Cory Vaughn is hitting .241 with one home run and six RBI in seven games this fall with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
However, after starting 0-for-9 with five strikeouts over his first two games, Vaughn has a five-game hitting streak, has two multiple-hit games with two triples and a home run and hitting .350 during his streak.
Vaughn hit a combined .252 with ten home runs and 54 RBI between in only 71 games between the GCL Mets, Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton in 2013.
Michael Baron, Contributor
Vaughn has been kind of a mystery over the last few years. He missed a lot of time this past season with an elbow injury which prevented him from getting the necessary consistent reps he needed. He has a ton of power, but he has holes in his swing and strikes out a lot. He’s also going to be 25 next season, and that’s going to make him an older prospect wherever he lands next April. With that said, I’d bet the Mets add Vaughn to the 40-man roster to protect him from Rule 5 eligibility next month. He’s older and has issues, but there is a dearth of position player prospects at the top of their minor leagues, and so the Mets need to see whether Vaughn can develop beyond these problems.
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