The White Sox have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with first-round draft pick Courtney Hawkins.
The 18-year-old outfielder out of Corpus Christi, Texas batted .437, including 11 home runs, 39 RBI, 56 runs scored and 17 stolen bases throughout 36 regular season games with the Carroll High School Tigers.
Hawkins' resume includes being named the Second Best Power Hitter among high school players by Baseball America, as well as the ESPNHS Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year. Before being drafted, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Texas.
Hawkins will kick off his professional career with the Advanced Rookie Bristol of the Appalachian League.
White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton is one of three finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove.
Eaton, Boston’s Mookie Betts and Houston’s George Springer were named as the American League right field candidates on Thursday.
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A 2014 finalist in center field, Eaton finished second behind Betts in Defensive Runs Saved with 22, according to fangraphs.com. Eaton also finished with an Ultimate Zone Rating of 23.1 and led all outfielders with 18 assists.
Eaton batted .284/.362/.428 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs and 91 runs scored. He also stole 14 bases and was worth 6.0 Wins Above Replacement.
Chuck Garfien, Slavko Bekovic and Chris Kamka react to the national media blunders that failed to recognize the White Sox as 2005 World Series champions.
Later, the guys discuss Jerry Reinsdorf's comments about cheering for the Cubs and break down what it takes to beat the Indians.
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