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Christopher Crawford shares some of the stats that back up Chicago White Sox 1B Andrew Vaughn's recent success.
CHRISTOPHER CRAWFORD: The White Sox have dealt with a smorgasbord of injuries in 2021. But they're still in first place in the AL Central, and they're starting to get quality play from the team's top prospect in Andrew Vaughn. Over his last six games, Vaughn has 10 hits in 22 at-bats. And he's slashing .455, .480, .773 over the last week.
Now his overall numbers are still a pedestrian .245, .313, .427, but much of that is due to a horrible start to the season. Keep in mind that this is a 23-year-old, and this is a player that was drafted in 2019. Ups and downs are going to occur at that age and with that little experience.
When he's at his best-- and it's fair to say he's at his best right now-- Vaughn is plus plus [INAUDIBLE] in both his hit and power. And he's capable of driving the ball to any part of the park. There's evidence of that in the metrics that show him ranked near the top of baseball in hard hit percentage, average exit velocity, and maximum exit velocity.
Vaughn is going to frustrate at times in the second half of the season because that's just what rookies do-- most of them anyway. But the talent is obvious, and it's hard to imagine him not being a strong fantasy contributor over these final 75 games.