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Jason Vargas
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 38

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 7 9 4.51 30 29 0 149.2 124 1.36
14 Seasons 99 99 4.29 298 277 0 1643.0 1147 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 30 7-9 4.51 149.2 124 1.36
14 Seasons 298 99-99 4.29 1643.0 1147 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 687 143 6 4.2 87.4 113.1 13.2 33.6 .254 .425 .323 .321 .348 36.2 14.8 6.6 3.98 4.46
2016 209 33 2 6.1 87.6 109.4 17.2 33.3 .202 .323 .241 .252 .296 27.3 23.4 6.4 2.25 2.72
2017 2925 559 31 5.5 87 111 14.8 33.8 .255 .432 .326 .323 .360 32.7 17.7 7.7 4.16 4.57
2018 1553 285 22 7.7 86.9 116.9 15.3 33.7 .242 .414 .351 .314 .362 29.7 20.8 7.4 5.77 4.21
2019 2505 456 36 7.9 87.6 111.3 16.7 33.3 .242 .440 .319 .325 .358 33.8 19.1 9.7 4.51 4.79
7879 1476 97 6.6 87.2 116.9 15.4 33.6 .247 .427 .327 .320 .357 32.7 18.6 8.1
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Changeup 879 761 118 35.1 78.7 243 223 49 37 6 0 6 58 167 .220 .222 .327 .368 .261 .278 84.6 17 2208 5.9 36.3 20.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 691 497 194 27.6 84.2 157 125 32 15 11 0 6 31 100 .256 .222 .488 .443 .369 .343 88.9 23 2234 6.0 14.9 20.0
2019 Sinker 555 434 121 22.2 84.2 152 129 39 21 11 1 6 15 119 .302 .307 .543 .572 .379 .399 89.9 12 2203 6.0 8.2 14.4
2019 Curveball 380 269 111 15.2 70.6 95 89 21 12 6 0 3 20 70 .236 .224 .404 .423 .292 .297 87.1 13 2433 5.4 24.0 18.7
2018 Sinker 616 449 167 42.4 86.3 166 145 47 32 5 0 10 25 123 .324 .295 .566 .529 .410 .386 89.3 16 2228 6.0 15.9 17.2
2018 Changeup 420 351 69 28.9 80.7 124 115 30 19 4 1 6 29 87 .261 .253 .470 .423 .330 .313 82.6 12 2301 5.9 38.4 20.9
2018 Curveball 240 163 77 16.5 73.5 61 57 13 10 3 0 0 22 35 .228 .218 .281 .329 .252 .266 88.6 14 2502 5.5 35.5 28.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball 176 128 48 12.1 86.6 30 24 4 1 0 2 1 5 21 .167 .136 .458 .232 .316 .234 82.2 23 2283 6.0 16.9 13.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 41.3 27.3 23.8 7.7 44.1 39.2 16.8 4.2 30.1 28 23.1 7 4.2
2016 36.4 30.3 24.2 9.1 42.4 42.4 15.2 0 30.3 36.4 21.2 6.1 6.1
2017 40.8 22.4 27.5 9.3 43.3 37.6 19.1 4.1 30.8 27.9 23.6 7.2 5.5
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
2019 40.1 26.3 24.6 9 44.1 36 20 3.1 29.2 29.6 20.8 7.5 7.9
40.8 25.3 25.7 8.3 43.6 37.2 19.2 3.7 29.1 28.7 22.4 6.6 6.6
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Curveball PHI L 380 70.6 65.7 1.2 2 12.8 -0.4 -3
2019 4-Seamer PHI L 691 84.2 23.2 -0.1 0 11.4 2.2 24
2019 Sinker PHI L 555 84.2 28.6 0.3 1 16.1 0.9 6
2019 Changeup PHI L 879 78.7 35.6 -0.4 -1 17.6 3.2 22
2018 Curveball NYM L 240 73.5 62.4 -0.1 0 10.8 -1.2 -10
2018 Sinker NYM L 616 86.3 24.3 -2.4 -9 14.8 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer NYM L 176 86.6 19.8 0.7 4 9.2 1.6 20
2018 Changeup NYM L 420 80.7 31.7 -2.7 -8 16.9 3.3 24
2017 Sinker KC L 1304 85.6 23.2 -2.2 -9 10.2 -2.5 -20
2017 Changeup KC L 947 79.5 31.8 -1.1 -3 12.4 -0.4 -3
2017 4-Seamer KC L 75 85.7 20.8 -0.1 -1 2.1 -6.4 -75
2017 Curveball KC L 593 72.1 65.3 2.5 4 13.8 1.9 16
2016 Cutter KC L 1 84 21.7 8.5 28 4.4 -5.7 -436
2016 4-Seamer KC L 84 86.9 20.6 -1.3 -7 9.9 1.9 23
2016 Changeup KC L 71 79.5 31.7 -1 -3 15.2 2.7 22
2016 Curveball KC L 30 71.8 66.3 3.1 5 7.8 -1.8 -19
2016 Sinker KC L 23 86.7 20.3 -4 -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 Curveball -0.2 -1 380 15.2 95 .236 .404 .3 24 21.1 18.7 .224 .423 .297 34.3
2019 Sinker 0.6 3 555 22.2 152 .302 .543 .408 8.2 9.9 14.4 .307 .572 .399 40.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 4 691 27.6 157 .256 .488 .384 14.9 19.7 20 .222 .443 .344 38
2019 Changeup -0.9 -8 879 35.1 243 .22 .327 .28 36.3 23.9 20.3 .222 .368 .279 26.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 176 11.3 30 .167 .458 .318 16.9 16.7 13.9 .136 .232 .234 19
2018 Curveball -0.9 -2 240 15.5 61 .228 .281 .27 35.5 36.1 28.9 .218 .329 .265 31.4
2018 Changeup 1 4 420 27 124 .261 .47 .333 38.4 23.4 20.9 .253 .423 .314 18.4
2018 Sinker 2.2 13 616 39.7 166 .324 .566 .418 15.9 15.1 17.2 .295 .529 .387 39
2017 4-Seamer 3.4 3 75 2.6 16 .533 1.067 .675 14.3 12.5 13.3 .33 .836 .492 53.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -6 593 20.3 138 .256 .364 .282 23.2 18.8 16 .262 .393 .304 30.2
2017 Changeup -1.8 -17 947 32.4 296 .184 .283 .248 36.3 23.3 21 .206 .316 .26 19.7
2017 Sinker 1.2 16 1304 44.6 302 .333 .607 .431 10.5 12.3 12.8 .299 .549 .388 43.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 379 1458 9 -19 10 7 6
2010 804 2998 -8 -27 15 7 -13
2011 853 3234 -7 -11 15 7 4
2012 864 3266 -12 -20 15 8 -9
2013 642 2376 0 -20 13 8 1
2014 847 3226 -14 -9 11 10 -1
2015 178 675 -4 -2 5 2 2
2016 47 209 -2 -2 0 0 -3
2017 752 2919 -6 -33 23 11 -4
2018 381 1452 8 -7 7 6 14
2019 647 2505 -13 -25 24 13 -2
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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 44.4 60 87.2 28.8 67.6 45.9 65 42.8 19.7 4.3 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
2017 2925 50.1 60.6 80.5 26 66 45.5 65.9 43.4 23.5 7 70
2018 1553 47 60.4 79.6 29.5 59.5 45.5 63.6 44.2 26.3 5.4 67.1
2019 2505 42.4 65 80.6 27.8 65.1 41 58.1 43.6 24 5.1 66.9
7879 46.4 61.8 80.9 27.6 64.6 44.1 62.8 43.5 23.9 5.8 69.1
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 6 72 46
2016
2017 34 34 31 30 48 11 58 55 55 22 61 45 34 1 44 55
2018 39 44 30 26 50 34 25 86 89 42 64 60 39 1 51 57
2019 35 49 31 22 40 10 31 75 72 22 25 40 35 0 40 42
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 21 18.8 2 14 16 8 38.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 21 21 19 22 24 14 19 23 17 21 27 20 13 14 17 24 12 20 16 19 11 15 15 22 20 23 23 16 20 16 22
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.2 86.8 -1.4 85.6 -1.2 86.4 0.8 -2.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 81.8 79.5 -2.3 79.5 0 80.7 1.2 -2 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 75.2 71.8 -3.4 72.1 0.3 73.5 1.4 -2.9 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.4 87.6 0.2 87 -0.6 86.9 -0.1 0.7 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 13.2 17.2 4 14.8 -2.4 15.3 0.5 1.4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.2 6.1 1.9 5.5 -0.6 7.7 2.2 0.2 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 36.2 27.3 -8.9 32.7 5.4 29.7 -3 4.1 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.6 33.3 -0.3 33.8 0.5 33.7 -0.1 -0.4 undefined undefined
xBA .254 .202 -0.052 .255 0.053 .242 -0.013 0 undefined undefined
BA .271 .182 -0.089 .264 0.082 .276 0.012 -0.027 undefined undefined
xwOBA .321 .252 -0.069 .323 0.071 .314 -0.009 0.011 undefined undefined
wOBA .323 .241 -0.082 .326 0.085 .351 0.025 -0.032 undefined undefined
xSLG .425 .323 -0.102 .432 0.109 .414 -0.018 0.026 undefined undefined
SLG .418 .318 -0.1 .442 0.124 .481 0.039 -0.057 undefined undefined
K% 14.8 23.4 8.6 17.7 -5.7 20.8 3.1 -1.7 undefined undefined
BB% 6.6 6.4 -0.2 7.7 1.3 7.4 -0.3 2.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 42.8 43.5 0.7 43.4 -0.1 44.2 0.8 -0.6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 19.7 24.2 4.5 23.5 -0.7 26.3 2.8 -2.3 undefined undefined
In Zone Swing % 44.4 45.9 1.5 50.1 4.2 47 -3.1 -4.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 55.6 54.1 -1.5 49.9 -4.2 53 3.1 4.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 24.6 12.8 -11.8 24.1 11.3 27.7 3.6 -0.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 65 63.8 -1.2 65.9 2.1 63.6 -2.3 -5.5 undefined undefined
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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 .319 506 40 7.9 141 46 32.6

Pitch Distribution