|Chicago White Sox – No. 25|
|First baseman / Outfielder|
|Born: April 3, 1998|
Santa Rosa, California
|April 2, 2021, for the Chicago White Sox|
|MLB statistics |
|Runs batted in||48|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andrew Clayton Vaughn (born April 3, 1998) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021. Vaughn played college baseball at California, and won the Golden Spikes Award in 2018.
Vaughn attended Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. He batted .380 with 29 doubles, three triples, one home run, 76 RBIs, 76 runs, 49 walks, 15 HBP and 15 strikeouts in 332 at bats in high school, and as a pitcher he was 17-6 with a 2.05 ERA and 166 strikeouts.
Vaughn enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley to play college baseball for the California Golden Bears. As a freshman, Vaughn played first base and made ten appearances as a pitcher. He hit 12 home runs while batting .349/.414/.555 and won the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year Award. He played collegiate summer baseball in 2017 for the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League. As a sophomore in 2018, Vaughn hit 23 home runs batting .402/.531/.819. Perfect Game/Rawlings named him their National Player of the Year, and he won the Pac-12 Conference Baseball Player of the Year Award and Golden Spikes Award. In 2019, his junior year, he hit .374/.539/.704 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs in 52 games. After the 2018 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Considered a top prospect for the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, Vaughn was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the third overall pick. Vaughn was selected in the draft along with six other Cal teammates. Vaughn signed with the White Sox for $7.2 million.
The White Sox first assigned Vaughn to the Rookie-level Arizona League White Sox, and was promoted to the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators after hitting .600/.625/.933 with a home run, two doubles, and four RBIs in three Arizona League games. Vaughn was promoted again to the Winston-Salem Dash of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League after batting .253/.388/.410 with two home runs, seven doubles, 11 RBIs, and 14 runs scored in 23 games with Kannapolis. With the Dash he batted .252/.349/.411. After the season, on October 10, he was selected for the United States national baseball team in the 2019 WBSC Premier 12.
The White Sox invited Vaughn to spring training as a non-roster player in 2021. Following an injury to left fielder Eloy Jiménez, the White Sox began to experiment with playing Vaughn in left field. The White Sox added Vaughn to their 40-man roster to include him on their Opening Day roster. Vaughn made his MLB debut on April 2 as the starting left fielder against the Los Angeles Angels. On May 12, Vaughn hit his first major league home run off of J. A. Happ of the Minnesota Twins. Overall in 2021, Vaughn hit .235 in 127 games while hitting 15 Homers and 48 RBI's