Chicago White Sox: Three players to watch during spring training
Player #2: Andrew Vaughn
Andrew Vaughn is currently listed as a non-roster invitee but can still make the team on opening day. Whether he makes the opening day roster or not, he will most certainly be making his debut on the southside in 2021.
Vaughn was drafted 3rd overall in the 2019 draft and was drafted to be the first baseman of the future. A start as the DH spot may seem likely with Abreu still playing at the position currently. Vaughn is thought of as a great hitter with average defense. There is no doubt that his bat makes him an elite prospect.
MLB.com currently has him ranked at number 14 in their top 100 prospect rankings so he seems like a can’t miss prospect. The Sox have done a great job of acquiring young talented hitters and developing them.
It will be interesting to see if he does make the team on opening day. Vaughn has been pegged as a guy who would fly through the minors and so far he has. However, the lack of a season in 2020 could have hurt his growth a little bit. Either way, his eventual debut will certainly be a highlight of the 2021 season for the Chicago White Sox and fans of the team.