White Sox: Three reasons they could trade Jose Abreu

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1. Andrew Vaughn

The Chicago White Sox believe that Andrew Vaughn is their future first baseman. He is only of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball. The White Sox took him with the third overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft last June. He is a first baseman and figures to be the long term solution to the position and be a big bat in the middle of the White Sox order.

Vaughn was drafted out of the University of California. He played first base for them and was so good that he was a top baseball prospect and earned that third overall pick by the White Sox. He is the definition of a power hitter that will impact a Major League lineup one day. The thought of it being the Chicago White Sox lineup is certainly exciting.

He moved on to A ball after his college season ended where it would only take 23 games with White Sox A affiliate, the Kannapolis Intimidators. He then finished the season with their A+ affiliate in the Winston-Salem Dash. He should sore through the ranks in 2020 similar to the way Nick Madrigal and Luis Robert did in 2019. There is a good chance Vaughn sees his callup sometime during the 2021 season.

This is a reason that Abreu could be moved someday. Andrew Vaughn is almost certainly going to be the first baseman after the Jose Abreu era in Chicago is over. That is something that is nice to think about because that would mean that the White Sox went from Paul Konerko to Jose Abreu to Andrew Vaughn at first base.