A lot is being made about Andrew Vaughn. He is the Chicago White Sox number one prospect and one of the best power-hitting prospects in all of baseball. He hasn’t made his MLB debut but he also hasn’t signed a long-term contract yet either. There is wonder out there if they are going to hold him back to manipulate his service time but it doesn’t sound like they will. They need Vaughn as much as any player on the team.
The Chicago White Sox needs Andrew Vaughn to make his MLB debut on Opening Day.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the White Sox have no plans of worrying about Vaughn’s service time right now. A lot of people get on Nightengale for being wrong but he is pretty spot on when it comes to the Chicago White Sox. He is clearly pretty well connected when it comes to them.
You might remember how the White Sox gave Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert big extensions before they ever played a single game. There is still time for the White Sox to do that but that won’t hinder them from using him right away. They know that they need to win as much as possible in 2021 as their window is now wide open.
It is even more important now because they won’t have Jimenez for five to six months. He ruptured his pectoral tendon and is requiring surgery. That is tough news for the White Sox but the show will go on. Andrew Vaughn is going to be a part of that show going on. There are even rumors of him playing left in Eloy’s spot which is really interesting. He is going to get the start in left in Friday’s spring game.
It is going to be interesting to see what Vaughn can do this year. He is as good of an offensive prospect as the White Sox have ever had. If he can hit the ground running in his MLB career, the White Sox shouldn’t miss a beat. This is a good lineup and he is going to be a big part of it.