The New York Mets drafted the son of former Major Leaguer Greg Vaughn.

Cory Vaughn is a power hitting outfielder for San Diego State. Cory has good size like his father—6’3″ and 225 lbs. Vaughn could be a good replacement for Carlos Beltran when he becomes a free agent next year.

Vaughn can play both right and left field and was named the top prospect in the Northwoods League by Baseball America. Vaughn was selected in the 43rd round of the 2007 Major League Draft by the Phillies. He was a first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection as an outfielder in 2009.

He was named MVP of the League’s All-Star game after going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. He also had 20 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games.He hit .365 with three triples, four home runs, and 22 RBI. Defensively, he recorded eight assists from the outfield.

If Cory can play like his dad, or better, this will be a tremendous long term pick up for the New York Mets.

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