Scouting Pat Lawson

Connecticut Tigers relief pitcher Pat Lawson joined the organization as a free agent after going unselected in the 2010 MLB draft.  Lawson had a dominant season as a senior at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, while serving as the team’s closer.

Pat Lawson/Photo courtesy of Charlotte Sports Information

Charlotte associate head coach Brandon Hall says Lawson throws four pitches including a fastball, slider, changeup and curveball.  Lawson’s fastball sits between 87-90 mph and occasionally touches 91-92 mph.  Hall says Lawson’s slider is a two-plane breaker that induces swings and misses against right-handed and left-handed batters.  Lawson’s changeup has some deception and can be a swing and miss pitch at times, while his curveball is more of a show pitch that will probably get eliminated from his arsenal.  Hall says Lawson’s fastball does not have plus movement or command, but his slider is so good it gives his fastball a little more margin for error.

Hall says Lawson has a very loose arm and an over the top delivery.  Mechanically, he has some movement that creates deception, but also contributes to inconsistent command.

Lawson is laid back and confident on the mound.  “Nothing bothers him and as soon as the game is over he is on to the next page,” Hall said.

Lawson is currently a member of the Connecticut Tigers bullpen, though he has not appeared in a game yet.

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