08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Samuel is a big, strong two-way player who has a quiet toughness on the field and is always looking for ways to improve. He has really made strides as a hitter, now making solid contact more consistently and hitting the ball harder. He shows fast bat speed through the zone as he gets on plane early and matches the plane of the ball. He has strong hands that fire from a stacked position and he makes consistent, line drive contact to all fields. In the outfield, he shows soft hands to field ground balls outside of his body to use his momentum to throw. He can make the plays in the outfield with feel for the position and good reads and jumps on the ball off the bat. On the bump, he features a three-pitch mix including a fastball at 73mph, a 12-6 curve and a changeup that looks like the FB. He varies his looks and generates groundballs by working low in the zone. Working with more intent in his delivery will allow him to generate more force and show more velocity. Samuel is an interesting prospect we look forward to continue following.