05/12/2013 - National Tryout - New Orleans, LA
Chase continues to show strong abilities on the diamond. This solidly built 1B can really swing it. He has pop off of the barrel as he gets it to and through the contact point, creating extension. He is a middle of the line-up type of guy as he will drive in runs thanks to his power. At 1B, he moves well to his backhand and shows quick footwork with the ability to cover some ground. On the mound, FB pounds the zone as he is repeatable in his delivery. He maintains good balance and works in-line toward the plate. This athletic 2-way player will gets looks to advance his game to the next level.
01/18/2013 - 2013 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Chase showed well during his time at the UA Preseason. On the mound, Chase has a loose arm, a tall balance point, and level shoulders. He has good direction toward home, he lands in a square position, and he works down in the zone. In the INF, Chase moves well laterally, he has good footwork around the bag, and he fields low. His exchange is quick and he throws with a plus arm to his target. Offensively, Chase has an athletic set-up, a short stride, and fast bat speed. He has pop in his bat, a level swing, and he gets his lower 1/2 through.
05/20/2012 - College PREP - New Orleans, LA
Chase is a tall, solid, and athletic RHP/3B that will graduate in 2014. Currently, he projects slightly better on the mound for the next level. Delivery is sound/repeatable as he works in line/on time that a solid balance point. Arm slot is high 3/4 through a long/loose arm action. Fastball shows a range of 81-84 mph. Split finger is best off-speed pitch, working on a downward plane with tumbling action. Changeup shows a solid feel for with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with late breaking action but needs to work to stay on top of pitch. He throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and shows soft/clean hands. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy/carry on his throws. At the plate, Hawthorne shows a balanced/athletic setup and loads well. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path and show a solid feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered. With 2 years to further develop, Chase has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches, possibly as a two-way guy.