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Jason Vargas AW-3

+ Kansas City Royals Status: Active (MLB)
Biography Data
Positions: P-242
Proper Name: Jason Matthew Vargas
Born: February 2, 1983 (32.084)
Place Apple Valley, California
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 215 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Apple Valley (Apple Valley,CA)
College: Louisiana State University , Long Beach State University, Cypress College
Drafted: 2004 -- 2nd round (68th overall) by Florida Marlins (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:July 14,2005 (22.162)
TBC Player ID:36206
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2014-08-02 - Kansas City Royals - Activated from DL More
Prospect Ranks:[2005]MIA #8
Recent Contract:Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m) by Kansas City Royals (2013-11-22)
Organizations:FLO, NYN, SEA, ANA, KCA
Signed by:Robby Corsaro
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (33.59%) -- Changeup (29.27%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (22.65%) -- Cutter (7.36%) -- Curveball (7.13%)
Fastball Velocity: [2015] - 88.45 - [2014] - 87.31 - [2013] - 87.62 - [2012] - 87.93 - [2011] - 87.53 - [2010] - 86.81
Scouting Scores
control k-rating efficiency vsPower
60 50 54 44

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-08-02Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2014-08-02Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2014-07-10Kansas City RoyalsSPDL-15Kansas City RoyalsMLBDL-15 Appendectomy40man
    2013-11-22Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBSigned to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)40man
    2013-10-31SPFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2013-08-13Los Angeles AngelsSPActive-MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2013-08-08Los Angeles AngelsSPDL-15Salt LakeAAAAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA) for rehab40man
    2013-06-22Los Angeles AngelsSPDL-15Los Angeles AngelsMLBDL-15 Blood clot, left arm [-]40man
    2013-01-19Los Angeles AngelsSPActive-MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($8.5m) Avoiding arbitration40man
    2012-12-19Los Angeles AngelsPActive-MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLBTraded from Mariners to Angels for Kendry Morales40man
    2012-05-07Seattle MarinersSPActive-MLBSeattle MarinersMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Mets with Endy Chavez, Aaron Heilman, Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera and Maikel Cleto to Mariners for J.J. Putz, Sean Green and Jeremy Reed
    Traded by Marlins with Adam Bostick to Mets for Matt Lindstrom and Henry Owens
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Florida Marlins in 2nd round (68th overall) of 2004 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Minnesota Twins in 43rd round (1273rd overall) of 2001 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Kansas City Royals$ 7,000,000165682$ 500,000$ 3,221,039
    2013Los Angeles Angels$ 8,500,000118788$ 490,000$ 3,003,0672013-11-22 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)
    2013-01-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($8.5m) Avoiding arbitration
    2012Seattle Mariners$ 4,850,000194679$ 480,000$ 2,952,4822012-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($4.85m) Avoided arbitration
    2011Seattle Mariners$ 2,450,000305967$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($2.45m) Avoided arbitration
    2010Seattle Mariners$ 412,5006402129$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-02-26 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4125m)
    2009Seattle Mariners$ 400,000724360$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-02-27 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.405m)
    2007New York Mets$ 380,000737450$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-03-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.38m)
    2006Florida Marlins$ 327,000742350$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-03-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)
    2005Florida Marlins$ 300,000794460$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-07-14 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3m) Contract purchased from minors

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