Miguel Antonio Vargas...born in La Habana, Cuba on Nov. 17, 1999...first and third baseman was signed as a free agent on Sept. 7, 2017.
Spent majority of the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City (113 G) and was called up to the Big Leagues on Aug. 2, making his debut the following day at San Francisco where he recorded his first ML hit with a double off of Alex Cobb...In 18 games with the Dodgers, he punched .170 (8-for-47) with a double, a home run and eight RBI…stroked his first Major League home run on Sept. 24 versus St. Louis off Jordan Montgomery...Named to the Dodgers 2022 26-man NLDS roster, the first of his career…did not appear...Awarded 2022 Triple-A Player of the Year and Dodgers’ Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America...In 113 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, the righty roped a .304 average (133-for-438) including 32 doubles, four triples (career-high), 17 home runs, and 82 RBI (career-high)… slashed .304/.404/.511 with 224 total bases and 53 extra base hits (career-high)...Had the fifth highest batting average in Triple-A with .304 and second highest on base percentage with .404...Voted MiLB.com’s Top MLB Prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Minor League managers Averaged .351 (33-for-94) against lefties with OKC and .291 against righties (100-for-344)…most of his Minor League starts were at third base where he has a fielding percentage of .919 with 15 errors…went 3-for-4 with one run on April 12 with Oklahoma City, clubbing a triple and three RBI against the El Paso Chihuahuas… had his best month in May with OKC, slashing .316/.422/.531 with 31 hits including five doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI in 98 at bats in 25 games… ranked second in Pacific League in batting average (.304), on-base percentage (.404), and tied for first in runs (100).
Divided his time between Advanced-A Great Lakes and Double-A Tulsa, making the move on June 16... Named as a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and Double-A Central Player of the Month in August after slashline .319/.380/.526 with 27 doubles, career-high 23 home runs, 76 RBI and 11 stolen bases... With Single-A Great Lakes, he slashed .314/.366/.532 with a .898 OPS in 156 at-bats over 37 games... Tallied a 22-game hit streak with Great Lakes from May 12-June 5, going 35-for-95 with eight doubles and seven RBI... With Double-A Tulsa, went 67-for-327 for a .321 average over 83 games…totaled 16 doubles, 16 home runs and 60 RBI with seven stolen bases... Notched the third multi-home run game of his career, with two blasts on Aug. 14 against Wichita as part of the Tulsa Drillers... Spent time across the infield, combining for 10 games at first base, 17 games at second and 84 games at third base…committed just 15 errors in 334 chances... Was named the 2021 Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization after hitting .319 with 23 homers and 76 RBI Knocked in a career-high eight RBI on July 25 against Northwest Arkansas, going 3-for-4 with four runs, one double, one home run and two walks…had 12 three-hit games, knocking in 17 runs…tallied ten multi-walk games…during home games, hit .342/.367/.603 with four home runs and ten RBI…had his best month in August, averaging .410 (41-for-100) with five home runs and 18 RBI…hit right-handed pitching well, slashing .381/.435/.524 across 12 games.
Spent parts of the season at the alternate site at USC.
Split the season between Single-A Great Lakes and Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga...With the Loons, the infielder appeared in 70 games and milked a .325/.399/.464 slashline for 20 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 45 total RBI...Racked up several accolades during the season with Great Lakes, including Post-Season All-Star, MiLB.com Organization All-Star, Baseball America Low Class A All-Star, Mid-Season All-Star, and was voted Player of the Week on August 25 with Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga...was promoted to Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga on July 2, after smashing two home runs in each game on back to back dates, June 30 and July 1, against Fort Worth...posted a .284 average (60-for-211) with the Quakes, totaling 18 doubles, one triple and two home runs for 86 TB...started 42 games at third base for a .958 fielding percentage and also played six games at second base.
In his first season as a member of the Dodger organization, the infielder played with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, Single-A Great Lakes, and Rookie-level Ogden...with AZL Dodgers, slashed .419/.514/.581 with a 1.094 OPS as he totaled three doubles, one triple, and two RBI over 31 AB...posted a .213 average (16-for-75) with one double and one triple over 23 games with Single-A Great Lakes...started 19 games at third base...as a member of Rookie-level Ogden team, he earned a .394/.447/.596 slashline accompanied by 11 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 22 RBI for a 1.042 OPS...also played 1B (6 G, 6 GS), 2B (2 G, 2 GS), and 3B (13 G, 12 GS).