Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson
Derrick Dawson




Lincoln Trail JC
Mishawaka (HS) • IN
6-1 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Indiana Land Sharks 17u-Blue


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2/16/2019: Derrick Dawson, C/RHP, Mishawaka HS, 2020, 6 foot 1, 217 pounds, uses a controlled leg lift and a simple and effective separation move to get to foot strike in a good position. Barrels balls consistently, and had a max exit velo of 91. Behind the plate Derrick had a catching velo of 76 mph and posted pop times of 2.04-2.08 with a good arm action and good release.

2/25/18: Strong framed right hander, high OT arm action, stiff in the back with average arm speed down the mound. Creates some down hill tilt, pitches down in the zone with some effort and rhythm in delivery. Lands square with good direction to the plate. Fastball had some slight downward run, bottom of the zone pitch sitting 78-80, topping at 81. Breaking ball was inconsistent, shown early with gradual sweeping break thrown 68-69. Arm slowed to throw the changeup, straight at 73-75

2/24/18:  6-foot-1, 205 pound catcher showcased quick footwork and transfer behind the plate.  Short arm swing, overtop release.  Throws topped 74.  Pop times ranged between 2.05-2.10.  Physical hitter in the box.  Above average bat speed.  Long path to contact.  Gap to gap power already.  Pulls off at times.  Average balance and use of lower half.  High exit velocity of 85.  Ran a 7.24 60 yard dash.

1.15.18 - Strong build, mature 6-foot, 201-pound catcher. Right-handed hitter, balanced tall setup, short toe tap stride, works to open side. Attacks the baseball with pull side approach, above average bat speed, long uphill path with strength. 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays over the top, firm actions, 76 mph out of the crouch. Showed quicker footwork and exchange, 2.08-2.15 pop times.

2/25/17:  The 6-foot, 184 pound catcher hits from a balanced setup and a toe tap as a timing trigger.   Hands load back, good usage of lower half.  Path is slightly uphill with some bat speed.  Exit velocity topped at 83.  Behind the plate, transfer is quick with a short, loose arm action.  Footwork is long.  Athletic movements, needs some refinement.  Pop times ranged between 2.04-2.08.  Throws topped at 75mph.  Athletic frame and projectable body.  

7/27/16: The 6 foot 173 pound catcher showcased athleticism behind the plate.  Transfer and footwork are quick for his age.  Arm strength is average.  Pop times ranged between 2.05-2.08.  At the plate, he has an athletic setup with good balance.  Bat speed is above average with a level path.  Created solid contact to the pull side.   Derrick ran a 4.83 H-1st.

2/21/16: 6-foot, 173 poudner was 2.25, 2.29 and 2.30 with his pop times; 66 from the crouch.  Loopy transfer.  Needs to quicken up the arm action.  Comes around the ball.  At the plate hits from a crouch setup, smooth load.  Short stride.  Average bat speed.  Bat tends to get flat through the zone.  High exit velocity of 81 mph.  PITCHING-pitches from a high 3/4 arm action.  Shows high effort in the delivery.  Choppy rhythm, level shoulders.  Good direction, lands square. Fastball had slight run at 72-73.  Breaking ball was a spinner at 64-67.  CH sat 64-66 for a strike.  

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