• Full name Courtney James Hawkins
  • Born 11/12/1993 in Corpus Christi, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 245 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mary Carroll
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2012 (signed for $2,475,000).
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    Scouts have coveted Hawkins since his performance as a sophomore in the 2010 Texas 5-A state playoffs. He bombed a ball into the upper-deck home run porch at Round Rock's Dell Diamond, then earned MVP honors in the clincher as a starting pitcher. Though he can run his fastball into the low 90s, he definitely will make his living in the batter's box. Hawkins is loaded with bat speed and uses his 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame to generate exceptional leverage from the right side of the plate. He'll need to tame his maximum-effort swing, stop sitting on fastballs and improve his pitch recognition. He'll rack up some strikeouts, though they'll be a worthwhile tradeoff for his home runs. More physical than most high school players, Hawkins also brings a plus arm and solid speed to the table. A center fielder in high school, he'll likely wind up in right field as a pro. Scouts praise his instincts and makeup as well as his tools. He's the most talented member of a University of Texas recruiting class that features the five best high school prospects in the state, and a lock to sign as a mid-first-round pick.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the Chicago White Sox in 2013
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Chicago White Sox in 2013

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Career Transactions

  • Pericos de Puebla released LF Courtney Hawkins.
  • Pericos de Puebla signed free agent LF Courtney Hawkins.

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