The White Sox selected Texas high school outfielder Courtney Hawkins with the No. 13 pick in the MLB Draft -- the same pick the organization used to draft Chris Sale two years ago. Hawkins was the first high school player selected in the first round by the White Sox since 2001.
Hawkins was named the Gatorade Texas high school baseball player of the year following his senior year at Carroll high school in Corpus Christi in which he's posted a .580 OBP and .874 OPS, seeing his home run and stolen base totals reach double-digits.
For what it's worth, Baseball Prospectus minor league expert Kevin Goldstein loves the selection for the Sox:
GREAT pick for White Sox. Shouldn't have been there. Kevin Goldstein (@Kevin_Goldstein) June 5, 2012