08/15/2021 - All-In Membership - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Samuel is an athletic C/SS who is a prospect on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving/blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well. Pop times showed in 2.05 range. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At SS, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth/clean actions. Feet are active in working around and playing through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. He utilizes his foot quickness (7.1 60 time) in displaying range in the MIF. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying solid hitting/power through a squared setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 3 years to further develop, Samuel has potential and will get looks from collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.