Road to Wrigley – Ethan Hankins
HOMETOWN: Cumming, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Forsyth Central
COLLEGE VERBAL: Vanderbilt
Ethan seems to be playing catch on the mound, yet his fastball lives in the mid-90s – touching 97 mph. He throws from a ¾ arm slot with the ball exploding out of his hand, making it particularly difficult on right-handed hitters. He also mixes in a change and throws all pitches from a clean, quick arm stroke.
At the recent Tournament of Stars showcase, Hankins struck out four and did not allow a hit in three innings of work. He helped Forsyth Central get to the post season after striking out 77 hitters in just 46 2/3 innings.
Add it all together, and you have one of the top prospects in the entire 2018 class. He is committed to Vanderbilt and fits the mold of the high-level pitchers that they continue to recruit.
ROAD TO WRIGLEY:
1) 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory’s National South – Peachtree City, GA
2) 2017 Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout – Kennesaw, GA