One prospect who is thought of as highly as Kopech is Andrew Vaughn. The Chicago White Sox took Vaughn in the first round, third overall, in the 2019 MLB Draft. He is a big power-hitting first baseman that can also play some other positions. He will find his way onto a Major League Baseball field in the near future and possibly even in 2020 and it is because of his big bat.
The White Sox would have made a big mistake if they let him go because he is going to be one great power hitter. There is no doubt that if there was a Minor League season this year, we would have been watching him dominate whatever level he was at during any point of the season. You might remember how we have been doing that with guys like Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert, and Eloy Jimenez amongst others over the years and Vaughn would have been no different.
Don’t be surprised if Vaughn comes in to be the designated hitter sometime really soon for the White Sox. He is that good of a hitter and there is no doubt that he could be effective in the Major League lineup right now. The White Sox are going to be so happy they didn’t let him go to try and get a temporary piece.