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Claudio Vargas P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 217 764.7 48 40 1 4.83 0.3
Birth Date6-19-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age41 years, 4 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 MON MLB 23 20 114.0 6 8 0 111 41 62 16 102 8.8 3.2 1.3 4.9 0% .260 1.33 4.97 4.34 123 6.87 143.9 -1.4
2004 MON MLB 45 14 118.3 5 5 0 120 64 89 26 92 9.1 4.9 2.0 6.8 0% .273 1.55 6.10 5.25 120 6.40 132.0 -0.9
2005 ARI 0 21 19 119.7 9 6 0 124 40 90 21 106 9.3 3.0 1.6 6.8 0% .285 1.37 4.94 4.81 114 5.77 124.2 -0.4
2005 WAS 0 4 4 12.7 0 3 0 22 7 5 4 104 15.6 5.0 2.8 3.6 0% .360 2.29 7.96 9.24 112 5.45 117.4 0.0
2006 ARI MLB 31 30 167.7 12 10 0 185 52 123 27 97 9.9 2.8 1.4 6.6 0% .294 1.41 4.80 4.83 103 4.87 99.2 1.7
2007 MIL MLB 29 23 134.3 11 6 1 153 54 107 23 104 10.3 3.6 1.5 7.2 0% .310 1.54 5.05 5.09 108 5.13 106.2 0.9
2008 NYN MLB 11 4 37.0 3 2 0 33 11 20 4 97 8.0 2.7 1.0 4.9 0% .257 1.19 4.48 4.62 100 4.08 87.0 0.6
2009 LAN 0 8 0 11.0 0 0 0 7 4 10 1 85 5.7 3.3 0.8 8.2 0% .222 1.00 3.78 1.64 99 4.61 98.9 0.1
2009 MIL 0 28 0 30.3 1 0 0 18 11 20 2 97 5.3 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .195 0.96 3.77 1.78 117 6.17 132.3 -0.3
2010 MIL MLB 17 0 19.7 1 0 0 28 10 18 3 96 12.8 4.6 1.4 8.2 0% .397 1.93 4.77 7.32 107 4.86 109.8 0.0
2005 TOT MLB 25 23 132.3 9 9 0 146 47 95 25 106 9.9 3.2 1.7 6.5 0% .000 1.46 5.23 5.24 114 5.74 123.6 -0.4
2009 TOT MLB 36 0 41.3 1 0 0 25 15 30 3 94 5.4 3.3 0.7 6.5 0% .000 0.97 3.77 1.74 112 5.75 123.4 -0.2
CareerMLB217114764.7484018012945441271009.43.51.56.438%.2851.435.074.831125.61117.40.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1998 BRV A+ FSL 2 2 9.7 0 1 0 15 4 9 1 13.9 3.7 0.9 8.4 0% -1.000 1.96 4.18 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
1999 KNC A MDW 19 19 99.7 5 5 0 97 41 88 8 8.8 3.7 0.7 7.9 0% -.650 1.38 4.25 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
2000 BRV A+ FSL 24 23 145.3 10 5 0 126 44 143 10 7.8 2.7 0.6 8.9 0% -.580 1.17 3.28 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2000 PME AA EAS 3 2 15.0 1 1 0 16 6 13 1 9.6 3.6 0.6 7.8 0% -.750 1.47 3.73 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt DWL 7 0 26.3 4 2 0 22 9 22 0 7.5 3.1 0.0 7.5 0% -.710 1.18 3.09 3.08 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PME AA EAS 27 27 159.0 8 9 0 122 67 151 25 6.9 3.8 1.4 8.5 0% -.398 1.19 4.63 4.19 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Agu Wnt DWL 3 0 8.7 0 1 0 11 4 10 0 11.4 4.1 0.0 10.3 0% -.786 1.72 3.57 6.21 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HAR AA EAS 8 8 33.0 2 2 0 38 9 34 2 10.4 2.5 0.5 9.3 0% .367 1.42 3.00 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CLG AAA PCL 17 16 76.3 4 11 0 88 35 61 18 10.4 4.1 2.1 7.2 0% .303 1.61 6.45 6.72 0 0.00 0.0
2003 MON MLB NL 23 20 114.0 6 8 0 111 41 62 16 102 8.8 3.2 1.3 4.9 0% .260 1.33 4.97 4.34 123 6.87 143.9
2003 HAR AA EAS 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 7 3 13 0 5.3 2.3 0.0 9.8 0% .241 0.83 2.10 0.75 0 0.00 0.0
2003 EDM AAA PCL 2 2 9.7 0 0 0 7 5 12 1 6.5 4.6 0.9 11.1 0% .250 1.24 4.02 2.78 0 0.00 0.0
2003 agu Wnt DWL 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 8 4 6 1 9.0 4.5 1.1 6.8 0% -.636 1.50 4.74 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MON MLB NL 45 14 118.3 5 5 0 120 64 89 26 92 9.1 4.9 2.0 6.8 0% .273 1.55 6.10 5.25 120 6.40 132.0
2005 ARI MLB NL 21 19 119.7 9 6 0 124 40 90 21 106 9.3 3.0 1.6 6.8 0% .285 1.37 4.94 4.81 114 5.77 124.2
2005 WAS MLB NL 4 4 12.7 0 3 0 22 7 5 4 104 15.6 5.0 2.8 3.6 0% .360 2.29 7.96 9.24 112 5.45 117.4
2005 NWO AAA PCL 5 5 28.0 2 2 0 24 12 35 4 7.7 3.9 1.3 11.3 0% -.392 1.29 4.15 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
2006 ARI MLB NL 31 30 167.7 12 10 0 185 52 123 27 97 9.9 2.8 1.4 6.6 0% .294 1.41 4.80 4.83 103 4.87 99.2
2007 MIL MLB NL 29 23 134.3 11 6 1 153 54 107 23 104 10.3 3.6 1.5 7.2 0% .310 1.54 5.05 5.09 108 5.13 106.2
2008 NYN MLB NL 11 4 37.0 3 2 0 33 11 20 4 97 8.0 2.7 1.0 4.9 0% .257 1.19 4.48 4.62 100 4.08 87.0
2008 SLU A+ FSL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 96 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8 0% .273 0.60 0.80 1.80 55 2.92 59.7
2008 NWO AAA PCL 8 8 43.3 5 2 0 47 13 43 5 102 9.8 2.7 1.0 8.9 0% .333 1.39 3.89 4.36 82 4.43 90.6
2009 LAN MLB NL 8 0 11.0 0 0 0 7 4 10 1 85 5.7 3.3 0.8 8.2 0% .222 1.00 3.78 1.64 99 4.61 98.9
2009 MIL MLB NL 28 0 30.3 1 0 0 18 11 20 2 97 5.3 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .195 0.96 3.77 1.78 117 6.17 132.3
2009 SBR A+ CLF 3 3 5.0 0 1 0 3 1 3 1 98 5.4 1.8 1.8 5.4 0% .133 0.80 5.76 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 7 0 13.0 0 0 1 15 1 12 3 99 10.4 0.7 2.1 8.3 0% .324 1.23 4.83 3.46 81 3.52 74.0
2010 MIL MLB NL 17 0 19.7 1 0 0 28 10 18 3 96 12.8 4.6 1.4 8.2 0% .397 1.93 4.77 7.32 107 4.86 109.8
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 10 10 47.3 2 6 0 52 20 45 6 122 9.9 3.8 1.1 8.6 0% .333 1.52 4.59 5.90 0 0.00 0.0
2010 AGU Wnt DWL 9 1 11.3 3 1 0 18 3 6 2 14.3 2.4 1.6 4.8 0% .390 1.86 5.12 7.17 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 8 4 26.0 2 2 0 50 13 19 6 119 17.3 4.5 2.1 6.6 0% .440 2.42 6.93 11.08 115 8.85 180.7
2011 AGU Wnt LID 5 0 2.7 0 0 0 7 3 2 0 23.6 10.1 0.0 6.8 0% .583 3.75 4.94 20.25 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt LID 4 0 8.7 0 0 0 6 2 8 0 6.2 2.1 0.0 8.3 0% .250 0.92 1.91 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NAS AAA PCL 20 20 109.7 7 1 0 112 32 84 11 98 9.2 2.6 0.9 6.9 0% .307 1.31 4.41 3.69 97 4.13 86.0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 9 6 32.7 3 3 0 35 13 24 2 9.6 3.6 0.6 6.6 0% .327 1.47 3.75 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BUF AAA INT 20 14 83.0 5 7 0 97 36 55 10 103 10.5 3.9 1.1 6.0 0% .319 1.60 4.85 5.86 118 6.29 136.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 552 0.5109 0.4692 0.8069 0.6596 0.2704 0.8763 0.6301 0.1931
2009 661 0.4766 0.4251 0.8221 0.6286 0.2399 0.8687 0.7108 0.1779
2010 350 0.4086 0.3886 0.8015 0.5315 0.2899 0.8816 0.7000 0.1985
Career15630.47350.43250.81210.61780.26190.87430.67990.1879

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-07 2011-05-07 Minors 30 29 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-23 2010-08-04 Minors 12 0 Low Back Soreness -
2009-03-27 2009-07-03 60-DL 98 79 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2007-08-25 2007-09-09 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain -
2005-03-16 2005-05-11 15-DL 56 33 Right Elbow Sprain -
2003-08-06 2003-09-15 15-DL 40 37 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 MIL $900,000
2009 MIL $400,000
2007 MIL $2,500,000
2006 ARI $1,275,000
2005 WAS $325,000
2004 MON $307,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,707,500
6 yrTotal$5,707,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 93 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/15/09. May earn $0.4M in performance bonuses. Released by Milwaukee 6/4/10. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/10 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 8/17/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/31/08. $1.4M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/09
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/08 (avoided arbitration). Released 3/16/08 (due 45 days' pay, about $0.9M). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/10/08 (minor-league contract paying $1M in majors, $75,000 in minors with $1M in performance bonuses). Contract purchased by NY Mets 5/13/08. DFA 6/24/08, sent outright to AAA 7/2/08.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2007). Signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (avoided arbitration, $2.85M-$2.15M).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade with Arizona 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Washington 6/05 after being DFA 5/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3075M (2004). Re-signed 3/04.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you as excited as I am with the Brewers recent infusion of bullpen talent?
(Jeff from Topanga)
I think it's a matter of relative improvement. The Brewers have been getting by for so long by retreading journeymen--Brian Shouse, Todd Coffey, Claudio Vargas, Mark DiFelice--that seeing actual upside-oriented prospects like Axford or Braddock enter the picture certainly brings new meaning to the term 'sweet relief.' How effective they are is something we'll have to see, but it all beats Jeff Suppan. Not that everything doesn't beat Jeff Suppan, but you know what I mean. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)any thoughts on dave bush?
(tycobb from ga)
If there's a guy in this rotation who has a lot of potential to be packaged in a more ticky-tack kind of trade to make sure there's space for the team's best talents in its rotation, it's Bush and not Claudio Vargas. That's because Bush is actually desirable, where Vargas is an extra guy having a nice camp.

The real question is whether the Brewers will identify a need--like a starting catcher--that would merit trading from some of the pitching stock in May or June. They *should*, but then giving Kendall pretty big money is one of those things rational people might have trouble working around. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)You can forget about Claudio Vargas on the Crew...they just released him.
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Now see, that's interesting, and a reflection of a team that understands that replacement-level starting pitching isn't necessarily an abstraction, you can find it in cleats. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone on waivers that Detroit can grab to bolster their pen?
(David from Winston Salem)
I have it on good authority Claudio Vargas is available. The best pickings have yet to drop, however, as their current owners are still sorting through whether or not they can keep them for themselves. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, could you try to clarify something? When you say a "low" yellow, what does that mean? Since there is nothing inherently high or low about colors, does a low yellow mean closer to red or closer to green? And I could be wrong, but I think in today's THR, Jay Jaffe literally uses the term "low [color]" to descibe exactly opposite phenomena: Claudio Vargas is a "low green" that could go to yellow, while Bill Hall is a "low yellow" that is closer to green. Colors have no direction! What are you guys talking about?
(Bill from NYC)
Yep, that's a problem ...

The thing is that I see the numbers and percentages that underly the colors, which are essentially bands. To me, a "low" yellow would be at the low end of the spectrum, a smaller number that's almost to green. If I had a player that was a yellow at 35% (33% or lower is green), then I'd call him a "low" yellow.

I'll take the heat for not explaining this more clearly to you and to Jay, who was kind enough to do a couple THRs for me this year. (Will Carroll)


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