06/21/2014 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Lawson showed well in his most recent Baseball Factory outing, at the Omaha National World Series. Defensively, he sat comfortably & relaxed, receiving with strong wrists. He gets the glove to the ball to block and is confident in his work. His footwork and arm action are coordinated to throw and he flashed pops in the 2.1 range. Being more aggressive with the legs to throw, but maintaining his fluidity will improve pop times. Offensively, he got his hands activated to hit and was direct with the barrel. He rushed from time to time in getting to his launch which caused him to leak with his lower half and lose strength at contact. Overall - Lawson showed good confidence and brought good energy to the ballpark everyday.
04/13/2014 - College PREP - Louisville, KY
Lawson is a solid, athletic catcher with good defensively skills. Behind the plate, Lawson has good balance, he tracks the ball well, and he catches aggressively. He is quick to the ball, blocks extremely well, and he throws accurately to his target. Smoother actions and added arm strength will help improve defensive skills. At the plate, Lawson has good balance, an aggressive swing, and good extension through the ball. He has good bat speed, and some pop in his bat. If Lawson can improve his rhythm and timing, and tap into his lower 1/2, hitting numbers will improve.
10/23/2013 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Clayton is a young catcher that showed exceptionally well blocking. As a backstop, he displayed great leadership in the game setting - handling the pitchers well and calling a good game. He is a game changer and a very competitive player that is a vocal commander. Mechanically, he received well and showed a quick glove down to block. Quickening his exchange/transfer, and increasing his arm strength will allow for lower pops than the 2.15 he flashed. Offensively, he has a decent setup and sound barrel accuracy. He flashed good pull side pop, and has even greater potential with increased mechanical focus. In all - Clayton is a solid player that has great intangibles and sound ability.