Should the Dodgers extend Cuban Miguel Vargas’ contract?
During final spring training, the Los Angeles Dodgers learned that they had in Cuban Miguel Vargas a coveted prospect capable of contributing in various aspects, but especially on defense due to his ability to defend various positions.
However, the second-biggest prospect in the traditional California organization is also a factor on offense, so much so that he leads the club in on-base percentage (. 500), largely by leading MLB in walks received (11).
Similarly, Miguel Vargas finished Week 1 of the regular season batting run. 375; 280, but with such an incredible ability to stay on the pads, that on Tuesday he entered nine of the Dodger’s 11 starts, either as second base hire or first pad.
It’s a fact that the West Indian has earned the trust of helmsman Dave Roberts, who knows his young player will fit right into a squad full of weight figures.
That way, and considering he’s only 22 years old and earning $700,000 in 2023, Miguel Vargas seems well-positioned to receive a contract extension from the Dodgers themselves, for at least two seasons, through 2029.