06/24/2017 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Samuel is a hardworking and very coachable player who has a great attitude. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He plays hard, shows a ton of energy, and backs up bases, showing plus instincts. Range is a plus as he utilizes his quick feet well in covering a lot of ground. He will benefit by getting on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. At the plate, he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive swing path. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more.
04/30/2017 - College PREP - Phoenix, AZ
Samuel is a lean, athletic 2B who will graduate in 2017. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 60 time of 6.89. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are aggressive but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. Samuel has abilities with a lot of room to progress his game.