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Andrew Vaughn

Born: 04/03/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 214
Primary Position: 1B
Physical/Health
Stocky with strength throughout; already maxed. Not overly athletic, profile reliant on bat.
Evaluator Ben Spanier
Report Date 08/28/2019
Dates Seen 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/16, 8/26, 8/27
Affiliate Winston-Salem Dash (High A, White Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Low 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Excellent plate discipline and barrel control allow Vaughn to limit swing/miss and maximize hard contact. Did not see him at what I believe to be the best of his ability during most of my looks, but even when timing is off he takes good at-bats; spits on bad pitches and will not expand zone even when slumping and still makes hard contact into outs. Ability to wait for and attack pitch paired with contact ability is a nice combination.
Power 60 Didn't really see him tap into his raw much in-game, but am given to understand he has hit at least one very impressive homer this season. The power is easily visible due to the strength in both his upper and lower body as well as his quick bat, solid mechanics, and controlled yet aggressive swing. Plus power that works hand-in-hand with his plus hit. Ability to zero in on pitch to drive will help here too.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Pretty slow runner and not getting any faster; neutral effect at best on the bases.
Glove 40 Solid enough around the bag but doesn't add much with his range or hands and doesn't really exude smoothness.
Arm 40 Did not see him make many throws but arm looked fine.
Overall

Plus hit and power are both obviously apparent, and it is also well known that Vaughn is a bat-first prospect with a bat-first profile. Despite his slow start in the Carolina League, there is little doubt that he will hit at the higher levels. It is quite possible that he is worn down from a long season and I believe quite likely that he will hit the ground running next season, seeing Triple-A Charlotte in no time. Wouldn't be surprised if he makes my hit/power projections look low. Not much risk but will need to produce a lot with the bat to come close to the value provided by other top prospects in the organization.

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