07/09/2018 - College PREP - Portland, ME Dawson is a solid, athletic 3rd baseman who will graduate in 2018. Defensively, Dawson has active feet, good pre-pitch actions, and he fields in a square position. He has firm hands, a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy and consistency to his target. Quicker feet and a quicker release will help defense improve. At the plate, Dawson has a square set-up, good balance, and he loads well. He has an aggressive swing, makes square contact, and he uses his lower body. Hitting can improve with a shorter stride and added bat speed.