Miguel Vargas Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1999 (24)
Miguel Vargas Season Stats
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Miguel Vargas News
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas, who was the team's starting second baseman on Opening Day last year, has come to spring training this year as a left fielder. It remains to be seen if Vargas will actually make the permanent switch to the outfield moving forward. What is clear, though, is that Vargas won't be in line for a starting spot anywhere on the diamond for the Dodgers to open the 2024 season. In left field, new acquisition Teoscar Hernandez will be LA's regular left fielder. The 24-year-old Vargas will really have to impress this spring to avoid starting the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 81 games for the Blue in 2023, the Cuban hit a weak .195/.305/.367 with seven home runs, 32 RBI, three steals and 36 runs scored in 304 trips to the plate. He can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas could make a shift to the outfield this offseason. Vargas was seeing everyday at-bats at second base, but slumped his way out of playing time. The Dodgers started using Mookie Betts more often at second base and that might be something they do regularly next season. That being said, Vargas might need to switch positions in order to get semi-regular playing time in 2024. Vargas slashed .310/.392/.487 in the minor leagues, but hasn't figured it out at the MLB level. Dodgers' general manager Brandon Gomes said Vargas could see more action in the outfield next season. That might be the best place for him to get regular at-bats.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday. The 23-year-old has been slumping at the plate, but this still comes as a bit of a surprise. On the season, Vargas has hit just .195/.305/.367 with seven homers, 32 RBI and three stolen in 70 games. Vargas hit well in the minors last year, but hasn't been able to put it together at the MLB level. The expectation is that Vargas will rejoin to the Dodgers roster at some point after the All-Star break.
Miguel Vargas had himself a very good 2022 season at Triple-A and Dodgers GM, Andrew Friedman has publicly stated that Vargas could begin the year as the team's starting second baseman. Vargas will need to have a good Spring and then still hold down the position if he does break camp but if we look at what he did last year, there's optimism he can do just that. In 113 games, Vargas had 17 homers, 82 RBI, 100 runs and 16 steals while hitting .304/.404/.511. What stands out the most for Vargas is the 14.6% BB% and 13.7% K% he put up last year. Vargas did get called up to the Dodgers last season and hit just .170/.200/.255 in 50 plate appearances but that taster of the Majors should hold him in good stead for whenever he does get the call again. The upside is a 20/20 hitter but it's unlikely we'll see that in 2023 from Vargas as a rookie and in most formats, he'll only be first base eligible when you draft so you'll need to wait for that second base eligibility. But with an ADP of ~278, even with some growing pains, Vargas has the talent to provide fantasy value across the board in 2023. How much value will depend on if he does break camp with the Dodgers.