Chicago White Sox: 3 players who could win an award after 2021

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - JULY 19: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox looks on against the Minnesota Twins during the first game of a doubleheader on July 19, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JULY 19: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox looks on against the Minnesota Twins during the first game of a doubleheader on July 19, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Andrew Vaughn
(Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /

Andrew Vaughn has been a sensational Chicago White Sox rookie in 2021.

The Chicago White Sox have a loaded roster. With a team like that, it is easy to overlook the rookies in the organization. Andrew Vaughn has been anything but overlooked as he seems to be very popular amongst the White Sox community. He has been a little bit cold lately but there is no doubt he will be in Rookie of the Year contention. Winning it might be a long shot for him now but he will be a top-ten vote-getter for sure.

Vaughn could also go on an absolute tear to end the season and get back in that competition. He currently has 15 home runs, 45 RBIs, and a .245 batting average. He also has a .737 OPS which is nice for a 23-year-old rookie that has very little Minor League experience thanks to COVID-19. He has come up in strange circumstances and performed well.

There is one extra wrinkle that has made this season even more impressive for Vaughn. He is a first baseman by trade but hasn’t played there much this season. He went into spring training hoping to be the DH (Jose Abreu is the first baseman) but things changed when Eloy Jimenez went down.

They tried Vaughn in left while Jimenez was out and it worked amazing. He has been so good when he played out there even though he never had before in his life. Since Jimenez’s return, Vaughn tried right field and has played well there as well. He is just good everywhere. If this is taken into consideration, Vaughn might get more votes than people think.

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