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Billy SampleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1976-1986 MLB Years: 1978-1986
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PositionsOF-843, DH-19, 2B-2Position when Drafted3B-OFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Amos Sample
Height5-9Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 2,1955 [63.050]PlaceRoanoke,Virginia
High SchoolAndrew Lewis (Salem,VA)
CollegeJames Madison University (Harrisonburg,VA)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 10th round (228th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 28th round (613rd overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsJoe Branzell
MLB DebutSeptember 2,1978 [23.153]
OrganizationsTEX [9] ATL [1] NYA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17529Retrosheet IDsampb001MLBAM ID121649
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed77Power59Contact87XBH55RBIs50Runs75Hitting77Durability55Team.495Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976James MadisonCollegeJrof2142159576715634927225600000.421.500.6481.14810324184.427.227.541.51513.593.260.241.6353.0035.82
1976GCL RangersGCLRk-2145152355879133000000000.382.382.566.9488617152.377.184.184.4280.000.000.000.66152.0029.31
1977Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-221134088614226137722610574431700.348.425.527.95221546476.371.179.358.41711.979.240.771.4758.2932.39
1978Tucson TorosPCLAAAtex-of23131483141170271318992051094873800.352.471.5731.04427758610.358.221.478.46317.877.870.442.9526.8334.12
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex7dh-of23815272003000300000.467.467.6001.0679215.583.133.133.4790.0020.000.000.000.0028.57
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex15of241283256095212535863728210316.292.365.415.78013528377.305.123.243.3519.817.430.761.3365.0029.47
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex5of2599204295310041985181564224.260.335.368.7037514234.262.108.211.3197.696.410.831.7151.0026.42
1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-of26314251002012110000.357.471.429.9006117.385.072.143.42011.765.880.500.000.0020.00
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex5of2666230366516032541172173313.283.346.391.7379019260.297.108.196.3386.548.081.241.1576.6729.23
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex5of279736056941421029102273538004.261.318.394.71214226398.267.133.231.3226.788.791.302.5136.0027.66
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex5of28147554801522831257448444654428.274.331.401.73222243611.280.127.271.3287.207.531.051.9646.1728.29
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex5of2913048967121202533186294604619.247.286.327.61316027528.261.080.164.2775.498.711.590.9597.8022.31
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya11of30591391840501152191022202.288.336.345.681486154.300.057.129.3095.846.491.110.65139.0015.00
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5,6of3192200235711061442142632210.285.338.430.7688617221.300.145.225.3406.3311.761.862.7133.3329.82
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter82625163716841279462309831195230283722836.272.329.384.7139671822798.282.112.217.0006.978.221.181.6454.7026.61
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter29210572643756135262064616168931141500.355.443.553.9965841221255.366.198.385.00013.397.410.552.0740.6532.53
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1344971431752813181012061114983800.352.471.5691.04028359627.358.217.469.00017.707.810.442.8727.6133.71
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1134088614226137722610574431700.348.425.527.95221546476.371.179.358.00011.979.240.771.4758.2932.39
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter45152355879133000000000.382.382.566.9488617152.377.184.184.0000.000.000.000.66152.0029.31
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter42159576715634927225600000.421.500.6481.14810324184.427.227.541.00013.593.260.241.6353.0035.82
Texas Rangers Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter67521773305871119392019228172194233318734.270.327.383.7108331592423.279.113.221.0007.108.011.131.6155.8227.09
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter92200235711061442142632210.285.338.430.7688617221.300.145.225.0006.3311.761.862.7133.3329.82
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter591391840501152191022202.288.336.345.681486154.300.057.129.0005.846.491.110.65139.0015.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16249373134252945196384557427.272.329.384.71319036549.282.112.217.0006.978.221.181.6454.7026.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games162586146208341914114269935262800.355.443.553.99632468696.366.198.385.00013.397.410.552.0740.6532.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Tucson Toros PCLAAAtex23OF129--2341152250245.9801.90------13198.592.1
1978Tucson Toros PCLAAAtex232B1----1-1---------1310.80.7
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex23DH3---------------837.51.9
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex23OF2---------------825.01.2
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex24OF103--1737-11801801.0001.75------12880.563.6
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex24DH9---------------1287.05.6
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex25OF72--10523-110107.9731.49------9972.744.7
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex25DH4---------------994.02.5
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex26OF3--9---991.0003.00------3100.02.2
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex26OF64--132411137136.9932.13------6697.061.0
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex27OF91--19664-206202.9812.22------9793.856.2
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH1---------------971.00.6
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex28OF146--32984-341337.9882.31------14799.390.1
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex29OF122--285342292288.9862.36------13093.875.8
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex29DH2---------------1301.51.2
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF55--8911-9190.9891.64------5993.234.2
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31OF56--691117170.9861.25------9260.934.8
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl312B1---------------921.10.6
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF711--13783218514281410.9871.98------7110.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH19---------------190.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF132--2431152259254.9811.92------1320.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1----1-1---------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Tucson Toros PCLAAAtex23---1-----129-
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex23---------23
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex24---------1039
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex25---------724
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex26---------3-
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex26---------64-
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex27---------911
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex28---------146-
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex29---------1222
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya30---------55-
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31---1-----56-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl33Broadcaster16054106.33839.56Chuck Tanner,Russ Nixon
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl34Broadcaster1606397.39428.06Russ Nixon
1992Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea37Broadcaster1626498.39532.07Bill Plummer
1993California AngelsALMLBMLBcal38Broadcaster1627191.43823.05Buck Rodgers
1994California AngelsALMLBMLBcal39Broadcaster1154768.4095.54Buck Rodgers,Marcel Lachemann
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-02-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-12-06TradeTraded by Yankees to Braves for Miguel Sosa. 
1985-02-27TradeTraded by Rangers with Eric Dersin to Yankees for Toby Harrah. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll30435,000-2541758++370,78060,000435,000
1986Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll31470,000-2511565++386,34760,000905,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red