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2013 Dodger draft profiles: C Sam Finfer, 29th round

The 29th selection of the Dodgers was Sam Finfer, a catcher from Interlake High School in Washington

Summary: 29th round pick Sam Finfer, drafted out of Interlake High School in Washington as a catcher, is listed at 6'2" and 190 pounds. Sam just turned 18 years old this past April.

Background information: Finfer grew up in Bellevue, Washington where he played his high school ball on a team that was average at best as they finished below .500 in league play during both his junior and senior season. Sam created a website to try and demonstrate his baseball skills as he includes his stats and accomplishments over the past few years.

Scouting report: Finfer is a self proclaimed "catcher that hits for average as well as power from the left side". Based on his high school stats he definitely has the ability to get on base, as demonstrated by his .594 OB% in 2012 and his .520 OB% in 2013. He did show some strength over the past two years in high school with 5 combined homers, including the one below. While playing summer ball in 2012, however, he demonstrated even more power as he led his team with 6 long balls and a 1.149 OPS. Defensively I have no idea how he is as a catcher, although he says his pop time was clocked at 1.9 seconds in 2010.

Interlake v. Bellevue - April 20, 2012 (Home Run) (via Dana Finfer)

Signing Status: Finfer has a college commitment to Seattle University, who I learned is a Division 1 school and plays baseball in the Western Athletic Conference. Therefore he'll have a good opportunity to play at the next level and bump up his draft status for 2016. That being said, upon getting drafted Sam tweeted "Drafted by the !!! Dream come true!!!". I have no idea if he will sign or not, but my guess is that he'll lean toward college where he can fine tune his skills in a more stable environment than that minor leagues. In fact, he even wrote on his somewhat outdated website that his goal is to play college baseball.