Pre-Season All State Spotlight: 2021 C Sam Golden


Brian Walker
Arkansas State Director



Sam Golden

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Bentonville
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Perfect Timing 17u Blue
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
80 - 82
FB
66 - 68
CB
Position
7.10
60-yard
1.79 - 1.92
Pop Time
(02/16/19)
83
INF Velo
80
C Velo
95
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.2
Pop Time
1.79 - 1.92
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

2018 Futures Games:

6-Foot-1, 218-pound frame, physically advanced catcher who ran well for a catcher running a 7.10. Sam has advanced catch and throw showing arm strength in between innings and in the game on the one throw in game. Strong handed receiver Golden is definitely one of the top backstops. Offensively strength to the swing producing a rocket in the 4 hole in game 2, Sam has strength at contact and the more swing he gets off the more the power will show. Definite defense first type player, Golden will attract as the advanced catching skills isn't easily found. 

5-22-2018 Arkansas ProCase:

Uncommitted 2020 C, Sam Golden, ( 6-Foot-1), 218-pound frame, square body with present strength, ran a 7.27, offensively hits from a slightly open stance, closed landing, barrel cock at toe touch, some length behind body in swing, line drive approach with power to gaps, lower half in ground with slight raise out of ground, short finish with loft to swing, exit velo 93 mph, defensively, strong hands, efficient transfer, comes up out of stance early to throw, carry at times, arm strength with positional velocity at 70 mph. Pop time 1.98-2.10


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