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.
Said the same thing last night. Miggy the jet Vargas
— Streets (@dopinse) August 4, 2022
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 MLB.com)
“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.
Thought more Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy pic.twitter.com/P6OS4XAeom
— Gwion Bach (@Gwionbach) August 5, 2022
Miguel Vargas is Richie’s brother pic.twitter.com/P154cbRxPI
— Fred J. Robledo ???? (@SGVNSports) August 5, 2022
I was actually thinking more like Cruz from Coach Carter lol pic.twitter.com/GfwtMKZ4mg
— Clout Chaser Alert (@ChaserAlert) August 5, 2022
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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