Born: June 22, 1979
Drafted: 11th Round, 317th Overall, 2000 (Rockies)
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: Florida State University
Agent: Dan Horwits
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Hawpe was a solid slugger with the Rockies, posting extremely similar numbers from 2006-09. He declined quickly, though, once he got past 30, and has also been handicapped by elbow problems. He was platooned early in his career and usually has been kept to a limited number of ABs against LHPs. He hasn’t always struggled against them; his career OPS is .493 against RHPs and .430 against LHPs. His good years mostly were not a result of Coors Field. He had an extreme platoon split in one of those four years, a large reverse platoon split in one, and very small platoon splits in the other two. Hawpe split his time between first and the outfield corners in the minors, but with Todd Helton entrenched at firs...