Hawkins’ game has been described as versatile; he’s batting .437 with 11 homers this season and he’s also 5-2 as a pitcher with a stunning .096 ERA.
He’s also ridiculously athletic, as he demonstrated on television after being picked. Though he stands 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he had no problem performing a flip for the MLB Network cameras shortly after he was officially selected.
Check it out. You can almost hear the moment the White Sox front office staff has a collective heart attack at the fear of Hawkins’ landing wrong and tearing an ACL:
Though he’s experienced success as a pitcher up to this point, the White Sox as expected to ask Hawkins to focus on playing as an outfielder.