Top 25 All-Time Rainiers: No. 14 Jason Vargas

By Tacoma Rainiers/HERO Sports / Tacoma Rainiers | March 5, 2019 2:41 AM

The upcoming 2019 season will mark the Tacoma Rainiers 25th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The two clubs first formed their partnership in 1995, and recently announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract that will continue their affiliation through the 2022 season.

In honor of this decades-long partnership we will explore the Top 25 players to come through Cheney Stadium since 1995, starting today with No. 25 and continuing every Monday until reaching No. 1 just before Opening Day 2019.

Hundreds of talented players have spent time in Tacoma during the Mariners era -- helping propel the Rainiers to five division titles, three conference championships and two Pacific Coast League Championships -- but only the best of the best make the Top 25.

Qualifiers

1. Players and ranking determined by Wins Above Replacement

2. Must have 200 plate appearances or 40 innings pitched with the Rainiers

No. 14 is left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas, who pitched in nine games for the Rainiers in 2009.

Vargas has appeared in 268 games in Major League Baseball over 13 seasons and is now a member of the New York Mets.

JASON VARGAS CAREER TACOMA RAINIERS STATS
G
GS
ERA
IP
BB
SO
9 9 3.14 51.2 15 46

Vargas made his big-league debut in 2005 with the Florida Marlins, appearing in 17 games and pitching 73 2/3 innings.

JASON VARGAS CAREER MLB 2005-2018
G
ERA
IP
BB
SO
WAR
268 4.27 1493.1 445 1023 15.4

Vargas' best season in the majors was 2017 with the Kansas City Royals. He made 32 appearances on the season, covering 179 2/3 innings. He posted a 4.16 ERA and struck out 134 batters.

This article created using technology provided by HERO Sports.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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