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Jason Vargas

Jason Matthew Vargas

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: February 2, 1983 in Apple Valley, CA
High School: Apple Valley HS (Apple Valley, CA)
Schools: California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA), Cypress College (Cypress, CA), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Florida Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 30, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 14, 2005 (Age 22.162)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Marlins/Angels/Royals/Mets 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 4 yrs/$32M (14-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.114, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1128. John Thomson… #1129. Carlos Marmol… #1130. Luis Ayala… #1131. JASON VARGAS… #1132. Joe Hatten… #1133. Connie Marrero… #1134. Neal Heaton… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2005 22 FLA NL 5 5 .500 4.03 17 13 0 1 0 0 73.2 71 34 33 4 31 4 59 4 0 0 325 99 3.55 1.385 8.7 0.5 3.8 7.2 1.90 RoY-8
2006 23 FLA NL 1 2 .333 7.33 12 5 3 0 0 0 43.0 50 39 35 9 30 3 25 4 0 2 213 59 7.08 1.860 10.5 1.9 6.3 5.2 0.83
2007 24 NYM NL 0 1 .000 12.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 17 14 14 4 2 1 4 0 1 1 51 37 8.08 1.839 14.8 3.5 1.7 3.5 2.00
2009 26 SEA AL 3 6 .333 4.91 23 14 4 0 0 0 91.2 98 53 50 16 24 1 54 3 0 1 385 87 5.07 1.331 9.6 1.6 2.4 5.3 2.25
2010 27 SEA AL 9 12 .429 3.78 31 31 0 0 0 0 192.2 187 86 81 18 54 3 116 1 4 1 811 104 3.95 1.251 8.7 0.8 2.5 5.4 2.15
2011 28 SEA AL 10 13 .435 4.25 32 32 0 4 3 0 201.0 205 105 95 22 59 4 131 4 1 3 857 88 4.08 1.313 9.2 1.0 2.6 5.9 2.22
2012 29 SEA AL 14 11 .560 3.85 33 33 0 2 0 0 217.1 201 94 93 35 55 1 141 3 0 5 887 99 4.69 1.178 8.3 1.4 2.3 5.8 2.56
2013 30 LAA AL 9 8 .529 4.02 24 24 0 3 2 0 150.0 162 68 67 17 46 2 109 5 1 0 644 93 4.09 1.387 9.7 1.0 2.8 6.5 2.37
2014 31 KCR AL 8 4 .667 3.31 19 19 0 0 0 0 125.0 125 47 46 14 29 2 82 5 1 1 520 123 4.10 1.232 9.0 1.0 2.1 5.9 2.83
9 Yrs 59 62 .488 4.19 193 173 7 10 5 0 1104.2 1116 540 514 139 330 21 721 29 8 14 4693 94 4.38 1.309 9.1 1.1 2.7 5.9 2.18
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .488 4.19 36 32 1 2 1 0 205 207 100 95 26 61 4 134 5 1 3 872 94 4.38 1.309 9.1 1.1 2.7 5.9 2.18
SEA (4 yrs) 36 42 .462 4.09 119 110 4 6 3 0 702.2 691 338 319 91 192 9 442 11 5 10 2940 95 4.36 1.257 8.9 1.2 2.5 5.7 2.30
FLA (2 yrs) 6 7 .462 5.25 29 18 3 1 0 0 116.2 121 73 68 13 61 7 84 8 0 2 538 79 4.85 1.560 9.3 1.0 4.7 6.5 1.38
KCR (1 yr) 8 4 .667 3.31 19 19 0 0 0 0 125.0 125 47 46 14 29 2 82 5 1 1 520 123 4.10 1.232 9.0 1.0 2.1 5.9 2.83
NYM (1 yr) 0 1 .000 12.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 17 14 14 4 2 1 4 0 1 1 51 37 8.08 1.839 14.8 3.5 1.7 3.5 2.00
LAA (1 yr) 9 8 .529 4.02 24 24 0 3 2 0 150.0 162 68 67 17 46 2 109 5 1 0 644 93 4.09 1.387 9.7 1.0 2.8 6.5 2.37
AL (6 yrs) 53 54 .495 3.98 162 153 4 9 5 0 977.2 978 453 432 122 267 13 633 21 7 11 4104 98 4.29 1.273 9.0 1.1 2.5 5.8 2.37
NL (3 yrs) 6 8 .429 5.81 31 20 3 1 0 0 127.0 138 87 82 17 63 8 88 8 1 3 589 71 5.11 1.583 9.8 1.2 4.5 6.2 1.40
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2005 22 FLA NL 73.2 17 13 34 4.15 4.50 -0.44 0.12 95.1 4.82 5 0.6 .8 -0.1 1.1 12 .533 .503 RoY-8
2006 23 FLA NL 43.0 12 5 39 8.16 4.90 -0.19 -0.01 97.7 4.97 -15 -1.3 .5 0.1 -0.9 -11 .388 .492 $327,000
2007 24 NYM NL 10.1 2 2 14 12.19 4.65 0.28 0.19 103.9 4.75 -9 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -8 .207 .496
2009 26 SEA AL 91.2 23 14 53 5.20 4.84 0.50 0.10 98.9 4.39 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.0 2 .462 .495 $405,000
2010 27 SEA AL 192.2 31 31 86 4.02 4.58 0.07 0.17 93.8 4.39 6 0.7 -0.1 2.5 28 .522 .504 $412,500
2011 28 SEA AL 201.0 32 32 105 4.70 4.49 0.07 0.16 93.7 4.30 -10 -1.0 -0.1 0.9 12 .469 .494 $2,450,000
2012 29 SEA AL 217.1 33 33 94 3.89 4.52 0.13 0.17 94.3 4.30 10 1.1 -0.2 3.1 32 .532 .506 $4,850,000
2013 30 LAA AL 150.0 24 24 68 4.08 4.31 -0.32 0.17 92.9 4.45 4 0.4 -0.1 1.8 20 .517 .503 $8,500,000
2014 31 KCR AL 125.0 19 19 47 3.38 4.26 0.25 0.16 104.6 4.37 12 1.3 -0.1 2.4 25 .570 .508 $7,000,000
9 Seasons 1104.2 193 173 540 4.40 4.51 0.04 0.15 95.7 4.42 -6 0.2 .8 -0.7 10.5 111 .501 .501 $23,944,500
SEA (4 yrs) 702.2 119 110 338 4.33 4.57 0.14 0.16 94.6 4.34 -3 -0.1 1.0 -0.5 6.6 73 .499 .500 $8,117,500
FLA (2 yrs) 116.2 29 18 73 5.63 4.65 -0.35 0.07 96.1 4.87 -10 -0.8 .6 0.0 0.2 0 .473 .499 $327,000
KCR (1 yr) 125.0 19 19 47 3.38 4.26 0.25 0.16 104.6 4.37 12 1.3 -0.1 2.4 25 .570 .508 $7,000,000
NYM (1 yr) 10.1 2 2 14 12.19 4.65 0.28 0.19 103.9 4.75 -9 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -8 .207 .496
LAA (1 yr) 150.0 24 24 68 4.08 4.31 -0.32 0.17 92.9 4.45 4 0.4 -0.1 1.8 20 .517 .503 $8,500,000

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2005 22 FLA NL 18 27 26 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .308 .333 .385 .718 93 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-8
2006 23 FLA NL 12 17 16 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .313 .353 .375 .728 92 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 24 NYM NL 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2009 26 SEA AL 23 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 27 SEA AL 31 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 28 SEA AL 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 SEA AL 33 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .400 .500 .400 .900 162 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 LAA AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 31 KCR AL 19 0 1
9 Yrs 194 66 61 6 16 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 16 .262 .297 .311 .608 65 19 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 55 51 5 13 3 0 0 3 3 .262 .297 .311 .608 65 16
SEA (4 yrs) 119 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .176 .222 .176 .399 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
FLA (2 yrs) 30 44 42 4 13 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 9 .310 .341 .381 .722 93 16 0 0 0 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 19 0
NYM (1 yr) 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
LAA (1 yr) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 162 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .176 .222 .176 .399 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 32 47 44 4 13 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 9 .295 .326 .364 .690 84 16 0 0 1 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2005 22 FLA NL 18 27 -0 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 RoY-8
2006 23 FLA NL 12 17 -0 -0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .522 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $327,000 1
2007 24 NYM NL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2009 26 SEA AL 23 4 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $405,000 1
2010 27 SEA AL 31 7 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $412,500 1
2011 28 SEA AL 32 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,450,000 1
2012 29 SEA AL 33 6 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $4,850,000 1
2013 30 LAA AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .501 .500 0.0 0 $8,500,000 1
8 Seasons 175 66 -4 -0 1 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .504 .500 0.7 0.1 7 $16,944,500
SEA (4 yrs) 119 19 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $8,117,500
FLA (2 yrs) 30 44 -1 -0 0 0 7 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .520 .502 0.6 0.0 6 $327,000
NYM (1 yr) 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
LAA (1 yr) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .501 .500 0.0 0 $8,500,000

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2005 FLA NL 22 P 17 13 1 73.2 15 2 13 0 1 1.000 1 3 1.83 0.88 .960 1.75 1.73 11 0 0% 29% 1 RoY-8
2006 FLA NL 23 P 12 6 0 43.0 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.67 0.67 .958 1.72 1.71 6 0 0% 28% 0
2007 NYM NL 24 P 2 2 0 10.1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -17 0.00 0.00 1.65 1.65 2 0 0% 24% 0
2009 SEA AL 26 P 23 14 0 91.2 16 3 13 0 3 1.000 4 9 1.57 0.70 .953 1.53 1.51 2 6 75% 26% 2
2010 SEA AL 27 P 31 31 0 192.2 26 9 17 0 0 1.000 1 1 1.21 0.84 .953 1.63 1.61 9 1 10% 26% 1
2011 SEA AL 28 P 32 32 4 201.0 29 4 24 1 2 .966 0 0 1.25 0.88 .949 1.60 1.59 18 5 22% 28% 2
2012 SEA AL 29 P 33 33 2 217.1 37 7 28 2 0 .946 4 4 1.45 1.06 .954 1.57 1.56 10 6 38% 25% 0
2013 LAA AL 30 P 24 24 3 150.0 27 7 19 1 2 .963 -2 -3 1.56 1.08 .957 1.54 1.53 12 4 25% 26% 4
2014 KCR AL 31 P 19 19 0 125.0 22 6 16 0 3 1.000 0 0 1.58 1.16 .954 1.51 1.51 10 2 17% 28% 0
9 Seasons P 193 174 10 1104.2 180 39 137 4 12 .978 7 1 1.43 0.91 .954 1.59 1.58 80 24 23% 27% 10
9 Seasons TOT 193 174 10 1104.2 180 39 137 4 12 .978 7 7 1.43 0.91 .954 1.59 1.58 80 24 23% 27% 10
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 July AL Pitcher of the Month
2013 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Active  4.19 (45th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2012 AL  1.178 (10th)
Active  1.309 (34th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  9.092 (48th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  2.689 (26th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2012 AL  217.3 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
2012 AL  33 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2011 AL  4 (4th)
2012 AL  2 (10th)
2013 AL  3 (3rd)
Active  10 (31st)

Shutouts s c a p y
2011 AL  3 (3rd)
2013 AL  2 (3rd)
Active  5 (31st)

Home Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  35 (2nd)
Active  139 (50th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Career  2.185 (214th)

Losses s c a p y
2011 AL  13 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2012 AL  887 (6th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2010 AL  1.000 (1st)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1390), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1160), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (783rd), 11.2 career WAR/12.3 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2006 23 Florida Marlins $327,000 ?
2008 25 New York Mets $394,000 ?
2009 26 Seattle Mariners $405,000 ?
2010 27 Seattle Mariners $412,500 2.114
2011 28 Seattle Mariners $2,450,000 3.114
2012 29 Seattle Mariners $4,850,000 4.114 contracts
2013 30 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $8,500,000 5.114 contracts
2014 31 Kansas City Royals $7,000,000 6.114
201532Kansas City Royals$8,500,000
201633Kansas City Royals$8,500,000
201734Kansas City Royals$8,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$24,338,500Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Jason Jason Matthew Vargas

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