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Keyvius Sampson

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

2-6

ERA

6.54

WHIP

1.78

K

42

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

An overhauling team like the Reds needs to be patient with their top prospects. It's tempting to demand their promotion when the team is losing and losing badly, but calling them up at the wrong time ...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/6/1991
BORN: Gainesville, FL   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed by Cincinnati in January of 2015.

February 1, 2016  –  Keyvius Sampson News

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Sampson had surgery to repair loose bodies in his pitching elbow over the offseason, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Keyvius Sampson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2009 18 R AZL 2 1 0 3.0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3.00 0.33
2009 18 A EUG 2 1 0 5.0 3 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2010 19 A EUG 10 10 0 43.0 35 17 4 58 17 3 3 0 0 0 3.56 1.21
2011 20 A FOR 24 24 0 118.0 81 38 8 143 49 12 3 0 0 0 2.90 1.10
2012 21 AA SAN 26 25 0 122.1 108 68 11 122 57 8 11 0 0 0 5.00 1.35
2013 22 AA SAN 19 18 0 103.1 74 26 9 110 33 10 4 0 0 0 2.26 1.04
2013 22 AAA TUC 19 9 0 38.0 44 30 5 25 29 2 3 0 0 0 7.11 1.92
2014 23 AAA EL 38 14 0 91.2 91 68 19 94 68 2 5 0 0 0 6.68 1.74
2015 24 AA PEN 8 8 0 43.2 35 9 2 41 24 1 2 0 0 0 1.85 1.37
2015 24 AAA LOU 8 7 0 39.0 40 22 1 33 22 2 4 0 0 0 5.08 1.59
2015 24 MAJ CIN 13 12 0 52.3 67 38 7 42 26 2 6 0 0 0 6.54 1.78
3-Year Averages     13 12 0 52.3 67 38 7 42 26 2 6 0 0 0 6.54 1.78

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Keyvius Sampson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 @Pit 5.0 3 4 4 1 2 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 6.54 1.78
Sep. 27 NYM 2.7 8 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.46 1.86
Sep. 22 @StL 5.3 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.45 1.79
Sep. 14 @SF 3.0 5 4 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 7.09 1.86
Sep. 9 Pit 5.3 5 5 5 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.94 1.82
Sep. 5 Mil 3.0 5 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.68 1.87
Aug. 29 @Mil 3.7 7 6 5 0 2 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 6.43 1.79
Aug. 24 Det 4.0 9 5 5 2 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.55 1.68
Aug. 19 KC 3.3 9 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.43 1.48
Aug. 13 @LAD 5.0 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.18 1.12
Aug. 8 @Ari 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 0.92
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 15 10 7 2 5 10 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.85 1.54
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
24.3 30 22 18 3 13 17 0 3 0 0-4 0 0 0 6.66 1.77
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
46.3 64 40 35 6 25 34 0 4 0 2-5 0 0 0 6.80 1.92

Keyvius Sampson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015113211533712.340

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015138211134905.274

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201524.3050241158.142.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201528.0210181525.141.54
Keyvius Sampson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2009 18 R AZL 2 1 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 3.00 1.20 .155
2009 18 A EUG 2 1 5.0 9.00 5.40 1.67 0.00 66.7% 3.60 3.00 .248
2010 19 A EUG 10 10 43.0 12.14 3.56 3.41 0.84 72.9% 3.56 3.04 .329
2011 20 A FOR 24 24 118.0 10.91 3.74 2.92 0.61 75.4% 2.90 3.06 .278
2012 21 AA SAN 26 25 122.1 8.99 4.20 2.14 0.81 63% 5.00 3.87 .304
2013 22 AA SAN 19 18 103.1 9.60 2.88 3.33 0.79 82.7% 2.26 3.25 .265
2013 22 AAA TUC 19 9 38.0 5.92 6.87 0.86 1.18 63.2% 7.11 5.96 .322
2014 23 AAA EL 38 14 91.2 9.28 6.71 1.38 1.88 65% 6.68 6.18 .306
2015 24 AA PEN 8 8 43.2 8.54 5.00 1.71 0.42 87.7% 1.85 3.71 .290
2015 24 AAA LOU 8 7 39.0 7.62 5.08 1.50 0.23 65.6% 5.08 3.69 .336
2015 24 MAJ CIN 13 12 52.3 7.22 4.47 1.62 1.20 1.33 64% 92.1 MPH 6.54 4.82 .362
3-Year Averages     13 12 52.3 7.22 4.47 1.62 1.20 64% 6.54 4.82 .362

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2015 Stat Review for Keyvius Sampson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.62 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.22 K/9
WEAK
4.47 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.1 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.54 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.78 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.82 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.362 BABIP
HIGH
64.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Keyvius Sampson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sampson allowed four runs on three hits, walking two and striking out seven over five-plus innings, coming away with a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday night.

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Sampson took a no decision Tuesday against the Cardinals as he allowed just one run on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out one.

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Sampson will start Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Sampson is no longer scheduled to start for the Reds on Saturday in Milwaukee.

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Sampson fell to 2-5 after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks Monday against San Francisco. He didn't strike out a batter.

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Sampson (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in 5.1 innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Sampson gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over three innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers. He frequently struggled with his command.

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Sampson will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

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Sampson's next start has been pushed back with Friday's game against Milwaukee postponed due to rain.

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Sampson did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 12-9 victory over the Brewers, surrendering seven hits, six runs (five earned) and two walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out three.

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2015

Sampson opened eyes in 2013 with a dominant run at Double-A San Antonio, where he finished 10-4 with a 110:33 K:BB over 103.1 innings. His numbers tanked after a promotion to Triple-A Tucson, and there was little improvement with the shift to the Padres' new affiliate in El Paso last season. A move into the bullpen led to weaker results for Sampson, although there was improvement during the second half of the season (.234 BAA, 4.98 ERA). The Pacific Coast League has derailed many pitchers over the years, and El Paso seemed to be a particularly challenging environment for the Padres' farmhands in Year 1, so it will be interesting to see how the Reds' front office wants to proceed with Sampson to begin 2015. Special assistant Kevin Towers drafted Sampson in 2009 while GM of the Padres and was likely instrumental in bring him to the Reds via a waiver claim in January.

2013

Sampson skipped High-A Lake Elsinore in the very hitter-friendly California League, in favor of Double-A San Antonio and the results were not what the Padres had hoped for. His strikeout rate went down, while his walk rate went up and what followed was a 5.00 ERA over 122.1 innings. Another disturbing trend is that his command has slipped each time he has moved up a level in the minors. It's likely that unless he can take strides to dramatically improve his command, he'll likely find himself on the path to becoming a reliever in the majors instead of a starter, a development that would greatly hurt his status as a prospect to fantasy owners. Don't be surprised if he begins 2013 with a return to San Antonio as he looks to iron out the aforementioned command issues.

2012

Sampson looked quite dominant in his first season in the Midwest League and at just 20 years old, there seems to be plenty more on the horizon. His control still needs a little bit of work (3.74 BB/9IP), but he's got a real live arm and great movement on his pitches. He posted a 10.91 K/9IP and 2.92 K/BB and should be an interesting prospect to watch as he works his way through the Padres' system. Look for Sampson to get a crack at High-A in the California League after his impressive full-season debut.