Samuel Elam

HS Grad 2005
Age 31 and 0 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 195 lb
School  Poteet
Hometown  Mesquite, TX USA
Summer Team  BLSA Chaparrals
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Yankees in 2009
Round 23 by Rockies in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - LHP
TX State Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - LHP

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2004 South Top Prospect Showcase   Jul 25, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Samuel Elam is a 2005 LHP from Mesquite, TX. Elam was the big surprise of the Showcase, as even the local college coaches professed no prior knowledge of him. How a 6'4" southpaw who throws 90 mph can stay hidden is a mystery, but that’s what these events are held to cure. Elam showed good athletic ability during infield workouts and is a graceful player. He throws from a full deliberate windup and gets up high on his toes at release to generate even more leverage and downward plane from his high ¾ release point. Elam’s 88-90 mph fastball had excellent life in the strike zone, cutting sometimes and getting hard late sink at others. He threw about 80% fastballs and mixed in an occasional change up (77-79 mph) and curveball (69-70 mph) while striking out six hitters in two innings of work. He did struggle with a consistent release point on his curveball. This is a pro prospect who we’re very anxious to see throw more in the future. Samuel is an excellent student.
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Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
94.53% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
1B 85 mph
98.57% Rank
best 85  avg 75
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 86  avg 75
 (2005 class)
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