The Chicago White Sox could be in the market for Pittsburgh Pirates star Adam Frazier.
MLB insider Jon Heyman said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that one player the Pirates could get for the emerging star second baseman is former White Sox top prospect Andrew Vaughn. Frazier has immense trade value heading into the deadline. Chicago has serious World Series aspirations this year. While it may cost them their former top prospect in Vaughn, they might consider doing it.
Is this a deal the White Sox should consider doing with the Pirates or is it too one-sided of a trade?
Chicago White Sox: Getting Adam Frazier would cost Andrew Vaughn in return
Frazier is in his sixth season out of Mississippi State with the Pirates. He was selected as the starting second baseman for the National League in the 2021 MLB All-Star happening in Denver in less than two weeks. Frazier is entering his final year of arbitration in 2022 and would be hitting free agency in 2023. So he will not be a one-year rental for whoever does end up dealing for him.
As for Vaughn, he is hitting .242 in 66 games for the South Siders. He was the former No. 3 overall pick by Chicago in the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft out of Cal. With his rookie status still intact this season, he would be an ideal building block for a team like Pittsburgh in major need of an identity. However, this feels like too big of an ask for Chicago to push the button and initiate the trade.
Pittsburgh may want Vaughn for Frazier, but Chicago should not part ways with its top prospect.