Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/11/13
The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has also been a big influence in his life, “Tony Gwynn helped me a lot, and to be able to work with him and his son Anthony has been a blessing,” says Vaughn. That same summer, he started his pro career in Brooklyn and in 72 games, he batted, .307/.396/.557, with 14 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, 56 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 313 plate appearances. He shared his experience playing in Brooklyn, “Leaving the dorms that we stayed at in an academy in Brooklyn and taking the subway all the way to Coney Island to the stadium, was honestly the best experience I had. With the culture out there; it’s fast paced, the tempo is different and just hopping on the subway, and going to ...
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