Originally Posted by WhiteSoxNation
He does have 27 professional HRs so far.......I'm not buying him so far, He was a KW draft pick.......Another poor OF pick...
Hawkins was, and still is, a highly regarded prospect. It's not that the pick was suspect, just that the Sox have a pretty terrible reputation for rushing players. Hawkins was overmatched all year long but they never flinched in their assignment and let him play out a terrible season. Whether or not this will be a valuable experience in his long-term development remains to be seen.