The Chicago White Sox have had an interesting season so far. It has only been three games but there have been a lot of stories. There have been injuries, trades, and games played that have gotten people to think. One story that is gaining steam now is the story of Andrew Vaughn.
He has been one of the White Sox’s best hitters to open up the young season. He has two home runs, six RBIs, and a slash line of .400/.463/.1000 for an OPS of 1.4555. Now, those are through three games and are going to come down a lot. However, it is clear that he is a great player.
The sky is the limit when it comes to Vaughn’s offense. When the White Sox took him with the third overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, he was known as the best power hitter in his class and we are now seeing why. He is the biggest gain out of the White Sox one 100 loss season during the rebuild.
Now, we have to deal with ugly trade rumors. Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the Oakland A’s are looking to trade Frankie Montas to the White Sox but they want Vaughn in return. They should absolutely not do that.
The Chicago White Sox should not trade Andrew Vaughn just to get a starter.
It would be really nice if the White Sox could pull off a trade to land Frankie Montas. He is a great pitcher that would fit in for this starting rotation with or without the injury to Lance Lynn or Lucas Giolito. If he was added and everyone came back healthy, the rotation would be awesome.
With that, giving up Andrew Vaughn is not worth it at all. He could become an absolute superstar hitter if he keeps on this trajectory. Jose Abreu is not going to be there forever and Vaughn is perfect to step in and become the full-time first baseman whenever that time does come.
His ability to get the bat on the ball is unlike most young hitters in baseball. With guys like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, and Yoan Moncada around him, he could benefit even more and put up better numbers. No matter what, the White Sox should really try to keep Vaughn unless a trade is proposed to them that 30 out of 30 teams would accept.