07/09/2013 - College PREP - Minnetonka (Minneapolis), MN Austin is a tall, athletic catcher that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.22 60 time. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.02-2.15 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, LaDouz shows an open setup with balance and tracks the ball well. Hands are quick flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Austin has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.