08/25/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Farmingville (Long Island), NY Sam is a very talented 2-way player as a SS/RHP. Offensively, this left-handed swinger displays good rhythm and gets back into a solid loaded position. He has smooth actions and fires the barrel to and through the zone, creating hard contact. Defensively at SS, Ruta moves fluidly and makes the plays effortlessly. He plays through the ball well and fires the ball across the diamond. On the bump, this RHP throws 2 different pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot and long/loose arm action. CB shows 11/5 shape and is thrown for strikes. Overall abilities will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Extension 2. Let ball travel Defense 1. DP feeds 2. Arm strength Offense Pitching 1. Lower 1/2 drive 2. Off-speed