09/05/2010 - College PREP - Azusa, CA Dawson is a young (2013) catcher with a solid frame that shows projection as he continues to polish, firming up. Foot speed is average as indicated by his 7.59 60 time. Feet are active in working in line, showing proper direction through the throwing process. Transfer / exchange are efficient with pop times show a range of 2.19-2.32. Throws show accuracy but will benefit by getting on a long toss program to further develop more arm strength and carry. Receiving and blocking skills show potential as being quality tools for the next level as he continues to further develop. Offensively, Linderman is a switch hitter that shows similar abilities from both sides. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed as he makes consistent contact but has some mechanical flaws that are hindering him from reaching his full potential with grades improving quickly with instruction and adjustments. Power will continue to improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. With 3 years to further develop, Dawson has abilities with time and room to improve.