Andrew Vaughn is one of the best rookies the Chicago White Sox have ever had.
Currently, on the 10-day IL with lower back inflammation, Andrew Vaughn will look to come back strong to the lineup after struggling as of late. Vaughn started strong during the year and showed signs of his sky-high potential. Most notably, against left-handers pitchers, Vaughn has been awesome. In Chicago against LHP, he has a nice slash of .291/.426/.709 with a .418 ISO 202 wRC+.
Vaughn’s hottest month came in July where he batted .308 with 4 HR and 12 RBI on 91 at bats, recording 28 hits in the process. Unfortunately, Vaughn has only batted .219 in the 2nd half and you have to wonder how much his recent back issues have hindered his ability at the plate. Either way, Vaughn has been a fine player to keep on the 40 man roster at the very least, especially at home where he bats .263 vs .219 on the road.
Vaughn’s injury does come at a particularly bad time for a club that has been struggling as of late. The magic number for the White Sox is down to two but now is the time to stay healthy if the White Sox will indeed make a deep postseason run. Andrew Vaughn figures to be an important piece of the postseason roster come October.