Andrew Vaughn
Andrew Vaughn
23-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Chicago White Sox
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Reading between the lines of what GM Rick Hahn told reporters after the 2020 season, it sounds like Vaughn will be the replacement to Edwin Encarnacion, whose option was declined. They will presumably manipulate his service time by waiting a few weeks to bring him up if a long-term extension isn't reached before the season. This may seem like a fast track for the No. 3 overall pick in 2019, but Vaughn turns 23 in April and was the talk of summer camp, so it sounds like he is close to ready. Plus all-fields power has been a part of the right-handed first baseman's profile dating back to college, but it's his ability to recognize pitches and his excellent overall approach at the plate that makes him special. He goes up to the plate looking to do damage with a swing he describes as "controlled violence". He may not be a .300 hitter, but his OBP and SLG should eventually be among the best marks at the position. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#238
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in March of 2021.
Cranks sixth home run
1BChicago White Sox
June 19, 2021
Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Astros.
ANALYSIS
Vaughn proved that his face contusion wasn't an issue after reaching base three times Saturday, including a solo home run off Framber Valdez in the seventh inning. The rookie hasn't been a very consistent hitter this season, as he's batting .236, but his role has increased due to multiple injuries to teammates. He will likely get better with experience as he has shown the ability to get on base multiple times in three of his last five games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
8
15
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
9
9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+146%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+146%
OPS vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left 1.172 74 17 5 10 0 .339 .446 .726
Since 2019vs Right .476 137 11 1 7 0 .177 .234 .242
2021vs Left 1.172 74 17 5 10 0 .339 .446 .726
2021vs Right .476 137 11 1 7 0 .177 .234 .242
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .770 114 17 4 12 0 .257 .325 .446
Since 2019Away .642 97 11 2 5 0 .200 .289 .353
2021Home .770 114 17 4 12 0 .257 .325 .446
2021Away .642 97 11 2 5 0 .200 .289 .353
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Vaughn compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.32
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
26.5%
 
BABIP
.291
 
ISO
.172
 
AVG
.231
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.403
 
OPS
.711
 
wOBA
.314
 
Exit Velocity
84.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.6%
 
Barrels/PA
7.2%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Teams are moving away from the notion that a first baseman needs to be a big left-handed hitter who fields his position well, and this movement culminated in Vaughn (6-foot, R/R) getting selected out of Cal with the No. 2 overall pick. The recent success of players like Rhys Hoskins and Pete Alonso lessened the perceived risk, but moreover, evaluators just love Vaughn's bat that much. He could be a 70-grade hitter with 70-grade power, and in the American League especially, the rest of his profile wouldn't really matter at that point. His raw power was not on full display in his pro debut, but his batted-ball profile was excellent and his 38:30 K:BB in 55 games illustrated his strong handle of strike zone. He is a below-average runner, so his ceiling is capped as a four-category monster. Vaughn is a good bet to be the first player from his draft class to reach the majors, perhaps as early as this summer.
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Won't miss time
1BChicago White Sox
June 19, 2021
Vaughn (face) will bat seventh and play left field Saturday against the Astros.
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Exits with facial contusion
1BChicago White Sox
Face
June 18, 2021
Vaughn left Friday's game against the Astros with a facial contusion.
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Tallies three hits
1BChicago White Sox
June 16, 2021
Vaughn went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Rays.
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Sitting again Sunday
1BChicago White Sox
June 13, 2021
Vaughn is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
1BChicago White Sox
June 12, 2021
Vaughn is not in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers.
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