Jason Vargas

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/215
  • Age: 32

Jason Vargas 2015 Postseason Stats

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Jason Vargas Postseason Career Stats

1-0 3.52 15.1 11 1.11

Jason Vargas Stats

5-2 3.98 43.0 27 1.35

Jason Vargas MLB Career Stats

67-70 4.20 1209.2 794 1.31

Jason Vargas Bio

  • Full Name: Jason Matthew Vargas
  • Born: 2/2/1983 in Apple Valley, CA
  • Draft: 2004, Florida Marlins, 2nd rd. (68th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: July 14, 2005
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2015 Postseason Stats - - - - - - - - -
Postseason Career Stats 1 0 3.52 3 3 0 15.1 11 1.11
2015 Stats 5 2 3.98 9 9 0 43.0 27 1.35
MLB Career Stats 67 70 4.20 213 193 0 1209.2 794 1.31
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day

Jason Vargas Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Royals AL 279 Four-seam FB 87.67 87.00 2289.74 6.02 90.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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September 1, 2015 at 6:06 PM ET

Royals activate Gordon from disabled list

The Royals activated outfielder Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in one of several roster moves in conjunction with September roster expansion.

July 22, 2015 at 3:18 PM ET

Ventura returns to Royals; Vargas to DL

Jason Vargas' most recent stint in the Majors was not a lengthy one, and the same can be said for Yordano Ventura's stay in the Minors.


Jason Vargas Awards

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
05/2013 LA Angels AL

AFL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
10/27/2008 Peo Saguaros AFL

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/24/2005 Greensboro SAL

Jason Vargas Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 3.78 21st in AL
2012 3.85 18th in AL
2014 3.71 25th in AL


Season W Rank
2012 14 12th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2010 1.25 21st in AL
2012 1.18 10th in AL
2014 1.27 25th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .251 22nd in AL
2012 .245 15th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 31 23rd in AL
2011 32 14th in AL
2012 33 4th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2011 4 4th in AL
2012 2 10th in AL
2013 3 3rd in AL
2014 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2011 3 3rd in AL
2013 2 3rd in AL
2014 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 192.2 25th in AL
2011 201.0 18th in AL
2012 217.1 6th in AL
2014 187.0 22nd in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 5.42 10th in AL
2011 5.87 13th in AL
2012 5.84 6th in AL
2014 6.16 8th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 2.15 16th in AL
2011 2.22 12th in AL
2012 2.56 18th in AL
2014 3.12 23rd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2011 59 24th in AL


Season H Rank
2010 187 24th in AL
2011 205 14th in AL
2012 201 12th in AL
2014 197 12th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 22 15th in AL
2012 35 2nd in AL
2014 19 22nd in AL

Jason Vargas Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Kansas City Royals transferred LHP Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left ulnar collateral ligament tear.
July 22, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list. Left ulnar collateral ligament tear.
July 21, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list.
July 13, 2015 Kansas City Royals sent LHP Jason Vargas on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
June 13, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2015. Left flexor strain
May 26, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list.
May 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2015. Left flexor strain
October 2, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Jason Vargas.
September 30, 2014 Kansas City Royals reassigned LHP Jason Vargas to the minor leagues.
August 2, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list.
July 10, 2014 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 9, 2014. Appendectomy
November 21, 2013 Kansas City Royals signed free agent LHP Jason Vargas.
August 13, 2013 Los Angeles Angels activated LHP Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list.
August 8, 2013 Los Angeles Angels sent LHP Jason Vargas on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
June 21, 2013 Los Angeles Angels placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 18, 2013. Blood clot left armpit.
December 19, 2012 Los Angeles Angels traded 1B Kendrys Morales to Seattle Mariners for LHP Jason Vargas.
September 1, 2009 Seattle Mariners recalled Jason Vargas from Tacoma Rainiers.
August 7, 2009 Seattle Mariners optioned Jason Vargas to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 26, 2009 Seattle Mariners recalled Jason Vargas from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 20, 2009 Jason Vargas roster status changed by Tacoma Rainiers.
July 9, 2009 Seattle Mariners optioned LHP Jason Vargas to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 1, 2009 Seattle Mariners recalled Jason Vargas from Tacoma Rainiers.

Jason Matthew Vargas Bio Info

Jason Matthew Vargas (VARgus)... resides with wife and two children in Phoenix, AZ...graduated from Apple Valley High School (CA) in 2001...played three years at quarterback at Apple Valley... second cousin is former Major Leaguer Randy Velarde...is the co-founder of Estrella Youth Sports in Goodyear, AZ, a non-profit youth program...played college baseball at LSU (2002), Cypress College (2003) and Long Beach State (2004)...went 1-1, 3.13 in 13 appearances as a freshman at LSU...named the Southern California Junior College Player of the Year in 2003 at Cypress...as a junior at LBS


Jason completed his first season in Kansas City, after signing as a free agent with the Royals...Made 30 starts for the fourth time in the last five seasons, despite missing three weeks following an appendectomy in July...Posted a career-best 3.71 ERA...His ERA was also the lowest by a qualifying Royals left-hander since Charlie Leibrandt posted a 3.19 ERA in 1988...His 1.27 WHIP also ranked eighth among A.L. southpaws...Recorded a 1.97 walks per 9.0 innings ratio (41 in 187.0 IP), which tied with Jon Lester for 10th in the American League...His ratio also tied for third among A.L. lefties...Went 5-4 with a 2.73 ERA (26 ER in 85.2 innings) on the road, ranking seventh in the A.L. in road ERA...Went 5-5 with a 4.53 ERA at home...Struggled down the stretch, winning just 3 of his final 12 outings, posting a 4.39 ERA...Had a 3.32 ERA in his first 18 starts...Received just 3.19 runs of support per 9.0 innings after July 4, the eighth-lowest in the A.L. among hurlers that pitched at least 60.0 innings in that span...Posted a 3-3 record, but had a 2.60 ERA (15 ER in 52.0 IP) in 8 starts vs. the A.L. West...His ERA was the fourth-lowest against the West among hurlers with at least eight starts against the division...Took a shutout into the ninth inning in his first home start, April 7 vs. Tampa Bay, but allowed a solo homer to Ben Zobrist to open the ninth...Still earned a 4-2 victory, tossing 8.0 frames, plus one batter...Placed on the 15-day D.L. on July 10, after his appendectomy...He was reinstated on August 2 and started that afternoon in Oakland...Recorded sixth career shutout and 12th complete game August 13, blanking the A's (3-0) on three hits...His six shutouts have all come since 2011, tying him with Texas' Derek Holland for fifth-most in the Major Leagues in that span...Made three postseason starts, going 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 15.1 innings...Posted win in Game 4 of the ALCS vs. the Orioles, allowing one run on two hits over 5.1 innings in a 2-1 KC win to complete the four-game sweep.

Jason signed a four-year deal with the Royals on November 22, 2013, which runs through 2017, after spending one season pitching for the Los Angeles Angels... Tied for third in the American League with three complete games and two shutouts...shutouts came vs. Baltimore(3-0) on May 3 and vs. Oakland (4-0) on September 24... Went 6-2 with a 3.30 ERA (29 ER in 79.0 IP) in Anaheim...has a career 3.46 ERA in his home starts... Named A.L. Pitcher of the Month in May, going 5-0 with a 2.30 ERA (11 ER in 43.0 IP)...recorded 7.0-plus inningsin seven of his eight starts between April 23 and May 30... Tossed an 8.0-inning complete game on April 28, a 2-1 loss at Safeco Field, allowing two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts... Recorded a season-high nine strikeouts in 11-3 win over Seattle June 17, one shy of his career high which he's accomplished on two occasions... Placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a blood clot in his left arm...returned to the team August 13.
2012 Spent fourth full MLB season with Seattle...Led Mariners in wins (14) while setting career highs in starts (33), innings pitched (217.1), strikeouts (141) and quality starts (22)...Ranked amongst AL leaders in games started (33, T4th), quality starts (4th, 22), innings pitched (6th, 217.1), WHIP (10th, 1.178) and complete games (T10th, 2)...Ranked T2nd in AL allowing 35 HR...Tossed at least seven innings in 14 of 33 starts...Recorded five starts allowing one or fewer runs in at least 8 IP...Was 10-4 with 2.94 ERA in 18 starts after a loss...Named AL July Pitcher of Month after going 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA...Tied M's club record for most wins in a month...Career-high five-game win streak July 7-31 (5-0, 1.75 ERA)...Recorded sixth career CG July 7 at Oakland, retired 13 straight from 3rd-7th inning and induced four GIDPs to tie club record...Tied career high with 10 strikeouts June 26 vs. Oakland (ND, 6.2 IP). 2011 Went 10-13 with a 4.25 ERA (95 ER, 201.0 IP) in 32 starts with 4 complete games and 3 shutouts ... Set career highs in strikeouts (prev: 116 in 2010), wins (prev: 8 in 2010), innings (prev: 192.2 in 2010) and starts (prev: 31 in 2010) ... T3rd in AL with 3 shutouts (4 led league) and T4th with 4 CG ... Tossed 3 shutouts over a 6-start span from June 3-July 1: June 3 vs. TB, June 19 vs. PHI and July 1 vs. SD ... Ranked T3rd in club history with 3 shutouts, behind Randy Johnson (4, 1994) and Dave Fleming (4, 1992)...first Mariners pitcher to have at least 3 shutouts in a season since Freddy Garcia (3, 2001)...tied Mariners record for single-season home shutouts: Mike Moore (1988), Brian Holman (1991) & Dave Fleming (1992) each threw 3 shutouts in one season at the Kingdome ... Tossed a pair of CG shutouts in June: June 3 vs. Tampa Bay & June 19 vs. Philadelphia... became 5th pitcher in club history to post multiple shutouts in a month (Randy Johnson - 4x, Freddy Garcia, Mike Parrott, Mark Langston), and first since Garcia in July 2001 ... Had run support average of 3.40, 2nd-lowest in the AL...9-2 when receiving at least 3 runs of support (13 GS) ... Received 2 or fewer runs of support in 19 of 32 starts, including 10 of last 15 GS...since start of 2009, has the lowest run support average in AL (3.45); has started 77 games since 2009, and his team has scored 2 runs or less in 49 of them ... Recorded career-high 10 strikeouts in final start of year Sept. 26 vs. Oakland ... Finished season 3-0, 2.03 in final 4 starts Sept. 8-26 (26.2 IP, 6 ER, 5 BB, 23 SO); team was 4-0...followed stretch of 11 starts July 6-Sept. 2 in which was a combined 1-8, 6.49 ERA (44 ER, 61.0 IP)...began year 6-5, 3.57 ERA (17 GS, 113.1 IP, 45 ER), including going 2-2, 2.82 in 5 starts in June ... Recorded 9.0 shutout innings May 12 at Baltimore (9.0,7,0,0,1,4) but recorded a ND in 2-1 loss (12 innings)...joins Tim Belcher (6/4/95 at BOS), Erik Hanson (10.0 IP, 8/1/90 at OAK) & Mike Moore (6/29/88 vs. TEX) as only pitchers in club history with at least 9.0 shutout innings to not earn a win ... Snapped career-high 9-game losing streak with W#1 April 29 at Boston (7.0,8,4,4,2,4,2 HR)...was first win since Aug. 14, 2010 at Cleveland. 2010 Named Mariners Unsung Hero by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA...Set career-highs in wins (9, old was 5 in '05), innings (192.2, old was 91.2 in '09), games (31, old was 23 in '09), starts (31, old was 14 in '09) and strikeouts (116, old was 59 in '05)...Ranked T8th in the AL with 21 quality starts...Had the 3rd-lowest run support average among AL starters (3.46)...received 2 or fewer runs of support in 20 of 31 starts...Went 7-5, 2.86 (33 ER, 103.2 IP) in 16 home starts...career 2.84 ERA at Safeco Field, 2ndlowest among all pitchers (min. 15 GS), trailing only John Lackey (2.78)...Career-high 4-game winning streak May 9-June 22 (4-0, 2.11 in 9 GS, allowing 14 ER in 59.2 IP)...also won 3 consecutive starts Aug. 3-14 (3-0, 2.84)...Limited left-handed batters to a .200 average (36x180), 9th-lowest in the AL...Tossed at least 7.0+ innings in 12 starts (6-2, 1.68)...lasted at least 6.0+ innings in 24 of 31 starts (77%)...Was 9-5 and ranked 10th in the AL in ERA (3.15) through his first 23 starts of the season (through 8/15)...went 0-7, 5.74 (30 ER, 47.0 IP) over final 8 starts...At the All-Star break was 6-4 with a 3.09 ERA...ranked T9th in AL in ERA...Struck out career-high 9 batters July 18 at LAA...also had 8 K's May 4 vs. Tampa Bay...Recorded loss in 7 consecutive starts Aug. 21-Sept. 24 (0-7, 6.59)...Threw 7.0 ShO innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 7 June 22 vs. Chicago Cubs. 2009 Set career-highs in games (23), starts (14), and innings (91.2)...Had 3 stints with the Mariners after missing the entire 2008 season with recovering from left hip surgery in 2007...Was 1-0, 2.87 ERA (5 ER, 15.2 IP) in 9 relief appearances, tossing 2.0 or more innings in 5 games...Went 1-1, 2.60 ERA (10 ER, 34.2 IP) in first 6 starts of the season, allowing 3 runs or less in each game, including 5 games of 2 runs or less...Seattle won 4 of those 6 games...in his final 8 starts, went 1-5, 7.62 ERA (35 ER, 41.1 IP), allowing 5 or more runs in 5 of those games...In 6 no-decisions, had 2.56 ERA (9 ER, 31.2 IP)...allowed 2 runs or less in 5 of 6 GS...Held opponents to .194 (6x31) batting average with runners in scoring position, two outs...Was 1-1, 2.94 ERA (11 ER, 33.2 IP) in 6 starts at Safeco Field...had 1.52 ERA (5 ER, 29.2 IP) in his first 5 home starts before allowing 6 R in his last start July 26 vs. Cleveland...Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings three times: May 22 vs. SF (1 ER), June 20 vs. ARI (1 ER) and Aug. 6 at KC (7 ER, including 5 in the first inning)...Earned win in Mariners debut May 3 vs. Oakland by tossing 2.1 innings in 15-inning victory, striking out 4,...first ML appearance since July 3, 2007 and first ML victory since April 13, 2006...Started the season with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers...went 1-2 with a 2.93 ERA (9 ER, 27.2 IP) in 5 starts before being recalled. 2008 Did not pitch in 2008...underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip on March 17...Spent the summer rehabing at the Mets minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, FL...Pitched for the Peoria Saguaras of the Arizona Fall League...Went 1-0 with a 2.10 ERA (6 ER, 25.2 IP) in 9 games (1 GS) in the Fall League...Held opponents to a .208 (20x96) average, including .200 (7x35) vs. left-handers. 2007 Had a bone spur removed from his left elbow on October 3, 2007...Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan...Was recalled from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 17th...Started that afternoon vs. the Cubs...Retired the first nine batters he faced...Worked 7.0 innings, allowed six hits, five runs, earned, with two strikeouts and had a no-decision in a game the Mets rallied to win, 6-5, with five runs in the ninth inning...Optioned back to the Zephyrs on May 25th...Recalled for a second and final time on July 3rd...Optioned back to New Orleans on July 4th...Allowed a career-high 11 hits and nine runs on July 3rd at Colorado...Suffered the loss as the Mets fell, 11-3...Was 3-1 with a 3.23 ERA (11 earned runs/30.2 innings) in June for the Zephyrs and 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA (nine earned runs/28.0 innings) in August...Was second on the Zephyrs' staff in starts, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. 2006 Began the season in the Marlins' starting rotation...Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 14...Recalled from Triple-A on July 6 and optioned back to Albuquerque on July 29...Picked up his lone victory against the Padres at home on April 13...Went 6.0 innings and gave up two hits, two runs, earned, with five walks and three strikeouts...Had a no-decision on April 24 against the Cubs in a 6-3 loss in Miami...In 6.1 innings, he permitted one hit, with no runs, four walks and two strikeouts...His fifth and last start was a no-decision against Colorado at home on April 29...Made four relief appearances from May 4-May 12...Also had three outings out of the bullpen from July 6-July 29...With Albuquerque, he went a season-best 8.0 innings to turn back Memphis on June 8...Fashioned a 2.25 ERA (two earned runs/8.0 innings) in six regular season appearances with Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. 2005 Made 17 appearances (13 starts) for the Marlins in rookie campaign, compiling a 5-5 record with 4.03 ERA... entered starting rotation in July, and went 4-5 as a starter with 4.14 ERA ... became fifth Marlins left-hander to collect five or more wins in rookie season... As a reliever, went 1-0 with 2.84 ERA in four relief outings while limiting opposing hitters to a .143 batting average... recorded first Major League victory in third relief appearance on July 27 vs. Pittsburgh, tossing 3.0 no-hit innings, while fanning five batters after a 42-minute rain delay... registered scoreless appearance in three of four relief outings... Made first Major League start on July 18 at Arizona, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings en route to a no-decision... picked up consecutive victories in next two starts, August 5 at Cincinnati and August 10 vs. Arizona, allowing a combined two earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched with seven strikeouts... went 4-1 with 3.22 ERA in his first six starts for the Marlins, from July 18 to August 26, while holding hitters to a .217 average... Registered first career complete-game victory on August 21 vs. Los Angeles (NL), allowing one run on six hits (1 BB, 7 SO)... became the first National League rookie to toss a complete game on the season and the first Marlins rookie to pitch a nine-inning complete game since Dontrelle Willis on June 16, 2003 vs. New York (NL)... it was the fourth time a Marlins rookie pitched a nine-inning complete game... joined Brian Meadows as the only Marlins pitchers in team history to require as few as five starts to record their first complete game... Struck out a season-high seven batters in back-to-back starts, August 16 vs. San Diego and August 21 vs. Los Angeles (NL)... held opponents to a .249 average including a .192 average (0 HR) against left-handed hitters... tossed 44.2 innings before surrendering first home run on August 31 to David Eckstein of St. Louis... allowed a season-high seven runs on 10 hits on August 31 vs. St. Louis... issued a season-high five walks on August 16 vs. San Diego... Over his final seven starts, went 0-4 with 5.23 ERA, despite allowing more than three runs only once... during the span, opponents hit for a .302 average, while Florida maintained a 1.16 run support average... recorded shortest start of season in last start on October 1 vs. Atlanta, tossing 1.0 inning before a rain delay... At the plate, batted .308 (8x26) with two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored... doubled in first Major League at bat off Arizona's Mike Gosling and scored first run on July 18... drove in two runs on August 21 vs. Los Angeles (NL)... collected first multi-hit game of career on August 26 at Chicago (NL), going 2x3 with a run scored... Selected from Carolina (AA) on July 14, after going a combined 7-4 with 2.50 ERA in 17 starts between Greensboro (A), Jupiter (A) and Carolina... Went 4-1 with 0.80 ERA in five starts at Greensboro... went 2-3 with 3.42 ERA in nine starts at Jupiter... went 1-0 with 2.84 ERA in three starts with Carolina... Named the Marlins Organizational Pitcher of the Month for April, going 4-1 with 0.80 ERA (33.2 IP, 3 ER) and 33 strikeouts with Greensboro... garnered Minor League Player of the Week honors for the week of April 18-24, going 2-0 with 0.00 ERA (13.2 IP), 16 strikeouts... led all Florida farmhands in 2005 with a 2.50 ERA... received a single third-place vote for National League Rookie of the Year...voted the Marlins Rookie of the Year by the Soth Florida chapter of the BBWAA. 2004 In his first pro season, split time between Jamestown and Greensboro, combining for a 5-2, 2.09 record in 11starts (60.1 IP, 14 ER)... was the Marlins Organizational Pitcher of the Month for August, after going 2-0, 1.41 (32.0 IP, 5 ER) with 30 strikeouts... was named the #3 prospect in the New York Penn League by Baseball America.