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Hawksworth: Relax and Throw Your Changeup

Hawksworth: Relax and Throw Your Changeup

What happened to Blake Hawksworth, once the top-pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization? Dustin Mattison breaks down what seems to have gone wrong and suggests how the problems might be remedied.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Blake Hawksworth in the 28th round of the 2001 First Year Player Draft. Scouts believed he had first-round talent but thought his commitment to Cal State-Fullerton was too strong to sway him to sign. Even though his commitment was strong, his SAT score wasn't. So he instead went to Bellevue Community College in Washington, going 8-0 with a 0.56 ERA and 8...

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