Cesar Vargas, rhp, San Diego Padres

Cesar Vargas was signed out of Mexico as an international free agent by Yankees in 2009 From 2009-2012 he was assigned to Rookie-league ball, and was an effective pitcher both in the pen and in the rotation. He generally allowed less hits then IP, and struck out around 7 per 9 IP. Made it to affiliate…

From the Field: Jorge Ona, of, San Diego Padres

In April, 2016, Baseball America rated Ona as the 6th best prospect in Cuba. This was an aggressive grade, considering his age (19) and lack of Serie Nacional (think Cuban MLB) experience. But what scouts did see of him, mostly while he was playing in Cuba’s junior national leagues and the COPABE 18U Pan American…