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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

Kennys Vargas was playing great for Elizabethton last summer when suddenly he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a PED (a weight-loss supplement). Because a player has to serve the suspension with the team he was playing with when the suspension came down, Vargas had to wait until 30+days into the short-season Elizabethton season. Today, his suspension came to an end and he was moved to Beloit. In his first at bat, he hit a solo home run. In his second at bat, he hit a two-run homer. When it comes to pure power, it could be argued that beyond Miguel Sano, no one has as much power and power potential as Vargas.

#2 gunnarthor

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Well, that's what those weight loss supplements are for!

#3 boney

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

I may be in the minority here but I haven't heard of him. What position does he play, how old is he, and was he a draft pick?

#4 jlovren

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

Now let's hope that he can develop some patience at the plate and get the strikeout ratio down.

#5 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

Just keep him away from Derek Rodriguez....dont want him around anyone with connections to the 'bad stuff'. Nice debut tho

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

I may be in the minority here but I haven't heard of him. What position does he play, how old is he, and was he a draft pick?


First base, 21-ish, no.

#7 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

First base, 21-ish, no.


google.com or baseballreference.com would have both been acceptable answers as well

#8 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I may be in the minority here but I haven't heard of him. What position does he play, how old is he, and was he a draft pick?


22 on Aug 1, first base & nondrafted FA out of Puerto Rico.

#9 Jason

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Hopefully he doesn't turn into Rene Leverett.

#10 boney

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

First base, 21-ish, no.


Thanks, appreciate it.

#11 boney

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

google.com or baseballreference.com would have both been acceptable answers as well


Thanks, I figured google but hadn't heard of baseballreference.

#12 boney

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

22 on Aug 1, first base & nondrafted FA out of Puerto Rico.


Thanks again. wish I would have waited to read all before responding :D.

#13 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hopefully he doesn't turn into Rene Leverett.

This is why you dont really know about a player till he gets to A ball
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#14 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

Hit another home run today (Monday) - 3 now in two games.

#15 Badsmerf

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

Call him up!!!!!!!!!!

#16 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

Call him up!!!!!!!!!!

or test him again!!!
Idiot now has to put up with people thinking that bout him the rest of his career.

#17 righty8383

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

or test him again!!!
Idiot now has to put up with people thinking that bout him the rest of his career.


Its sad but its true. If Vargas happens to turn into a big time major leaguer, you will have people accusing him of cheating because he once tested positive for a banned substance when he was playing rookie ball. Those same people won't even bother to look at what exactly he tested positive for.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Kennys Vargas was playing great for Elizabethton last summer when suddenly he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a PED (a weight-loss supplement). Because a player has to serve the suspension with the team he was playing with when the suspension came down, Vargas had to wait until 30+days into the short-season Elizabethton season.

Today, his suspension came to an end and he was moved to Beloit.

In his first at bat, he hit a solo home run. In his second at bat, he hit a two-run homer.

When it comes to pure power, it could be argued that beyond Miguel Sano, no one has as much power and power potential as Vargas.


A weight Loss Supplement! Does anyone know the name?
I'm getting sick of drinking Slim-Fast.

#19 Seth Stohs

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:24 AM

A weight Loss Supplement! Does anyone know the name?
I'm getting sick of drinking Slim-Fast.


Phentermine.

#20 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

Me thinks he needs to pass his "supplement" around to the rest of the team. :)