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Twins | Kennys Vargas lost weight

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:19:27 -0800

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas said he lost 14 pounds in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: The addition of Byung Ho Park in the offseason might make Vargas a candidate to start the year in the minors. Vargas offers power but poor plate discipline, and he continues to be a work in progress. He's purely AL-only material for his power.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas the odd-man out?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:40:28 -0800

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas may be the odd-man out on the roster to open the year after the Twins signed 1B Byung Ho Park and moved 3B Miguel Sano to right field. 1B Joe Mauer is locked in at first base. Vargas played winter ball in Puerto Rico and had seven home runs, 20 RBI and 21 runs scored in 33 games and was the league's Most Valuable Player. Vargas struck out 24 times and walked 15 times in 120 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas had a disappointing sophomore season and was sent to the farm to work on his hitting. The switch-hitter is still young (25) and has plenty of upside, but avenues to consistent playing time remain an issue in Minnesota. He has options left, too, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him start 2016 back in the minors.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas unlikely to be moved

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:21:51 -0800

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas' name has popped up in trade talks with other teams this offseason, but the Twins are hesitant to trade him at the moment.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas had a tough season in 2015, although he did rebound in the minors. He boasts plenty of power but is blocked at first base and designated hitter by the likes of Joe Mauer, Byung Ho Park and Oswaldo Arcia. An injury would likely need to occur to open up significant playing time for Vargas in 2016, but if it does, he's attractive for his power in AL-only leagues.

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Twins | Joe Mauer not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:59:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, Oct. 4. 1B Kennys Vargas is playing first base and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is batting .247 with five home runs and 17 RBIs through 171 at-bats this season. Mauer ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is out of the lineup as a result of the Twins getting eliminated from playoff contention following a loss to the Royals Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Twins | Miguel Sano remains out vs. Royals

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:23:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 9. 1B Kennys Vargas draws into the lineup and is batting fourth against Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is nursing a sore hamstring, and he has now sat out two consecutive games. The injury has not hindered his bat, though, as Sano owns a .904 OPS with three home runs over his past 10 games. Vargas ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has 14 home runs through 377 career at-bats, and checks out as a boom-or-bust play at FantasyScore Wednesday.

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Twins | Miguel Sano out Thursday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:35:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (hamstring) is out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 3, with 1B Kennys Vargas hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a low-end option against Jeff Samardzija on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas promoted to Class AAA

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:15:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas was promoted to Class AAA Rochester after he hit .287/417/.516 in 35 games at Class AA.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas is one of the Twins' top prospects, but his star dimmed somewhat this season because of his high-strikeout tendencies. Still, the Twins could be gearing Vargas up for a September callup, so it might not be bad to stash Vargas away in keeper or dynasty leagues if you haven't already.

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Twins | Joe Mauer sitting out

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 1, in favor of 1B Kennys Vargas.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good day for Mauer to sit in the NL park against ace Johnny Cueto. Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) had a .235-2-5 line in June, and his matchup is one to avoid on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas not playing

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:47:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Mike Fiers Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is not in the lineup because the team is playing in a National League park and there is no designated hitter. Vargas should return to the lineup when the team returns to an American League park.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas shines in blowout win

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:54:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas posted four hits, including a three-run homer, and four RBIs Monday, June 22, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700; or 5.4% of cap) entered the game with a total of just three hits over his past 25 at-bats (.120), so don't expect this to become the norm. FantasyScore players should avoid him until he hits more consistently.

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