Adrian Sampson
Adrian Sampson
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in May of 2021.
Traditional start awaits
PChicago Cubs
September 23, 2021
Sampson is listed as the Cubs' starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
In his most recent appearance Sept. 19 in Milwaukee, Sampson was deployed as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen behind starter Keegan Thompson, who was capped at two innings and 40 pitches in his return from the 10-day injured list. Though Thompson is expected to work deeper into his next outing in Sunday's series finale with the Cardinals, the Cubs will expand to a six-man rotation to allow both Sampson and the rookie to pick up starts. Sampson covered four innings in relief in the appearance against the Brewers, so he should be relatively stretched out for a normal starter's workload as he steps back into the rotation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
51
Last 10 Games
51
Last 5 Games
62
How many pitches does Adrian Sampson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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61-70
 
71-80
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Adrian Sampson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .272 301 56 23 75 17 3 11
Since 2019vs Right .314 368 62 19 105 26 3 23
2021vs Left .264 59 10 4 14 4 0 3
2021vs Right .244 47 7 2 10 1 0 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .274 242 46 19 61 13 3 8
2019vs Right .324 321 55 17 95 25 3 21
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.04 1.37 84.2 5 3 0 7.0 2.3 1.5
Since 2019Away 7.09 1.61 66.0 2 7 0 7.1 2.7 2.7
2021Home 1.59 0.97 11.1 0 1 0 8.7 1.6 1.6
2021Away 3.86 1.36 14.0 1 1 0 3.9 2.6 1.9
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 4.42 1.43 73.1 5 2 0 6.8 2.5 1.5
2019Away 7.96 1.67 52.0 1 6 0 8.0 2.8 2.9
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Stat Review
How does Adrian Sampson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.83
 
K/9
6.0
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
92.0 mph
 
ERA
2.84
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.259
 
GB/FB
2.06
 
Left On Base
78.3%
 
Exit Velocity
82.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
1961 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.1%
 
Swinging Strike
9.2%
 
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Piggybacks Thompson on Sunday
PChicago Cubs
September 21, 2021
Sampson didn't factor into the decision Sunday in the Cubs' 6-4 win over the Brewers while giving up two runs over four innings behind starter Keegan Thompson. The right-hander scattered four hits and a walk and struck out one during the 55-pitch relief appearance.
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Picks up first win
PChicago Cubs
September 14, 2021
Sampson (1-2) earned the win over Philadelphia on Tuesday, hurling five-plus innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.
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Awarded another start
PChicago Cubs
September 12, 2021
Sampson is listed as the Cubs' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Phillies in Philadelphia, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Takes loss against Reds
PChicago Cubs
September 7, 2021
Sampson (0-2) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
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Stuck with loss Friday
PChicago Cubs
August 27, 2021
Sampson (0-1) allowed four runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus the White Sox on Friday. He also hit two batters.
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