Andrew Vaughn Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/3/1998 (23)
Andrew Vaughn Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrew Vaughn News
Chicago White Sox first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, home run and two RBI in Tuesday's victory versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Vaughn tied the game with his home run in the bottom of the seventh inning and then gave the White Sox the lead with his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth. Vaughn came into the season as a highly touted prospect, but he has been quiet so far in his rookie year. He is now hitting .230 with four home runs and 15 RBI. Managers in deeper leagues should still consider Vaughn due to his high ceiling in a good lineup.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Andrew Vaughn (COVID-19) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list on Saturday, according to James Fegan of The Athletic. Vaughn is also in the starting lineup against the Tigers, getting the start in left field and batting sixth against Detroit. It was a short stint on the IL for Vaughn, as he only missed two days, and in a corresponding move, infielder Gavin Sheets was optioned back to Triple-A. In his rookie season, Vaughn has been an OK option in deep mixed and AL-only formats, as he is slashing .226/.316/.394 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 19 runs scored over 43 games.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. It sounds like Vaughn is asymptomatic, but there is no timetable for his return. He can get back into the lineup whenever he's cleared to play. In the meantime, Gavin Sheets has been recalled from the minors to take his spot on the roster. The 25-year-old has 11 homers in the minors this season, but is on the bench for Thursday's contest. He could possibly be a streaming choice whenever he gets into the starting lineup. Fantasy managers can hold onto Vaughn for now and hope he is only sidelined for a few days.
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.