Top Prospect Games Player Spotlight: 2018 RHP Sam Bachman

On Tuesday, June 13th, we are hosting the annual Top Prospect Games at Indiana University's Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, IN. The event is designed for the top uncommitted 2018-2021 prospects throughout the state.  Leading up to the event will highlight some of the top players attending the event. 


Sam Bachman

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Hamilton Southeastern
    State: IN
  • Summer Team: Indiana Prospects (Woolwine)
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 235lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
88 - 90
72 - 75
78 - 79
73 - 75

Scouting Report

3/29/17 Game Notes: 6-foot-1 205 pound uncommitted right-hander sat 86-88, touching 89 twice in his first inning of work.  Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with late depth at 74-76.  Delivery has a short arm swing with some rhythm.  Creates separation and lands square.  Athletic finish.  Second inning he sat 84-87 with the fastball.  Lost command for a few batters but then finished with a strikeout to get out of a jam.

Thick, broad-shouldered 6-foot-1 205-pound frame. Fastball (88-90) saw a jump in velocity since his outing at the Future Games in August (85-86). Bachman repeats an athletic motion that delivers out of a high ¾ slot. He gets great extension with strong push off his back side that allows him to get far down the mound. Bachman’s breaking ball shows tight spin and tilt at 73-75, but still looks like he is tinkering between a curveball and slider. As he continues to gain feel and touch for the pitch, it has a chance to become a true swing and miss in the future. Bachman’s changeup is still a developing pitch, right now, as his hand gets under it at times, and he slows down his arm a bit. 

  The 6-foot, 195 pound right-hander showcased a short, quick arm action at PBR Future Games.  Delivery has some rhythm while maintaining good direction.  Breaking ball has 11/5 shape at 72-74 with the ability to throw it for a strike.  Fastball ran up to 86, while sitting 83-85.