Adrian Sampson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 5, #166, Pittsburgh Pirates | Bellevue CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 5 3.11 21 19 0 104.1 73 1.23
5 Seasons 11 19 4.43 72 44 0 292.2 219 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 21 4-5 3.11 104.1 73 1.23
5 Seasons 72 11-19 4.43 292.2 219 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 85 18 2 11.1 9.5 87.6 106.0 9.1 44.4 .371 .724 .476 .471 .511 44.4 9.5 4.8 7.71 11.29
2018 26 339 75 9 12.0 9.4 90.4 112.9 18.1 41.3 .288 .558 .351 .381 .433 38.7 15.6 4.2 4.30 6.52
2019 27 2056 417 42 10.1 7.5 91.0 113.6 15.5 33.8 .293 .540 .382 .372 .429 47.2 17.9 6.4 5.89 6.41
2021 29 554 103 12 11.7 8.3 89.1 110.4 14.2 31.1 .242 .469 .329 .339 .382 42.7 19.3 5.5 2.80 4.95
2022 30 1694 326 22 6.7 5.1 87.9 115.2 13.6 36.2 .266 .422 .302 .324 .365 35.9 17.1 6.3 3.10 4.40
Player 4728 939 87 9.3 6.9 89.6 115.2 14.8 35.1 .279 .496 .348 .354 .403 42.1 17.5 6.1
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sampson relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(33.2%) ,
Sinker
(32.3%) ,
Slider
(15.8%) ,
Changeup
(13.4%) ,
Cutter
(5.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 33.3 16.7 44.4 5.6 16.7 50.0 33.3 5.6 27.8 11.1 38.9 5.6 11.1 9.5
2018 38.7 28.0 26.7 6.7 45.3 38.7 16.0 2.7 18.7 29.3 28.0 8.0 12.0 9.4
2019 42.0 26.6 23.3 8.2 41.0 35.0 24.0 2.2 28.1 25.7 26.1 7.2 10.1 7.5
2021 44.7 28.2 23.3 3.9 39.8 39.8 20.4 3.9 35.9 27.2 17.5 3.9 11.7 8.3
2022 41.4 29.8 22.7 6.1 35.6 39.0 25.5 4.0 30.4 27.6 24.8 6.1 6.7 5.1
Player 41.6 27.8 23.7 6.8 38.9 37.5 23.6 3.1 29.0 26.5 25.1 6.5 9.3 6.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Changeup CHC R 223 85.1 31.7 0.6 2 15.9 1.8 13
2022 Slider CHC R 245 83.0 41.6 3.0 8 10.3 3.4 49
2022 Sinker CHC R 523 91.9 21.4 -1.7 -7 14.3 -0.5 -3
2022 Cutter CHC R 89 84.9 37.7 -7.4 -24 3.3 0.2 7
2022 4-Seamer CHC R 527 92.4 17.4 -1.7 -11 10.1 3.0 42
2021 4-Seamer CHC R 115 92.2 17.1 -1.5 -10 10.0 2.9 41
2021 Slider CHC R 72 83.5 39.8 1.8 5 8.0 2.0 33
2021 Changeup CHC R 135 85.4 33.3 2.8 9 15.9 1.9 13
2021 Cutter CHC R 20 85.7 35.1 -5.3 -18 0.2 -2.4 -91
2021 Sinker CHC R 212 91.6 21.7 -1.1 -5 14.4 -0.3 -2
2019 Curveball TEX R 2 79.3 47.5 -7.7 -14 4.8 -3.0 -39
2019 Changeup TEX R 258 87.4 28.6 -0.7 -2 16.0 2.1 15
2019 Slider TEX R 681 83.9 41.1 2.9 8 3.6 -1.6 -30
2019 Sinker TEX R 1,114 92.5 19.8 -2.7 -12 13.1 -1.6 -11
2018 Sinker TEX R 195 91.1 21.6 -1.7 -7 13.8 -0.8 -6
2018 Slider TEX R 57 86.6 34.6 -0.2 0 1.4 -5.6 -132
2018 Curveball TEX R 12 82.3 44.6 -6.4 -13 3.8 -3.9 -51
2018 Changeup TEX R 75 86.0 28.2 -2.6 -8 17.1 3.6 26
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 56 91.8 18.6 -3.3 -22 11.6 4.3 58
2016 Slider SEA R 23 86.7 31.5 0.1 0 2.2 -2.2 -51
2016 Changeup SEA R 6 85.8 28.4 -0.1 0 14.6 2.3 18
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 562 33.2 132 .234 .371 .293 20.3 17.4 13.7 .248 .427 .315 34.7
2022 Sinker -0.7 -4 547 32.3 155 .294 .455 .360 10.1 7.1 9.1 .320 .523 .391 43.9
2022 Slider 1.1 3 268 15.8 65 .266 .344 .302 30.8 29.2 17.6 .241 .336 .259 20.0
2022 Changeup 0.0 0 227 13.4 56 .180 .260 .245 28.4 21.4 17.9 .201 .284 .262 23.7
2022 Cutter -0.2 0 90 5.3 20 .222 .389 .305 50.0 40.0 23.5 .228 .277 .269 60.0
2021 Sinker -0.4 -1 212 38.3 61 .245 .434 .358 10.5 11.5 19.4 .255 .497 .367 43.5
2021 Changeup -1.3 -2 135 24.4 37 .182 .333 .295 38.0 27.0 18.9 .189 .352 .281 39.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 0 115 20.8 22 .238 .857 .452 15.4 22.7 21.7 .267 .714 .417 56.3
2021 Slider 1.7 1 72 13.0 20 .278 .389 .358 25.0 20.0 20.0 .287 .381 .310 40.0
2021 Cutter -3.9 -1 20 3.6 5 .200 .200 .180 33.3 40.0 28.6 .188 .228 .183 0.0
2019 Sinker 2.1 24 1,114 54.2 305 .353 .676 .466 11.7 11.8 15.4 .336 .641 .433 53.8
2019 Slider 0.0 0 682 33.2 182 .224 .437 .307 35.2 31.3 24.3 .224 .405 .281 38.5
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 258 12.5 75 .300 .471 .357 21.8 10.7 11.8 .295 .488 .352 38.7
2019 Curveball -4.6 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker 1.4 3 195 57.5 54 .280 .560 .408 5.7 7.4 8.5 .329 .665 .438 40.4
2018 Changeup -2.9 -2 75 22.1 24 .217 .304 .283 21.7 25.0 31.6 .239 .331 .267 35.3
2018 Slider 2.0 1 57 16.8 15 .231 .692 .420 41.7 26.7 22.2 .197 .589 .374 33.3
2018 Curveball 10.7 1 12 3.5 3 .667 .667 .600 40.0 33.3 16.7 .373 .421 .342 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 135 85.4 99 17.0 2:15 2:45 -30
2021 Cutter 20 85.7 17 3.5 10:15 11:30 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 115 92.2 98 17.8 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 212 91.6 99 18.2 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Slider 72 83.5 34 9.1 8:00 8:30 -30
2022 Changeup 221 85.1 99 17.4 2:15 2:30 -15
2022 Cutter 89 84.9 26 5.7 8:00 8:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 520 92.4 98 17.6 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Sinker 498 91.9 99 18.2 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Slider 242 83.0 41 11.7 7:30 8:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 96 339 0 -2 3 1 3
2019 562 2,056 16 -13 13 10 26
2021 145 554 -4 -6 2 5 -2
2022 428 1,694 -9 -11 10 7 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 85 54.1 65.2 100.0 28.2 72.7 41.2 47.6 48.2 7.3 16.5 78.6
2018 339 43.7 81.1 84.2 31.9 85.2 43.7 50.0 53.4 15.5 6.5 81.8
2019 2,056 48.7 71.8 87.5 28.3 55.4 44.2 60.7 49.5 21.3 6.6 83.8
2021 554 48.9 73.8 85.0 27.2 58.4 41.2 54.5 50.0 21.3 7.8 86.0
2022 1,694 45.3 69.7 85.6 30.5 64.9 46.2 57.7 48.2 21.1 5.7 81.4
Player 4,728 47.3 71.8 86.5 29.2 62.1 44.5 57.9 49.3 20.5 6.6 83.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 28 5 30
2019 4 5 3 4 13 4 8 4 1 15 75 19 41 41 7 55
2021 25 6 66
2022 27 14 22 34 37 38 62 63 67 14 75 15 61 24 13 58
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 20.6 2 3.0 -1 0 1 2 100.0
2018 23.2 6 6.5 -1 0 4 4 66.7
2019 23.7 29 30.7 -2 9 17 17 58.6
2021 22.6 8 7.7 0 2 3 5 62.5
2022 22.8 10 9.9 0 6 8 3 30.0
Player 23.2 55 57.8 -3 17 33 31 56.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2018 6 8 7 5 8 6 7 6 7 5 7 7 6 7 4 6 6 7 6 8 6 6 8 6 6 5 6 8 7 8 7
2019 29 36 25 31 32 30 34 30 25 24 30 33 34 31 31 27 29 28 33 34 34 32 37 34 30 28 26 30 37 30 27
2021 8 8 7 7 8 8 9 8 5 7 7 10 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 9 8 7 7
2022 10 7 8 12 11 10 11 7 8 9 9 14 12 10 10 10 10 9 8 10 9 11 14 9 9 9 12 13 9 9 8
Player 55 62 49 58 62 57 64 54 48 48 56 67 63 59 56 54 55 54 58 63 60 60 70 60 56 52 53 63 64 57 52
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 91.5 -- 91.7 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 85.4 -- 85.1 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 85.8 -- -1.9 -- -- 83.5 -- 83.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 90.4 -- 0.6 -- -- 89.1 -- 87.9 -1.2
Launch Angle 18.1 -- -2.6 -- -- 14.2 -- 13.6 -0.6
Barrel % 12.0 -- -1.9 -- -- 11.7 -- 6.7 -5.0
Hard Hit % 38.7 -- 8.5 -- -- 42.7 -- 35.9 -6.8
Sweet Spot % 41.3 -- -7.5 -- -- 31.1 -- 36.2 5.1
xBA .288 -- 0.005 -- -- .242 -- .266 0.024
BA .270 -- 0.032 -- -- .231 -- .253 0.022
xwOBA .381 -- -0.009 -- -- .339 -- .324 -0.015
wOBA .351 -- 0.031 -- -- .329 -- .302 -0.027
xSLG .558 -- -0.018 -- -- .469 -- .422 -0.047
SLG .517 -- 0.051 -- -- .462 -- .383 -0.079
K% 15.6 -- 2.3 -- -- 19.3 -- 17.1 -2.2
BB% 4.2 -- 2.2 -- -- 5.5 -- 6.3 0.8
Swing % 53.4 -- -3.9 -- -- 50.0 -- 48.2 -1.8
Whiff% 15.5 -- 5.8 -- -- 21.3 -- 21.1 -0.2
In Zone % 43.7 -- 5.0 -- -- 48.9 -- 45.3 -3.6
Out of Zone % 56.3 -- -5.0 -- -- 51.1 -- 54.7 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 -- -3.6 -- -- 27.2 -- 30.5 3.3
First Pitch Swing % 34.4 -- -2.2 -- -- 32.4 -- 30.6 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 50.0 -- 10.7 -- -- 54.5 -- 57.7 3.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 21 .476 15 0 0.0 6 6 100.0
2018 96 .351 41 3 7.3 55 8 14.5
2019 562 .382 320 44 13.8 242 76 31.4
2021 124 .313 67 9 13.4 57 38 66.7
2022 427 .303 212 26 12.3 215 124 57.7

Pitch Tempo

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