Miguel Vargas Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1999 (23)
Miguel Vargas Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Miguel Vargas News
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.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. This appears to be a routine rest day for Vargas who has struggled heavily at the plate this season. He's slashing .197/.300/.370 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 69 games. Mookie Betts will move over to second base and bat leadoff versus righty Griffin Canning on Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI double in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. It was the 23-year-old's first multi-RBI outing since May 14 and also his first multi-XBH showing since May 2. After attracting some hype in fantasy circles this past spring, Vargas hasn't stood out much with the glove or the stick this season. The rookie is tied for second in the NL in errors committed at the keystone (four) and has not seen his OPS touch .800 since April 12. Vargas needs to be watched closely in all leagues, however, in case his bat heats up and he moves up the order a bit. The infielder is slashing a modest .234/.336/.436 with six big flies, 28 RBI, and three stolen bags.
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.