14. Andrew Vaughn
Like many minor leaguers, Andrew Vaughn was unable to play last season due to COVID-19. That is what makes him finishing 14th in the rankings so impressive. MLB.com says Vaughn has the loftier ceiling among the prospects in the White Sox farm system.
The White Sox selected Vaughn with the third pick in the 2019 MLB draft. Coming into the draft he was considered one of the best pure hitters in the nation. He launched 50 home runs during his three-year stint at Cal. He took home the Golden Spikes Award his final season as college baseball’s best player.
Vaughn has a great approach at the plate. His initial numbers as a professional don’t jump off the page but he only struck out 15.5% of the while walking 12.2% of the time. That is an encouraging sign for the White Sox. He impressed during Summer Camp with the White Sox as well.
The White Sox see him as the long-term solution at first base so he will have enormous shoes to fill once Jose Abreu is no longer on the roster. As for the 2021 season, he will likely be the White Sox answer at the DH position and occasionally occupy first when Abreu needs a day off of his feet.