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2019 MLB Draft: The White Sox select Andrew Vaughn with the 3rd pick of the draft

The White Sox have used the third pick of the 2019 MLB Draft on Andrew Vaughn.

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With the third overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the White Sox have selected first baseman Andrew Vaughn from the University of California.

Regarded as the top overall bat in the draft, Vaughn won the Golden Spikes Award for top amateur player in 2018 and followed it up with another strong year this spring. Vaughn posted video game numbers last year with a .402 batting average, 22 home runs, and just 18 strikeouts. This year he hit .385/.539/.728 with 15 homers.

Vaughn is a 6-foot right handed hitting and throwing first baseman, causing some reason for concern about his profile. Despite that reason for concern it is impossible to overlook the crazy numbers he has put up in the PAC 12 over the past two years, as he brings an excellent hit tool, easy plus power, and a mature approach to the plate. Vaughn projects as a true middle of the order bat who should move quickly.

Get a look at Vaughn here: