Samuel Battles
Samuel Battles
Samuel Battles
Samuel Battles

CLASS OF 2022

C
3B

Samuel
Battles

Norwalk (HS) • OH
5-10 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Lake Erie Warhawks

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6/08/21

Samuel Battles: C/3B, (2022) Norwalk, OH. 5-foot-10, 170-pound. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 87 mph. While catching, his best recorded velocity during throw downs was clocked at 76 mph. showed his ability to throw runners out with an efficient pop time of 1.90-1.97. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.69.

Samuel Battles: C/3B, (2022) Norwalk, OH. 5-foot-10, 170-pound. Solid in the box, Battles clocked an exit velocity of 87 mph. Began in a balanced athletic stance with a controlled load, then used a short stride. He found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Behind the plate, his best throw downs of the day reached a max velocity of 76 mph; had soft hands, a quick fluid exchange, and athletic quick footwork. had quick feet and transfers on his throw downs, recording a 1.90-1.97 pop time. Had calm setup. Clocked a time of 7.69 in the 60-yard dash. 



2/14/21

Samuel Battles: C/3B, (2022) Norwalk, OH. 5-foot-10, 170-pound athletic frame. At the plate, Battles had an exit velocity of 87 mph. Began in an athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a short stride. Bat speed is above average, uses a flat swing plane and low finish. While catching, he recorded a position velocity of 75 mph during throw downs; showed a quick exchange, athletic feet, and sure hands. Displayed his ability to control the run game with a pop time of 1.88-1.94. Has clean setup. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.4. 


7/21/20

Hit: Right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Very efficient stroke with a balanced combination of strength/speed through the zone. Stroked line drives up the middle in BP.
Power: Line drive pop.
Offensive Projection: Table setter.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 85mph.
Max BP Distance: 291ft.
Field: Showed well in the infield and behind the dish. Ceiling may be higher behind the dish but that's more of a reflection to how legit he is back there than infield grade, because infield grade is high as well.
Throw: Clean arm with above average strength.
Defensive Projection: C/INF.

2/02/20

2/2/20 Position Player
Hit:Easy, smooth loading sequence that flows into a balanced launch. Fast twitch athlete with a level path through the zone. Offers a nice combination of strength and speed to hands. Very level path that can get a bit rotational at times. All fields hitter. All the tools to hit are there.
Power: Gap abilities.
Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles. 
Field: Impressive showing behind the dish. Above average skill set across the board. Stood out in the bullpen and catch/throw wise.
Throw: Clean arm with above average strength.
Defensive Projection: C.

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