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19 Kennys Vargas DH

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
64%50%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1858.29236230
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014MIN44185235483645100.308.481.292

Player Updates

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Kennys Vargas homers in second straight game Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1409505430
Hitters to start in Week 23
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7)? Yan Gomes, Kennys Vargas, Dustin Ackley, Trevor Plouffe, Erick Aybar and Jorge Soler are all considered "starts" for the upcoming scoring period.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1409088168
Kennys Vargas not a finished product
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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Kenny Vargas stays on fire in another taming of Tigers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1408661985
Kennys Vargas' stock going up
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

I've got to hand it to Al Melchior: His predictions this year have been spot-on.

To say I didn't like Kennys Vargas would be inaccurate. Back on Aug. 5, I touted him under the headline "Kennys Vargas could surprise people." But I wasn't willing to endorse him over Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce, as Al did Thursday morning on the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast.

So of course that afternoon, Vargas goes 3 for 4 with a homer. The timing is incredible.

I'm still not willing to endorse him over Morales, who has a steady track record, or Pearce, who CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman spoke enthusiastically about on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, but he's now officially surprised people. No "could" about it.

Given his strikeout rate, his batting average could be in for a steep regression, but I think Vargas deserves at least as much hype as C.J. Cron got earlier this season. His ownership rate reached 56 percent at one point. Vargas' is currently 35.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Designated Hitters 12 26.42
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit27121 .448 .778 .444
vs Price (Career)000000
vs LHP73171 .250 .329 .233
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/11@CLE4020100
9/11@CLE4000000
9/13@CHW4000000
9/13@CHW4000000
9/15DET4010000
9/16DET4231100
9/17DET5010000
Two Week Schedule
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@CHW
W6-4
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Det
L6-8
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Det
W4-3
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Det
W8-4
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Cle
8:10 pm
Tickets
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Cle
7:10 pm
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Cle
2:10 pm
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Ariz
8:10 pm
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23
Ariz
8:10 pm
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24
Ariz
1:10 pm
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25
@Det
7:08 pm
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26
@Det
7:08 pm
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@Det
7:08 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014MIN44185235483645100 .308 .481 .292
Total 44185235483645100 .308 .481 .292
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014MIN1B11118775932 .966
Total  11118775932 .966
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014MIN918940205
Total 918940205
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009R-GCL Twins35109122870318173420 .369 .404 .257
2010R-GCL Twins391422446151326134010 .388 .507 .324
2011R-Elizabethton Twins441742756110633155000 .377 .489 .322
2012AFX-Beloit Snappers4115422491011136284100 .419 .610 .318
2013AFA-Fort Myers Miracle1254576812233119935010500 .344 .468 .267
Total 28410361533017634220612327030 .369 .491 .291
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/275
Birthdate:
8/1/1990
Age:
24
Hometown:
Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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