01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex (Ages 12-14)
Sam is a good two way player with a great attitude and plays the game hard. In the infield, he can make plays consistently, understands situations and has a good backhand. He can improve by working on his fielding position and working lower to the ball. As on outfielder he works through the ball well and takes a good first steps. He needs to work on taking better angles. At the plate, Sam has a squared and balanced setup, makes good contact, has nice hands and puts together sold at-bats. He can improve as a hitter if he can speed up his hands to stay inside of the ball.
10/06/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Parker (Denver), CO
Sam is a young, 2-way player who plays SS and OF. In the INF, Sam has good pre-pitch actions, solid body control, and efficient footwork. He picks out the right hops, his hands are soft, and he throws with accuracy across the diamond. In the OF, Sam has reads the ball off the bat well, he has good glove action, and his arm is long with consistency to his cut off man. At the plate, Sam has an upright stance, a good stride, and a medium stoke. He puts the bat on the ball consistently and can hit hard to the pull side. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Long toss
2. Play more through
1. Throw downhill
2. Play through
3. Finish throws
1. Widen base
2. More direct barrel
3. Lower 1/2