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Alex Vargas

Name
Alex Vargas
Nationality
dom Dominican Republic
Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Rank
53
Ht
6'0"
Wt
180
Bats
R
Throws
R
Class
2014 IFA
Acquired
Free Agent
Signing Date
07/02/2014
Rule 5 Year
2018
Free Agent Yr
2021
MLB 40-Man
No
Birthday
July 24, 1997
Age
22

Alexander Vargas was signed by the New York Yankees as a free agent on January 2, 2013.

2014

Making his professional debut, Alex started five games for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 2 affiliate (Rookie), pitching to a 0-0 record, and a 2.08 ERA. He struck out 13 and walked six.

2015

Vargas made his stateside debut, throwing in Tampa, FL for the Gulf Coast League Yankees (Rookie) club. In 10 games (nine starts), the 203-pound right-hander fired 41.2 innings pitched. He went 2-4, posted a 4.97 ERA, and hitters batted .318 against him.

2016

The 6’4” right-hander did not pitch due to a series of back issues.

2017

The Santiago, Dominican Republic native enjoyed a breakout return season with the Staten Island Yankees (Single-A – Short Season) and Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A). Vargas combined to pitch 72.1 innings across 13 starts. Alex posted a 1.88 ERA and 4-0 record in Staten Island. In Charleston, he made his final nine starts pitching to a 2-3 record and 3.17 ERA. He fared much better against opponents, as they just hit .231 off him.

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