Sam Pederson
Sam Pederson
Sam Pederson
Sam Pederson




McHenry County JC
Verona (HS) • WI
6-2 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Thundercat Sports Academy


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10/15/18 - Verbally committed to McHenry CC.

7/24/18 - 6-foot-2, 170-pound, right-handed pitcher, lanky, athletic frame. Repeats tempo to a tall balance point, tall and fall down the mound, slightly cross-bodied to home, toe lands closed and heel first, athleticism in finish, slightly upright. Hands break late, arm is short and quick out front, high ¾ slot. Attacked hitters with his fastball, ran early out of the hand, showed sink down, sat 83-85 mph. Curveball, 11/5 gradual break, maintains arm speed, 68-70 mph. Changeup faded, 79 mph.

7/8/18 - 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed pitcher with a projectable frame. On the mound, short, quick arm action from a ¾ to high ¾ arm slot. High leg kick, in line direction, lands square. Fastball, occasional run, sat 83-86 mph, topped at 87 in the first two innings before settling in at 79-82 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 66-69 mph, lacked feel. Walked six batters over six innings but was able to work out of some jams and limit damage.

2/17/18 - 6-foot-2, 170-pound, lanky two-way prospect, projectable frame on the mound. On the mound, short, wrap arm action, quick arm speed, ¾ arm slot, some rhythm, lands square. Fastball, run action, 79-80 mph, touched 81. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 65-69. Changeup, flashed armside run, 75-79.  Defensively, short, quick arm action, slot varied between high ¾ and ¾. Fluid footwork, clean on exchanges, throws carry, 76 mph across the infield. Offensively, quick twitch, tall, open setup, loads back, short stride, short barrel path, 88 mph exit velocity.

8/22/17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound two-way player, long limbed projectable frame. Projects best on the mound, delivery is upright, and works across his body, timing varies. Arm action is short and loose, ¾ to low ¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball flashed lively action, lacked consistent action, 79-81 mph, topped at 82 mph. Breaking ball showed depth at times, 66-67 mph. Changeup sinks, deceptive arm speed, 73-76 mph. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, slightly open, short stride. Showed fast hands at the plate, pull side approach, uphill. 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.66 runner in the 60. Defensively showed a quick clean exchange on the infield, played tall. Arm plays low, loose arm action, 78 mph across the diamond.

7.7.17 - 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, wiry athletic frame with upside. Tilt and topple crossfire delivery, occasionally drifts, deceptive delivery, tough at bats. Arm action is quick, slings it from  ¾ slot, short draw, live arm. Fastball played at 81-82 mph, touched 83 mph, erratic at times but showed lively arm side action in the hitting zone. Slider showed sharp biting action on 10/4 plane, late action, swing and miss potential, well above average out pitch for age.

2/18/17 - 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting 3B/RHP with a thin, lanky frame. Offensively hits from a narrow, open setup with a leg lift stride. Pull hitter with a short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.58. Defensively has a short arm action from a ¾ slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork. Threw 72 mph across the infield. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall delivery working in line with home plate. Fastball sat 76-78 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 64-68 mph. Changeup sat 65-69 mph.
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