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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||40||15||1|| .458|| .625|| .375|
|vs Price (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||90||21||1|| .286|| .322|| .233|
|12/26/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN||Justin Verlander, SP DET|
Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN
|12/22/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Mike Minor, SP ATL|
Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX
|12/21/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN||Alex Meyer, SP MIN|
Robert Refsnyder, 2B NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Kennys Vargas blasts ninth home run Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Twins desginated hitter Kennys Vargas went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Indians Friday.
Vargas has homered twice in his last three games while delivering six hits in 14 at-bats. On the negative side, he added three strikeouts to his two hits Friday. Vargas owns a .295/.310/.495 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 190 at-bats.
Kennys Vargas homers in second straight game Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/4/14) Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 11-4 win over the White Sox Wednesday.
Vargas has been on a roll recently, homering in back-to-back games while going 9 for 26 over his current six-game hitting streak. He grabbed an RBI on a fifth-inning single before smacking a two-run home run one inning later. Vargas has hit .319/.340/.511 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 135 at-bats. Despite the high rate stats, he still owns an ugly 37:4 K:BB ratio.
Kennys Vargas not a finished product
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(8/26/14) Kennys Vargas has his strengths for sure. The most obvious is ... his strength. He can hit the ball out of the park and has done so four times in his first 95 at-bats.
But that projects to, what, 24 homers in 600 at-bats? It certainly isn't why he's the No. 4 first baseman in Head-to-Head leagues since arriving Aug. 1. And that worries me.
It worries me because if it's supposed to be his strength, then other, less sustainable aspects of his game are carrying him, leaving him vulnerable to collapse.
I don't think it's at all a stretch to say he won't keep hitting .337. He has already struck out 27 times in those 95 at-bats, and with only four walks. Once opposing pitchers pick up on his tendencies, they'll take advantage of his aggressiveness. To put it another way, his .424 BABIP is ridiculous.
Vargas has also accumulated 23 RBI in only 23 games. The law of averages says that won't last even before you apply the correction in batting average. Cut those two measurements down to size, and Vargas is looking more like a Kendrys Morales-type player.
Which may seem unfair to those only familiar with the 2014 version of Kendrys Morales, but basically all I'm saying is Vargas is a serviceable corner infielder at this stage of his career, nothing more. You can ride him while he's hot, but ultimately he won't measure up to first basemen like Justin Morneau and Matt Adams.
Kenny Vargas stays on fire in another taming of Tigers
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/23/14) Twins emerging first baseman Kennys Vargas certainly made the most out of his two doubles Saturday in a second straight rout of Detroit.
Vargas drove in one with his double in the second inning and cleared the bases with another in the seventh. He added a sacrifice fly to give him five RBI in the game and 10 in the last seven combined. Vargas has seven hits in the last three games to improve his stat line to .326/.366/.553.
|2014 summary: The Twins brought Kennys Vargas straight from Double-A to the majors at the July 31 trade deadline, as the 24-year-old filled the roster spot created by Sam Fuld's departure to Oakland. Vargas established himself as a staple in the lineup quickly, homering four times in his first 19 games while batting .316 over that stretch. The switch-hitter kept the power coming, finishing with nine home runs in 53 games, but his batting average dropped to .274 by season's end.|
Playing time status: Vargas will return as the Twins' designated hitter, and he could spell Joe Mauer occasionally at first base, as he did in 13 games last season.
2015 outlook: Vargas' ability to hit for power at the major league level, particularly for a player who trends as a ground ball hitter, was impressive, and it may also be hard to sustain over a full season. In the minors, he showed he was capable of making more frequent contact, and he will have to exercise better plate discipline if he is to hit for average as he did early on. Vargas looks like a regression candidate, and especially with the risk that he doesn't earn first base eligibility, he can be saved for the later rounds in standard mixed league drafts.
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