IP 127
ERA 3.331
WHIP 1.331
BB/9 3.543
SO/9 8.433
  • Full name Samuel Johnathan Tuivailala
  • Born 10/19/1992 in San Mateo, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Aragon
  • Debut 09/09/2014
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (106th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 (signed for $299,700).
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    High school talents that pop up the summer after their junior year quickly gain a lot of attention. Tuivailala attended a small showcase in Sacramento last summer and started a lot of buzz when he hit 93 mph on the gun. He also showed bat speed and strength as a position player and is being considered by some scouts as a third baseman. At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Tuivailala has good size and strength and a projectable frame. He has long arms and legs and has athletic agility. His secondary stuff is evolving. His curveball is a tweener pitch that should be a slider from his three-quarters slot, and he lacks a third pitch. He sits in the 88-89 mph range, with movement. He lacks a lot of mound time and an organization that is strong in pitching development will value him most. Tuivailala joins Judge in Fresno State's recruiting class.

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Best Tools List

  • Rated Best Fastball in the Texas League in 2014
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Florida State League in 2014

Career Transactions

  • Acereros del Norte placed RHP Sam Tuivailala on the reserve list.
  • RHP Sam Tuivailala assigned to Acereros del Norte.

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