Future Watch: Andrew Vaughn Rookie Baseball Cards, White Sox – Andrew Vaughn was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 3rd overall pick in the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6-0, 214-pound first baseman has a good enough arm to pitch if the need arises.
Vaughn first starred at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. He hit .380 with 29 doubles, three triples, one home run, and 76 RBI. As a pitcher, he was 17-6, with a 2.05 ERA and 166 strikeouts! He was recruited to the University of California and Berkley.
As a freshman, playing for the Golden Bears, he hit 12 home runs with a .349 batting average at first base plus he pitched in 10 games. He won the Pac 12 Player of the Year Award.
As a sophomore, this prospect slugged 23 homers with a .402 batting average. He won the Pac 12 Player of the Year Award and the Golden Spikes Award.
He played one more year in college and then embarked on his professional career. His minor league career totals are impressive; 853 AB, 296 hits, 55 doubles, 61 homers with 213 RBI and a .347 batting average.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
Vaughn has a sweet right-handed swing, plenty of bat speed and strength, and no discernible flaws at the plate. He’s a natural hitter with natural power to all fields and he doesn’t try to do too much. He uses the entire field and won’t chase pitches when opponents try to work around him, and he could be a .300 hitter with 30 homers and 80 walks on an annual basis.
Though Vaughn worked out at third base for some clubs before the Draft, he likely will be limited to first base. He’s a below-average runner but moves well enough around the bag. He does have some arm strength and ran his fastball into the low 90s when he pitched early in his college career, but the majority of his value — and it will be considerable — will come from his bat. ETA 2020
Vaughn already has literally hundreds of baseball cards on the market. The earliest of which can be found in 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition and 2013 Panini USA Baseball. His first Bowman cards are in 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft. Collectors can also find his cards in 2020 Bowman as a Chrome Prospect.
Here’s a look at his sweet swing:
This future ChiSox star had a homer and five RBI with a .304 batting average in spring training. He’s ready if the players can get back on the field in 2020. Start collecting him now if you haven’t already done so.
Future Watch: Andrew Vaughn Rookie Baseball Cards, White Sox – Stats
|2019||21||3 Teams||3 Lgs||A+-A-Rk||CHW||55||245||205||33||57||17||0||6||36||0||1||30||38||.278||.384||.449||.832||92||9||7||0||3||0|
|Minors (1 season)||Minors||55||245||205||33||57||17||0||6||36||0||1||30||38||.278||.384||.449||.832||92||9||7||0||3||0|
|NCAA (3 seasons)||NCAA||160||745||596||145||223||35||1||50||163||7||6||123||75||.374||.495||.688||1.183||410||26||23||0||3|
|Other (1 season)||Other||14||57||52||7||16||3||0||5||14||1||0||3||10||.308||.368||.654||1.022||34||2||0||0||0|
|All Levels (3 Seasons)||229||1047||853||185||296||55||1||61||213||8||7||156||123||.347||.462||.628||1.091||536||35||32||0||6||0|
|A+ (1 season)||Minors||29||126||107||16||27||8||0||3||21||0||1||16||17||.252||.349||.411||.760||44||3||1||0||2||0|
|A (1 season)||Minors||23||103||83||14||21||7||0||2||11||0||0||14||18||.253||.388||.410||.798||34||6||5||0||1||0|
|Rk (1 season)||Minors||3||16||15||3||9||2||0||1||4||0||0||0||3||.600||.625||.933||1.558||14||0||1||0||0||0|
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