Sam Runion

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 0 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 220 lb
B/T R/R
School  Reynolds
Hometown  Asheville, NC USA
Summer Team  Midland Redskins
Fall Team  Impact Baseball
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Royals  in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American
Atlantic - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
51
Position - RHP
NA
Backward projection, mid 90s fastball, and promising slider. Aflac All American, Mid 90s in Jupiter
NC State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
4.3
SAT
1060
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Tennessee 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Sam Runion is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Reynolds HS, residing in Asheville, NC. Runion is put together like a power pitcher. He is strong, with a powerful lower body and a physical 6'4" 220 lb. frame. His arm strength is as good as nearly anyone in this high school draft class and yet he is still developing consistency on the mound. Runion was ranked #17 among PG National Top 85 pitchers and earned an Aflac All-American selection with his performance in Fayetteville. He pitches from a 3/4 slot and has a power arm. Runion gets good extension on the front side and the ball comes out of his hand quite easily. There were some times when the gun said 94 and it sure did not look like he was having to put out much effort to get that number. Part of the reason is that Runion's lower body works well and provides him with some of that power. He has pretty good rhythm in his delivery and should be able to maintain his velocity late in games. His fastball was 89-94, topping at 95 and he pounded the inner half to RH hitters, with good sink. Runion is still developing his breaking ball. He showed a big and lateral breaking 78-80 mph slider that has a chance to be an average, possibly above average offering. His lower body control suggests that he can command his hand well, so it may just be a matter of finding a comfortable grip for that pitch. He also showed an 80 mph change-up. Runion has the look and stuff of a country hardball type pitcher and should get plenty of upper round draft consideration this June. His arm works and he has a body that can eat innings.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 95 mph
6/16/2006
99.47% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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