The Dodgers have a lot to be excited about for the future. Not only is their current team stacked with starts, but their current farm system should produce a handful of stars over the next decade. You just never know where they’re going to come from, and sometimes names have a way of coming up out of nowhere.
One name that showed up in a big way this week was Miguel Vargas. Listed at 6-foot-3, the big-bodied corner infielder caught the attention of a lot of fans very quickly in Spring camps. But it was what he did on Wednesday in the batter’s box that had everyone talking.
Vargas stepped in against Guardians’ ace Shane Bieber and put on a show The Dodgers number 6 prospect launched a ball deep into left field and completely cleared the stadium at Camelback Ranch on a bounce.
Miguel Vargas absolutely crushed this ball. Wow. pic.twitter.com/XZM872VC9o
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 23, 2022
Vargas is an intriguing prospect since he is very much an offense-first sort of player. He hit 23 homeruns last year between High-A and Double-A for the Dodgers, with a .319 batting average and .906 OPS. But many wonder if his glove and overall defense will ever come together.
The universal DH being added in certainly helps his case, and at just 22-years-old, the power should continue to develop. While he is technically listed as a first baseman, many scouts believe that he will end up at first base, if not completely off of the field altogether.
Add him to the extensive list of names of Dodgers prospects to be excited about over the next few years.