Two Chicago White Sox Youngsters Impressing In Spring Training

Two 24-year old's are impressing this spring.

Both Andrew Vaughn and Oscar Colas are turning heads this spring training for the Chicago White Sox.

Vaughn, who is projected to primarily play first base for the team, has had an impressive start at the plate, going 7-for-19 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs scored in seven Cactus League games.

After a solid 2022 season where he maintained a .271/.321/.429 line across 555 plate appearances, he is expected to be a key contributor for the team once again in 2023.

Meanwhile, Colas is making a strong case for the starting right field job, going 9-for-21 with one RBI and three runs scored in ten Cactus League games.

One notable improvement for Colas is his significantly reduced strikeout rate, having only struck out once so far compared to his 24 percent strikeout rate in Double-A Birmingham last year. Although he has only one extra-base hit this spring, his overall performance is certainly impressing the team and fans alike.

Colas signed on with the White Sox as an international free agent last offseason and tore it up in the minors last season, slashing .314/.371/.524, with 23 home runs, 79 RBIs, three stolen bases and 81 runs scored over 117 games. 
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