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Sam Downs

Sam Downs RHP/1B

  • Monrovia, MD
  • Linganore High School
  • Travel Team: Mt. Airy Post 191 American Legion
  • Commitment: Stevenson University
  • Grad 2018
  • Ht 6'6
  • Wt 230 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 87 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.76 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • N/A sec 10 Yds
  • N/A sec 40 Yds
  • 7.76 sec 60 Yds
  • 5.19 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.21 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 5.01 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'2'' Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • 103 psi Grip (L)
  • 114 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 87 mph mph Velocity
  • 55 Arm Grade

Position - 1B

  • 48 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 48 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 55 Power Grade (R)
  • 93 mph mph Exit Velocity

Pitching

  • 3/4 Arm Angle
  • 48 Arm Action Grade
  • 45 Control Grade
  • 48 Delivery Grade
  • 80 – 85 mph FASTBALL
  • N/A FB Grade
  • 68 – 73 mph CURVEBALL
  • 48 CB Grade
  • 69 – 72 mph CHANGEUP
  • 50 CH Grade

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • 1B/RHPPosition Projection

01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament Sam continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Feet / hands work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry on his throws. At the plate he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through an aggressive swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 85 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Sam has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two-way guy.

07/05/2017 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Sam is a tall, solid 3B/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying tremendous power potential. Hands are quick (92 mph exit velocity) through an aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball with power to all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. At the event, he was 5 for 8. At 3B, defensive abilities are well above average, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works around and plays through balls with his body. He moves well laterally and presents soft /sure hands well out front. Hands / feet work well together and he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, carry, and accuracy on his throws. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 80-82 mph with arm side run. He attacks hitters throwing a lot of strikes, working both sides of the plate. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude, works hard, and he is a student of the game. Sam has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.

Profile

Sam Downs Monrovia, MD info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position RHP
Grad Year 2018 Secondary Position 1B
High School Linganore High School Bats Right
Height 6'6 Throws Right
Weight 230 LBS Arm 87 mph
60 YD 7.76

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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