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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William Amos Sample
Stat Years
1976-1986  [mlb] 1978-1986
Height/Weight
5-9 / 175
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (843) ... DH (19) ... 2B (2)
Draft Position
3B-OF
Born Date/Place
1955-04-02 in Roanoke, Virginia   [65.201]
High School
Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)
Colleges
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
Draft
Selected by the Texas Rangers in Round #10 (#228 overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Joe Branzell
MLB Debut
1978-09-02 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.153)
Service Time
Organizations
TEX [8] NYA [1] ATL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 17529 ... retro id: sampb001 ... mlbam id: 121649
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1976Gulf Coast RangersGCLRk----21of---145152355879133000000000.382.382.566.9481528617.000.184.0000.000.000.00152.00.6629.3
    1977Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-22of---21134088614226137722610574431700.348.425.527.95247621546.358.179.37111.979.240.7758.31.4732.4
    1978Tucson TorosPCLAAAtex-23of---3131483141170271318992051094873800.352.471.5731.04461027758.478.221.35817.877.870.4426.82.9534.1
    1978Texas RangersALMLBtex723dh-ofL-S-E-P3815272003000300000.467.467.6001.0671592.133.133.5830.0020.000.000.00.0028.6
    1979Texas RangersALMLBtex1524ofL-S-E-P41283256095212535863728210316.292.365.415.78037713528.243.123.3059.817.430.7665.01.3329.5
    1980Texas RangersALMLBtex525ofL-S-E-P599204295310041985181564224.260.335.368.7032347514.211.108.2627.696.410.8351.01.7126.4
    1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-26of---6314251002012110000.357.471.429.9001761.143.072.38511.765.880.500.00.0020.0
    1981Texas RangersALMLBtex526ofL-S-E-P666230366516032541172173313.283.346.391.7372609019.196.108.2976.548.081.2476.71.1529.2
    1982Texas RangersALMLBtex527ofL-S-E-P79736056941421029102273538004.261.318.394.71239814226.231.133.2676.788.791.3036.02.5127.7
    1983Texas RangersALMLBtex528ofL-S-E-P8147554801522831257448444654428.274.331.401.73261122243.271.127.2807.207.531.0546.21.9628.3
    1984Texas RangersALMLBtex529ofL-S-E-P913048967121202533186294604619.247.286.327.61352816027.164.080.2615.498.711.5997.80.9522.3
    1985New York YankeesALMLBnya1130ofL-S-E-P10591391840501152191022202.288.336.345.681154486.129.057.3005.846.491.11139.00.6515.0
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5,631ofL-S-E-P1192200235711061442142632210.285.338.430.7682218617.225.145.3006.3311.761.8633.32.7129.8
    MLB Totals (9 yrs)82625163716841279462309831195230283722836.272.329.384.7132798967182.217.112.2826.978.221.1854.71.6426.6
    American League Totals (8 yrs)73423163486271169402169429181204253520736.271.328.380.7082577881165.216.109.2817.027.921.1357.91.5526.3
    National League Totals (1 yrs)92200235711061442142632210.285.338.430.7682218617.225.145.3006.3311.761.8633.32.7129.8
    Minor League Totals29210572643756135262064616168931141500.355.443.553.9961255584122.385.198.36613.397.410.5540.72.0732.5
    Minor: Rk Totals45152355879133000000000.382.382.566.9481528617.184.184.3770.000.000.00152.00.6629.3
    Minor: AA Totals1134088614226137722610574431700.348.425.527.95247621546.358.179.37111.979.240.7758.31.4732.4
    Minor: AAA Totals1344971431752813181012061114983800.352.471.5691.04062728359.469.217.35817.707.810.4427.62.8733.7
    Texas Rangers Totals (7 yrs)67521773305871119392019228172194233318734.270.327.383.7102423833159.221.113.2797.108.011.1355.81.6127.1
    Atlanta Braves Totals (1 yrs)92200235711061442142632210.285.338.430.7682218617.225.145.3006.3311.761.8633.32.7129.8
    New York Yankees Totals (1 yrs)591391840501152191022202.288.336.345.681154486.129.057.3005.846.491.11139.00.6515.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Tucson TorosPCLAAA232B100.0001010.0000.000.000.70.84
    1978Tucson TorosPCLAAA23OF12900.02341152250245.9801.900.0092.198.51
    1978Texas RangersALMLB23OF206.0000000.0000.000.001.225.010
    1978Texas RangersALMLB23DH300.0000000.0000.000.001.937.512
    1979Texas RangersALMLB24OF1030728.21737011801801.0001.700.2563.680.53
    1979Texas RangersALMLB24DH900.0000000.0000.000.005.67.08
    1980Texas RangersALMLB25OF720469.0105230110107.9731.500.2344.772.75
    1980Texas RangersALMLB25DH400.0000000.0000.000.002.54.05
    1981Wichita AerosAmerAAA26OF300.09000991.0003.000.002.2100.09
    1981Texas RangersALMLB26OF640558.0132411137136.9932.100.2461.097.03
    1982Texas RangersALMLB27OF910786.1196640206202.9812.200.2656.293.83
    1982Texas RangersALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.012
    1983Texas RangersALMLB28OF14601,245.0329840341337.9882.300.2790.199.32
    1984Texas RangersALMLB29OF12201,029.0285342292288.9862.400.2875.893.82
    1984Texas RangersALMLB29DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.512
    1985New York YankeesALMLB30OF550352.1891109190.9891.600.2634.293.24
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLB312B100.2000000.0000.000.000.61.14
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLB31OF560373.0691117170.9861.300.1934.860.95
    MLB Totals - (2B)100000000.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (OF)71105,54613783218512.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)1900000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (2B)100001000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (OF)13200243115212.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978MLB---------23
    1978Minor---1-----129-
    1979MLB---------1039
    1980MLB---------724
    1981MLB---------64-
    1981Minor---------3-
    1982MLB---------911
    1983MLB---------146-
    1984MLB---------1222
    1985MLB---------55-
    1986MLB---1-----56-
    Totals---2-----84319