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In the final year of his contract, its the worst-kept trick in baseball that the Colorado Rockies will be trading Trevor Story Over the vacation weekend an unexpected suitor appeared, with USA TODAYs Bob Nightengale reporting the Chicago White Sox have “serious interest” in the All-Star shortstop.
The White Sox already have an All-Star-caliber shortstop in Tim Anderson, so Story does not appear to fit. An idea would be to move Story over to 2nd base, where the Pale Hose do have a hole with Nick Madrigal (hamstring) out for the season. They have actually been reported to have interest in Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar and Pirates 2nd baseman Adam Frazier, in an effort to fill that space.
Even as a possible (or perhaps most likely for the White Sox) leasing, the expense to get Story will be high. A couple higher-end potential customers will be a start.
With Tony La Russa as manager, the White Sox are in a natural win-now window. So the cost in prospects to get anyone, Story or another person, is most likely an expense GM Rick Hahn will willingly pay.
Here are three prospects the White Sox could use for Story.
3 prospects the White Sox might use for Trevor Story.
The Chicago White Sox are apparently thinking about Trevor Story, and here are three potential customers they might offer for the Rockies shortstop.
1B/OF, White Sox
The White Sox currently have an All-Star-caliber shortstop in Tim Anderson, so Story doesnt seem to fit. Its difficult to visualize the White Sox trading Vaughn at such an early phase in his profession. The word “might” has an extensive meaning, but presuming Jon Heymans sources are strong theres some portion chance the White Sox are open to trading Vaughn. And if they d do it to get Frazier, they d certainly do it to get Story
Call this one really unlikely, however possible. And yes, Vaughn still certifies as a possibility.
The third-overall choice in the 2019 draft, Vaughn might have made his big league launching in 2020 under normal circumstances. Entering Monday, with a five-game hitting streak going, he has a. 245/.313/.427 slash-line with eight house runs, 16 doubles and 22 RBI over 249 plate appearances.
Its difficult to envision the White Sox trading Vaughn at such an early phase in his profession. Its notable his name has actually emerged as somebody who could be sent out to the Pirates for Adam Frazier. The word “could” has a comprehensive significance, but presuming Jon Heymans sources are solid theres some percentage chance the White Sox are open to trading Vaughn. And if they d do it to get Frazier, they d certainly do it to get Story
. @AudacySports MLB insider Jon Heyman on @ 937theFan states that 1 gamer the Pirates might return from the White Sox for Adam Frazier is 1B Andrew Vaughn. The # 3 pick in the 2019 draft. MLB ranked 14th finest possibility beore season. 23 years old. Has 7 HR in 66 video games this season.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) July 2, 2021
. @AudacySports MLB insider Jon Heyman on @ 937theFan states that 1 player the Pirates could get back from the White Sox for Adam Frazier is 1B Andrew Vaughn.