08/07/2016 - College PREP - Wilmington, DE Samuel is a broad athlete with a strong lower half that is noticeable behind the plate. He is a wall behind the plate, presenting his hands and blocking ball with a square body to keep them close. He has quiet actions and look the ball in, sticking pitches for strikes. His exchange to throw is clean and he has a quick release to gun down base stealers, leading to a pop time of 2.22 seconds. Samuel has smooth actions at the plate with a good bat angle and an on time front foot to launch. He has a level path with and incorporated lower half that leads to line drives sprayed to all fields. More extension through the zone will tap into some of his unlocked power. This is definitely a kid to keep an eye on as he makes the transition to the next level.