07/29/2013 - Under Armour Southwest Championships, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Harrison improved his foot speed at the event as he ran his best 60 time to date, now an above average runner at 7.24. Arm strength on the mound has improved as he threw his best velocity to date, topping out at 78 mph. Fastball showed a range of 76-78 mph with a 12/6 shape breaking ball. He has a good idea on the mound overall and when he gets his lower half more involved, it will help to increase his velocity. He can also work on lengthening his backside arm action. He has a calm demeanor on the mound which works to his advantage. At SS, he utilizes his quick feet displaying range in the MIF. He shows a consistent exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly. He can work on playing through the ball. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands sometimes drop so needs to work on raising them, but he does show good bat control. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more and works on better weight distribution. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be best player he can be.
02/03/2013 - College PREP - Mobile, AL
Samuel continues to show a lot of improvements in his baseball abilities. He still shows as a SS/RHP but currently projects best at SS for the next level. Foot speed has really improved as he ran his best 60 time to date at 7.4. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well through the fielding process with hands / feet working well together through the fielding process. Glove action is soft / clean and presents well out front. Throws display life, carry, and accuracy through a loose / quick arm action as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, he shows a solid setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, working through a level swing path. Power numbers will increase as he adds more overall body strength. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 76 mph. Fastball showed a range of 74-76 mph with arm side run and life out of his hand. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained.
06/22/2012 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Harrison showed at SS in Omaha and showed us some improvements. Defensively, his feet are active and he displays sound fundamentals through the fielding process, especially for a younger player. He needs to present his hands more out front and bend more at the knees and hips to continue to improve defensive grades. His throws are accurate through a quick arm action but will he benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Samuel shows a balanced setup and shows some strength in his swing with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered. He improved his power since we initially saw him earlier this year. He needs to work to keep his hands inside the ball to utilize all fields which will help to improve hitting grades further. Only a 2015 graduate, Samuel will continue to improve with hard work.
02/05/2012 - College PREP - Mobile, AL
Samuel is a young SS/RHP that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best at SS for the next level. Feet are active as he comes gets the baseball, displaying clean hands that are presented out front. He needs to play through balls more and improve foot speed to continue to improve defensive grades. Throws are accurate but he needs to work on getting rid of ball quicker and build more arm strength to improve grade. At the plate, Harrison shows a balanced, open setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a line drive approach with hitting grades improving as he learns to get stride foot down sooner, working on time. Power grades will improve as he learns to stay back and transfer weight properly through his lower half. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 66-68 mph. Changeup is best off-speed pitch showing arm side run but is too hard. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break as he needs to work to stay on top of pitch more. Control can be an issue as he needs to work on throwing more strikes with all his pitches. With 3 years to further develop, Samuel has potential with time and room to continue to improve.