WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 31, 2019) – Infielder Andrew Vaughn, who was picked by the Chicago White Sox out of the University of California-Berkeley with the third overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, has earned his first career promotion to High-A Winston-Salem, the White Sox announced on Wednesday.
The highest-drafted player in Cal history, Vaughn joins the Dash roster after posting a batting line of .253/.388/.410 with two homers during his time with Low-A Kannapolis. In three games with AZL White Sox to begin his professional career, Vaughn went 9-for-15 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs.
Prior to joining the White Sox system, Vaughn had an incredible career at Cal. As a sophomore in 2018, the first baseman won the Golden Spikes Award as the best amateur baseball player in the United States and the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Vaughn posted a .402/.531/.819 batting line, while hitting 23 home runs and striking out just 18 times.
In his junior season, Vaughn helped lead Cal to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2015. The righty slugger recorded a .539 on-base percentage, which ranked third in the country, and he drew 60 walks to set a program record for the Golden Bears. Vaughn’s 50 career home runs placed him third in Cal history.
Since 2014, the Dash have had the White Sox first-round pick (or picks) in five out of the last six years, with the lone exception coming in 2017 when Jake Burger finished out his season with Low-A Kannapolis. Here are the White Sox first-rounders that have played in Winston-Salem over that span:
2014: LHP Carlos Rodon (3rd overall)
2015: RHP Carson Fulmer (8th overall)
2016: C Zack Collins (10th overall) and RHP Zack Burdi (26th overall)
2018: INF Nick Madrigal (4th overall)
2019: INF Andrew Vaughn (3rd overall)
As a corresponding move, Carolina League All-Star Zach Remillard has been promoted to Double-A Birmingham. After serving an integral role with last year’s Dash team that went 84-54, Remillard leaves the Carolina League ranking sixth in the circuit with a .289 batting average.
The Dash’s current active roster stands at 25 players, the Carolina League maximum, with five on the injured list. A new roster is attached.
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