With the No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Chicago White Sox selected outfielder Courtney Hawkins from Carroll High School (TX). According to Scott Merkin, Hawkins is the first prep OF that the White Sox have taken in the first round since 1984.
Here's a brief scouting report on Hawkins from MLB.com:
The Texas high school product was shooting up draft boards as the 2012 spring season began, thanks to a very successful summer. While he pitches and will touch 90 mph, his future is in the outfield. He has some swing-and-miss to his game, but he does have power. He has shown the ability to hit any fastball and can show pop to all fields, though he needs to improve his approach at the plate, where his over-aggressiveness leads to those misses. An average to a tick-above-average runner, he'll play center field for his high school team, but with his size, strength, power profile and at-least-average arm, the University of Texas commit profiles best as a corner outfielder in the future.
The Sox most recently used a first round pick on a pitcher, Chris Sale (2010), who has quickly developed into an important part of the team's rotation. Prior to that, the team went with a couple of college bats: Jared Mitchell in 2009 and Gordon Beckham in 2008.
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