Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/28/13
With the deadline for the 40 man roster decisions looming, the Mets have many difficult decisions to make. One player the Mets will have to decide to protect is outfielder Cory Vaughn.  Vaughn is a powerful right handed slugger who has been inconsistent throughout his minor league career. Despite his power potential, I believe Mets should not protect him on the 40 man roster. Vaughn has an impressive combination of power and speed, but he also has a lot of flaws.  One of his most significant flaws is that he is prone to strikeouts. In 2013 for Double-A Binghamton, Vaughn struck out a total of 78 times in just 71 games. With this alarming amount of strikeouts, it is unlikely he can hit for a high average in the majors. Vaughn also struggles to hit right handed pitching. For the past three minor league seasons, Vaughn has hit only .231with .383 slugging percentage against right handers.  This severely limits his value because it shows he will likely end up in a platoon role. It is not...
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