Andrew Vaughn, hmm. A classic case of team ready to win, having the parts to do it, but are they thinking long-term to save money? Like Altuve trying to get cereal, going with the latter always wins. Never trust teams to promote prospects. It’s good self-care to expect teams to be absolutely monolithic creatures of saving money and not caring for fans’ wants and/or needs. Imagine a giant glove compartment filled with all the Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons in the entire world, that’s every major league team, except the Dodgers and Yankees, and maybe now the Mets. By the by, how do the Dodgers and Yanks compete every year? Hmm, let’s see, could it be they spend money? Really? I nailed it on my first guess? Damn, just lucky I guess. The Pirates’ team owner is worth $1.1 billion. He could sign Trevor Bauer, George Springer, and Liam Hendricks to one-year $25 million contracts, and still have one billion left over accruing enough interest to pay for those contracts. But, ya know, poor franchises! Any hoo! Andrew Vaughn’s ETA is what this entire post is going to come down to, but, well…So, what can we expect from Andrew Vaughn for 2021 fantasy baseball?

Andrew Vaughn is the most polished prospect I’ve seen since A.J. Pollock *intern whispers in ear* Pollock and polished aren’t the same? Hmm… Okay, hearing now Vaughn is polished, but that’s not what I thought it was. Vaughn spits on pitches at a 14% rate in the low minors, which is where he spent 2019. In 2019, he was tagged to start 2020 in Double-A, then up to Triple-A by the end of the minor league season. Then 2020 actually happened, and it’s really fouled up my expected prospect promotions. Vaughn has to go to Double-A for the month of April, then up to Triple-A by May, then maybe promoted by June, right? I don’t know. He was a Golden Spikes winner his sophomore year in college, and looks selective like a ten-year vet. He could be Jose Abreu with walks. But Jose Abreu exists and I’m back to the little problem of an ETA and playing time. Edwin is assumed gone, but what if he’s not? But have I mentioned the Golden Spikes? Vaughn’s sophomore year: 23/4, .402/.531/.819, which is hilarious, and hints at his possibility.

He’s a .300 hitter with power, and every lovey-dovey first baseman-DH hybrid. I watched opposite-field bombs, pulled missiles, jacked jacks. There was nothing not impressive, and I’m sure it will translate to the major leagues, at some point, but he’s at least two months away, and I’m not entirely sure this abhorrent year that was 2020 pushes his timetable back another month or two. Is there a scenario where he impresses in Spring Training, and the White Sox decide to split 1B/DH with him and Jose Abreu out of camp? Absolutely. But that feels like pie-in-the-sky hopes and dreams, and I’m all out of those. For 2021, I’ll give Andrew Vaughn projections of 39/14/48/.277 in 334 ABs, and a mid-to-late June call-up. Obviously, there’s a chance here for more, and an earlier or later call-up.

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Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Robbie Ray and Jake Odorizzi for Austin Riley. I would be trading for Riley

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Fargo kinda growing on me despite Rock and them ruining Genny.
Hope all is good brother.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The casting is horrible. I like a few of the story lines tho.
Did you watch the third day?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes it was good.
What should I watch next?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Dom Smith for Soroka?

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving!
Did Donkey’s league fill up? Link seems like it was generic draft champions league I was signing up for.

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving. See you Monday in the draft room. I have pick 11. If I can’t be in the top 4 this year, then I want to be near the back to get two top 20 players.

I think the White Sox sign an OF and move Mazara to one-half of a DH platoon and patch the other side of the platoon together until Vaughn is ready.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

After being a big Mazara supporter for years, he is officially dead to me. Which really means that at pick 500, I will be eyeballing Mazara and Tyler O’Neill. I will take Mazara and watch O’Neill hit 35 hr’s. Happens every year.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Congrats on getting #5. Thats a great spot! I got the crap end at #14. It’s not a year when I feel good about it. Maybe you’ll get Trea. Perhaps Lindor will fall to me. I cant expect Story. Maybe you’ll be lucky, HC and get him #11. Ugh.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Honestly Id jump on Story at #5 if Trea was gone. I wouldn’t hesitate to thumb my nose at ADPs. Ill probably disrupt the ADP expectations at the back end. Might as well get the players you actually want.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The number 4 pick is the best this year. You get one of Betts, Acura, Tatis or Trout but you don’t have to do any thinking. Put all 4 in your queue and set it to auto-draft.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’ll have Soto or Trout available, maybe Trea. I personally would live Soto at #5.

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving Grey!! We Appreciate you!! (and also NFBC which gave me first pick in our upcoming draft! Go Cobblers!!)

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Best to you, Cougs and the furry friend

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving!
Only the best fantasy writer on earth on the best fantasy baseball site in the world would give us content on turkey day. We are truly blessed to have you!

Quick Q. Trade a garbage pick for Luke Weaver, I think this might be his year. No I’m not drinking lol

Smitty
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

TC
TC
1 year ago

Happy Turkey Day!

Would you trade Lindor for Bichette and Vaughn in a 10 team, keep 15 standard roto?

TC
TC
Reply to  TC
1 year ago

Vaughn would take the spot from a guy like Muncy or Wil Smith the catcher.

florida jack
florida jack
1 year ago

happy thanksgiving

florida jack
florida jack
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

doing well here, plenty of sun here, but no son?

PINKMAN
PINKMAN
Reply to  florida jack
1 year ago

i think he means the horse

florida jack
florida jack
Reply to  PINKMAN
1 year ago

thanks PINKMAN, could be, did not think of that

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Grey,

Good call here. I think you’re right on the money.

They’re going to let him get his feet wet in the minors, then give him a buzz once that Super Tuesday or whatever it is that occurs in June — you know, that day that allows them to save money and keep him on the team for another year. It worked with Kris Bryant — so you know the Southsiders noticed and will follow. I think they give him the call in late June, maybe even the first week of July.

Still, he’ll be worth it for the second half and the playoff run. He’s a hitter through and through.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!!!

Member Berries
Member Berries
1 year ago

Vaughn or Torkelson?

Fantasy wise, prospects will be biggest gambles, what better time to start a dynasty league? Add the crazy mlb rankings, should be a wild 2021 draft.

I was fortunate to catch games 3-6 of the world series and come back testing negative. Game 4 was outta control. It would have been nice to see Kershaw get that WS MVP but I’m glad he got his ring.

RIP Maradona. I know you’re not a soccer guy but that man was as dominant as Jordan, partied like Rodman, ran with the Italian mafia, and single handedly won the world cup in the most dramatic fashion. You should YouTube the fouls he endured – some videos ask for your consent due to the graphic stuff.

Did you catch Hillbilly Elegy? Really enjoyed that. Also liked The Queens Gambit. Also got caught up on Atypical.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, cougs, ted and the razzball team. You make fantasy baseball fun and worthwhile.

Member Berries
Member Berries
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m in Los Angeles – so flew out. Ate some quality BBQ and enjoyed some baseball.

Vaughn vs Torkelson – next 10 years.

Maradona recently said he was 57 going on 80. He went hard and shined bright. Surviving 2020 is no joke!

Love Deadwood. The recent episode/movie was random but better than nothing (?) Maybe..

Make sure Ted gets the turkey leg!