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Brad Hawpe
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Brad Hawpe
Colorado Rockies — No. 11
Right fielder
Born: June 22, 1979 (1979-06-22) (age 30)
Fort Worth, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
MLB: May 1, 2004 for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through October 4, 2009)
Batting average     .283
Hits     683
Home Runs     111
Runs batted in     427
On base percentage     .377
Slugging percentage     .498
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Bradley Bonte Hawpe (born June 22, 1979, in Fort Worth, Texas) is the starting right fielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

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High school & college

Hawpe went to Boswell High School in Fort Worth, Texas, where he played first base and pitched under head coach David Hatcher and assistant and pitching coach Kenneth Harmon. He also won a Texas 4A State Championship.

Hawpe attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a member of the LSU Tigers baseball team that won the 2000 College World Series.

Professional career

Hawpe was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 47th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft; however, he didn't sign. Hawpe re-entered the MLB draft in 2000, where he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 11th round; he subsequently signed with the team in June of that year.

Hawpe made his major league debut on May 1, 2004. He played in 42 games during the 2004 season.

After getting a chance to become a regular in 2005, playing 101 games, Hawpe had a .262 batting average with 9 home runs and 47 RBIs.

In 2006, Hawpe hit .293 with 22 home runs and 84 RBIs. He also led all MLB right fielders in assists (16) and all National League right fielders in fielding percentage (.987).

In 2007, he hit .291 with 29 home runs and 116 RBIs. Defensively, though, he had the lowest range factor (1.83) of all NL right fielders.

He missed time in 2008 with a hamstring injury, but still managed to hit .283 with 25 home runs and 85 RBIs. Defensively, however, Hawpe had the lowest fielding percentage (.956) and range factor (1.50), and most errors (9), of all major league right fielders.[1]

He was named to the NL All Star team, and he and teammate and fellow All Star Jason Marquis bought 30 bats and 50 All Star Game shirts for the Rockies players.[1]

In 2009 he had the lowest range factor of all starting major league right fielders (1.64).[2] But was ranked by Runs200 to have one of the best right field arms in Major League Baseball.

Personal

Hawpe is married to wife Kim. Together, he and Kim have a daughter, Avery Grace (born October 12, 2004).

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