01/18/2013 - Arizona National Spring Training Ladwig continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has really improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now an above average runner at 7.16. Feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. For defensive grades to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls more to play through and present hands more out front. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Chase shows a balanced approach. Hands are loose / smooth and work through a level swing path. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he topped out at 78 mph. Fastball shows a range of 76-78 mph on a slight downhill. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained.