Jason Vargas
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 39

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 2, #68, Florida Marlins | California St U (CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 6 5 4.01 19 18 0 94.1 81 1.27
14 Seasons 99 99 4.29 298 277 0 1643.0 1147 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 19 6-5 4.01 94.1 81 1.27
14 Seasons 298 99-99 4.29 1643.0 1147 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 32 687 143 6 4.2 3.3 87.4 113.1 13.2 33.6 .262 .437 .323 .330 .360 35.0 14.8 6.6 3.98 4.55
2016 33 209 33 2 6.1 4.3 87.6 109.4 17.2 33.3 .201 .323 .241 .252 .296 27.3 23.4 6.4 2.25 2.63
2017 34 2925 559 31 5.5 4.1 87.1 111.0 14.9 33.8 .256 .435 .326 .325 .363 32.7 17.7 7.7 4.16 4.57
2018 35 1553 285 22 7.7 5.4 86.9 116.9 15.3 33.7 .257 .442 .351 .332 .393 29.7 20.8 7.4 5.77 4.73
2019 36 2505 456 36 7.9 5.5 87.6 111.3 16.7 33.3 .243 .443 .318 .326 .361 33.8 19.1 9.7 4.51 4.73
Player 7879 1476 97 6.6 4.8 87.3 116.9 15.4 33.6 .251 .436 .326 .325 .366 32.6 18.6 8.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Vargas relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(35.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.6%) ,
Sinker
(22.2%) ,
Curveball
(15.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 41.3 27.3 23.8 7.7 44.1 39.2 16.8 4.2 30.1 28.0 23.1 7.0 4.2 3.3
2016 36.4 30.3 24.2 9.1 42.4 42.4 15.2 0.0 30.3 36.4 21.2 6.1 6.1 4.3
2017 40.8 22.4 27.5 9.3 43.3 37.4 19.3 3.9 30.8 27.9 23.6 7.2 5.5 4.1
2018 42.1 27.7 24.9 5.3 43.5 36.8 19.6 3.9 24.9 28.1 22.5 3.9 7.7 5.4
2019 40.1 26.3 24.6 9.0 44.1 36.0 20.0 3.1 29.2 29.6 20.8 7.5 7.9 5.5
Player 40.8 25.3 25.7 8.3 43.6 37.1 19.2 3.6 29.1 28.7 22.4 6.6 6.6 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 Changeup PHI L 879 78.7 35.6 -0.4 -1 17.6 3.2 22
2019 Sinker PHI L 555 84.2 28.6 0.2 1 16.1 0.9 6
2019 Curveball PHI L 380 70.6 65.7 1.1 2 12.8 -0.5 -4
2019 4-Seamer PHI L 691 84.2 23.2 -0.1 -1 11.4 2.1 23
2018 Sinker NYM L 616 86.3 24.3 -2.5 -9 14.8 0.1 1
2018 Changeup NYM L 420 80.7 31.7 -2.7 -8 16.9 3.3 24
2018 Curveball NYM L 240 73.5 62.4 -0.2 0 10.8 -1.2 -10
2018 4-Seamer NYM L 176 86.6 19.8 0.8 4 9.2 1.4 18
2017 Sinker KC L 1,304 85.6 23.2 -2.2 -9 10.2 -2.5 -20
2017 Curveball KC L 593 72.1 65.3 2.5 4 13.8 1.9 16
2017 4-Seamer KC L 75 85.7 20.8 -0.1 -1 2.1 -6.4 -75
2017 Changeup KC L 947 79.5 31.8 -1.1 -3 12.4 -0.4 -3
2016 Changeup KC L 71 79.5 31.7 -1.0 -3 15.2 2.7 22
2016 Curveball KC L 30 71.8 66.3 3.1 5 7.8 -1.8 -19
2016 4-Seamer KC L 84 86.9 20.6 -1.3 -7 9.9 1.9 23
2016 Cutter KC L 1 84.0 21.7 8.5 28 4.4 -5.7 -436
2016 Sinker KC L 23 86.7 20.3 -4.0 -17 13.8 -0.5 -3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Changeup -0.5 -4 879 35.1 243 .220 .327 .294 36.3 23.9 20.3 .224 .372 .282 26.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 4 691 27.6 157 .256 .488 .386 14.9 19.7 20.0 .224 .446 .346 38.0
2019 Sinker 0.5 3 555 22.2 152 .302 .543 .408 8.2 9.9 14.4 .307 .571 .399 40.3
2019 Curveball -0.3 -1 380 15.2 95 .236 .404 .303 24.0 21.1 18.7 .226 .428 .300 34.3
2018 Sinker 2.2 14 616 39.7 166 .324 .566 .421 15.9 15.1 17.2 .297 .533 .389 39.0
2018 Changeup 0.9 4 420 27.0 124 .261 .470 .333 38.4 23.4 20.9 .255 .430 .317 18.4
2018 Curveball -0.9 -2 240 15.5 61 .228 .281 .274 35.5 36.1 28.9 .222 .335 .269 31.4
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 176 11.3 30 .167 .458 .330 16.9 16.7 13.9 .142 .242 .243 19.0
2017 Sinker 1.2 15 1,304 44.6 302 .333 .607 .429 10.5 12.3 12.8 .300 .554 .390 43.8
2017 Changeup -1.8 -17 947 32.4 296 .184 .283 .246 36.3 23.3 21.0 .206 .317 .260 19.7
2017 Curveball -1.1 -7 593 20.3 138 .256 .364 .282 23.2 18.8 16.0 .262 .393 .304 30.2
2017 4-Seamer 3.4 3 75 2.6 16 .533 1.067 .675 14.3 12.5 13.3 .330 .836 .492 53.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 379 1,458 9 -18 10 7 9
2010 804 2,998 -8 -27 16 7 -13
2011 853 3,234 -8 -11 17 7 6
2012 864 3,266 -12 -20 15 8 -9
2013 642 2,376 0 -21 13 8 1
2014 847 3,226 -14 -10 11 10 -3
2015 183 687 -3 0 5 2 4
2016 47 209 -2 -2 1 0 -2
2017 752 2,919 -7 -34 23 11 -6
2018 381 1,452 8 -7 7 6 14
2019 647 2,505 -12 -24 24 13 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 687 44.3 60.5 87.5 28.7 68.2 46.0 65.0 42.8 19.7 4.2 86.2
2016 209 45.9 59.4 80.7 30.1 67.6 48.3 63.8 43.5 24.2 5.7 50.0
2017 2,925 50.1 60.6 80.5 26.0 66.0 45.5 65.9 43.4 23.5 7.0 70.0
2018 1,553 47.0 60.4 79.6 29.5 59.5 45.5 63.6 44.2 26.3 5.4 67.1
2019 2,505 42.4 65.0 80.6 27.8 65.1 41.0 58.2 43.6 24.0 5.1 66.9
Player 7,879 46.4 61.8 80.9 27.6 64.6 44.1 62.9 43.5 23.9 5.8 69.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 6 72 40 37
2016 2 50 49
2017 36 36 31 31 48 11 58 52 55 22 61 45 32 1 44 52 56
2018 23 25 19 17 34 33 25 85 89 42 64 60 68 1 51 54 43
2019 35 51 32 22 41 10 31 75 73 22 25 40 35 1 40 38 37
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.6 1 1.5 -1 0 1 1 100.0
2017 23.1 27 29.2 -2 15 15 17 63.0
2018 23.0 18 15.9 2 4 6 11 61.1
2019 23.0 21 20.1 1 12 15 10 47.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2
2017 27 29 38 28 27 29 30 29 33 28 26 28 26 25 29 33 27 32 23 31 36 26 26 29 31 30 31 25 32 26 34
2018 18 15 17 16 16 16 14 19 15 14 14 16 11 14 16 17 15 18 15 17 16 15 16 17 18 18 19 15 16 16 17
2019 21 22 20 21 19 17 21 26 21 19 23 20 14 16 17 25 16 25 14 20 24 17 15 21 22 23 23 16 21 19 27
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.2 86.8 -1.4 85.6 -1.2 86.4 0.8 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.8 79.5 -2.3 79.5 0 80.7 1.2 -2
Breaking Velocity 75.2 71.8 -3.4 72.1 0.3 73.5 1.4 -2.9
Exit Velocity 87.4 87.6 0.2 87.1 -0.5 86.9 -0.2 0.7
Launch Angle 13.2 17.2 4 14.9 -2.3 15.3 0.4 1.4
Barrel % 4.2 6.1 1.9 5.5 -0.6 7.7 2.2 0.2
Hard Hit % 35 27.3 -7.7 32.7 5.4 29.7 -3 4.1
Sweet Spot % 33.6 33.3 -0.3 33.8 0.5 33.7 -0.1 -0.4
xBA .262 .201 -0.061 .256 0.055 .257 0.001 -0.014
BA .271 .182 -0.089 .264 0.082 .276 0.012 -0.027
xwOBA .33 .252 -0.078 .325 0.073 .332 0.007 -0.006
wOBA .323 .241 -0.082 .326 0.085 .351 0.025 -0.033
xSLG .437 .323 -0.114 .435 0.112 .442 0.007 0.001
SLG .418 .318 -0.1 .442 0.124 .481 0.039 -0.057
K% 14.8 23.4 8.6 17.7 -5.7 20.8 3.1 -1.7
BB% 6.6 6.4 -0.2 7.7 1.3 7.4 -0.3 2.3
Swing % 42.8 43.5 0.7 43.4 -0.1 44.2 0.8 -0.6
Whiff% 19.7 24.2 4.5 23.5 -0.7 26.3 2.8 -2.3
In Zone % 44.3 45.9 1.6 50.1 4.2 47 -3.1 -4.6
Out of Zone % 55.7 54.1 -1.6 49.9 -4.2 53 3.1 4.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.7 30.1 1.4 26 -4.1 29.5 3.5 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 24.6 12.8 -11.8 24.1 11.3 27.7 3.6 -0.2
First Pitch Strike % 65 63.8 -1.2 65.9 2.1 63.6 -2.3 -5.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 47 .241 41 3 7.3 6 0 0.0
2017 753 .325 605 37 6.1 148 27 18.2
2018 381 .351 289 24 8.3 92 23 25.0
2019 647 .318 506 40 7.9 141 46 32.6

Pitch Tempo