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Reggie Lawson


Noticed (again) by BP today ...

Minor League Update: Games of August 28

Reggie Lawson, RHP, High-A, San Diego Padres: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Suspiciously unknown, Lawson, 20, has a high ceiling, with a few more wrinkles to iron out, which could solidify him as a mid-rotation arm or better. J.H. Schroeder has more, having Ten Packed him earlier this season.

Justin (Tampa, FL): What did scouts say about Reggie Lawson this year, and will he be in the teens?

Kyle Glaser: At his best Reggie Lawson looks like a bonafide regular in the rotation, but consistency still eludes him. He shows up for the big games (the On Deck Classic at Petco, the game in Elsinore he piggybacked off of Lucchesi with Hedges catching and AJ Preller in attendance) and now it's just about getting him to be that guy every start. The potential is there, but scouts often saw a different guy depending on the day he started. Tightening that up and being consistent from start to start will be a big next step in his development, along with fine-tuning that slider he showed in the On Deck Classic.

Tough start of the season for Reggie ... 5 ERs today on 4 hits + 4 walks in only 1.1 IP ... ERA now at 12.79 ...

NICE outting!  6.1 IP with only 1 H (though 3 walks) ...,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=584776

Noticed by ...

Padres: Reggie Lawson, RHP (No. 29-- 6 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K (Double-A Amarillo)

Lawson picked up his third win in as many starts as he cruised through his longest outing of the season. The 21-year-old threw 58 of his 91 pitches for strikes and issued a trio of free passes, but stayed out of trouble as he gave up just one hit. Lawson has struggled with walks a bit this season, giving out 11 through 22 2/3 innings, but he's also amassed 31 strikeouts.

While good to see can’t get too excited.....Springfield is not good.


From yesterday's DFR ...

 Reggie Lawson’s ERA climbed to an unsightly 5.20 after allowing four runs in his five innings, but that number isn’t a clear indicator of the 21-year-old’s potential.  He has made huge strides over the past two seasons in the minors, sharpening his curve and maintaining his velocity deep into games. Because he induces plenty of whiffs and mediocre contact, the big righty’s FIP and xFIP look much better than the surface-level numbers. Results will come more easily if he can sharpen the command and consistency at Double-A for the bulk of the season.

A high-upside right-hander, Lawson has endured an up-and-down tenure in the Padres' system. Despite his injuries and inconsistencies, the club remains sold on his potential, and it's easy to see why.

Lawson started Tuesday night and threw four scoreless frames, mixing a mid-90s fastball with two tricky offspeed pitches. The Padres' No. 21 prospect struck out three and allowed three hits.

San Diego sent RHP Reggie Lawson to the mound to start the game. It was Lawson’s third appearance in the annual showcase and Lawson was ready for the opportunity.

The 22-year-old righty, who didn’t pitch competitively after May 9 this season, looked strong as he tuned up for an assig.ment to the Arizona Fall League. His fastball looked lively, touching 95 mph in the first inning.

RHP Reggie Lawson told us that he will be participating in the Arizona Fall League and will remain there until the end of that season. Lawson should be able to pitch five innings per start. The season runs through October 25th, so Lawson should be able to make a handful of starts.

He gave up an HR, but otherwise 3 nice IPs at AFL ...

4 nice IPs in AFL game ... a bright spot, finally!

Commentary and video here ... sez ...

  • Padres pitching prospect Reggie Lawson struck out six batters while firing four shutout innings against the Salt River Rafters in Arizona Fall League action on Friday.

    Lawson started for the Peoria Javelinas and made it look easy. He surrendered just one hit and one walk in the dominant outing. He has allowed only one run through seven innings of work in the AFL. Lawson began the minor league season at the Double-A level with the Amarillo Sod Poodles. He made just six starts before going down with an elbow injury and missed the rest of the season. He did not require Tommy John surgery and was able to return for the AFL season. Lawson is a 22-year-old right-hander and was a Competitive Balance B pick in the 2016 draft (71st player taken overall). He has posted big strikeout rates in the minors but that success has not translated into good ERAs. In his career he has 249 strikeouts in 226 1/3 innings with a 5.09 ERA across four levels.

He did it again ... and even better ... 4 no-no innings! (has some video)

Reggie Lawson, RHP, Padres No. 21

Lawson’s final start of the Arizona Fall League was perfect. The 22-year-old right hander threw 33 of his 51 pitches for strikes as he carved his way through four innings against the Glendale lineup. Lawson, who got off to a fast start and struck out the first batter he faced, racked up six strikeouts in his outing, including at least one in each inning. Lawson made three starts in the AFL and pitched to a 0.82 ERA with 14 strikeouts over 11 innings.