03/22/2015 - College PREP - Greenville, SC Dawson is a lean, athletic SS/RHP that will graduate in 2017. He has a promising future on the diamond. Currently, he projects best at SS for the next level, but he is very capable at both positions. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.37 60 time. At SS, defensive grade is well above average, as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands and solid body control. He moves well laterally, flashing range in the MIF and shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. Throws are accurate with life and carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and he also shows a level swing path. He has strength in his swing as he shows a feel for the barrel with the ball exploding off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with solid arm side run. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs at the next level. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and works to throw more strikes. With 2 years to further develop, Dawson has the makings of a special type player and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his abilities.