Hi all. My name is Sam Dawkins. I was born and raised in the Metro Atlanta area and got my undergrad degree from the University of Georgia. I currently live in Carrollton, Georgia working as a pastor of a campus ministry and local church near the University of West Georgia. I’ve been a fan of baseball and particularly the Atlanta Braves since I was six-years-old and watched Fred McGriff hit a walk off 3-run homer against Rod Beck and the San Francisco Giants in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium with my dad. I now share my life and love of baseball with my wife, Natasha, and two dogs, Wall-e and Lucy.
I started following prospects in 2015 when I needed something to give me hope in the midst of some of the worst Braves teams I’ve been alive to see. I’m excited to be learning about and covering the Florida State League and gaining a greater appreciation for prospects and their development on a wider scale than I’ve done in the past.
When I’m not watching or reading about baseball, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, hiking, disc golf, playing guitar, and following all Atlanta and University of Georgia sports teams. I think the American version of The Office is the greatest TV show of all time, the Lord of the Rings is the best novel of the last 100 years, and Little Big League is the most enjoyable baseball movie ever made.
Thanks for taking some time to get to know me. If you want to talk about prospects, baseball, or any of the above, you can find me at @samjdawkins on Twitter.