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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-2-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22014
0.02015
0.12016
2.52017
1.12018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 FLO MLB 17 13 73.7 5 5 0 71 31 59 4 .256 94 8.7 3.8 0.5 7.2 32% .295 .259 1.38 3.51 4.03 106 5.29 113.8 0.2
2006 FLO MLB 12 5 43.0 1 2 0 50 30 25 9 .262 92 10.5 6.3 1.9 5.2 33% .283 .336 1.86 7.03 7.33 134 8.41 171.2 -1.2
2007 NYN MLB 2 2 10.3 0 1 0 17 2 4 4 .252 106 14.8 1.7 3.5 3.5 27% .317 .312 1.84 8.01 12.19 120 7.05 145.9 -0.1
2009 SEA MLB 23 14 91.7 3 6 0 98 24 54 16 .261 101 9.6 2.4 1.6 5.3 39% .285 .279 1.33 5.11 4.91 109 5.24 112.3 0.3
2010 SEA MLB 31 31 192.7 9 12 0 187 54 116 18 .259 96 8.7 2.5 0.8 5.4 37% .272 .260 1.25 3.91 3.78 104 4.01 90.6 2.8
2011 SEA MLB 32 32 201.0 10 13 0 205 59 131 22 .265 91 9.2 2.6 1.0 5.9 39% .285 .270 1.31 4.12 4.25 105 4.53 105.2 1.3
2012 SEA MLB 33 33 217.3 14 11 0 201 55 141 35 .264 91 8.3 2.3 1.4 5.8 42% .254 .260 1.18 4.64 3.85 105 4.10 93.9 2.8
2013 ANA MLB 24 24 150.0 9 8 0 162 46 109 17 .263 96 9.7 2.8 1.0 6.5 42% .310 .277 1.39 4.11 4.02 101 4.28 102.5 1.2
2014 KCA MLB 30 30 187.0 11 10 0 197 41 128 19 .263 103 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.2 41% .299 .261 1.27 3.86 3.71 103 4.74 116.2 0.2
2015 KCA MLB 9 9 43.0 5 2 0 46 12 27 5 .256 102 9.6 2.5 1.0 5.7 41% .297 .260 1.35 4.26 3.98 106 5.00 116.7 0.0
2016 KCA MLB 3 3 12.0 0 0 0 8 3 11 1 .254 107 6.0 2.2 0.8 8.2 36% .219 .192 0.92 3.10 2.25 94 4.97 110.0 0.1
2017 KCA MLB 32 32 179.7 18 11 0 181 58 134 27 .263 102 9.1 2.9 1.4 6.7 41% .289 .260 1.33 4.64 4.16 100 4.35 92.5 2.5
2018 NYN MLB 20 20 92.0 7 9 0 100 30 84 18 .262 92 9.8 2.9 1.8 8.2 42% .307 .296 1.41 4.98 5.77 103 4.11 91.8 1.3
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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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 GRB A 3 3 19.0 2 1 0 9 2 17 1 .000 4.3 0.9 0.5 8.1 0% .170 .000 0.58 2.69 2.37 0 0.00 0.0
2004 JAM A- 8 8 41.3 3 1 0 35 13 41 2 .000 7.6 2.8 0.4 8.9 0% .292 .000 1.16 3.26 1.96 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 17 13 73.7 5 5 0 71 31 59 4 .256 94 8.7 3.8 0.5 7.2 32% .295 .259 1.38 3.51 4.03 106 5.29 113.8
2005 GRB A 5 5 33.7 4 1 0 16 10 33 1 .256 87 4.3 2.7 0.3 8.8 35% .185 .156 0.77 2.81 0.80 0 0.00 0.0
2005 JUP A+ 9 9 55.3 2 3 0 47 14 60 6 .268 81 7.6 2.3 1.0 9.8 36% .320 .349 1.10 3.45 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CAR AA 3 3 19.0 1 0 0 13 7 25 3 .264 27 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.8 42% .250 .167 1.05 3.87 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FLO MLB 12 5 43.0 1 2 0 50 30 25 9 .262 92 10.5 6.3 1.9 5.2 33% .283 .336 1.86 7.03 7.33 134 8.41 171.2
2006 ABQ AAA 13 13 69.0 3 6 0 98 28 51 11 .258 125 12.8 3.7 1.4 6.7 38% .385 .300 1.83 5.36 7.43 0 0.00 0.0
2007 NYN MLB 2 2 10.3 0 1 0 17 2 4 4 .252 106 14.8 1.7 3.5 3.5 27% .317 .312 1.84 8.01 12.19 120 7.05 145.9
2007 NWO AAA 24 24 125.0 9 7 0 141 44 108 14 .260 98 10.2 3.2 1.0 7.8 36% .320 .268 1.48 4.38 4.97 0 0.00 0.0
2008 PES Wnt 9 1 25.7 1 0 0 20 5 13 1 .000 7.0 1.8 0.4 4.6 0% .229 .000 0.97 4.59 2.10 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SEA MLB 23 14 91.7 3 6 0 98 24 54 16 .261 101 9.6 2.4 1.6 5.3 39% .285 .279 1.33 5.11 4.91 109 5.24 112.3
2009 TAC AAA 9 9 51.7 4 3 0 48 15 46 3 .286 94 8.4 2.6 0.5 8.0 31% .319 .239 1.22 3.29 3.13 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SEA MLB 31 31 192.7 9 12 0 187 54 116 18 .259 96 8.7 2.5 0.8 5.4 37% .272 .260 1.25 3.91 3.78 104 4.01 90.6
2011 SEA MLB 32 32 201.0 10 13 0 205 59 131 22 .265 91 9.2 2.6 1.0 5.9 39% .285 .270 1.31 4.12 4.25 105 4.53 105.2
2012 SEA MLB 33 33 217.3 14 11 0 201 55 141 35 .264 91 8.3 2.3 1.4 5.8 42% .254 .260 1.18 4.64 3.85 105 4.10 93.9
2013 ANA MLB 24 24 150.0 9 8 0 162 46 109 17 .263 96 9.7 2.8 1.0 6.5 42% .310 .277 1.39 4.11 4.02 101 4.28 102.5
2013 SLC AAA 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 4 3 2 3 .277 89 7.7 5.8 5.8 3.9 53% .083 .375 1.50 12.99 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 30 30 187.0 11 10 0 197 41 128 19 .263 103 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.2 41% .299 .261 1.27 3.86 3.71 103 4.74 116.2
2015 KCA MLB 9 9 43.0 5 2 0 46 12 27 5 .256 102 9.6 2.5 1.0 5.7 41% .297 .260 1.35 4.26 3.98 106 5.00 116.7
2015 NWA AA 1 1 5.3 1 0 0 7 2 2 2 .256 101 11.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 45% .278 .347 1.69 8.54 3.38 108 6.08 131.2
2016 KCA MLB 3 3 12.0 0 0 0 8 3 11 1 .254 107 6.0 2.2 0.8 8.2 36% .219 .192 0.92 3.10 2.25 94 4.97 110.0
2016 NWA AA 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 .284 97 15.4 0.0 7.7 3.9 36% .222 .569 1.71 13.45 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
2016 OMA AAA 3 3 13.7 0 2 0 16 1 18 3 .285 97 10.5 0.7 2.0 11.9 35% .382 .288 1.24 4.16 5.93 0 0.00 0.0
2016 ROY Rk 2 2 4.0 0 0 0 5 0 8 1 .272 97 11.2 0.0 2.2 18.0 45% .400 .356 1.25 3.36 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2017 KCA MLB 32 32 179.7 18 11 0 181 58 134 27 .263 102 9.1 2.9 1.4 6.7 41% .289 .260 1.33 4.64 4.16 100 4.35 92.5
2018 NYN MLB 20 20 92.0 7 9 0 100 30 84 18 .262 92 9.8 2.9 1.8 8.2 42% .307 .296 1.41 4.98 5.77 103 4.11 91.8
2018 BRO A- 2 2 12.0 0 0 0 7 0 19 2 .253 89 5.2 0.0 1.5 14.2 30% .238 .172 0.58 2.48 1.50 71 2.40 50.9
2018 LVG AAA 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 3 2 4 0 .241 131 6.8 4.5 0.0 9.0 70% .300 .231 1.25 3.24 6.75 89 4.18 89.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1458 0.4883 0.4403 0.7991 0.6208 0.2681 0.8394 0.7100 0.2009
2010 2998 0.5230 0.4620 0.8188 0.5995 0.3112 0.8681 0.7146 0.1812
2011 3234 0.5331 0.4505 0.8106 0.5957 0.2848 0.8530 0.7093 0.1894
2012 3266 0.4988 0.4464 0.7970 0.5979 0.2957 0.8686 0.6529 0.2030
2013 2376 0.4659 0.4335 0.7874 0.5754 0.3097 0.8650 0.6616 0.2126
2014 2986 0.4521 0.4414 0.7853 0.5741 0.3319 0.8723 0.6611 0.2147
2015 683 0.4363 0.4275 0.8048 0.6074 0.2883 0.9006 0.6486 0.1952
2016 209 0.4402 0.4354 0.7582 0.5217 0.3675 0.8958 0.6047 0.2418
2017 2909 0.4768 0.4283 0.7624 0.5811 0.2891 0.8288 0.6409 0.2376
2018 1541 0.4348 0.4322 0.7297 0.5672 0.3284 0.8237 0.6049 0.2703
Career216600.48650.44250.790.58870.30280.85710.67020.21

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
2014-07-09 2014-08-02 15-DL 24 19 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy -
2013-06-18 2013-08-13 15-DL 56 47 Left Shoulder Surgery Axillary Blood Clot 2013-06-26 -
2008-03-21 2008-09-29 60-DL 192 162 Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2008-03-17
2007-09-23 2007-10-04 60-DL 11 8 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2007-10-04

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 NYN $2,000,000
2019 NYN $8,000,000
2018 NYN $6,000,000
2017 KCA $8,000,000
2016 KCA $8,500,000
2015 KCA $8,500,000
2014 KCA $7,000,000
2013 ANA $8,500,000
2012 SEA $4,850,000
2011 SEA $2,450,000
2010 SEA $412,500
2008 SEA $394,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$48,933,500
2018Current$6,000,000
11 yrPvs + Cur$54,933,500
2 yrFuture$10,000,000
13 yrTotal$64,933,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 114 dCAA Sports2 years/$16M (2018-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/18/18. 18:$6M, 19:$8M, 20:$8M club option ($2M buyout). Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210 innings pitched. Assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade.
  • 4 years/$32M (2014-17). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/21/13. 14:$7M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$8M.
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2013). Signed by LA Angels 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Seattle 12/19/12.
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Signed by Seattle 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08. Acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Mets 12/10/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by NY Mets 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 3/06 (split contract $155,505 in minors). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Florida 11/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Florida 7/05.
  • Drafted by Florida 2004 (2-68) (Long Beach State). $0.525M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .322 .432 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .302 .394 .254
18 Split (Multi) .030 .020 .038 .015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .333 .333 1.000 .391
31 vs R (2016) .158 .220 .211 .163
38 Split (2016) .175 .114 .789 .228
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)After a crazy start to the season, it looks like Jason Vargas is coming back to Earth. It should tell you something about the league I'm in that I would actually consider dealing for him. Are you projecting him to revert completely to career standards ROS or is there a little something different about him now that is worth pursuing?
(Rob from Alaska)
If you can get Vargas on the cheap I would absolutely do it. George and I talked a little about this on FFF. His last two starts have been against the Yankees so I'm willing to give him a bit of a pass in those games. Will he be as good as he was to start the season? Probably now. However, if you're in need of a pitcher I think he's a great bet to provide positive value over the rest of the season. Now is the time to go get him after these past two starts! (Eric Roseberry)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are some good breakout candidates at SP I should target in a trade? Its too late for Paxton, his owner is the conductor of the hype train
(I Need a Name from LA)
Jason Vargas whet your appetite? But really, I've not seen anyone who hasn't already broken out a decent amount as is. Duffy is probably too far past this point. Nova has been great. I'm on the McCarthy train as long as he's healthy. Sean Manaea was recently significantly down on his velo and still walks too many guys but he's a guy I was really digging so far this year. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-01-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Haven't heard much about Jason Vargas this offseason. Thoughts on him coming back from TJ and the season he can have?
(Ernie from St Louis)
I haven't heard much about Vargas this offseason either. I guess he was OK in 3 starts after coming back, but he was pretty meh before surgery, so I wouldn't expect too much more out of him this season. (Mark Barry)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the rotation will be opening day next year for the Royals?
(Alex from Madison, WI)
Jason Vargas, Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, Jeremy Guthrie and Johnny Free Agent. (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the best hitting pitcher on this team?
(Why Touki from Arizona)
It may well be Jason Vargas. I am sure James Shields thinks it is James Shields. (Andy McCullough)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)So Jason Vargas is not the human garbage monster that some KC faithful painted him to be afterall. Weird, huh?
(IAMCHRISTOPHER from philly)
Correct. Upside and velocity are sexy and Vargas doesn't have either. He does know how to pitch and he's fairly reliable. Those are good qualities to have from a guy who needn't be your best or second-best starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)I am glad that we have touched your musical side Mr. Goldstein. So now I would like to ask how you feel about Varg as an artist and as a person. He is very polarizing and I want to know how he makes you feel.
(Trevor Bauer from New York)
I am a big fan of Jason Vargas and think both he and GMDM were unfairly maligned following the announcement of that deal. Agree with the sentiment that his changeup borders on art. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a fan of either team, but who wins an Angels/Dodgers World Series?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Do the Angels have the pitching to get to the Series? Weaver, Wilson, Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hunter? I guess if they're in the Series they had enough pitching to get there though. So I'll take the Angels! (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)I offered Starlin Castro, Ian Kennedy, Glen Perkins and Gary Brown for Adam Jones, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Pineda in 20-team dynasty. The leagues uses LF/CF/RF over OF, and has deep pitching requirements. The manager I proposed this to has McCutchen in CF, Jones is his DH. He has nobody at SS currently (my backup is Segura). He proposes back Robinson Cano, Starlin Castro, and Ian Kennedy for Adam Jones, Neil Walker, Jason Vargas, and Michael Pineda. I'm not off my game when I say this guy is one suit short of a full deck, am I?
(Louis from Glendale)
I'd trade one of my kids before I traded away Billy Hamilton in a league. For him to take Hamilton out of the deal and ask you to throw in Cano is rather entertaining. Who does he think you are, Jeff Loria? (Jason Collette)
2012-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What in God's name is wrong with Jason Vargas?
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
Doesn't have great size or stuff, so if he misses up in the zone he will get punished. (Jason Parks)
2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Player most likely to be traded at the deadline?
(Flotsam from Grimwood )
Jason Vargas. He isn't glamorous, but he can give a team 30-plus starts a season with close to 20 of those being deemed quality. Add in the M's pitching depth and that Vargas qualifies for free agency after next season, and I cannot envision him being on Seattle's roster on August 1. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the Daily Hit List teams given a 0.0% chance of making the playoffs have not yet accepted their fate. If all of the July trades need to come from the Cubs, Twins, Padres and Royals, it seems like there will be slim pickings for your transactions page. In chronological order, please list the next 5 teams you expect to awake from their silly dreams of greatness.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Tough question. I'll offer my list in order of trade likelihood, with the top of the list consisting of teams that I wouldn't be shocked if they made a "sell" move today:

1. Cubs - Trading whatever veterans they can is a no brainer.
2. Padres - I don't still don't believe Carlos Quentin is there for the long haul.
3. Astros - I think they're going to ride this run of decency out jut a bit longer.
4. Athletics - What they'll trade is a more interesting question that if they'll trade.
5. Mariners - I wouldn't be shocked if Jason Vargas gets dealt before the deadline. (R.J. Anderson)


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