Keeping track of the latest minor moves from around baseball…
- The Reds purchased the contract of outfielder Courtney Hawkins from the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday, the Skeeters announced. Hawkins, who will report to High-A Daytona with the Reds, is best known for going 13th overall to the White Sox in the 2012 draft. Now 24, Hawkins stayed with the Chicago organization into this past April, when it released him after he failed to get past the Double-A level.
This is what I’m talking about!!!! Hell yes Reds’ FO!
Yikes, you would have a stroke,if the Reds signed or promoted someone of value.
no risk lottery ticket!
Lottery ticket? Hahaha he is 24 and reporting to A ball. Good luck
I remember when he did a backflip after being drafted on the MLB Network. What a bust.
The backflip was also my first thought when they mentioned his name..
And, if that’s his most memorable moment, then it’s fair to say he hasn’t quite panned out as hopped..
Oh well, maybe he can figure something out with a change of scenery..But, it would have been nice for his stats in the Indy to be posted, to see what he was able to accomplish in his time there..
Anyone have his Indy stats??
They are on BR. He hit .285/.342/.505 with 18 HRs and 72 RBIs. But with 8 outfield errors as well. Decent stats, but not really any that jump out as a potential diamond in the rough either.
This guy is one of the reasons why I don’t get excited about prospects anymore. I remember being very disappointed when the Rockies drafted David Dahl instead of him. even Now I am perfectly happy waiting until players get to the majors before even considering how good they are.
You’re missing out on some good fun..The roller coaster ride that is following prospects through the minors; for me, that’s one of the funnest parts of being a fan..
Some work, but most don’t; however, when the prospect does work, that you’ve followed since his professional debut, that makes it all the more interesting and fun..
We all have our favorite prospects, we all irrationally overrate our own team’s prospects, and that’s one of the fun parts about being a fan of a big league team..Of course, it’s incredibly frustrating, but hey, that us what makes the success stories all that much more enjoyable!!
Oh, I don’t mind when others prefer prospects and the whole minor league experience. It’s just not for me. I prefer finished products. To each their own.
I remember Pedro Alvarez was the first prospect I followed since the draft, and that took years off my life expectancy.
This is bad news for the fans of the skeeters.
And people still get on their soap boxes and say they wouldn’t trade this or that Rookie-Low A ball prospect for an established Major Leaguer who could legitimately upgrade their team’s roster even if their team is a contender.