03/18/2012 - College PREP - Bowie, MD Samuel is a thick, 2-way player who catches and pitches. Behind the plate, Samuel has firm hands, playable feet, and he plays on the balls of his feet. He lets the ball travel, deadens when blocking, and his exchange is clean. Samuel has a short / quick arm action with some life to his target. An improved set-up, earlier glove, and better throwing accuracy will help improve catching abilities. On the mound, Samuel has a loose / short arm action, a controlled balance point, and he repeats his delivery well. He works in good rhythm, keeps his shoulders level, and he lands in a square position. More lower 1/2 and finishing off his pitches better can help improve mound effectiveness. At the plate, Samuel has a tall / open stance, a smooth load, and good balance. He has decent bat speed, he can work the ball gap-to-gap, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. Better timing and staying short to the ball can help hitting spike.