Sam Roberts

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 6 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) 3B  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-2, 170 lb
B/T L/R
School  Prince George
Hometown  Prince George, VA USA
Summer Team  Richmond Braves National
Fall Team  Braves
MLB Draft 
Round 26 by Athletics  in 2011
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Atlantic - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
369
Position - 3B
NA
Good arm, good bat. Looked good in Jupiter
VA State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - 3B
NA
GPA
2.8
SAT
1210
ACT
18

4 yr Commitment
VMI 

College(s) interested in
Longwood 
VCU 
VMI 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Sam Roberts is a 2007 left hand hitting 3rd baseman/right hand pitcher from Prince George HS, residing in Prince George, VA. He has a thin and wiry body type, though pretty athletic, with a 6'2" 170 lb. frame. Roberts is a talented young player with a good future. He was ranked #89 among PG National Top 100 position players and is still a long way from being physically developed. Other players' abilities his age show up a bit more right now because they are further along the in body maturation. When Roberts catches them in a few years, his baseball skills will have passed many of them by, including many that are ranked ahead of him now. He hits from an open stance and pretty much stays open during his swing. His hands are good hitting hands and at this point his swing is a bit inside out, which can be a good indication of how his bat will develop in the future. As he gets stronger, the bat head is going to start flying faster, lagging behind until it whips to being squared up at contact. There are times that his swing is pretty lively and he is a good contact line-drive type hitter with some feel for hitting. He has a good oppo stroke and lets the ball travel and when he swings, it is an aggressive swing. In the field Roberts shows off a loose arm with above average raw arm strength. He has some feel for the game and for the defensive half. Roberts good hitting hands also translate to his fielding. There really isn't anything he lacks at this point, in a baseball skills sense. It is all about physical development. Roberts did not pitch at PG National but has been seen pretty good on the hill, where his quick arm works. As a runner he was 4.39 home/1st and posted a 7.13 60 yard time. He likely will improve his running as well in the near future. He is a D1 player and should develop nicely as a pro prospect in college.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 88 mph
10/1/2004
99.05% Rank
best 89  avg 78
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.13 sec
6/16/2006
76.61% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
OF 86 mph
1/19/2004
95.83% Rank
best 86  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 96  avg 80
 (2007 class)
IF 86 mph
6/16/2006
96.24% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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