- Full name Samuel Richardson
- Born 07/29/2005 in Olive Branch, MS
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Top 100 Rankings
School: Senatobia (Miss.) HS Committed: Texas
Age At Draft: 19.0
Richardson is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound third baseman and outfielder with startling raw power that stacks up among the best in the country. He has the strength and power to hit the ball out from foul pole to foul pole, though that power comes with a hyper-aggressive approach and lots of contact questions. In 25 logged games in 2023, Richardson hit .286/.325/.629 with three home runs, four triples and seven doubles, but that extra-base production also came with a 21:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 60% contact rate. Richardson has tinkered with his setup in the box throughout the year, at times implementing a higher handset with some pre-pitch movement and later in the fall opting for a more stationary approach with a lower handset tucked in towards his chest, before pushing back and raising his hands with his toe tap and loading sequence. However Richardson has done it, his swing comes with a lot of moving parts, but also a lot of power through the zone. He’s an above-average runner in a straight line and also has above-average arm strength. Richardson is committed to Texas.