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Chris Sampson PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 358.7 20 15 3 176 4.42 0.5
Birth Date5-23-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 HOU 28 12 3 34.0 14.7 19.3 2 1 0 0 1 0 130 25 10 8 3 36 5 4 1 15 2.12 3.90 4.93 1.7 0.3
2007 HOU 29 24 19 121.7 114.3 7.3 7 8 0 0 11 0 522 138 64 62 20 227 30 28 7 51 4.59 5.39 5.81 3.4 0.5
2008 HOU 30 54 11 117.3 55.7 61.7 6 4 0 3 4 0 478 118 60 55 8 175 23 18 3 61 4.22 3.62 5.09 6.4 0.3
2009 HOU 31 49 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 4 2 3 4 0 0 248 66 34 31 2 96 21 15 0 33 5.04 3.47 4.72 2.3 0.1
2010 HOU 32 35 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 1 0 0 2 0 0 139 43 22 20 7 73 8 8 1 16 5.93 5.94 7.17 -7.7 -0.8
Career17433358.7184.7174.02015391601517390190176406078773121764.424.425.456.00.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 LEX A 22 14 84.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLM A+ 9 0 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 27 27 151.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CCH AA 32 19 150.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.079 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 12 3 34.0 4.93 93 .186 .261 .328 .422 .259 .208 95 2.0 0.2 1.7 0.3
2006 ROU AAA 27 18 125.0 4.65 89 .226 .263 .330 .398 .259 .242 92 9.7 1.0 17.6 1.9
2007 HOU MLB 24 19 121.7 5.81 82 .269 .261 .327 .415 .254 .285 103 0.8 0.1 3.4 0.5
2007 ROU AAA 2 0 3.0 5.71 86 .232 .279 .354 .485 .267 .273 98 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2008 HOU MLB 54 11 117.3 5.09 91 .237 .260 .328 .410 .258 .287 100 5.1 0.5 6.4 0.3
2009 HOU MLB 49 0 55.3 4.72 91 .270 .257 .326 .402 .257 .333 96 2.1 0.2 2.3 0.1
2009 ROU AAA 6 0 6.0 3.69 121 .259 .291 .366 .444 .293 .368 97 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 35 0 30.3 7.17 24 .332 .259 .325 .406 .268 .336 92 -7.7 -0.8 -7.7 -0.8
2010 CCH AA 1 1 1.0 3.42 120 .140 .262 .349 .405 .279 .000 95 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 ROU AAA 13 0 15.3 4.33 113 .254 .280 .354 .444 .272 .340 95 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 NWO AAA 20 19 116.3 5.17 89 .269 .281 .350 .430 .262 .318 88 10.1 1.0 9.8 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2003 SLM A+ 1 1 1 9 0 10.7 14 5 6 0 0% .359 11.8 4.2 0.0 5.0 1.78 5.89 0.0 0.0
2003 LEX A 4 3 1 22 14 84.0 66 14 66 2 0% .261 7.1 1.5 0.2 7.1 0.95 1.39 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 3 0 1 0 0% .429 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 7 11 0 27 27 151.7 170 26 101 8 0% .331 10.1 1.5 0.5 6.0 1.29 3.80 0.0 0.0
2005 CCH AA 4 12 4 32 19 150.0 147 19 92 11 0% -1.079 8.8 1.1 0.7 5.5 1.11 3.12 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 12 3 4 27 18 125.0 110 14 68 12 60% .242 7.9 1.0 0.9 4.9 0.99 2.52 17.6 1.9
2006 HOU MLB 2 1 0 12 3 34.0 25 5 15 3 55% .208 6.6 1.3 0.8 4.0 0.88 2.12 1.7 0.3
2007 HOU MLB 7 8 0 24 19 121.7 138 30 51 20 48% .285 10.2 2.2 1.5 3.8 1.38 4.59 3.4 0.5
2007 ROU AAA 1 0 0 2 0 3.0 3 2 0 0 55% .273 9.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2008 HOU MLB 6 4 0 54 11 117.3 118 23 61 8 57% .287 9.1 1.8 0.6 4.7 1.20 4.22 6.4 0.3
2009 HOU MLB 4 2 3 49 0 55.3 66 21 33 2 55% .333 10.7 3.4 0.3 5.4 1.57 5.04 2.3 0.1
2009 ROU AAA 0 0 0 6 0 6.0 7 2 5 0 58% .368 10.5 3.0 0.0 7.5 1.50 7.50 1.3 0.1
2010 ROU AAA 1 2 0 13 0 15.3 17 4 11 1 60% .340 10.0 2.4 0.6 6.5 1.37 2.35 2.0 0.2
2010 CCH AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 50% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2010 HOU MLB 1 0 0 35 0 30.3 43 8 16 7 54% .336 12.8 2.4 2.1 4.7 1.68 5.93 -7.7 -0.8
2011 NWO AAA 9 2 0 20 19 116.3 139 19 62 15 47% .318 10.8 1.5 1.2 4.8 1.36 3.71 9.8 1.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1600 0.5413 0.4962 0.8398 0.6374 0.3283 0.9094 0.6805 0.1602
2009 858 0.5163 0.4825 0.8164 0.6343 0.3205 0.8826 0.6767 0.1787
2010 463 0.4946 0.5076 0.8000 0.6900 0.3291 0.8671 0.6623 0.2000
Career29210.52660.4940.82660.64480.32610.89480.67650.1719

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-01 2010-06-22 15-DL 21 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2009-07-10 2009-07-26 15-DL 16 12 Right Shoulder Spasms -
2009-06-14 2009-06-17 DTD 3 2 Right Arm Fatigue -
2009-05-02 2009-05-02 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-04-22 2009-04-22 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2009-04-11 2009-04-20 DTD 9 8 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-10-01 2008-10-01 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Lateral Extensor Tendon 2008-10-01
2008-09-24 2008-09-28 DTD 4 4 Right Elbow Inflammation Lateral Inflammation -
2008-04-09 2008-04-09 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-03-26 2008-03-31 Camp 5 0 Hip Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-03-08 2008-03-16 Camp 8 0 Neck Spasms -
2007-09-12 2007-09-30 DTD 18 17 Right Elbow Sprain Capsule -
2007-08-03 2007-08-31 15-DL 28 26 Right Elbow Sprain UCL Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 HOU $
2011 HOU $
2010 HOU $815,000
2009 HOU $449,000
2008 HOU $401,000
2007 HOU $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,045,000
4 yrTotal$2,045,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 12 d1 yr/$0.815M (10)

Details
  • avoided arbitration 1/15/10, 1 year/$0.815M (10)
  • performance bonus:$15K 55 g
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/14/09 re-signed 2/20/09, 1 year/$0.449M (09)
  • re-signed 2/22/08, 1 year/$0.401M (08)
  • re-signed 2/07, 1 year/$0.38M (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 recalled 8/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 recalled 7/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 contract purchased 6/06 `99 8-263

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Staying Alive in the Independent LeaguesZachary Levine2013-04-23
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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Transaction ActionChristina Kahrl2009-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bottom HalfJoe Sheehan2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Big Names DownWill Carroll2009-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Burning BullpensJay Jaffe2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Look for LoftonJay Jaffe2008-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Houston AstrosWill Carroll2008-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: 300Jim Baker2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: June Swoons and Happier TunesJay Jaffe2007-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Senior Circuit SwitchesChristina Kahrl2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Where To Get Your Vicarious Baseball ThrillsJim Baker2007-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Pitchers in CommonJeff Erickson2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching ProspectsNate Silver2007-04-20
Prospectus Hit List: Three Weeks InJay Jaffe2007-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 15-18Christina Kahrl2007-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: In-Season Job BattlesJeff Erickson2007-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-21
Prospectus Game of the Week: Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros, September 15, 2006Derek Jacques2006-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-01
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Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Sampson threw 3,229 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Cutter (87mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph), Curve (80mph), Change (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph).