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Old 12-10-2013, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rdivaldi View Post
Although I do not think BA is worth much, I have seen no such article from them declaring that Hawkins was no longer on the prospect radar.

Sickels wrote this:

"A high school slugger from Texas, Hawkins was given a very aggressive assignment to High-A at age 19 and has suffered for it, hitting just .187 with 145 strikeouts in 342 at-bats. He's also slammed 19 homers. Most scouts felt Hawkins was too raw for this level and that judgment has been proven correct. His power remains impressive and he's quite young, but we'll have to see how the Sox handle him going forward."

There's no one taking him off of prospect lists, he's too young.
My bad, it was BP, not BA.

From Zach Mortimer's chat after minor league rankings:

Originally Posted by Zach Mortimer
"I graded Courtney Hawkins as an organizational player. I can recognize the plus raw power, but I have severe doubts on how much of the power will be used against quality pitching. Hawkins' pitch recognition is to the level that pitchers are able to exploit him in every at bat. Physically, Hawkins has a body that has the potential to get worse.

Going forward I hope Hawkins is able to make the necessary adjustments, improve his hit tool, and jump back onto the prospect radar. For me, it just is not there right now."
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