02/26/2017 - College PREP - Atlanta, GA Sam is a broad, athletic catcher and has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 2.09 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process as he is a wall behind the dish. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup with balance. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Sam has a lot of potential with time and room to progress his game.