Entering Friday evening’s game against the Rays, Andrew Vaughn is one of the few members of the White Sox to have logged an OPS of .800 or better on the season. Is that bad? Experts reveal, after extensive research, that while it’s bad the rest of the team isn’t hitting better, it IS good that Andrew Vaughn is doing well. Take the silver linings where they come, I suppose.
Regardless, what Vaughn is doing in just the second MLB season of his career (while playing out of position, no less) is pretty special. Among White Sox players in franchise history to have logged an .800 OPS or higher in their sophomore year while playing a minimum of 30 games, Vaughn is one of just 26. Now, there is of course the chance this post ages quickly and I don’t look so good at the end of the year when Vaughn has played another full season, but right now things are looking up.
And so, your task for today is to name the other guys on the list that made the cut. Some are names that are obvious, others less so. How many can you get? Good luck!
- To reiterate: the player must have appeared in at least 30 games and logged an OPS of .800 or higher, all while in the second year of their career.
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the season, OPS, and position of the player.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- The youngest player on this list was 21 (1969), while the oldest was 29 (1931).
- The highest OPS+ of the players on this list is 180 (1991).
- The average triple-slash: .295/.362/.483.
All data from stathead.com