2/12/13

MM's Top 25- #20 OF Cory Vaughn

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A poll of our Mack Mets writers was conducted to compile a site wide Mets Organizational Top 25 Prospects. All statistical information is provided by Baseball-Reference.com. Scouting reports may include information from outside sources such as Baseball America.

A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #20 organizational prospect is......

#20 OF Cory Vaughn
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225 lb
Acquired: 2010 Draft, 4th round, San Diego State University

2012: (A+) .243/.351/.463, 23 HR, 69 RBI, 21 SB (84%), 65 BB, 114 K
2011: (A/A+) .255/.362/.402, 13 HR, 59 RBI, 10 SB (55%), 59 BB, 117 K
2010: (SS-A) .307/.396/.557, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 12 SB (70%), 34 BB, 63 K

Well at age 23 the book is now out on Cory Vaughn. Even though he possesses a strong eye, pure power, good speed, and a strong arm, he's just one tool short of being a "5 tool" premium prospect. Unfortunately for the Mets that's the ability to make contact. His career .236 batting average in Advanced Single A would sink most prospects. He'll be playing at age 24 this season so time is pretty much almost up for Vaughn if he wants to prove that he can be a big leaguer. At most now all we can hope for is a big time power hitter in the mold of Toronto's RF Jose Bautista.

Anticipated Assignment: (AA) Binghamton starting RF

4 comments:

Charles said...

???

The most we can hope for in Cory is to be like Jose Bautista???

That sounds pretty good to me.

And also extremely unlikely. Bautista is a premier power hitter.

Justin M. said...

Low avg. high k rate. Not going to improve against better AA pitching.

Mack Ade said...

this will be a tough one for him

Herb G said...

This is where we separate the wine from the dregs. I think Vaughn's 20-20 season in the pitcher friendly FSL is encouraging, as is raising his stats at advanced single A considerably from 2011 to 2012. Let's wait and see with Cory.

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