Hawpe’s fresh start at old position
The North County Times writes about former Colorado Rockies outfielder‘s return to his original position, first base.
Manager Bud Black has only had a few chances to see Hawpe in action but believes he possesses the intangibles for the job. The little things — bunt plays, bunt defenses and footwork — can be taught, Black said. But the soft hands required are one aspect that can’t.
“This guy is a natural first baseman,” Black said of Hawpe, who logged 215 minor-league games at first base.
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