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|Twins add four to 40-man roster |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(11/20/13) The Twins added first basemen Max Kepler and Kennys Vargas, middle infielder Jorge Polanco and pitcher Logan Darnell to the 40-man roster Wednesday.
Kepler hit .237/.312/.424 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 236 at-bats with Class A Cedar Rapids. Vargas hit .267/.344/.468 with 19 home runs and 93 RBI in 457 at-bats with high Class A Fort Meyers. Polanco hit .308/.362/.452 with five home runs and 78 RBI in 465 at-bats for Class A Cedar Rapids.
Darnell went 10-10 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 120:45 K:BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings between Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester.
|Kennys Vargas slugging away at Class A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/11/13) Twins first base prospect Kennys Vargas is slugging .500 through six games for Class A Fort Myers. The 22-year-old infielder has a home run, three doubles and three RBI.
In 165 career games, Vargas is batting .307 with a .386 on-base percentage, .509 slugging percentage and .895 OPS. He is not ranked among the Twins' top-20 prospects by MLB.com, but Baseball America considers Vargas the team's 29th-best prospect.
|Kennys Vargas is a flawed prospect in many ways. He's a free swinger with poor pitch selection who has struggled to keep his weight in check, at times approaching 280 pounds. But what makes him intriguing to Fantasy owners are his power potential and proximity to the majors. His 19 homers in 457 at-bats last year don't quite do him justice. He had 11 in 154 at-bats for low Class A Beloit in 2012, most of them with distance to spare. Yes, the drop in batting average with the move to high Class A last year is a concern, but as long as he doesn't take another step back at Double-A, the Twins don't have much reason to delay him at age 23. And with Justin Morneau now out of the picture, they don't have much blocking him either. True, Joe Mauer figures to see more time at first base, particularly with the emergence of Josmil Pinto at catcher, but the Twins have yet to announce an outright position change for the former AL MVP. Vargas is something of a long shot to contribute in 2014, but in a deep enough AL-only league, you might want to keep an eye on him.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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