Brandon Lawson

Born: 12/13/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd. 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft, (TB)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 10th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x--October/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Peoria Javalinas
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and well-built frame. Durable look. Alex Cobb body type.
Mechanical Notes
Slow-paced semi-windup; turns from the hitter, stays closed and shows the ball late. In-line arm-circle is tough to pick up, H3/4 slot, arm bounces back badly after 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 FB can be avg pitch on strength of movement and command. Likely fares better 1-2 times through a lineup max.
FB can be avg pitch on strength of movement and command. Likely fares better 1-2 times through a lineup max.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 90-91 89-94 Trades velo for movement working as a starter. Can run it up to 94 in short-stint roles.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Consistent run to all parts of the zone. Above-avg dive when low/armside.
Consistent run to all parts of the zone. Above-avg dive when low/armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Consistent low strikes, goes better to armside. Projects as true ML avg at peak.
Consistent low strikes, goes better to armside. Projects as true ML avg at peak.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 75-76 74-79 Used as second breaking ball, distinct action off SL. Has feel to add and subtract, wide range of velo on CB. Harder variant shows avg action.
Used as second breaking ball, distinct action off SL. Has feel to add and subtract, wide range of velo on CB. Harder variant shows avg action.
Slider
Slider 50 50 83-84 83-85 Best pitch, go-to offspeed, separator. Consistent sharp bite, shows late off FB. Has a feel to land both in and out of the zone w/ SL.
Best pitch, go-to offspeed, separator. Consistent sharp bite, shows late off FB. Has a feel to land both in and out of the zone w/ SL.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 84-85 84-86 Throws at armspeed and gets late fade to armside. Projects as effective pitch to work against LHH.
Throws at armspeed and gets late fade to armside. Projects as effective pitch to work against LHH.
Control
Control 45 50 Sequences well, lands numerous speeds for strikes. Needs another year to tailor pitch-to-contact approach to high-minors bats, projects to develop avg control.
Sequences well, lands numerous speeds for strikes. Needs another year to tailor pitch-to-contact approach to high-minors bats, projects to develop avg control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Finesse righty w/ enough secondary and control to back up fringy FB. Spot-starting swingman that could also pitch multi-inning relief stints.