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Adrian Sampson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 2.80 10 5 0 35.1 28 1.08
4 Seasons 7 14 5.16 51 25 0 188.1 146 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 10 1-2 2.80 35.1 28 1.08
4 Seasons 51 7-14 5.16 188.1 146 1.42

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 25 85 18 2 11.1 87.6 106 9.1 44.4 .371 .724 .476 .471 .511 44.4 9.5 4.8 7.71 11.69
2018 27 339 75 9 12 90.4 112.9 18.1 41.3 .284 .552 .351 .377 .427 38.7 15.6 4.2 4.30 6.44
2019 28 2056 417 42 10.1 91 113.6 15.5 33.8 .291 .537 .382 .370 .426 47.2 17.9 6.4 5.89 6.46
2021 30 554 103 12 11.7 89.1 110.4 14.2 31.1 .242 .469 .329 .339 .382 42.7 19.3 5.5 2.80 4.99
3034 613 65 10.6 90.5 113.6 15.4 34.6 .284 .532 .371 .368 .421 45.4 17.7 5.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sampson relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(55.6%) ,
Changeup
(24.4%) ,
Slider
(13.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(3.4%) ,
Cutter
(3.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 308 155 153 55.6 91.8 79 70 17 9 2 0 6 11 59 .243 .251 .529 .524 .365 .368 91.0 16 1961 6.5 11.4 19.0
2021 Changeup 135 34 101 24.4 85.4 37 33 6 3 2 0 1 10 23 .182 .189 .333 .352 .268 .281 84.7 3 1713 6.4 38.0 18.9
2021 Slider 75 51 24 13.5 83.4 20 19 5 3 2 0 0 5 15 .263 .266 .368 .353 .269 .267 83.5 14 2542 6.4 22.5 26.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 19 14 5 3.4 91.9 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .380 1.000 1.164 .502 .634 102.4 39 2018 6.5 25.0 100.0
2021 Cutter 17 17 0 3.1 86.6 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .267 .250 .320 .314 .347 81.0 19 2373 6.5 44.4 12.5
2019 Sinker 1114 631 483 54.2 92.5 305 272 96 49 24 5 18 36 238 .353 .333 .676 .634 .446 .428 92.6 16 2016 6.2 11.7 15.4
2019 Slider 682 478 204 33.2 83.9 182 174 39 19 11 1 8 57 117 .224 .224 .437 .404 .289 .281 88.6 16 2595 5.7 35.2 24.3
2019 Changeup 258 36 222 12.5 87.4 75 70 21 15 3 0 3 8 62 .300 .295 .471 .488 .346 .351 88.5 13 1856 6.0 21.8 11.8
2019 Curveball 2 2 0 0.1 79.3 2516 4.9 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 33.3 16.7 44.4 5.6 16.7 50 33.3 5.6 27.8 11.1 38.9 5.6 11.1
2018 38.7 28 26.7 6.7 45.3 38.7 16 2.7 18.7 29.3 28 8 12
2019 42 26.6 23.3 8.2 41 35 24 2.2 28.1 25.7 26.1 7.2 10.1
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
41.8 26.8 24.3 7.2 40.6 36.7 22.7 2.6 28.2 25.9 25.3 6.7 10.6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer CHC R 19 91.9 17.1 -1.2 -8 7.3 0.3 4
2021 Sinker CHC R 308 91.8 20.3 -2.2 -10 13.2 -1.4 -10
2021 Cutter CHC R 17 86.6 33.6 -4.2 -14 0 -2.7 -100
2021 Changeup CHC R 135 85.4 33.3 2.8 9 15.9 1.9 13
2021 Slider CHC R 75 83.4 39.9 1.7 5 7.7 1 14
2019 Slider TEX R 681 83.9 41.1 2.9 8 3.6 -2 -36
2019 Changeup TEX R 258 87.4 28.6 -0.7 -2 16 2.1 15
2019 Sinker TEX R 1114 92.5 19.8 -2.7 -12 13.1 -1.6 -11
2019 Curveball TEX R 2 79.3 47.5 -7.7 -14 4.8 -3 -39
2018 Slider TEX R 57 86.6 34.6 -0.2 -1 1.4 -5.8 -131
2018 Changeup TEX R 75 86 28.2 -2.6 -9 17.1 3.7 27
2018 Sinker TEX R 195 91.1 21.6 -1.7 -7 13.8 -0.8 -6
2018 Curveball TEX R 12 82.3 44.6 -6.2 -12 3.8 -4.1 -52
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 56 91.8 18.6 -3.3 -22 13.8 5.4 64
2016 Slider SEA R 23 86.7 31.5 0.1 0 1 -3.1 -150
2016 Changeup SEA R 6 85.8 28.4 -0.2 -1 16.6 3.7 29
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 0 19 3.4 4 .25 1 .5 25 25 100 .38 1.164 .634 66.7
2021 Cutter -1 0 17 3.1 5 .25 .25 .32 44.4 20 12.5 .267 .32 .349 0
2021 Slider 1 1 75 13.5 20 .263 .368 .321 22.5 25 26.3 .266 .353 .267 40
2021 Changeup -1.2 -2 135 24.4 37 .182 .333 .295 38 27 18.9 .189 .352 .281 39.1
2021 Sinker -0.4 -1 308 55.6 79 .243 .529 .377 11.4 13.9 19 .251 .524 .367 45.8
2019 Changeup 0.8 2 258 12.5 75 .3 .471 .357 21.8 10.7 11.8 .295 .488 .352 38.7
2019 Slider 0.1 0 682 33.2 182 .224 .437 .307 35.2 31.3 24.3 .224 .404 .281 38.5
2019 Sinker 1.9 21 1114 54.2 305 .353 .676 .464 11.7 11.8 15.4 .333 .634 .429 53.8
2019 Curveball -4.6 0 2 0.1 100
2018 Curveball 10.7 1 12 3.5 3 .667 .667 .6 40 33.3 16.7 .373 .421 .342 50
2018 Slider 2.1 1 57 16.8 15 .231 .692 .42 41.7 26.7 22.2 .197 .589 .374 33.3
2018 Changeup -2.8 -2 75 22.1 24 .217 .304 .283 21.7 25 31.6 .239 .331 .267 35.3
2018 Sinker 0.7 1 195 57.5 54 .28 .56 .367 5.7 7.4 8.5 .322 .652 .43 40.4
! 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 2:15 2:45 -30
2021 Cutter 17 86.6 14 3.4 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 19 91.9 95 16.5 1:30 1:00 30
2021 Sinker 308 91.8 99 18.2 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Slider 75 83.4 34 8.9 7:45 8:30 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 96 339 -1 -2 3 1 2
2019 562 2056 16 -16 13 10 24
2021 145 554 -4 -5 2 5 -2
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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 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 53.4 15.5 6.5 81.8
2019 2056 48.8 71.7 87.5 28.3 55.4 44.3 60.6 49.5 21.3 6.7 84.1
2021 554 48.9 73.8 85 27.2 58.4 41 54.5 50 21.3 7.8 86
3034 48.4 72.8 87 28.5 60.4 43.5 57.9 50 20.3 7.2 83.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016
2018 27 4 63
2019 4 4 3 4 14 4 8 4 1 15 75 19 4 42 7 52
2021 25 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.7 29 31.1 -2 7 20 16 55.2
2021 22.6 8 7.5 1 2 4 4 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 29 31 35 33 36 27 30 38 30 31 35 33 24 28 30 35 26 35 29 34 20 28 25 34 34 36 33 27 30 30 37
2021 8 8 10 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 9 5 8 7 7 4 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 1.4 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 86 1.4 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 85.8 -1.9 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 90.4 0.6 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 18.1 -2.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 12 -1.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 38.7 8.5 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 41.3 -7.5 undefined undefined
xBA .284 0.007 undefined undefined
BA .27 0.032 undefined undefined
xwOBA .377 -0.007 undefined undefined
wOBA .351 0.031 undefined undefined
xSLG .552 -0.015 undefined undefined
SLG .517 0.051 undefined undefined
K% 15.6 2.3 undefined undefined
BB% 4.2 2.2 undefined undefined
Swing % 53.4 -3.9 undefined undefined
Whiff% 15.5 5.8 undefined undefined
In Zone % 43.7 5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 56.3 -5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 -3.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 34.4 -2.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 50 10.6 undefined undefined
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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 145 .329 75 9 12.0 70 49 70.0

Pitch Distribution