• Full name Kevin Vargas
  • Born 02/14/2000 in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School International Baseball Academy
  • Drafted in the 22nd round (663rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018.
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    Perhaps the most well-known Puerto Rican player in the 2018 draft class because of his participation in high profile showcases like the Under Armour All-America Game and Perfect Game All-American Classic in 2017, Vargas is a 6-foot-2, 173-pound shortstop who has shown exciting defensive potential but has a light bat. Scouts who saw him this spring at Puerto Rico's Excellence Tournament--one of the biggest events of the spring for P.R. draft-eligible players--thought he had backed up across the board, however. After showing solid defensive actions and above-average raw arm strength throughout the summer, Vargas didn't stand out defensively at the event, and also struggled with the bat. If his defensive ability has gone backwards, it's a much tougher profile for Vargas since teams were already projecting heavily on his bat improving. Vargas is committed to Florida International.

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