10/10/2010 - College PREP - Baltimore, MD Sam is a young, average sized, Catcher who will graduate in 2012. Defensively, Sam has a quiet approach, soft glove, and he looks the ball in. He takes good angles when blocking, he centers it on his chest, and he covers the "5" hole properly. Sam gains ground when throwing out runners and throws accurately from a high 3/4 arm slot to his target. Catching abilities can further improve if Sam can widen his base, loosen his actions, and add arm strength. At the plate, Sam has a square set-up, short stride, and good balance. He has quick hands, he makes hard contact, and he can spray the ball to all fields. Sam has average bat speed and flashes some pop in his bat. Hitting grades can get better if Sam can liven his hands and throw them more directly to the ball.