James Vargas
James Vargas
James Vargas

CLASS OF 2022

SS
RHP

James
Vargas

Upper Iowa University
Arrowhead (HS) • WI
5-10 • 192LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier North

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
3/14/21
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
3/14/21
18.9
Rot. Acc (max)
3/14/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
93.5
Exit Velocity (max)
3/14/21
84.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
3/14/21
319
Distance (max)
3/14/21
45
Sweet Spot %
3/14/21
Run
6.92
60-yard
3/14/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
87
INF Velo
3/14/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

90
Velocity (max)
9/23/21
86 - 89
Velo Range
9/23/21
2002
Spin Rate (avg)
3/14/21

Changeup

71.7 - 75.2
Velo Range
3/14/21
1510
Spin Rate (avg)
3/14/21

Curveball

71 - 74
Velo Range
7/14/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

71 - 73
Velo Range
9/23/21
1991
Spin Rate (avg)
3/14/21

Positional Tools

2021
2020
2018
60 Yard Dash
6.92
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
13.5
60 Yard Dash
7.02
Infield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
60 Yard Dash
8.05
Infield Velocity
68.0
Power / Speed Score
9.3
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Position
6.92
60-yard
87
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 15, 2020
Position
7.02
60-yard
83
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Apr 8, 2018
Position
8.05
60-yard
68
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
93.5
Exit Velocity Avg
84.6
Distance Max
319
Distance Avg
199
Launch Angle Avg
24.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
93.5
Exit Velocity (max)
84.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
199
Distance (avg)
319
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
22.9
Hand Speed Avg
22.0
Bat Speed Max
73.7
Bat Speed Avg
72.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
72.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2002
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.5
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1510
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.5
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1991
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
85.8
Velocity (max)
83.5 - 85.1
Velo Range
82.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,050
Spin Rate (max)
2,002
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
70.9
Velocity (max)
70.1 - 70.8
Velo Range
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,065
Spin Rate (max)
1,991
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.1
Velocity (max)
71.7 - 75.2
Velo Range
71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,596
Spin Rate (max)
1,510
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
2018
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.8
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.2
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
71.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
68.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
59.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
60.0
PBR at The Rock - Fall Championships
Sep 23, 2021
Pitching
90
Max FB
86 - 89
FB
71 - 73
SL
17U National Championship
Jul 14, 2021
Pitching
89
Max FB
84 - 87
FB
71 - 74
CB
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 14, 2021
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 85
FB
72 - 75
CH
70 - 71
SL
Madison Preseason I.D.
Mar 15, 2020
Pitching
81
Max FB
80 - 81
FB
69 - 70
CB
69 - 73
KN
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Apr 8, 2018
Pitching
71
Max FB
68 - 69
FB
58 - 61
CB
58 - 62
CH

Game Performance

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Notes

Comments

9/29/21

A strong 5-foot-10, 192-pound athlete with sturdy shoulders, Vargas continues to trend upward inside the Badger State’s senior rankings. Vargas produces some of the easiest high-80s velocity we saw all summer, bumping his fastball up to 90 mph a handful of times early on in his outings. The relative ease and polish that he works downhill with throughout his delivery suggests even more velocity is left in the tank, too. We’ve seen him throw a fading changeup with confidence in the past and his slider flashed late break off a 10/4 plane at 70-72 mph in this look. Vargas also enjoyed quite the power surge at the plate throughout the tourney, going 5-for-8 with two grand slams and a double. He’s a top-35 prospect in our overall Wisconsin 2022 rankings and he’s still uncommitted. 

7/23/21

At our 17u tournament at The Rock in Franklin, WI, Vargas toed the rubber during the night game. Vargas' fastball sat 85-88, touching 89 mph throughout the entirety of the game and had late life through the zone. This overpowering fastball got him 16 strikeouts through his six innings of work; one of the most dominating performances that we have seen on the mound throughout the summer.

3/17/21

Vargas is a 5-foot-10, 192-pound, two-way prospect who stood out with his defensive abilities on the infield. Vargas – listed at a compact, 5-foot-10, 192 pounds – moves better than expected, ranging around with fluid/active feet at times while showing soft, sure hands and a strong arm that played at 87 mph across. He also ran a 6.92 laser-timed 60. Vargas hopped on the mound later in his workout and continued to build off previously impressive live looks. He showed a complete three-pitch mix, all of which were thrown for strikes, and improved his fastball velocity, now sitting at 84-86 mph.

3/15/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 183-pounds.
Delivery: Squared start from the right side of the rubber; simple side step to high knee, level shoulders square to home. Lands square, toe-closed, finishes in an athletic position. Easy effort invovled.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, arm action to a 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Straight, mostly, some slight arm-side action.
CB: 69-70 mph. 12/6 shape, some depth, gradual action; flashed some late break under the zone.
KN: 69-73 mph. Firm; some spin. 

3/15/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 183-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Narrow stance, slightly crouched, moderate stride length,. Path is slightly uphill, some length, hits in rhythm with consistent contact.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Long, loose arm action from a 3/4 slot; above-average arm strength.
Defense: Actions are controlled, fluid; footwork helps square the ball up at gather. Exchanges are quick and clean.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 


4/8/18 - 5-foot-4, 145-pound, athletic two-way prospect. Offensively, open setup, long stride, incorporates lower half, maintains balance. Gap-to-gap type hitter, level barrel, extension through the zone, square contact, fluid rhythm, 75 mph exit velocity. Ran an 8.05 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short arm action, high ¾ slot, 68 mph across the infield. On the mound, quick, loose arm action, high ¾ slot, easy effort. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, sat 68-69, touched 71. Curveball, 11/5 shape, depth at-times, 58-61. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, fading action, 58-62. Three-pitch feel.

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