Kennys Vargas Gautier, nicknamed "Gorilla", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball designated hitter and first baseman for the Detroit Tigers organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins and for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. Vargas has been compared to David Ortiz due to their similarities in size. Vargas stands 6 ft 5 in tall and weighs about 275 pounds.
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About Kennys Vargas
First baseman and designated hitter who has gained fame for his play for the Minnesota Twins of the MLB between 2014-2017. He later signed with Chiba Lotte Marines of the Nippon Professional Baseball league in 2018.
He was originally undrafted in the 2008 MLB Draft. He later signed with the Twins in February 2009 after being invited for an independent evaluation.
He won a silver medal with the Puerto Rican national baseball club at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He has played with Indios de Mayagüez in Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente.
He was born and raised in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico.
He and Javier Baez have played as teammates for Puerto Rico's national baseball team.
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- Elizabethton Twins players
- Chiba Lotte Marines players
- New Britain Rock Cats players
- Fort Myers Miracle players
- Major League Baseball players from Puerto Rico