10/11/2015 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Samuel is an athletic C/3B that will graduate in 2018. Behind the dish, feet are active as he works in line through a quick / clean exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.18-2.37 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills shows as quality tools that will play at the next level as he continues to develop. At 3B, feet are active as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more while presenting hands out front, and increases bat speed. At the plate, he shows a balance setup and tracks the ball well. Hands are loose / quick and works through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power numbers will continue to increase as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively. With 3 years to further develop, Samuel has abilities with time and room to improve.