Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Sam Weatherly, OF/LHP

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By Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Michigan will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Michigan at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Cole Daniels, LHP/1B
+ Zavier Warren, SS/C
+ Nate Jones, OF/RHP
+ Obie Ricumstrict, MIF
+ John Malcom, LHP/1B
+ Brendel Lovell, RHP/OF
+ Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP
+ Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C
+ Blake Dunn, C/RHP
+ Nolan Petroelje, RHP
+ Joey Zontini, 1B
+ Reese Trahey, OF/RHP
+ Jarrod Melle, RHP/1B
+ Shane Easter, OF/SS
+ Justin Campbell, LHP
+ Noah Bloye, OF
+ Luke McGuire, RHP/3B

Visit our scout blog, which includes velocity, pop times and in-depth scouting reports. The blog will be updated throughout the entire spring, with information on top prospects and top performances, click here.

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Sam Weatherly, OF/LHP

Sam WeatherlyName: Sam Weatherly
Position: OF/LHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 175 pounds
High School: Howell
Summer Team: Livingston Hurricanes

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/30/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 175-pound athletic, two-way prospect. Relaxed stance. Creates good separation with and is explosive through contact. Works in a gap to gap approach while showing occasional pull side power. Bat exit speed was recorded at 87 mph. Active outfielder with center field ability. Moves well to the ball with strong footwork and glove actions. Aggressive crow hop with long and loose arm action create an 88 mph arm velocity. Explosive, over-the-top arm slot with aggression down through the baseball. Fastball explodes through the catcher's glove at 87-88 mph. Slider has small, tight spin at 71-74 mph. Straight changeup flashed some potential at 76-77. Gaining some rhythm and some balance throughout delivery will help gain command.

Date: 2/15/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-2, 165-pound projectable two-way prospect. From the outfield he is aggressive coming to get the baseball and uses a good run through with 84 mph arm strength. Left-handed hitter that starts open and gets to even. Shows quick hands, and power to his pull side with 81 mph exit velocity. On the mound he goes primarily from the stretch. Slow tempo and speeds up at foot strike and tends to close himself off. Arm really works from a high-¾ slot with fastball sitting 81-83 mph with occasional cut to it. Throws a late breaking curveball at 64 mph with 1/7 tilt. Showcased a solid changeup at 66-69 mph with sink.

Thoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "Honored to be selected and excited to take part in this event with great players from Michigan. Also to compete against solid regional teams. I'm also eager to meet guys that I've read and heard about; expect it will be a great experience."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "I've attended two showcases and the information gathered was distributed allowing me to receive attention from colleges. It's a great way to get player's information out to many schools who access PBR to aide their recruiting."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: 2 years honor roll

GPA: 3.2 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "Besides throwing and batting with my left hand. I do most things with my right side (writing, dribbling, eating, kicking, throwing underhand). I also can dunk a basketball."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Michigan

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Tommy Blitchok MI Grandville 2018 C
Noah Bloye MI Byron Center 2017 OF
Justin Campbell MI Bishop Foley 2017 LHP
Jeff Criswell MI Portage Central 2017 RHP
Cole Daniels MI Saline 2018 LHP
Blake Dunn MI Saugatuck 2017 C
Shane Easter MI Comstock 2017 OF
Nate Jones MI Battle Creek Lakeview 2017 OF
Brenden Lovell MI Vicksburg 2017 RHP
John Malcom MI Detroit Country Day
2018 LHP
Luke McGuire MI Sterling Heights Stevenson 2017 RHP
Jarrod Melle MI Lowell 2017 RHP
Sean O'Keefe MI Saline 2017 RHP
Nolan Petroelje MI Hudsonville 2017 RHP
Obie Ricumstrict MI Mt. Pleasant 2017 SS
Spencer Schwellenbach MI Heritage 2018 SS
Reese Trahey MI Brother Rice 2018 OF
Zavier Warren MI Birmingham Groves 2017 C
Sam Weatherly MI Howell 2017 LHP
Joey Zontini MI Eisenhower 2018 1B

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