Miguel Vargas

1B · Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1999-11-17 Age 23.3
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 12.14, 179th

Season Projections

THE BAT$11129499455641252821461358817.672.275.329.437.766.162

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Miguel Vargas Cleared To Swing

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) isn't in the team's Cactus League lineup on Wednesday, but he said his routine is "back to normal." Whenever Vargas returns to the spring lineup, he should be cleared to swing in the game. The Dodgers have kept Vargas in their Cactus League lineups to work on his defense, but he's only been tracking pitches at the plate due to a hairline fracture in his right pinkie finger. As long as the 23-year-old doesn't have any setbacks when he resumes swinging in games, he should be ready for Opening Day. Vargas is one of the Dodgers' best hitting prospects and has a shot to become their everyday second baseman in 2023, giving him some appeal in mixed leagues.

    Mar 8 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Could Take Live Swings On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Miguel Vargas (finger) is expected to take live swings during Wednesday's game, according to manager Dave Roberts. The 23-year-old has been taking live batting practice while he recovers from a hairline fracture in his pinkie finger. The Dodgers continue to have Vargas playing in camp, but he's simply tracking pitches. It sounds like it won't be long before Vargas is back to being full-go again. He should be the Dodgers Opening Day second baseman this season.

    Mar 4 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Could Hit This Weekend

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) could be "green-lighted" to swing in Cactus League games "hopefully" by this weekend. Vargas has been playing in spring games but hasn't been allowed to hit, but he said he has started hitting in the batting cages. The 23-year-old youngster is recovering from a fractured right pinkie finger, but he will have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day, and he could be the team's primary second baseman in 2023. Vargas hit .304/.404/.511 with 17 home runs in 113 games at Triple-A last year and is one of the team's best hitting prospects, so fantasy managers shouldn't ignore him late in deep-mixed drafts this spring.

    Mar 1 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Won't Swing Monday

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) will play in the Cactus League game on Monday against the San Diego Padres, but he won't be hitting. Manager Dave Roberts said over the weekend that Vargas has regained his grip strength and that he's been doing more work in the batting cages, but he's not ready to swing in a game just yet. The 23-year-old is recovering from a hairline fracture in his right pinkie finger. There's still time for him to be ready before Opening Day, and the young infielder could see regular playing time at second base in 2023 with Gavin Lux moving to the full-time role at shortstop. Vargas didn't look very good in his first 50 MLB plate appearances last year, but the top prospect could fare much better in his first full season in LA.

    Feb 27 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas To Be In Saturday's Lineup

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) will be in the team's lineup for the Cactus League opener on Saturday, but "you can tell the Brewers he won't be swinging." Vargas still isn't cleared due to a finger injury, but the Dodgers want him to continue playing on defense. The 23-year-old suffered a hairline fracture of his right pinkie and still is not cleared to swing a bat in camp, but the Dodgers expect him to be ready by Opening Day at the end of March. Vargas is one of LA's best pure hitting prospects. He hit just .170 (8-for-47) with a homer, eight RBI and 13 strikeouts in his first 18 big-league games in his 2022 debut, but he could find himself as the primary second baseman in a stacked Dodgers lineup this year.

    Feb 24 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas To Play Some Defense Thursday

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) will play defense in camp on Thursday, but he's not cleared yet to hit. Vargas is still recovering after suffering a hairline fracture to his right pinkie last week while fielding ground balls. When healthy, the 23-year-old should see most of his playing time for the Dodgers at second base, with Gavin Lux at shortstop and Max Muncy mostly manning the hot corner. He did nothing but hit in the minor leagues last year and also has a little bit of speed that will be useful over a full MLB season if he's playing regularly. Vargas will likely be hitting near the bottom of LA's stacked lineup if he's playing, but even then, the lineup in which he resides will make him more attractive.

    Feb 23 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Has Hairline Fracture In Right Pinky

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas (finger) reportedly has a hairline fracture in his right pinky finger, according to a tweet from The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett on Monday. Per Plunkett's tweet, the infielder "took a ground ball off the pinkie on his right hand." Plunkett also noted in his tweet that "Activity will be limited for Vargas." and that the 23-year-old "Won't swing for a few days. Then 'Per tolerance.'" Vargas hit .170 with a .200 on-base percentage, a home run, and a stolen base in 50 plate appearances at the Major League level this past season. He also hit .304 with a .404 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and 16 stolen bases in 520 plate appearances for Los Angeles' Triple-A affiliate. Capable of playing first base, second base, third base, and left field, Vargas could be in for an expanded role this coming season with the Dodgers.

    Feb 20 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Dodgers Notes: Valenzuela, Urias, Vargas, Muncy

    Fernandomania will run wild again at Dodger Stadium this summer, as the Dodgers officially announced that Fernando Valenzuela’s number #34 will be retired during the team’s series with the Rockies on August 11-13.  While the #34 jersey hasn’t been issued to another Dodgers player since Valenzuela departed following the 1990 season, the number hadn’t been…

    Feb 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Max Muncy Max Muncy Julio Urias Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Has A Chance To Start At Second Base

    Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Andrew Friedman said that if he had to guess now, he sees Max Muncy at third base, Gavin Lux at shortstop, Miguel Vargas at second base and Chris Taylor in the outfield, with Miguel Rojas serving in a utility-infield role. The Dodgers have plenty of defensive versatility and competition heading into spring training, though, so nothing will be guaranteed for Vargas. The 23-year-old made his big-league debut in 2022 and went just 8-for-47 with a homer, eight RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base in 18 games. But with Trea Turner and Justin Turner both gone, Vargas will have plenty of opportunity for consistent playing time in what is still one of the best lineups in baseball. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues shouldn't forget about Vargas.

    Jan 30 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
    2023 ATC$8129499447621172621463409719.483.262.325.423.748.161
    2023 Steamer$6128497442581152421458428917.973.260.329.419.748.159
    2023 THE BAT$11129499455641252821461358817.672.275.329.437.766.162
    2023 Zeile$7119469422611112521360398919.083.263.328.424.752.161

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

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    Mar 31vs ARIL 1-241011000300.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000


    Aug 3at SFW 3-044021002000.010.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 5vs SDW 8-1440000000125.
    Sep 2vs SDL 1-71100000001100.
    Sep 3vs SDW 12-1441000000125.
    Sep 5vs SFL 4-7440100000125.
    Sep 7vs SFW 7-3320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Sep 11at SDW 11-211000000000.
    Sep 14at ARIL 3-5440000000125.
    Sep 20vs ARIW 6-5551200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 21vs ARIL 1-633000000000.
    Sep 23vs STLL 0-11330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 24vs STLW 6-2441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 29at SDW 5-222010003000.000.500.333.500.833.000
    Sep 30vs COLW 10-11100000001100.
    Oct 1vs COLW 6-43300000003100.
    Oct 2vs COLL 1-4000000000000
    Oct 4vs COLL 2-522000000000.
    Oct 5vs COLW 6-110100000100.0001.0001.000
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