Originally Posted by doublem23
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.
I'd still consider Hawkins a prospect, but it should be noted that some publications have flat out said he's no longer a prospect. There is disparity on that opinion, but a large portion are adamant about that.