10/17/2020 - Fall Pro Training Experience - Nor Cal (HS)
Samuel is a coachable SS prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Fall Pro Training Experience. In the field, Samuel works light on his feet and gets into position on time. He fields with a relaxed glove and has a clean exchange, making accurate throws with carry across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance with comfortable hands. He is smooth to load and hits against a strong front side. He gets good extension through the zone and sprays the ball to all fields. Overall, Samuel is a talented prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
07/28/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Spokane, WA
Samuel is a SS prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At SS, Samuel shows active footwork and moves well to his glove side. He fields in an athletic position and makes a quick exchange. He gets rid of the ball quickly and keeps his throws accurate and on-line to his target. Presenting his glove out in front to the ball can help Samuel improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and leads well with his lower half. He generates fast bat speed through the zone and extends through the ball well, spraying to all fields. Samuel can improve as a hitter by maintaining center balance throughout his swing. Overall, Samuel is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Samuel continues to show the makings of a special type player. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and carry on his throws. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, flashing gap-to-gap pop. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 66-70 mph. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Samuel continues to show a promising future on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. At SS, he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are clean and present well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds/ turn of the double play. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. He stays on plane and makes consistent hard contact, flashing gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with a BB. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 60 mph. Fastball showed a range of 56-60 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker.
10/01/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Spokane, WA
Samuel is a (2024-grad) at SS/RHP who excels at the plate. As a hitter, Samuel is a line drive hitter with quick hands. He swings on a level path through the zone and drives pitches with hard/solid contact. Defensively at SS, he shows active footwork as he works into a low fielding position on GB's. He has a clean exchange and gives accurate feeds on double plays. On the hill, this righty gathers over the rubber with a 3-pitch mix. He delivers from a 3/4 arm slot with loose arm action and will fill up the zone with strikes. FB tops out at 58 mph while showing slight run. CB has 11/5 shape with good action. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Prep step
2. Field out in front
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Strong frontside
2. Develop off speed
3. Work in line
1. Develop a load
2. Shorten stride
3. More lower 1/2 drive