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Dodgers: Fans Have Fun with Miguel Vargas Doppelganger Comp

On Wednesday night in Oracle Park, Dodgers top hitting prospect Miguel Vargas made his major league debut. The 22-year-old went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI to help the Dodgers to a 3-0 win over the Giants. During the game, he also joined Jose Offerman as the only Dodgers ever to record an extra-base hit and steal a base in their Major League debut.

After he made his big splash in the big leagues, the No. 5 prospect began to spark conversation not only about his baseball IQ and skills but also his looks. 

Fans took to social media to share their thoughts about his Doppelgänger, one being the grown up version of Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez played by Mark Vitar from the 1993 movie The Sandlot. 

Both are members of the Los Angeles Dodgers, afterall, and have been praised multiple times for their love for the sport and knowledge of the great game of baseball.

Manager Dave Roberts has said this about Vargas (quote via Juan Toribio from

“He’s been around the game for quite some time and when you understand the game, he’s got a good heartbeat. He’s always kind of looking at the field and the game and understands the game, the scoreboard, but it’s an uncanny ability to slow things down.”

Not only was the 22-year-old from Cuba compared to the beloved protagonist of one of the greatest baseball movies but also a few more Hollywood stars.

The young prospect might not be in LA for too much longer as Justin Turner is expected to be activated soon, but Dodger fans can expect a bright future from “Miggy the Jet” in the near future.

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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