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Grading the White Sox: Andrew Vaughn

Grading the White Sox: Andrew Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn’s bat does not appear to be the issue. | Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports D Roughly and Carry a Big Stick At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from the head of the class Dylan Cease down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to trot out our special site grades — but really for all you know could be the product of years of research in a stats lab. Our expanded report card will take us through everyone who saw time in uniform for the White Sox, plus some front-office types. Most of our...
South Side Sox Nov 21, 2022
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Andrew Vaughn

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Andrew Vaughn

Outfielder, Andrew Vaughn. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Patient Zero in Rick Hahn’s failed roster experiment fWAR: -0.4bWAR: -0.2WARP: 1.1 He should stay The former No. 3 overall pick was the prize draft pick of the rebuild, billed as a superlative hitter who would develop into an impact bat. In 2022, Vaughn lowered his strikeout rate from 2021 and became the team’s third-best hitter after Eloy Jiménez and José Abreu. With Abreu looking unlikely to return, Vaughn will be able to return to his natural position at 1B/DH and continue his development free of the...
South Side Sox Nov 10, 2022
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Jake Burger

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Jake Burger

Unfortunately, Jake Burger fits in too well with the current White Sox roster: strong hitting, inability to defend, oft-injured. | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Empty calories, but oh, so delicious fWAR: 0.3bWAR: -0.1WARP: 0.1 He should stay Andrew Vaughn led the 2022 White Sox with a pathetic 17 home runs, and as the team needs more power Burger provides it aplenty, with a .458 slugging percentage being third on the team in 2022, behind only Elvis Andrus and Eloy Jiménez. Entering his age-27 season, Burger still has plenty of potential moving forward, and with one...

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