Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/28/13
Cory Vaughn: I still like Cory Vaughn and his big-power bat but the son of Greg Vaughn has a lot of growing to do in AA this year to get into the picture as a true prospect again. He’ll be 24 in May and while that is a good pace for him to be in AA he hasn’t exactly blown the competition since 2010 in the NYP league. He DID manage a .814 OPS in Port St. Lucie and DID hit 23 HRs in 126 games (Pace for about 30 in a full MLB season) but he also hit .243 with horrendous streakiness and a high (not Matt Den Dekker high) K-Rate. Scouting: At 6’3” and 225 Lbs Vaughn is more imposing than his father was physically. Fielding: Fielding is solid and he’s still athletic enough to play anywhere in the outfield. A growing frame (for power) will probably eventually limit his range but a strong arm will allow him to be a + defender in right. Fixing the Swing: The coaches in AA have a challenge on their hands. They need to shorten the swing of a player who is overly enamored with his own ...
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