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Akins flashing serious potential

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Outfielder Jordan Akins' game made significant strides during the 2011 regular season, but he took things to another level during the recent fall instructional league. Lone Star Dugout features and interviews the 19-year-old prospect.

Jordan Akins was somewhat of an unknown in the baseball world when the Texas Rangers selected him with their third-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. Coming out of Union Grove High School in Georgia, Akins was best-known as a football player, starring as an option quarterback, wide receiver, and kick returner. His talents on the football field led to quite the impressive highlight reel during...

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