Carter Hawkins
Born (1984-08-07) August 7, 1984 (age 37)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materVanderbilt University
OccupationBaseball executive
OrganizationChicago Cubs

Carter Hawkins (born circa 1984) is an American baseball executive. His Major League Baseball career began with the Cleveland Indians, as a scout. He became general manager of the Chicago Cubs in October 2021. He has always been said to have an eye for pitching. Hawkins made a splash in the 2022 MLB draft getting two of the top pitching prospects (Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris) in the first two rounds of the draft.

Early life and education

Hawkins earned a bachelor's degree in 2007 from Vanderbilt University, where he also played baseball as a catcher.[1]

Baseball career

In 2008, Hawkins joined the Cleveland Indians baseball team as an advance scouting intern.[2] He took a full-time role as a scout for the organization in 2009.

Hawkins was the scout that found perennial all star Jose Ramirez. Hawkins was named the team's assistant director of player development in 2010 and the director of player development in 2015.[3] He was named the Indians' assistant general manager in 2016. He was named Sports Illustrated top young up and coming baseball executive in 2015. [2]

On October 15, 2021, the Chicago Cubs hired Hawkins as their general manager.[4][5]

Personal life

Hawkins is married to his wife, Lindsay.

References

  1. ^ Robertson, Seth (March 7, 2017). "The House That 'Corbs' Built: Former Vanderbilt Players Help Fund New Baseball Facilities to Honor Coach Tim Corbin". Vanderbilt Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Loede, Matt (November 4, 2016). "Indians Promote Carter Hawkins and Matt Forman to Role of Assistant GM". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  3. ^ Hoynes, Paul (October 13, 2021). "Chicago Cubs hire Cleveland Guardians executive Carter Hawkins as new general manager". Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cubs hire Cleveland's Hawkins to serve as GM". ESPN.com. October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Bastian, Jordan (October 15, 2021). "Cubs name Carter Hawkins next GM". MLB.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.