Andrew Vaughn Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/3/1998 (23)
Andrew Vaughn Season Stats
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Andrew Vaughn News
Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Andrew Vaughn is earning his first career postseason start on Friday. He'll be batting seventh and covering first base in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Houston Astros. Gavin Sheets handled first base duties in the team's Game 1 loss and he went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. The White Sox are going up against left-hander Framber Valdez on Friday. The right-handed Vaughn had a fantastic .555 slugging percentage against lefties this year and he was 3-for-5 with a home run against Valdez. He could be a dangerous bat in the lower-third of the White Sox lineup in Game 2.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Andrew Vaughn (back) was activated from the injured list prior to Game 2 of the team's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. He went on to start the second game of the two-game set and he went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Vaughn was sidelined for about two weeks due to lower back inflammation. He was really struggling before hitting the injured list as he had gone just 1-for-21 over his first five games of September. It's been an uneven rookie year for the 23-year-old. Over 121 games, he's slashing .241/.314/.409 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI and 54 runs.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Andrew Vaughn (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list before Tuesday's game with lower back inflammation. The move was retroactive to September 10 and will move infielder/outfielder Leury Garcia into an outfield role in the interim. Vaughn hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations during his rookie season, posting 15 HR, 45 RBI, 54 R, and one SB with a .240/.314/.409 line across 396 at-bats. The 23-year-old remains a strong option in dynasty formats and should be a crucial, middle-of-the-order bat for the White Sox for years to come.
After winning the AL MVP in 2020 and signing a new three-year contract, incumbent first baseman Jose Abreu isn't going anywhere but that doesn't mean that Vaughn won't play a significant role in 2021. The rookie first baseman's development took a hit when his first full pro season was disrupted by the pandemic but he received valuable instruction at the alternate training site. Our early expectation was that Vaughn would open the year in double-A but he's seen a lot of playing time early in the spring and is performing well. There is a good argument to be had over who the best first-base prospect in the majors is Vaughn or 2020 first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson (although the Tigers will give the latter a chance to play the hot corner). For our money, the White Sox prospect is the safer better as the more well-rounded player who should hit for power and average while also producing strong on-base numbers. With a current ADP near 237, there is clearly hype around Vaughn's impending impact despite his uncertain ETA. He has the skillset and pedigree to expedite his learning curve and be a strong fantasy contributor in 2021.