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4.122 New York Mets - Cory Vaughn, OF, San Diego State

The Mets spent the 122nd overall pick on Cory Vaughn.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Cory Vaughn   Position: OF   School: San Diego State   State: CA   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’3’’   Weight: 225

Bats: R   Throws: R   Birth Date: 5/1/89   Seiler Rating: 3C1   Last Drafted: 2007 (PHI-43)

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

47

169

26

41

8

3

6

28

4

2

12

63

.243

.326

.432

2009

61

235

54

77

14

4

10

51

15

4

25

62

.328

.410

.549

2010

47

188

42

71

14

1

9

55

15

1

21

55

.378

.454

.606


Cory Vaughn is a high-ceiling collegiate outfielder from San Diego State University. Vaughn originally came to San Diego State from Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California, the same school that produced fellow Draft Notebook prospect Justin Parker, as well as Lars Anderson and J.P. Howell. Vaughn was a year behind Anderson, and he was every bit as eye-opening when Anderson was drafted in 2006 due to big tools and his bloodlines, as he’s the son of long-time Major League slugger Greg Vaughn. However, by the time the 2007 draft rolled around, scouts weren’t big fans of Vaughn’s rawness and signability, so he fell to the Phillies in the forty-third round of the 2007 draft. He didn’t sign and headed for San Diego State, where he just finished his third year of starting in the outfield. At the plate, he’s a fringe-average hitter due to huge swing-and-miss liabilities, though his plus raw power makes up for it. He’s also a plus runner underway, and that gives him a high ceiling for a college bat. In the field, he profiles well for right field, where he has an above-average arm and solid-average range, as he isn’t the best at reading the ball off the bat. With such good tools and bloodlines, the only thing really holding him back is that he can’t hit a breaking ball, and that’s always going to hold him back. He’s expected to go somewhere in the sixth to tenth round range, where he’s expected to sign for average money.