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Keyvius Sampson PPadres

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Birth Date1-6-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight225 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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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

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 EUG A- 2 1 5.0 2.70 137 .196 .252 .323 .354 .248 .250 93 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 PDR Rk 2 1 3.0 4.24 125 .299 .284 .336 .372 .262 .333 110 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 EUG A- 10 10 43.0 4.95 73 .262 .255 .336 .359 .264 .320 90 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 FTW A 24 24 118.0 4.41 105 .222 .251 .322 .372 .263 .266 100 15.7 1.6 15.7 1.6
2012 SAN AA 26 25 122.3 5.02 81 .257 .262 .329 .398 .268 .287 95 3.5 0.4 1.0 0.1
2013 SAN AA 19 18 103.3 3.73 109 .220 .250 .316 .385 .255 .254 95 14.3 1.5 14.4 1.4
2013 TUC AAA 9 9 38.0 6.88 66 .310 .272 .341 .414 .270 .320 108 -1.1 -0.1 -1.9 -0.2
2014 ELP AAA 34 14 87.0 8.27 40 .301 .270 .338 .430 .265 .293 101 -14.7 -1.5 -13.1 -1.1

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
2009 EUG A- 0 0 0 2 1 5.0 3 3 5 0 67% .250 5.4 5.4 0.0 9.0 1.20 3.60 1.3 0.1
2009 PDR Rk 0 0 0 2 1 3.0 1 0 3 0 33% .333 3.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.33 3.00 0.2 0.0
2010 EUG A- 3 3 0 10 10 43.0 35 17 58 4 50% .320 7.3 3.6 0.8 12.1 1.21 3.56 0.7 0.1
2011 FTW A 12 3 0 24 24 118.0 81 49 143 8 38% .266 6.2 3.7 0.6 10.9 1.10 2.90 15.7 1.6
2012 SAN AA 8 11 0 26 25 122.3 108 57 122 11 44% .287 7.9 4.2 0.8 9.0 1.35 5.00 1.0 0.1
2013 TUC AAA 2 3 0 9 9 38.0 44 29 25 5 38% .320 10.4 6.9 1.2 5.9 1.92 7.11 -1.9 -0.2
2013 SAN AA 10 4 0 19 18 103.3 74 33 110 9 45% .254 6.4 2.9 0.8 9.6 1.04 2.26 14.4 1.4
2014 ELP AAA 2 5 0 34 14 87.0 87 63 87 19 39% .293 9.0 6.5 2.0 9.0 1.72 6.72 -13.1 -1.1

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/13. Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2009 (4-114) (Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.). $0.6M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Keyvius Sampson is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11Jeff Moore2014-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5Jeff Moore2014-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29Jeff Moore2013-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 1Zach Mortimer2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 26Zach Mortimer2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 14Kevin Goldstein2012-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Surprising Minor League AssignmentsKevin Goldstein2012-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL West Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top Nine High-Ceiling Prospect RotationsKevin Goldstein2012-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 25Kevin Goldstein2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 31Kevin Goldstein2011-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 18Kevin Goldstein2011-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14Kevin Goldstein2011-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 26Kevin Goldstein2011-04-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Scoresheet Supplemental Draft TipsRob McQuown2011-04-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 13Kevin Goldstein2011-04-14
Future Shock: Opening Day MadnessKevin Goldstein2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-08-09
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Keyvius Sampson the guy who dominated AA, or the guy who got killed in AAA (approx. 1/1 K/BB) both before and after his stint in AA?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
Keyvius has one of the coolest names in the minors, so he has that going for him. He is both the guy who dominated AA and the one who struggled in AAA - Sampson has a powerful delivery that he struggles to repeat, and though he was able to ride his stuff in AA, it appears that AAA hitters waited him out. Looking at the game logs, he never walked more than 3 batters across 18 starts in AA, but he walked 4 or more in 4 of his 9 starts in AAA.

Sampson is an example of why pitchers with great momentum get a bad rap. It is more difficult to harness the higher levels of kinetic energy, but the key is finding each pitcher's ideal timing pattern. Right now he is too fast into foot strike, and his signature asks for a slightly slower delivery. Most pitchers are too slow, however, and though they can stabilize balance a bit easier, they also open up a larger window of time for the delivery to fall off-track. His solution lies somewhere in the middle.

On the jukebox: Megadeth, "Train of Consequences" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling: burch smith or keyvius sampson?
(Matt from San Diego )
I wrote up Smith very strong early in the season, when he was holding 92-96 mph and touching 98 and showing plus command. He's had trouble holding that same velo and staying on the mound since. So I'll go with Keyvius Sampson, although neither one is a surefire MLB starter. I'm really interested to see which Burch Smith shows up in spring training 2014 – the dominant early-season Smith of this year, or the MLB version that was sitting 89-92 mph by the third inning. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)David Holmberg or Keyvius Sampson for you ?
(Ernie from Houston)
Holmberg. (Paul Sporer)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, I've never contributed a chat question, but I wanted to tell you I enjoy the podcast, especially when I listen with a Coca-Cola con azucar from my 30 refrigerator. As for baseball, I know you focus on the Rangers in ST, but I was wondering if you noticed anyone from another Arizona team, the Padres, who you really like as a prospect? Someone other than the obvious top-5 guys like Decker, Castro and the players obtained from the Red Sox.
(Padre from South America)
In AZ, I spend a lot of time watching the Rangers/Royals, but I also enjoy watching the Padres, DOdgers, Giants, and Mariners. I love watching Tate on the field. He's not pretty during game action, but he gives you a ton to dream on. Superstar level tools and about a .02% chance of full actualization. I think Jedd Gyorko is a player to watch just because of his name. Keyvius Sampson is another great name, but he also has a really good arm. (Jason Parks)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Best bet to make big 2011 rankings jump... A - Keyvius Sampson, B - Luke Jackson, C - Taijuan Walker D - Madison Younginer
(Mike from WI)
C. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Keyvius Sampson has thrown 184 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Slider (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (75mph).