Chicago White Sox: 3 players to get healthy for playoffs

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - JULY 18: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Houston Astros on July 18, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Rodon pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the White Sox defeated the Astros 4-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JULY 18: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Houston Astros on July 18, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Rodon pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the White Sox defeated the Astros 4-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Andrew Vaughn
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Andrew Vaughn has been brilliant for the Chicago White Sox in his rookie season.

Andrew Vaughn is one of the most talented rookies in Major League Baseball. He was having a great season before his late August/early September slump. Then, the White Sox put him on the 10-day injured list because of a back issue. At that point, his slump started to make a bit of sense. When Vaughn is healthy, he is a dangerous hitter. In just his first season, he has shown that the sky is the limit.

Another thing that makes Vaugh great is his ability to play literally anywhere on the diamond. In spring training, the plan was to have him in as the designated hitter. Well, when Eloy Jimenez went down, they needed someone who can play the position well. They asked Vaughn if he could try it and he has done it as well as they could have possibly imagined. He is someone who never played a day of left field in his life and you would never know it by watching him.

We weren’t sure when the White Sox would activate Vaughn until the day they clinched. He was announced to be in the starting lineup of the doubleheader’s second game right after the team activated him. He was very good in his first game back.

He also played third base in this one which goes back to what we said about his versatility on defense. There is nothing this kid can’t do so it is extremely important for the White Sox to make sure he is 100 percent and feeling good about his game by October.

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