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2012 MLB Draft: White Sox Earn Praise For Hawkins Selection

One of the media's top prospect analyst, ESPN's Keith Law, has published his latest analysis of the draft selections from the American League. According to Law, the Chicago White Sox made a prudent and fortuitous move when they made OF Courtney Hawkins their top choice in the 2012 MLB Draft:

Chicago White Sox

Summary: They capitalized when Courtney Hawkins (1), expected to go right ahead of them, fell into their laps, grabbing the kind of high-upside position player prospect their system has lacked over the past few years. His backflips probably made him a fan favorite already but his performance should cement that soon.

But they did not make the right call with their first round supplemental pick:

Keon Barnum (1A) had no business going on Day 1, not after a poor performance this spring that had him struggling with contact even though he's already 19 years old.

Overall, though, Law praised the White Sox selections, which could be a good sign with respect to improving a minor league system ranked worst in the MLB.

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