Sam Mende

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 3 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) SS  3B
Ht/Wt 6-2, 175 lb
School  Clearwater Cntrl Cath
Hometown  Clearwater, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 31 by Rockies in 2011
Round 40 by Yankees in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Florida - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS
Nice hands, good actions, good bat, has had a good summer, outstanding at WWBA
FL State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
South Florida

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2006 National Underclass Showcase   Dec 28, 2006
PG Grade: 8
Sam Mende is a 2008 SS/3B with a 6'2'', 175 lb. frame from Clearwater FL, who attends Clearwater Central HS. He has a big frame and a lean, projectable build. Mende has third base tools but has consistently shown us in games that he's a solid defensive shortstop. He has game smooth hands and moves well laterally for his size and gets rid of the ball cleanly. Mende is a 7.40 runner. At the plate, Mende hits out of a closed, upright stance with a deep load and a strong swing with some lift at the end. Mende is an aggressive hitter with bat speed and does a good job squaring up on the ball and driving it to all fields. He projects very well with the bat for future power gains. Mende is also a good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.40 sec
59.29% Rank
best 6.53  avg 7.51
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 76 mph
54.07% Rank
best 87  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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