Michael Samela

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 11 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) OF  C
Ht/Wt 5-11, 185 lb
School  Staples
Hometown  Westport, CT USA
Summer Team  South Florida Bandits
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
Good athlete who can play a variety of positions
CT State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

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2007 Northeast Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 17, 2007
PG Grade: 8.5
Michael Samela is a 2008 OF/C from Staples HS, residing in Westport, Connecticut, with a 5'11"/185 pound frame. Michael has a solid frame. He hits from a slightly open and upright stance with a top hand release. Samela has a line drive approach and stays inside the ball well. He uses the whole field to hit and can be rotational at times. Michael runs well with a 7.00-60 yard time. He has long arm action from the outfield with a solid release at 85 mph. He has good carry on his throws and solid actions defensively in the outfield. Samela has a solid transfer behind the plate and a solid 2.08 pop time. He has an accurate arm and solid receiving skills. His pop time will improve as he gets quicker and closes off his front side. Michael is an excellent student.
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Best PG Grade: 8.50
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.00 sec
83.62% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 86 mph
80.87% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
C 78 mph
92.45% Rank
best 82  avg 71
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class)
Pop 2.02 sec
52.80% Rank
best 1.74  avg 2.04
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 1.73  avg 2.07
 (2008 class)
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