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2019 Mets draft profile: Dilan Lawson

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With their thirty-seventh selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected Dilan Lawson, a right-handed pitcher from Florida.

Born: Madison, Florida

Age: 18 (11/30/00)

Height/Weight: 6’3”/185 lbs.

Position: RHP

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: Madison County High School (Madison, Florida)

Dilan Lawson was a two-way performer at Madison County High School, serving as team ace and middle-of-the-order threat. As a pitcher, he has a cumulative 1.41 ERA in 109.1 innings. In 2018, his junior year, he led the Cowboys with a 1.98 ERA in 63.2 innings split over nine starts and five relief appearances, allowing 56 hits, walking 33, and striking out 76. In 2019, his senior year, he led the team with a 0.64 ERA in 45.2 innings split over seven starts and four relief appearances, allowing 23 hits, walking 15, and striking out 55. At the plate, he owns a cumulative .319/.435/.503 batting line in 51 games. In 2018, he hit .292/.384/.430 in 72 at-bats, walking 9 times and striking out 12 times. In 2019, he hit .350/.494/.566 in 60 at-bats, walking 17 times and striking out 12 times.

Drafted as a pitcher, Lawson throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot, with a clean arm action. He is athletic, and at 6’3”, 185 pounds, has room to fill his frame in. His fastball sits in the mid-to-high-80s, topping out at 89 MPH. Thanks to his arm slot, he gets generous downward plane on the pitch. He complements the pitch with a curveball that sits in the low-to-mid-70s and a change-up that sits in the high-70s.

Lawson has a commitment to Tallahassee Community College.