|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|
|10/24/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN|
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
|Miguel Sano, 3B MIN|
Jacob deGrom, SP NYM
|10/22/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN|
Nick Franklin, SS TB
|Victor Martinez, DH DET|
|10/17/2014||Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Kennys Vargas, DH MIN|
|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.
Start and sit hitters for Week 26
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R.I.P., 2014 Minnesota Twins season
The Twins are out of the running for the 2014 postseason, and now it's time to lay their year to rest.
Start and sit hitters for Week 25
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Start and sit hitters for Week 24
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|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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