Weight: 215 pounds
High School: Maria Carrillo High School
Andrew Vaughn 2019 MLB Draft Profile
Andrew Vaughn is a 21-year-old first baseman from Santa Rosa, California and plays college baseball for the University of California, Berkeley. One of the top collegiate prospects in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Cal junior has played for the Collegiate U.S.A. National Team.
According to Perfect Game, Vaughn was the 422nd-ranked prospect and the 71st-ranked first baseman in the 2016 class. As a freshman, Vaughn was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year with a .349 batting average, 12 home runs and .969 OPS. In his sophomore season, he improved and earned the Golden Spikes Award after batting .402 with 23 home runs and 1.350 OPS.
We're proud to announce that 1B Andrew Vaughn has been named to the Midseason Watch List for the 2019 Golden Spikes Award. Last year, Vaughn became first #CalBaseball player to win the prestigious award. #GoBears #GoldenSpikes @USAGoldenSpikes pic.twitter.com/c74w7JOXYy— Cal Baseball (@CalBaseball) April 10, 2019
At 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, Vaughn is a short, powerful prospect with one of the best bats in the draft. He compares favorably to anyone we’ve seen lately in previous drafts, too. Vaughn has a very advanced approach at the plate and draws a lot of walks. Doesn’t need to sacrifice contact in order to generate more power. He does a good job of driving the ball to all fields and can really make pitchers work with his plate discipline.
On defense, Vaughn is strictly a first baseman as his skillset doesn’t match anywhere else. Vaughn also has a strong arm, as he pitched very well for the California Golden Bears his freshman season.
- Effortless power
- Strong arm
- Great plate discipline
- Great bat speed
- Advanced approach
- Makes lots of contact
- Walks more than strikeouts
- Run producer
- Can only play first base
- Below average runner
- Height (Not too worried about that)
Pro Comparison: Paul Goldschmidt
Projection: Top 5 pick
The 2019 Miami Marlins offense has been one of the worst offenses in the MLB. They have a very high strikeout rate and fail to deliver at key scoring opportunities. The Marlins really need to add some top hitting prospects in their farm system who could eventually help the big club’s offense.
Chances are, Vaughn will likely be taken with the second or third overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft. With the fourth pick, the Miami Marlins would be very lucky if he falls to them.
Want this swing in the middle of your lineup one day? Better hope your team has a high draft pick this year.— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) April 28, 2019
Andrew Vaughn is our No. 2 MLB draft prospect in our latest rankings.https://t.co/mb7Nl0Z6AK pic.twitter.com/ybntrCTMAO
Vaughn has all the hitting tools to be a very successful hitter at the MLB level.