Miguel Vargas: Before the 2022 season ends
Miguel Vargas is the fifth-ranked prospect in the Dodgers system, but he is the most likely to get playing time this season. Vargas has been tearing it up at the Triple-A level and he checks so many boxes for the Dodgers.
Vargas is going to continue getting his at-bats down in Triple-A, and he will likely get called up in August or September when the roster expands to help the big-league club. Once there, Vargas is a candidate to make the postseason roster as a depth player in a similar fashion to Gavin Lux in 2019.
Vargas gives the team a nice right-handed bat and, at the very least, would be a significantly better option than Hanser Alberto. The infield prospect also gives the team another option if Max Muncy and Justin Turner continue to play horribly (although Turner is turning around). Heck, the Dodgers are even playing Vargas in the outfield in Triple-A to see if he can help there.
It is not a matter of if Vargas gets called up this season, but a matter of when. He is on a 25+ home run and 100+ RBI pace in Triple-A with an OPS of .878. He has proven that he can swing it, and the big club could really use his bat.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Chris Taylor for an extended period of time after he suffered a fractured foot. Who can replace him?
And who knows, maybe Vargas could end up being a postseason hero as a depth option. Gavin Lux hit a home run in his first-ever postseason at-bat, after all.