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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-2-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02015
-0.02016
2.22017
1.32018
0.42019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2005 FLO MLB 17 13 73.7 5 5 0 71 31 59 4 94 8.7 3.8 0.5 7.2 32% .295 1.38 3.51 4.03 107 5.29 113.8 0.2
2006 FLO MLB 12 5 43.0 1 2 0 50 30 25 9 92 10.5 6.3 1.9 5.2 33% .283 1.86 7.03 7.33 135 8.41 171.2 -1.2
2007 NYN MLB 2 2 10.3 0 1 0 17 2 4 4 106 14.8 1.7 3.5 3.5 27% .317 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 16 101 9.6 2.4 1.6 5.3 39% .285 1.33 5.11 4.91 110 5.24 112.3 0.3
2010 SEA MLB 31 31 192.7 9 12 0 187 54 116 18 96 8.7 2.5 0.8 5.4 37% .272 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 91 9.2 2.6 1.0 5.9 39% .285 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 91 8.3 2.3 1.4 5.8 42% .254 1.18 4.64 3.85 106 4.10 93.9 2.8
2013 ANA MLB 24 24 150.0 9 8 0 162 46 109 17 96 9.7 2.8 1.0 6.5 42% .310 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 19 103 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.2 41% .299 1.27 3.86 3.71 104 4.74 116.2 0.2
2015 KCA MLB 9 9 43.0 5 2 0 46 12 27 5 102 9.6 2.5 1.0 5.7 41% .297 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 1 107 6.0 2.3 0.8 8.3 36% .219 0.92 3.10 2.25 102 5.58 123.4 0.0
2017 KCA MLB 32 32 179.7 18 11 0 181 58 134 27 102 9.1 2.9 1.4 6.7 41% .289 1.33 4.64 4.16 103 4.48 95.3 2.2
2018 NYN MLB 20 20 92.0 7 9 0 100 30 84 18 92 9.8 2.9 1.8 8.2 42% .307 1.41 4.98 5.77 103 4.11 91.8 1.3
2019 NYN MLB 7 6 24.3 1 2 0 26 12 20 5 87 9.6 4.4 1.8 7.4 42% .284 1.56 5.70 5.92 115 6.37 137.0 -0.2
CareerMLB2752541517.79392015494571043200969.22.71.26.239%.2861.324.414.301064.63104.810.6

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2004 GRB A SAL 3 3 19.0 2 1 0 9 2 17 1 4.3 0.9 0.5 8.1 0% .170 0.58 2.69 2.37 0 0.00 0.0
2004 JAM A- NYP 8 8 41.3 3 1 0 35 13 41 2 7.6 2.8 0.4 8.9 0% .292 1.16 3.26 1.96 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FLO MLB NL 17 13 73.7 5 5 0 71 31 59 4 94 8.7 3.8 0.5 7.2 32% .295 1.38 3.51 4.03 107 5.29 113.8
2005 GRB A SAL 5 5 33.7 4 1 0 16 10 33 1 87 4.3 2.7 0.3 8.8 35% .185 0.77 2.81 0.80 0 0.00 0.0
2005 JUP A+ FSL 9 9 55.3 2 3 0 47 14 60 6 81 7.6 2.3 1.0 9.8 36% .320 1.10 3.45 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CAR AA SOU 3 3 19.0 1 0 0 13 7 25 3 27 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.8 42% .250 1.05 3.87 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FLO MLB NL 12 5 43.0 1 2 0 50 30 25 9 92 10.5 6.3 1.9 5.2 33% .283 1.86 7.03 7.33 135 8.41 171.2
2006 ABQ AAA PCL 13 13 69.0 3 6 0 98 28 51 11 125 12.8 3.7 1.4 6.7 38% .385 1.83 5.36 7.43 0 0.00 0.0
2007 NYN MLB NL 2 2 10.3 0 1 0 17 2 4 4 106 14.8 1.7 3.5 3.5 27% .317 1.84 8.01 12.19 120 7.05 145.9
2007 NWO AAA PCL 24 24 125.0 9 7 0 141 44 108 14 98 10.2 3.2 1.0 7.8 36% .320 1.48 4.38 4.97 0 0.00 0.0
2008 PES Wnt AFL 9 1 25.7 1 0 0 20 5 13 1 7.0 1.8 0.4 4.6 0% .229 0.97 4.59 2.10 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SEA MLB AL 23 14 91.7 3 6 0 98 24 54 16 101 9.6 2.4 1.6 5.3 39% .285 1.33 5.11 4.91 110 5.24 112.3
2009 TAC AAA PCL 9 9 51.7 4 3 0 48 15 46 3 94 8.4 2.6 0.5 8.0 31% .319 1.22 3.29 3.13 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SEA MLB AL 31 31 192.7 9 12 0 187 54 116 18 96 8.7 2.5 0.8 5.4 37% .272 1.25 3.91 3.78 104 4.01 90.6
2011 SEA MLB AL 32 32 201.0 10 13 0 205 59 131 22 91 9.2 2.6 1.0 5.9 39% .285 1.31 4.12 4.25 105 4.53 105.2
2012 SEA MLB AL 33 33 217.3 14 11 0 201 55 141 35 91 8.3 2.3 1.4 5.8 42% .254 1.18 4.64 3.85 106 4.10 93.9
2013 ANA MLB AL 24 24 150.0 9 8 0 162 46 109 17 96 9.7 2.8 1.0 6.5 42% .310 1.39 4.11 4.02 101 4.28 102.5
2013 SLC AAA PCL 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 4 3 2 3 89 7.7 5.8 5.8 3.9 53% .083 1.50 12.99 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
2014 KCA MLB AL 30 30 187.0 11 10 0 197 41 128 19 103 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.2 41% .299 1.27 3.86 3.71 104 4.74 116.2
2015 KCA MLB AL 9 9 43.0 5 2 0 46 12 27 5 102 9.6 2.5 1.0 5.7 41% .297 1.35 4.26 3.98 106 5.00 116.7
2015 NWA AA TEX 1 1 5.3 1 0 0 7 2 2 2 101 11.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 45% .278 1.69 8.54 3.38 109 6.08 131.2
2016 KCA MLB AL 3 3 12.0 0 0 0 8 3 11 1 107 6.0 2.3 0.8 8.3 36% .219 0.92 3.10 2.25 102 5.58 123.4
2016 NWA AA TEX 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 97 15.4 0.0 7.7 3.9 36% .222 1.71 13.45 7.71 115 5.12 117.8
2016 OMA AAA PCL 3 3 13.7 0 2 0 16 1 18 3 97 10.5 0.7 2.0 11.9 35% .382 1.24 4.16 5.93 79 2.55 55.9
2016 ROY Rk AZL 2 2 4.0 0 0 0 5 0 8 1 97 11.3 0.0 2.3 18.0 45% .400 1.25 3.36 4.50 63 0.99 20.9
2017 KCA MLB AL 32 32 179.7 18 11 0 181 58 134 27 102 9.1 2.9 1.4 6.7 41% .289 1.33 4.64 4.16 103 4.48 95.3
2018 NYN MLB NL 20 20 92.0 7 9 0 100 30 84 18 92 9.8 2.9 1.8 8.2 42% .307 1.41 4.98 5.77 103 4.11 91.8
2018 BRO A- NYP 2 2 12.0 0 0 0 7 0 19 2 89 5.3 0.0 1.5 14.3 30% .238 0.58 2.48 1.50 72 2.40 50.9
2018 LVG AAA PCL 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 3 2 4 0 131 6.8 4.5 0.0 9.0 70% .300 1.25 3.24 6.75 89 4.18 89.7
2019 NYN MLB NL 7 6 24.3 1 2 0 26 12 20 5 87 9.6 4.4 1.8 7.4 42% .284 1.56 5.70 5.92 115 6.37 137.0
2019 BIN AA EAS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 100 4.5 6.8 2.3 11.3 44% .125 1.25 6.19 2.25 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
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
2019 434 0.4539 0.4263 0.7892 0.6193 0.2658 0.8607 0.6508 0.2108
Career220940.48580.44220.78990.58930.30210.85720.66980.2101

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
11 yrPrevious$54,933,500
2019Current$8,000,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$62,933,500
1 yrFuture$2,000,000
13 yrTotal$64,933,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 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.

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
90o 5.3 3.8 0 14 14 90.3 68 25 89 11 .247 1.03 3.08 3.5 12.8 1.4
80o 5.1 4 0 14 14 84.6 68 25 83 11 .258 1.09 3.42 3.87 9.8 1.1
70o 5 4.2 0 14 14 80.6 67 25 79 10 .267 1.14 3.66 4.14 7.7 0.8
60o 4.9 4.3 0 14 14 77.3 67 24 76 10 .274 1.18 3.87 4.37 5.9 0.6
50o 4.8 4.5 0 14 14 74.2 67 24 73 10 .280 1.22 4.07 4.6 4.1 0.4
40o 4.7 4.6 0 14 14 71.2 66 24 70 10 .287 1.26 4.27 4.82 2.4 0.3
30o 4.6 4.8 0 14 14 68.0 65 24 67 10 .294 1.31 4.48 5.06 0.5 0.1
20o 4.4 4.9 0 14 14 64.3 64 23 63 10 .302 1.36 4.74 5.35 -1.8 -0.2
10o 4.2 5.2 0 14 14 59.3 63 23 59 10 .314 1.44 5.10 5.76 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean4.84.40141473.966247310.2791.214.054.574.30.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)Stanton is rehabbing at High-A starting today. Do you ever take anything away from a MiLB pitcher of note facing a certified major leaguer?
(Jonathan from Orlando)
So funnily enough I saw Jason Vargas rehabbing yesterday, and Jarrett Seidler will have some thoughts on seeing rehabbing guys in his column this week. Broadly speaking though, these guys are just getting their work in, and you are cutting one game looks even smaller. Plenty of times I have seen the minor leaguers hulk up so do speak when they get a shot at the big leaguers though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-04-12 16:00:00 (link to chat)Seth Lugo? I know he's had a rough start, but he could wind up starting and therefore worth holding in a deep league?
(Vic from Baltimore)
If you just look at the Mets pitching depth, it seems like a good bet - there isn't a lot behind that front five, so and one of those five is Jason Vargas. That said, Lugo hasn't started for them since last June and I don't know that he has more than two good pitches, which isn't a good sign. I think the results in the bullpen will be much better than this going forwards though, so if that's still valuable in your league then I'm fine with holding him. (Darius Austin)
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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