Sep 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas (19) hits a single in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
It’s very hard to pull much legitimate data out of Spring Training statistics. That being said, you can bet that Vargas will be under a microscope in Florida for the Twins. After clobbering balls following his call-up a season ago, the end of the season saw a continuous slide for the rookie. It will be on him to prove there was nothing to that.
In Fort Myers, Vargas will be focused on putting the ball in play, and continuing to use that power stroke that made him such a key addition to the Twins a season ago. Should he be able to control strikeout numbers, as well as drawing a few more walks, Vargas should be able to hold off the competition from the DH spot for now.