Andrew Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Vaughn continued to see inconsistent playing time early and spent time on the injured list with a hand bruise, but in the end he totaled 555 plate appearances, second-most on the team. The White Sox used the third overall pick in 2019 to select Vaughn out of college and brought him up quickly even with a lost year of development time due to the pandemic. He has more than held his own, offensively, hitting for respectable power (32 homers) and average (.255) in 261 big-league games to date. While Vaughn has not been good in the outfield, it looks like he will get to move back to his natural position of first base now that Jose Abreu is a free agent. Expect another step forward with the bat in Vaughn's age-25 season and perhaps two if he can be a bit more discerning and selective with the breaking ball. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in March of 2022.
Day off Tuesday
OFChicago White Sox
October 4, 2022
Vaughn isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Vaughn has been going through a slump lately, hitting just .081 over the last two weeks. He will sit out Tuesday's contest in favor of AJ Pollock in left, allowing Adam Engel to start in center field and bat ninth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
49
8
1
8
15
8
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
17
2
1
10
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .841 265 36 9 30 0 .288 .374 .468
Since 2020vs Right .691 759 80 23 94 1 .244 .295 .396
2022vs Left .740 124 12 1 13 0 .307 .363 .377
2022vs Right .753 431 48 16 63 0 .260 .309 .444
2021vs Left .938 141 24 8 17 0 .269 .383 .555
2021vs Right .610 328 32 7 31 1 .221 .277 .332
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+33%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .704 494 57 14 54 1 .245 .308 .396
Since 2020Away .753 530 59 18 70 0 .263 .323 .431
2022Home .643 272 26 6 27 0 .233 .276 .368
2022Away .854 283 34 11 49 0 .307 .364 .490
2021Home .781 222 31 8 27 1 .262 .347 .435
2021Away .638 247 25 7 21 0 .212 .275 .363
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.32
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
17.3%
 
BABIP
.301
 
ISO
.159
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.321
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.750
 
wOBA
.329
 
Exit Velocity
90.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.9%
 
Expected BA
.255
 
Expected SLG
.415
 
Sprint Speed
23.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.7%
 
Line Drive %
18.1%
 
Fly Ball %
34.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
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2020
Vaughn had a decent rookie season after making the club out of camp, but his final numbers were well below fantasy expectations. The market was bullish on the slugging rookie even though he was relegated to the alternate site in 2020 following a fantastic Cactus League showing. The X-factor in play was Tony La Russa's unpredictable relationship with rookies, and at the end of the day, the fears of Vaughn struggling at the plate and getting inconsistent playing time were validated. La Russa used him in unusual ways, and the rookie finished the season slightly below league average by most offensive measures. The good news is his struggles should reset his draft cost to a more fitting level, though at the same time, the same challenges exist, with similarly-profiled outfielders clogging the depth chart. He should be better in 2022, but his playing time is hardly any more guaranteed than it was this time last year.
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.
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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Takes seat Monday
OFChicago White Sox
October 3, 2022
Vaughn isn't starting Monday against Minnesota.
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Not in starting nine
OFChicago White Sox
September 24, 2022
Vaughn will sit Saturday against the Tigers.
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Blasts grand slam Sunday
OFChicago White Sox
September 18, 2022
Vaughn went 1-for-4 with a grand slam during Sunday's 11-5 win over the Tigers.
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Slugs 16th homer
OFChicago White Sox
September 15, 2022
Vaughn went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Guardians.
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Sitting Tuesday
OFChicago White Sox
September 6, 2022
Vaughn is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.
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