Andrew Vaughn (baseball)

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Andrew Vaughn
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Chicago White Sox
First baseman
Born: (1998-04-03) April 3, 1998 (age 21)
Santa Rosa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Career highlights and awards

Andrew Clayton Vaughn (born April 3, 1998) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Chicago White Sox organization.

Career[edit]

Vaughn bats for Cal in 2019

Vaughn attended Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. He enrolled at the University of California to play college baseball for the California Golden Bears. As a freshman, Vaughn played first base and made ten appearances as a pitcher.[1][2] He hit 12 home runs and won the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year Award.[3] He played collegiate summer baseball in 2017 for the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League.[4] As a sophomore in 2018, Vaughn hit 23 home runs with a .402 batting average. Perfect Game/Rawlings named him their National Player of the Year,[5] and he won the Pac-12 Conference Baseball Player of the Year Award and Golden Spikes Award.[6][7][8] In 2018, his junior year, he hit .381 with 15 home runs and fifty RBIs in 52 games.[9]

Considered a top prospect for the 2019 MLB draft,[10] Vaughn was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the third overall pick.[11] He signed for $7.2 million.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Maria Carrillo baseball star Andrew Vaughn to train with national collegiate team". Pressdemocrat.com. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Simmons, Rusty (April 25, 2018). "Vaughn's big bat is part of sophomore's complete package". SFGate. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/2018/6/29/17516658/cal-golden-bears-sophomore-1st-baseman-andrew-vaughn-wins-golden-spikes-award-baseballs-heisman
  4. ^ Cleve Dheensaw (June 13, 2017). "Slugging infielder Andrew Vaughn adds power to HarbourCats lineup". Timescolonist.com. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Knight, Heather. "Cal's Andrew Vaughn is Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the Year". SFChronicle.com. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Maria Carrillo grad Andrew Vaughn a finalist for top college baseball award". Pressdemocrat.com. June 6, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cal's Vaughn wins national award". SFGate. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Andrew Vaughn becomes Cal's first Golden Spikes winner". SFChronicle.com. June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/andrew-vaughn-white-sox-deal
  10. ^ https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9387692-181/carrillo-grad-andrew-vaughn-focused
  11. ^ https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/white-sox-choose-andrew-vaughn-no-3-pick-add-power-bat-rebuild
  12. ^ https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/white-sox/ct-white-sox-andrew-vaughn-20190626-zdiz5uj3fjf5rcechzb3sp56gi-story.html

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