Adrian Sampson

Adrian Sampson

32-Year-Old PitcherSP
Texas Rangers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Sampson pitched well as a starter for the Cubs in 2022 with a 3.11 ERA across 104.1 innings, but he never took the big-league mound last season. The right-hander missed the first three months of the campaign while recovering from knee surgery, and he struggled to a 10.17 ERA during his rehab assignment at Triple-A before being traded and released in August. Sampson landed a minor-league deal with Texas for 2024 and could see some starts as a swingman, especially during the first half with Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Tyler Mahle on the IL. Sampson isn't likely to have much fantasy value with no guarantees of a MLB role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Rangers in February of 2024.
Gets NRI from Texas
PTexas Rangers  NRI
February 13, 2024
Sampson signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training.
ANALYSIS
Sampson managed a 3.11 ERA over 21 outings (19 starts) with the Cubs in 2022 but made just nine minor-league appearances in 2023 while missing time following knee surgery. He's healthy now and will compete for a swingman job with the Rangers, but the 32-year-old's most likely destination to start 2024 is Triple-A Round Rock.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2023
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2022
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .229 285 47 21 60 13 1 6
Since 2021vs Right .266 288 54 14 71 11 1 12
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .230 215 32 15 46 9 1 3
2022vs Right .276 213 41 12 55 9 1 7
2021vs Left .226 70 15 6 14 4 0 3
2021vs Right .235 75 13 2 16 2 0 5
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-16%
ERA on Road
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-32%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 3.29 1.10 68.1 1 4 0 5.5 1.6 1.6
Since 2021Away 2.78 1.28 71.1 4 3 0 7.4 2.9 0.8
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 3.71 1.20 51.0 1 3 0 4.8 1.8 1.4
2022Away 2.53 1.26 53.1 3 2 0 7.8 2.9 0.3
2021Home 2.08 0.81 17.1 0 1 0 7.8 1.0 2.1
2021Away 3.50 1.33 18.0 1 1 0 6.5 3.0 2.0
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Sampson turned in a solid if not spectacular season in 2022. The righty appeared in 21 games and made a career-high 19 starts, compiling a 3.11 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 104.1 total innings. That ERA was backed by a solid 3.79 FIP, marking the first time in his career that Sampson registered a FIP below 5.00. Of course, that track record is reason for some skepticism heading into 2023. Another red flag is Sampson's inability to miss bats, as he posted a 6.30 K/9 in 2022 and has a 6.73 mark for his career. Entering his age-31 season, Sampson should compete for a spot in a thin Chicago rotation, but he's certainly no guarantee to match his numbers from last year. Fantasy managers may want to stream him in certain spots if he continues to keep his ERA down, though that may be about the extent of his fantasy value. Sampson could also shift into a long-relief role, which would further diminish his appeal.
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Hits open market
PFree Agent  NRI
August 21, 2023
The Rays released Sampson on Aug. 4.
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Traded to Tampa Bay
PTampa Bay Rays  NRI
August 1, 2023
The Cubs traded Sampson and Manuel Rodriguez to the Rays on Tuesday in exchange for Josh Roberson, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
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Reinstated, outrighted to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  NRI
July 24, 2023
The Cubs reinstated Sampson (knee) from the 60-day injured list Monday and outrighted him to Triple-A Iowa, Tim Stebbins of MLB.com reports.
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Makes third Triple-A rehab start
PChicago Cubs  NRI
Knee
July 18, 2023
Sampson (knee) completed his third rehab start at Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, tossing three innings and striking out two while allowing three earned runs on three hits and one walk.
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Moving rehab up to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  NRI
Knee
July 3, 2023
Sampson (knee) will move up to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday to continue his rehab assignment, Ryan Herrera of AllCHGO.com reports.
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