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Adam Hackenberg

#23 | C | White SoxCWS
Birmingham Barons Birmingham Barons
Adam Hackenberg
Name: Adam Mitchell Hackenberg
Born: Sep 8, 1999 in Palmyra, VA
College: Clemson
High School: The Miller School, Charlottesville, Va.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 18th round (545th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
A big, 6-foot-2, 225-pound backstop with a mature body, Hackenburg stands out for his plus raw power and tremendous arm strength--drawing 70 grades from many scouts who have seen him throw from behind the plate. Hackenburg had a very loud tournament at last fall's World Wood Bat Association World Championship in Jupiter, Fla., catching for the Canes' National Team and splitting time behind the dish with Anthony Seigler. Offensively, he doesn't have great feel for the strike zone currently, but his swing is solid enough to allow his power to play in-games. There is some work to do in cleaning up his actions behind the plate, as Hackenburg's receiving and blocking are both below-average and he has some stiffness, but he is athletic enough to make the necessary adjustments and could develop into an above-average defender. A Clemson commit, Hackenburg is one of the smartest kids in his high school class.
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