -9.1 -0.9
10o 8.6 12.7 0 29 29 156.7 197 49 93 24 .321 1.57 5.51 5.99 -15.6 -1.6
Weighted Mean9.71102929174.01904710323.2921.364.504.894.10.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 37% 17% 18% 79%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201532690202011914534691938.3111.505.475.9411.02.65.21.4-1.0
20163357017179911426551538.2981.424.945.3710.42.45.01.4-0.3
20173456015159010526491438.2991.465.165.6110.52.64.91.4-0.5
2018354501212698219381138.3031.475.205.6610.72.55.01.4-0.4
201936340101058701833938.3091.535.475.9410.92.85.21.4-0.5
2020373409951611528838.3031.495.285.7410.82.64.91.4-0.3
2021382308847551425738.3011.485.235.6910.62.74.81.3-0.3
2022392307743511322738.3021.505.335.7910.82.74.61.5-0.3
2023402307741491321638.3011.515.345.8010.82.94.61.3-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
17.29.37.41.5out of baseballout of baseball35.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Brian Bannister 2012 0.00 DNP
2 94 Jeff Francis 2012 5.65
3 91 Alex Fernandez 2001 0.00 DNP
4 91 Frank Lary 1961 3.82
5 91 John Smiley 1996 4.14
6 91 Joe Saunders 2012 4.53
7 91 Kevin Correia 2012 4.68
8 91 Jack McDowell 1997 5.53
9 90 Nick Blackburn 2013 0.00 DNP
10 90 Frank Sullivan 1961 5.25
11 90 Bob Friend 1962 3.41 DNP
12 90 Chris Bosio 1994 5.18
13 90 Joe Blanton 2012 4.99
14 89 Dave Goltz 1980 4.78
15 89 Billy O'Dell 1964 5.82
16 89 Bob Ojeda 1989 3.89
17 89 Moose Haas 1987 6.42
18 89 Denny Neagle 2000 4.69
19 89 Kyle Lohse 2010 7.34
20 89 Vicente Padilla 2009 4.64
21 89 Joel Pineiro 2010 3.90
22 89 Andy Ashby 1999 4.15
23 88 Sidney Ponson 2008 5.90
24 88 Bryn Smith 1987 4.85
25 88 Wandy Rodriguez 2010 4.38
26 88 Gaylord Perry 1970 3.78
27 88 Roger Nelson 1975 0.00 DNP
28 88 Terry Mulholland 1994 7.01
29 88 Doug Drabek 1994 3.17
30 88 Kevin Tapani 1995 5.48
31 87 Charles Nagy 1998 5.95
32 87 Dick Donovan 1959 4.21
33 87 Cory Lidle 2003 6.21
34 87 Gil Meche 2010 6.13
35 87 Jerry Koosman 1974 3.84
36 87 Jimmy Key 1992 3.66
37 87 Jason Schmidt 2004 3.32
38 87 Steve Gromek 1951 3.53
39 87 Ray Culp 1973 5.72
40 87 Bob Welch 1988 3.94
41 87 Carl Pavano 2007 5.56
42 87 Gary Peters 1968 4.37
43 86 Vida Blue 1981 2.89
44 86 Frank Viola 1991 4.36
45 86 Dave Bush 2011 6.51
46 86 Lee Stange 1968 4.72
47 86 Bartolo Colon 2004 5.27
48 86 Nate Robertson 2009 6.16
49 86 Catfish Hunter 1977 5.21
50 86 Andy Messersmith 1977 4.75
51 86 Carl Erskine 1958 5.58
52 86 Mark Mulder 2009 0.00 DNP
53 86 Jim O'Toole 1968 0.00 DNP
54 86 Jim Beattie 1986 6.25
55 86 Kip Wells 2008 6.93
56 86 Claude Osteen 1971 3.75
57 86 John Thomson 2005 4.74
58 85 Todd Stottlemyre 1996 4.03
59 85 Danny Darwin 1987 4.00
60 85 John Burkett 1996 4.73
61 85 Tomo Ohka 2007 6.27
62 85 Brad Penny 2009 5.30
63 85 Ted Higuera 1989 3.72
64 85 Erik Hanson 1996 6.00
65 85 Jon Matlack 1981 5.09
66 85 Pat Dobson 1973 4.72
67 85 Johnny Antonelli 1961 7.36
68 85 Scott McGregor 1985 5.21
69 85 Rick Reuschel 1980 3.85
70 85 Brett Myers 2012 4.13
71 85 Freddy Garcia 2008 4.80
72 85 Jim Clancy 1987 3.84
73 85 Dean Chance 1972 0.00 DNP
74 85 Aaron Sele 2001 3.89
75 85 Jack Sanford 1960 4.48
76 85 Dock Ellis 1976 3.53
77 85 Pat Hentgen 2000 4.96
78 84 John Smoltz 1998 3.11
79 84 Mark Gubicza 1994 5.12
80 84 Bud Black 1988 5.22
81 84 James Shields 2013 3.23
82 84 Tim Stauffer 2013 3.75
83 84 Mike Boddicker 1989 4.29
84 84 Mike Caldwell 1980 4.47
85 84 Brian Lawrence 2007 6.83
86 84 Mike Moore 1991 3.21
87 84 Ned Garver 1957 4.52
88 84 Zane Smith 1992 3.57
89 84 Jon Garland 2011 4.33
90 84 Bret Saberhagen 1995 4.59
91 84 Mike Sirotka 2002 0.00 DNP
92 84 Odalis Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
93 84 Ken Holtzman 1977 6.78
94 84 Rick Wise 1977 4.77
95 84 Pat Jarvis 1972 4.66
96 84 Rodrigo Lopez 2007 4.88
97 84 Vern Ruhle 1982 4.89
98 84 Scott Erickson 1999 4.96
99 84 Tim Belcher 1993 4.66
100 84 Bob Lemon 1952 2.99

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .285 .327 .412 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .311 .422 .271
18 Split (Multi) .030 .016 -.010 -.003
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .327 .357 .432 .281
31 vs R (2013) .256 .323 .424 .278
38 Split (2013) .071 .033 .009 .003
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 In last year’s annual, we suggested—hoped? noted whimsically?—that “a little extra torso twist on his leg kick” might turn Vargas into something better. Alas. Vargas’s small velocity bump didn’t make a difference and the pitcher was, but for a slight improvement in walk rate and a few extra long balls sailing away, a perfect match for Jason Vargas Now And Forever. There’s nothing wrong with that, and heaven help the teams that don’t have a couple Vargases around. But note that when pitching away from the pitcher-friendly expanse of Safeco, his career ERA is 1.74 runs higher.
2012 You don't hope for, or expect, any surprises from a guy like Vargas. But in September, Felix Hernandez suggested he tweak his motion, and wouldn't you know Vargas had the best month of his career. Before the change—a little extra torso twist on his leg kick—Vargas' fastball averaged 87.1 mph; after, it was 88.2. The effects cascaded. He began to throw his changeup half as often. Consequently, when he did throw the changeup, his whiff rate went way up, and his overall strike rate also improved. Yes, sample size issues. We want to be responsible here. But the numbers are just too pretty not to publish: 23 strikeouts, five walks, and a 2.03 ERA in 27 innings. Surprise!
2011 Mariners fans may not have felt Jarrod Washburn’s absence last season, since the “soft-tossing, fly-balling southpaw” position was filled capably by Vargas. In a smaller park or in front of a less sure-handed group of defenders, the lefty might not have killed opposing batters quite so softly, but there’s something to be said for players who make the most of their surroundings. His 4.85 road ERA serves as a warning of what lies in store if the lefty ever takes his plus changeup and command away from Safeco on a full-time basis.
2010 Despite missing all of 2008 with a torn hip labrum, Vargas was included in the mammoth December, '08 three-team trade among the Mets, Indians, and Mariners. He failed to make the club out of spring training and spent the rest of the season memorizing the countryside along I-5 between Seattle and Tacoma from the window of his car as he was summoned (and returned) on three occasions. Vargas wasn't very successful as a starter (just three quality starts), but did pitch decently in a smattering of relief appearances. He'll head into spring training as one of several not terribly appealing choices for the back end of the Mariners' rotation.
2009 Jason Vargas missed all of last season with a hip injury, but came back to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, enough to earn him a ticket to Seattle as part of the Putz swap; he'll likely be tried as a reliever.
2008 Vargas was a big surprise for the Marlins in 2005, not only because he reached the majors, but because he pitched pretty well once he got there. Since then, he's done very little. Scouts never trusted his stuff much in the first place. He's one of those lefty battlers who throws strikes and changes speeds and keeps guys off balance, but, in the end, he's just not fooling enough hitters.
2007 Even though the Marlins had a really nice date with him in 2005, Vargas found himself buried in the pitching staff`s Little Black Book last year. So, whatever, he totally didn`t need them, and if Florida did decide to call, he`d let it ring a few times before picking so as not to seem desperate. So what if he had a little walk trouble this year? Do you break up with someone over a few extra walks? Do you? And don`t give him the whole `it`s not you, it`s us; we just need more time to think` thing. He totally tried to be himself last year, and if he came off as something other than what he was, then so what? That`s not his fault, right? The Mets called and asked for him by name, so he`s with them now. Only when the Marlins finally come to town, it`s going to be, like, so awkward.
2006 The Marlins drafted Vargas in the 2nd round of the 2004 draft--with Randy Velarde hanging on his family tree, they just knew he had to be good. In Florida`s book, Triple-A is for wimps, so like Kensing and Olsen, Vargas skipped right from Carolina to the bigs. For a naif, Vargas did well, showing no obvious weaknesses with his fastball-slider-change combo. Vargas is among the reasons that Marlins fans--be they in Miami, Portland, or Vegas--can still be excited to go to the park.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the rotation will be opening day next year for the Royals?
(Alex from Madison, WI)
Jason Vargas, Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, Jeremy Guthrie and Johnny Free Agent. (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the best hitting pitcher on this team?
(Why Touki from Arizona)
It may well be Jason Vargas. I am sure James Shields thinks it is James Shields. (Andy McCullough)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)So Jason Vargas is not the human garbage monster that some KC faithful painted him to be afterall. Weird, huh?
(IAMCHRISTOPHER from philly)
Correct. Upside and velocity are sexy and Vargas doesn't have either. He does know how to pitch and he's fairly reliable. Those are good qualities to have from a guy who needn't be your best or second-best starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)I am glad that we have touched your musical side Mr. Goldstein. So now I would like to ask how you feel about Varg as an artist and as a person. He is very polarizing and I want to know how he makes you feel.
(Trevor Bauer from New York)
I am a big fan of Jason Vargas and think both he and GMDM were unfairly maligned following the announcement of that deal. Agree with the sentiment that his changeup borders on art. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a fan of either team, but who wins an Angels/Dodgers World Series?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Do the Angels have the pitching to get to the Series? Weaver, Wilson, Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hunter? I guess if they're in the Series they had enough pitching to get there though. So I'll take the Angels! (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)I offered Starlin Castro, Ian Kennedy, Glen Perkins and Gary Brown for Adam Jones, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Pineda in 20-team dynasty. The leagues uses LF/CF/RF over OF, and has deep pitching requirements. The manager I proposed this to has McCutchen in CF, Jones is his DH. He has nobody at SS currently (my backup is Segura). He proposes back Robinson Cano, Starlin Castro, and Ian Kennedy for Adam Jones, Neil Walker, Jason Vargas, and Michael Pineda. I'm not off my game when I say this guy is one suit short of a full deck, am I?
(Louis from Glendale)
I'd trade one of my kids before I traded away Billy Hamilton in a league. For him to take Hamilton out of the deal and ask you to throw in Cano is rather entertaining. Who does he think you are, Jeff Loria? (Jason Collette)
2012-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What in God's name is wrong with Jason Vargas?
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
Doesn't have great size or stuff, so if he misses up in the zone he will get punished. (Jason Parks)
2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Player most likely to be traded at the deadline?
(Flotsam from Grimwood )
Jason Vargas. He isn’t glamorous, but he can give a team 30-plus starts a season with close to 20 of those being deemed quality. Add in the M’s pitching depth and that Vargas qualifies for free agency after next season, and I cannot envision him being on Seattle’s roster on August 1. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the Daily Hit List teams given a 0.0% chance of making the playoffs have not yet accepted their fate. If all of the July trades need to come from the Cubs, Twins, Padres and Royals, it seems like there will be slim pickings for your transactions page. In chronological order, please list the next 5 teams you expect to awake from their silly dreams of greatness.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Tough question. I'll offer my list in order of trade likelihood, with the top of the list consisting of teams that I wouldn't be shocked if they made a "sell" move today:

1. Cubs - Trading whatever veterans they can is a no brainer.
2. Padres - I don't still don't believe Carlos Quentin is there for the long haul.
3. Astros - I think they're going to ride this run of decency out jut a bit longer.
4. Athletics - What they'll trade is a more interesting question that if they'll trade.
5. Mariners - I wouldn't be shocked if Jason Vargas gets dealt before the deadline. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jason Vargas has thrown 17,370 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Change (81mph), also mixing in a Sinker (88mph) and Curve (76mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (88mph).