• Full name Samuel Stafura
  • Born 11/15/2004 in Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 188 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Walter Panas HS, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (43rd overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2023 (signed for $2,497,500).
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    School: Walter Panas HS, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Clemson
    Age At Draft: 18.7
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 50. Run: 60. Field: 55. Arm: 50.

    A strong offensive performer on the summer circuit, Stafura has been on an upward trajectory over the past year that has continued this spring. A bouncy, quick-twitch athlete, Stafura has added size, strength and speed while retaining his athleticism, checking a lot of boxes for scouts. He’s a high-contact hitter with a compact, explosive swing and a two-hand finish. He has posted big numbers this spring, albeit in a small home field at his high school that’s especially hitter-friendly from center field over to right. His approach serves him well there, hammering middle-away pitches to the middle of the park and the opposite way, though in the summer he did have trouble at times against pitches on the inner third. Added strength and a swing path with more lift than it had last summer has helped Stafura produce more power, with a chance to be a 20-25 home run hitter. He’s a plus runner who impressed scouts with his defense. He has a quick first step and ranges well to both sides, playing low to the ground with good body control and soft hands. Stafura doesn’t have a rocket arm for plays deep in the hole, drawing 50 to 55 grades on the 20-80 scale, but he has a quick release and a good internal clock. Stafura is in consideration for teams at the back of the first round and shouldn’t last much longer than that if he doesn’t get picked there.

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  • SS Sammy Stafura assigned to ACL Reds.
  • Cincinnati Reds drafted SS Sammy Stafura.

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