Sam Canales
Sam Canales




Texas-San Antonio
Corpus Christi Ray (HS) • TX
6-0 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Prospect National Team


2020 National

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Canales has an athletic, lean-muscular frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly crouched stance, then triggers his hands back as he takes a short stride, landing in an athletic launch position. Gets the barrel on plane early, working through the zone with loose-quick hands, creating lift and hard contact during BP (86 exit velocity). Behind the plate, Canales showed true carry to second base with a top velocity of 78 mph and pop times that ranged from 2.01-2.11. Athletic defender with good hip mobility and soft hands, plays through the ball with easy athleticism. Simple one-two footwork with a clean exchange.


6-foot, 170-pound athletic frame with wiry strength.  Right handed bat with loose-smooth rhythm in hands, a short controlled stride, and level swing path working from inside of the ball.  Hit ball consistently well to right-center field gap, has a gap to gap path with carry to both gaps; 86 mph exit velo shows his budding power.  Controls his body well leading to good balance throughout swing, easy effort level, and a solid approach at the plate in bp. Athletic behind the plate showing flexibility in his lower half along with quick-twitch movements in his legs while both blocking and throwing.  Short arm action, 73 mph arm strength with true carry; fluid transfer and maintains sync between upper and lower body while throwing; pop times ranged from 2.01-2.16. Ran a 7.25 laser-timed 60.

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