Binghamton Mets pitcher Logan Verrett is off to a good start this season and hopes to carry his…
Vaughn Still Working On His Approach
Power, speed, superior athleticism, ability to play at a premium position; Cory Vaughn has a combination of skills of which many can only dream. Nevertheless, Vaughn is just weeks away from his 24th birthday, and is yet to put together a season which truly showcases his talent. This is not to say that Vaughn has not produced, however. In the pitcher-friendly Florida State League with the St. Lucie Mets in 2012, he pumped out 23 home runs, stole 21 bases in 25 tries, and played solid defense. So power, speed, defense – all that is missing is the hit tool. In 2012, Vaughn hit just .243, a batting average especially low for a 23-year old in single-A. He was not much better in 2011, when he combined to hit .255 in 131 games split between Savannah and St. Lucie. Binghamton Manager Pedro Lopez believes that Vaughn can increase his hitting ability, but needs to work on his approach at the plate and his pitch recognition. "I think he just needs to be more disciplined at the plate...
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