11/11/2010 - Pirate City Select Training Sam is a young, strong, medium sized 3rd baseman who will graduate in 2013. Defensively, Sam has a good set-up, he is aggressive to the ball, and he keeps it in front. He is a coachable player who throws with some accuracy across the diamond. Defensive abilities will get better if Sam can soften his hands, quicken his feet, and add arm strength. Offensively, Sam has an okay set-up, he has good strike zone awareness, and he makes good contact. He needs to loosen his grip, improve his extension to and through the ball, and add strength in order to further improve. Sam is a hardworking and coachable player who should continue to improve as he matures.