05/27/2018 - College PREP - Keizer (Salem), OR
Dawson is a talented LHP/1B prospect who has a tall, long build. On the mound, Dawson keeps his eyes direct on his target. He has an on-time delivery throwing from a 3/4 arm slot with a loose arm action. He stays square to home plate and effectively uses his front side. Dawson does a nice job pivoting off his back foot as he finishes. He commands 3 pitches all with good movement. Offensively, Dawson has an athletic stance with a centered balance and firm front side. He has fast bat speed with a direct swing path and gets good extension. Dawson has an aggressive approach and consistently lands the barrel to the baseball. He has the ability to drive the ball to each gap with power. In the field, Dawson plays with active footwork and makes all the routine plays. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a square position. Dawson has a clean exchange leading into a loose arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. His throws are consistent and online across the diamond. Overall, Dawson has a versatile skill set with talent on both sides of the ball.
12/27/2017 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
Dawson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, power potential has improved through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a plus feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 69-74 mph with slight arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with late break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and through strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
11/05/2017 - College PREP - Hillsboro, OR
Dawson is a tall, athletic built LHP/1B prospect who has a versatile skill set. On the mound, Dawson has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He has a loose arm action and extends through his release. He has a controlled landing and rotates towards his target as he finishes. Dawson commands his fastball with arm side run movement. His curveball has medium break and his changeup is developing. In the field, Dawson plays with effective footwork and covers good ground. He works around the baseball and fields it in a square position with a firm glove. Dawson has a long arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He does a nice job picking the baseball in the dirt. Offensively, Dawson has an open stance with a firm front side. He has an open stride and a choppy load. Dawson gets good extension and is developing bat speed. He is a line drive type hitter who can drive the ball to the pull side. Overall, Dawson is a well-rounded prospect who has potential to take to get even better.