Uncommitted Spotlight: '23 Sam Kane

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director


Sam Kane produced one best overall days at the Fall Underclass event yesterday at Las Vegas Ballpark.  He showed feel for multiple infield positions at shortstop and first base where he flowed through the fielding process with ease into a smooth arm action that tied an event best Infield Velocity of 84 mph across the diamond. He drove the ball from gap to gap round of batting practice where we saw flashes of his present power evident by his 96 mph Exit Velocity. The Bishop Manogue product continues to prove himself as a hard worker with positively trending metrics at each of his Prep Baseball Report events. Though he did not pitch at the event, he does have some potential on the mound as well with a loose arm that should continue improving in the velocity category as he adds more physicality to his 5-foot-11 frame. Keep an eye on Sam Kane.

Sam Kane

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Bishop Manogue
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Reno Athletics
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Body: 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. Lean, athletic build with present wiry strength. Some present twitch. Has room to add size and strength which should amplify each part of his game.

Defense: 1B/SS. Athleticism off the bag. Feet work well through the ball. Fluid fielding actions. Feel for the bag with some flexibility in his stretch. Some range to both sides. OF. Aggressive through the ball. Feet work well to get around the ball/on line to his target. Efficient chest high exchange. Corner OF with type.  

Arm: RH. Short, quick arm action. High ¾. IF – 84 mph. OF – 79 mph.
Hit: RHH. Wide, squared set up. Swaying rhythm in his pre pitch. Efficient into the zone with lift through extension. Stays balanced throughout. Present power to the mid-pull side. Produced one of the top rounds of the day.
Power: 96 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan
Run: 7.29 Laser Timed 60

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