GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Courtney Hawkins hit a pair of two-run homers, the second a walk-off to lift the Chicago White Sox over Kansas City Royals 6-4 Saturday.
Hawkins, an outfielder who was Chicago's first-round pick in 2012, homered in the seventh off Franklin Morales to tie the game at 4-4.
In the ninth, with a man on and one out, Hawkins connected off Royals lefty Brandon Finnegan...
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March 21, 2015
About 16 months ago, I wrote this 3,000-word-plus diatribe about Courtney Hawkins, attempting to make sense of how a 2012 mid-first-round pick could collapse from a .284/.324/.480 line in his post-draft 2012 season (complete with reaching High-A at age 18) to an abysmal .178/.249/.384 mark in 2013 (complete with ghastly 37.6% strikeout rate). For some, […]
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With the thirteenth pick in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft, the White Sox took high school outfielder Courtney Hawkins out of Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. Hawkins signed quickly and was assigned to Bristol of the APPY League where he hit .272/.314/.401 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 159 plate appearances. He was then promoted to A-ball (Kannapolis...