09/14/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Oak Creek (Milwaukee), WI
Sam improved hitting grades and raised his velocity off the mound during his last workout in Milwaukee. At the plate, Sam has good balance, an open stance, and good bat speed. He swings in good rhythm and barrel the ball up well on the sweet spot. On the mound, Sam stands over the rubber well, he separates on time, and he lands in a square position. He uses his lower body and finishes in an athletic position. At 3B, Sam fields aggressively, he has good body control, and throws with accuracy to his target. Abilities can continue to improve if Sam can work on the following.
1. Keep front side closed
2. Avoid falling off
3. Long toss
1. Widen base
2. Field out front
3. Play more through ball
1. More lower 1/2
3. Shorter more direct hands to ball
07/26/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
Samuel showed good improvement at Pirate City, especially as a fielder. He showed a good pre-pitch, consistent/accurate arm, he squares up the ball and makes plays in the field. He needs to be more aggressive, work on footwork (speed/lateral movement/agility) and long toss for arm strength. On the mound Samuel was in-line to the target, had good extension, a complete/balanced finish and he threw strikes. He needs to control the balance point, separation is late and a smoother overall approach. At the plate Samuel improved his balance and made good contact but he needs to develop a load and loosen up his actions.
03/09/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Kenosha, WI
Samuel is a tall, 2-way player who plays 3B and RHP. Defensively, Samuel has playable hands and feet and he presents his glove well. He makes plays consistently, and throws with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Samuel has an easy arm action, a controlled balance point, and good glove side lead. He has level shoulders and finishes in a complete position. At the plate, Samuel has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He has a level swing, makes square contact, and he swings in good rhythm. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Play lower
2. Quicken feet
3. Soften hands
1. Keep head still
2. Long toss
1. Loosen grip
3. More lower 1/2