07/29/2013 - College PREP - Gaffney, SC Sam is a tall, solid RHP/1B that will graduate in 2014. Defensive abilities at 1B are well above average. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He moves well laterally, showing range to his backhand side. Hands are soft / clean / sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Arm strength is solid with throws showing accuracy as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Holtel shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. Power numbers will continue to improve as he increases bat speed and learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball is a quality pitch that will get outs at the next level, displaying 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained and he works to throw more strikes. Sam has abilities with a lot of room to improve.