Ildemaro Vargas
Ildemaro Vargas
28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Vargas spent close to a decade in the minor leagues before making his debut for the Diamondbacks in 2017. Now 27, Vargas is getting a look in a utility role with Arizona. He's mostly served off the bench, starting just two of the Diamondbacks' first 16 games of 2019, but he's done reasonably well in his limited opportunities so far. Vargas has always been a slap-hitting infielder with middling power, failing to exceed even 10 homers during his time on the farm. He did once steal 21 bases in 22 attempts during a season (2016), but Vargas was just 10-for-14 on the basepaths at Triple-A Reno last year. This is a player who would project for maybe 10 homers and 10 steals if he were given a full season's worth of at-bats at the major-league level. It's not the kind of skill set worth speculating on in mixed leagues, as the upside is limited even if playing time were to open up. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2008.
Ties it, then finishes it
2BArizona Diamondbacks
September 25, 2019
Vargas went 4-for-6 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 extra-innings win over St. Louis.
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Vargas didn't start the game but was a central figure after entering for Domingo Leyba. His pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the game into extra frames, before his bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 19th inning plated the game-winning run. It was the longest game in the history of Chase Field. The 28-year-old utility infielder has been used primarily as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement, making just two starts since being called up Aug. 20.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
10
1
6
1
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
3
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+61%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+71%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+91%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+182%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .968 67 11 5 18 1 .328 .343 .625
Since 2017vs Right .602 177 20 2 14 1 .243 .277 .325
2019vs Left 1.025 55 8 5 17 0 .340 .345 .679
2019vs Right .600 156 17 1 7 1 .243 .282 .318
2018vs Left .393 8 1 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143
2018vs Right .750 12 1 1 4 0 .250 .250 .500
2017vs Left 1.250 4 2 0 1 0 .500 .500 .750
2017vs Right .444 9 2 0 3 0 .222 .222 .222
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+227%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .619 109 10 2 12 1 .229 .257 .362
Since 2017Away .771 135 21 5 20 1 .297 .326 .445
2019Home .700 91 9 2 11 1 .253 .286 .414
2019Away .721 120 16 4 13 0 .281 .308 .412
2018Home .333 12 1 0 1 0 .167 .167 .167
2018Away 1.089 8 1 1 3 1 .286 .375 .714
2017Home .000 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017Away 1.286 7 4 0 4 0 .571 .571 .714
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Stat Review
How does Ildemaro Vargas compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
11.4%
 
BABIP
.279
 
ISO
.144
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.299
 
SLG
.413
 
OPS
.712
 
wOBA
.311
 
Exit Velocity
87.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.3%
 
Barrels/PA
2.4%
 
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Back in majors
2BArizona Diamondbacks
August 20, 2019
Vargas was recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to Tuesday's game against the Rockies.
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Shipped to minors
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 23, 2019
Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Tuesday's loss to the Orioles, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Swats fifth homer
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 17, 2019
Vargas went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
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Starts at second base Sunday
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 1, 2019
Vargas went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Sunday's 10-4 loss to San Francisco.
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Healthy scratch
2BArizona Diamondbacks
June 24, 2019
Vargas was a healthy scratch from Monday's lineup against the Dodgers, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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