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2012 Indians 40th round pick: OF Anthony Hawkins

2012 Indians 40th round pick: OF Anthony Hawkins
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In the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected outfielder Anthony Hawkins out of Fresno High School (CA).

Date of birth: 10/12/1993 - Height: 5’10” - Weight: 220 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right

Quick take: He is set to attend Fresno City College if he does not sign a professional contract. He has strong and has good power, breaking the central section’s career home run record this season with his 35th homer.

Jeff Ellis: Anthony Hawkins might be the last pick in the draft, but he is a very interesting final pick. He has plus power, setting home run records in high school.  On visuals alone he looks like a linebacker, not a baseball player. His hit tool needs some work, but the power is legit and he could be a guy who hits 30-35 homeruns in the majors. He has the type of power that even if he hits a ball a little off it can fly out of the park. He is pretty much destined for left field, but with his power that should not be an issue. He was viewed as signable since he is committed to a JUCO school. I wonder if the Indians can get a deal done as he is a guy they might be able to go slightly over slot for to sign if they have any money left after signing a few other players.

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User Comments

josh
October 19, 2014 - 12:09 AM EDT
i remember trucking him in kermen on punt return
tony
January 24, 2013 - 9:16 PM EST
i remember him trucking me in high school football and seeing him hit lots of homers against my school good luck Hawkins
ernie
January 18, 2013 - 1:43 PM EST
He is the real deal, I've seen him play. Indians should sign him.
jason stoll
October 15, 2012 - 7:24 PM EDT
.i've coached Anthony Hawkins on and off over the last 10 years and since he was 5 years old people said he was on steroids because of his looks and physical gifts, and thats the biggest bunch of crap.. He has hit homeruns with wood in excess of 500 feet, and displayed power to all fields. As a junior he ran 6.51 60 at the fresno state camp at 210 lbs. as a senior he weighted 235 pounds and ran 6.7. He has a great eye for the strike zone. But its his power people are impressed with. Anthony is an exceptional athlete playing football soccer and track and field. all 3 he excelled in, he stopped playing in his junior year to concentrate on baseball, rumors with no facts cost him his projected 3-5 rd in draft what a shame. all put his power and eye against anyone at the college ranks.
Lloyd Allen
October 3, 2012 - 4:44 PM EDT
I would worry about his size as well. 5'10 220. A little thick to be natural.
Leo
July 27, 2012 - 12:11 PM EDT
He slipped to the lower rounds because of his size, the Critics were convinced he was on steroids. I played highschool football with him. Anthony is huge but don't get me wrong blame his good genes not steroids. I'm proud of you ant. Good luck.
Tony
June 10, 2012 - 10:09 PM EDT
I'm not sure he has "tremendous power". If he did he would be going in the early part of the draft. He has good power, and there is some upside there and the chance to be more if the hitting tool comes around.
Geoff
June 9, 2012 - 9:48 AM EDT
If this kid was deemed signable and has tremendous power, why didn't anybody draft him until the last round?
Joe
June 6, 2012 - 6:08 PM EDT
Wow. 18 yrs. old and that kind of power potential ? Hope we can sign him.

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