The White Sox have agreed to terms with first-rounder Courtney Hawkins on a $2.475 million bonus, a deal that will become official once he passes a physical on Monday. His bonus matches the assigned value for his pick, No. 13 overall.
A product of Carroll HS in Corpus Christi, Texas, Hawkins was one of the top power hitters available in the draft. He also has a plus arm and solid speed, and he projects to wind up in right field. He had committed to the University of Texas.
Hawkins received the third-largest draft bonus in franchise history, behind only fellow first-round picks Joe Borchard ($5.3 million in 2003) and Gordon Beckham ($2.6 million in 2008).