Daily Dust Devil: Jonathan Vargas

July 14, 2013 

No. 18 Jonathan Vargas P

Height: 6-2 Weight: 150

Age: 24 Bats/throws: Left/left

Hometown: Acarigua, Venezuela Birthday: May 29

Eager to get his career back on track in 2013 after totaling just 7 innings pitched over the last two seasons. Signed as a 16-year-old free agent on Sept. 1, 2005. Spent three seasons with the Colorado Rockies’ Dominican Summer League club, going 6-6 with a 3.05 ERA in 88 2/3 innings. In his U.S. debut for the Rockies’ rookie affiliate in Casper (Wyo.) in 2009, Vargas went 4-5 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 starts and was rated the 19th best prospect in the organization. Began 2010 losing six consecutive starts at Low-A Asheville (N.C.), but rebounded to finish 4-9. Has split time between the bullpen and starting rotation with Dust Devils, going 1-1 in three starts with a 4.50 ERA.

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