The Chicago White Sox have announced two big Minor League transactions on Wednesday that should have fans very excited about what is to come.
The Chicago White Sox are involved in some rumors on the MLB trade deadline day, but the biggest news came from within the organization. They have decided to call up Andrew Vaughn to High-A Winston-Salem and Nick Madrigal to Triple-A Charlotte. Madrigal was the White Sox first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft while Vaughn was their first-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
The team has high hopes for both of these players and they are already coming along very quickly. Madrigal was in High-A to start the season and has already made his way up to Triple-A before August even came around. It has been really nice growth for the young second baseman out of the Oregon State University. There is a reason to believe that he will see time in the Major Leagues as soon as next season. The White Sox moved Yoan Moncada to third base and it has been very successful so there is a void at second until Madrigal shows up.
Vaughn still has a little more marinating to do in the Minors as he is a year behind Madrigal. The plan is likely to be the successor to Jose Abreu at first base. Even if Abreu stays in Chicago he could move to DH if Vaughn makes it to the Major Leagues while he is still there. Vaughn already got into his first high-A game with the Winston-Salem Dash and smashed a home run as his first hit. He has the raw power that the White Sox are very excited about.
The White Sox are all about the future right now and it appears to be a very bright one when they make transactions like these. Both of these guys are in the long term plan so it is good to see them take that next step. It is much more exciting to see this kind of news than trades of players that you like on deadline day.