12/27/2013 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic
Lawton showed some added strength to his tools and consistency in his athleticism in his most recent Baseball Factory outing. Over at the hot corner, he demonstrated swift footwork and consistency in fielding balls out in front. His arm worked well to throw accurately to his target, but there is room for improvement as he refines playing through ground balls. Offensively, he gets to a strong launch position on time and makes use of fluid rhythm to get the barrel to contact. In all - Manipon unveiled many usable tools and upside in his game.
06/25/2013 - College PREP - Seattle, WA
Lawton is a solid, lanky SS that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.15 60 time. Feet are active as he works to square balls up and shows soft /clean hands. He needs to attack ground balls more and play through while presenting hands more out front to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared, balanced setup. He loads well with hands working through a level swing path and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Lawton has abilities with time and room to improve.