|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||12.00||11.00||0.00||3.96||1.28||140.00||60.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 10.1||0||0|| 6.10||0||5||7|
|vs LHB|| 46.2||0||0|| 2.51||0||6||31|
|vs RHB|| 140.1||0||0|| 4.10||0||35||97|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals SP Jason Vargas unable to factor into decision Game 4
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was unable to factor into the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.
Vargas surrendered a run on a fielder's choice in the opening frame, followed by a run-scoring single to Buster Posey in the third and a run-scoring single to Hunter Pence in the fifth. The southpaw permitted three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings of an 11-4 defeat. He has allowed six earned runs over 15 1/3 postseason innings.
Royals schedule Jeremy Guthrie, Jason Vargas for Games 3, 4
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/21/14) The Royals will start pitcher Jeremy Guthrie in Game 3 of the World Series Friday, with Jason Vargas scheduled to pitch Game 4 the following day, the team announced Tuesday.
James Shields takes the mound in Game 1 Tuesday, while rookie Yordano Ventura is slated to pitch Game 3. If the series reaches five games, Shields would likely be in line to start Game 5 Sunday.
Jason Vargas wins Game 4, sends Royals to World Series
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/15/14) Royals pitcher Jason Vargas earned a win in Wednesday's series-clinching victory, allowing one earned run on just two hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Vargas (1-0) was staked to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, and the only damage he surrendered came on a third-inning solo home run. The Royals head to the World Series for the first time in 29 years on the strength of eight straight postseason wins, following up a Wild Card victory with sweeps of the Angels and Orioles.
Royals to go with Jason Vargas for Game 4
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) The Royals will go with Jason Vargas for Game 4, according to MLB.com.
With the move, both James Shields and Yordano Ventura will receive an extra day of rest. Vargas started Game 1 of the ALDS, giving up two runs over six innings in the win. He posted a 3.71 ERA over 187 innings during the regular season.
Royals going with Jason Vargas as Game 1 starter in ALDS
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels, according to The Kansas City Star. Vargas was 11-10 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 30 starts during the regular season.
|2014 summary: For several years now, Jason Vargas has been a sneaky streaming play, as he has pitched for teams in pitcher-friendly parks that have masked his tendency to allow home runs at a high rate. Signing with the Royals looked to be a savvy move for Vargas, but it didn't work out as well as Fantasy owners might have hoped. The lefty actually allowed 12 of his 19 home runs at Kauffman Stadium and posted a 4.53 ERA there, but his season was saved by a 2.73 road ERA.
Playing time status: Though he missed time in 2014 due to an appendectomy and had surgery to remove a blood clot the year before, Vargas has been fairly reliable as an innings eater. It's fair to expect him to give the Royals roughly 200 innings in 2015.
2015 outlook: Perhaps Vargas came back too quickly from his appendectomy, as he did not have the same knack for inducing popups upon his return. and hitters whacked him around for a .280 batting average. With an offseason of rest, Vargas could return to form, and he just might have better luck containing the long ball in home starts. He's worth a gamble late during drafts in deeper mixed leagues and could once again be a worthwhile streaming option in standard mixed leagues.
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