Los Angeles Dodgers’ prospect and potential Justin Turner replacement Miguel Vargas was listed as the No. 5 overall 3B prospect heading into the 2023 season, per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo and MLB Pipeline. Vargas is expected to see a significant amount of playing time for the Dodgers this season. As a result, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him make an NL Rookie of the Year run.
Miguel Vargas trails Baltimore Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson, New York Mets’ Brett Baty, Tampa Bay Rays’ Curtis Mead, and Texas Rangers’ Josh Jung in the MLB Pipeline 3B prospect rankings. However, he’s arguably the best pure hitter out of the entire class. Vargas and Mead were both given the best hit-tool amongst the third base prospects. Additionally, Henderson and Vargas lead the way in power according to MLB Pipeline.
Vargas is still developing his fielding skills.