Tyler Sample

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 10 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 11 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-7, 220 lb
School  Mullen
Hometown  Elizabeth, CO USA
Summer Team  Slammers Blue
Fall Team  same
MLB Draft 
Round 3 by Royals  in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American
West - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP
6'7/220 in the 90s in Cincy, 94 in Jupiter looks good, could be a big surprise come June, outstanding in PG WWBA Jupiter, scouts are high, moving up!
CO State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP

4 yr Commitment

College(s) interested in
Southern Illinois 
Wichita State 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Tyler Sample is a 2008 RHP with a 6'7'', 220 lb. frame from Elizabeth, CO who attends Mullen HS. He has an extra large, tall frame with the chance to get really strong as he gets older. Sample throws from a simple delivery and uses his height well to maintain a downhill angle to the plate. Sample's arm is loose and fluid and the ball comes out of his hand easily. He repeats his delivery well for a young pitcher his size. Sample's curveball flashes nice 12/6 downer bite at times and he shows nice feel for his change up and gets some sinking action. Sample had Tommy John surgery as a sophomore and is just getting back to full strength, which makes his performance here more impressive. There is nothing obvious in his delivery and arm action that indicates arm stress. Sample projects as a future plus fastball pitcher and his secondary stuff looks promising as well. Scouts compared his overall package to Josh Johnson's and it is a good comp.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
99.28% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
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