08/11/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Samuel continues to show as a prospect on the diamond and continues to improve all areas of his game. He did show in the OF for the first time at the event. At SS, defensive abilities have improved, now showing outstanding defensive abilities as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft, sure and presents well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as well. He utilizes his quick, athletic feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind and plays through with momentum to his target. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry on his throws. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop.
12/20/2017 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Samuel continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are soft and present well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic / open setup. Hands are quick and work inside the baseball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 3 for 4 with a 3B. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker.
08/20/2017 - College PREP - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC
Samuel is a lean, tall SS who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 6.83 60 time. At the plate, is where he shows best through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At SS, feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is soft / sure but will benefit by presenting more 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. With 3 years to further develop, Samuel has potential with time and room to progress his game.