Chicago White Sox: Drafting Andrew Vaughn 3rd overall is a fantastic move

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The Chicago White Sox have made their first round, third overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, and he should be an impact player one day.

The Chicago White Sox have made their first round selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. With the third overall pick they selected Andrew Vaughn, a first baseman from the University of California.  This is a guy that can join an already loaded farm system and be an absolute stud hitter for a long time. He is obviously not going to be a big leader right away, but he will be a big bat to add to their system.

Vaughn has had a fantastic season for Cal, following up a very good 2018 where he earned his name mentioned among the great players entering the draft. In 2018 he had a .402 batting average, to be a part of a .402/.531/.819 slash line. His impressive 1.350 OPS is up there among the best hitters in the country. He had 23 home runs and 63 RBIs.

So where does he fit into a loaded White Sox system with talent on the big league roster. With guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez and Lucas Giolito on the big squad, accompanied with future arrivals of Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Luis Robert, Vaughn could be a big part of their future.

The future of Jose Abreu has been in question since the rebuild began but now if they do move on from him in the not so distant future, they have a guy in their system that can take the torch at the position. A power hitting first baseman that can be a difference maker in a lineup that should be really good by the time he got there. The hope is that by the time he reaches the White Sox, he could be the final piece to a roster that feels they can win the World Series.

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The first round selection is always exciting, and hopefully the White Sox can find a few more difference makers in the rounds to come as well. The future is so bright on the south side of Chicago,