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Most scouts expect Milazzo to make it to Louisiana State, where they also expect he’ll show himself to be one of the better defensive catchers in college baseball. He brings a grinder’s mentality to the position and he loves to use his plus arm, back picking baserunners whenever they stray a little far from the bag. He’s a polished receiver for a high school catcher and he loves to work with pitching staffs. But the track record of great glove, light bat catchers is very erratic, which is one of the reasons he’ll probably make it to school. Milazzo projects as a below-average hitter with well-below average power thanks to timing issues and less than average barrel feel. He’ll have to show improvements at the plate to escape a future backup catcher profile.