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Chris SampsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2011 MLB Years: 2006-2010
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PositionsP-334, SS-48, 3B-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChristopher Keith Sampson
Height6-0Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 23,1978 [40.001]PlacePasadena,Texas
High SchoolChannelview (Channelview,TX)
CollegeTexas Tech University (Lubbock,TX), Lon Morris College (Jacksonville,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 8th round (263rd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 41st round (1231st overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsRalph BrattonService Time2.053 (2008)
MLB DebutJune 2,2006 [28.010]
OrganizationsHOU [9] MIA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID44585Retrosheet IDsampc001MLBAM ID448200
Pitch Repertoire Slider (35.07%) -- Fastball (28.39%) -- Curveball (13.78%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (13.36%) -- Changeup (9.39%)
Fastball Velocity [2010] - 88.24
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts16Walks81Hittable41SO/BB66vsPower41Hitting10Durability57Team.478Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Lexington LegendsSALAhou41S/R25431.3922148002184.0661713214660000.957.070.211.507.074.71.571-
2003Lexington LegendsSALAhou41S/R25431.3922148002184.0661713214660000.957.070.211.507.074.71.571-
2003Salem AvalancheCaroA+hou26Rel25115.91909005110.214870560001.7811.81--4.225.061.20.500-
2003Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorA--ST0971.665328250093178.214642334331380001.007.350.201.666.954.18.563-
2004Salem AvalancheCaroA+hou21ST267113.80272702200151.217072648261012001.2910.090.471.545.993.88.389-
2004Round Rock ExpressTexAAhou14Rel26000.0010100002.03000010001.5013.50----4.500.00--
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA--ST07113.75282712200153.217372648261022001.3010.130.471.525.973.92.389-
2005Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou32S/R274123.123219132194150.014767521119922001.118.820.661.145.524.84.250-
2006Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou32S/R281232.51271892084125.211048351214682000.997.880.861.004.874.86.800-
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R28212.121239000034.02510835150010.886.620.791.323.973.00.6673.94
2007Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-Rel29100.0020200103.03000200001.679.00--6.00--0.001.000-
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R29784.59241950020121.213864622030513071.3810.211.482.223.771.70.4675.45
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R30644.225411430060117.01186055823610031.209.050.611.764.682.65.6003.64
2009Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou43Rel31007.5060600106.07550251001.5010.50--3.007.502.50--
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel31425.0449049009355.0663431221332101.5710.730.333.425.371.57.6673.51
2010Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-ST32000.0011000001.00000110001.00----9.009.001.00--
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou43Rel32122.3513013006015.0175414110001.379.980.592.356.462.75.333-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA--Rel0122.2014113006016.0175415120001.359.370.552.766.612.40.333-
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel32105.9335035009030.043222078161011.6812.762.082.374.752.001.0005.91
2011New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAflo32ST33923.71201911000116.013950481519622001.3610.751.161.474.803.26.818-
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter20154.421743314100263357.2390190176408717661121.339.791.002.184.422.02.5711.30
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter43372.8918211270733411747.2742289241511204799001.158.910.611.445.753.99.538-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2373.1168373130164265.02761089228411465001.199.330.951.394.933.56.767-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4123.063420142194153.015067521120942001.118.820.651.185.534.70.250-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8123.94362792251161.018480718311072001.3210.200.441.725.933.45.400-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter861.394428160042168.013234264281320000.957.070.211.507.074.71.571-
Houston Astros Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter20154.421743314100263357.2390190176408717661121.339.791.002.184.422.02.571-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1294.42107208700162220.023911710825531084171.339.791.002.184.422.02.5711.30
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13112.8953332021103220.0218857115351413001.158.910.611.445.753.99.542-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Texas TechCollegeJrp21173212920051161000000.281.395.344.73911238.409.063.250.34615.7926.321.670.000.0022.22
1999Auburn DoubledaysNYPLA-hou-ss2151159233873119215224911112.239.333.340.6735411184.336.101.340.30611.9626.632.230.54159.0028.95
2005Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou32p271110110000000401000.100.100.100.2001011.167.000.000.0890.0036.360.000.000.000.00
2006Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou3228354691820071011203001.391.404.435.83920250.529.044.087.3712.0024.0012.000.000.0011.11
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p28125000000000202000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p2922265400000001008000.154.154.154.3084034.250.000.000.1380.0029.410.000.000.000.00
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p305222030000001903000.136.174.136.3103026.231.000.045.1483.8534.629.000.000.000.00
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p31462000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2011New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAflo32p3313222110000031004000.045.160.091.2512129.083.046.182.13410.3434.483.330.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1325557000000122013000.127.143.127.2707069.212.000.018.0001.4531.8822.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1102373558103126225267519113.245.321.325.6467714274.352.080.262.0009.4927.372.880.36237.0024.14
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4868111930071042207001.279.319.324.64322379.413.045.118.0005.0627.855.500.000.0015.79
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1110110000000401000.100.100.100.2001011.167.000.000.0000.0036.360.000.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter51159233873119215224911112.239.333.340.6735411184.336.101.340.00011.9626.632.230.54159.0028.95
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter173212920051161000000.281.395.344.73911238.409.063.250.00015.7926.321.670.000.0022.22
Houston Astros Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1325557000000122013000.127.143.127.2707069.212.000.018.0001.4531.8822.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626869000000127016000.127.143.127.2709085.212.000.018.0001.4531.8822.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162349528515413832738110113114.245.321.325.64611321404.352.080.262.0009.4927.372.880.36237.0024.14

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Auburn Doubledays NYPLA-hou21SS48--681502724245218.8904.54------5194.163.2
1999Auburn Doubledays NYPLA-hou213B1---------------512.01.3
2003Lexington Legends SALAhou25P22--524-229291.0001.32------22100.018.6
2003Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou25P9---51-65.8330.56------9100.07.7
2004Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou26P27--1229-241411.0001.52------27100.019.4
2004Round Rock Express TexAAhou26P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2005Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou27P32--1336125049.9801.53------32100.022.9
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou28P27--1620-236361.0001.33------3577.118.8
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P12334411--15151.0001.250.44-----12100.07.4
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29P2---------------2100.01.4
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P24191222723-250501.0002.080.41-----24100.014.8
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P5411117157122322.9570.410.19-----54100.033.5
2009Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou31P6---1-1111.0000.17------6100.04.2
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P49-5573-110101.0000.200.18-----49100.030.2
2010Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou32P1---------------1100.00.7
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou32P13--21--331.0000.23------13100.09.0
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32P35-30-3--331.0000.090.10-----35100.021.6
2011New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAflo33P20--1118-229291.0001.45------20100.014.0
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P17433358534715101100.9900.570.28-----1740.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P68--2940-569691.0001.01------680.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P34--1437125251.9811.50------340.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P36--1234124746.9791.28------360.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P22--524-229291.0001.32------220.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS48--681502724245218.8904.54------480.00.0
A- Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Auburn Doubledays NYPLA-hou21----481-----
2003Lexington Legends SALAhou2522----------
2003Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou259----------
2004Salem Avalanche CaroA+hou2627----------
2004Round Rock Express TexAAhou261----------
2005Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou2732----------
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou2827----------
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2812----------
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou292----------
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2924----------
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3054----------
2009Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou316----------
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3149----------
2010Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou321----------
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou3213----------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3235----------
2011New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAflo3320----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB29115.29826000017.02114101612101.5911.120.533.186.352.007.41.500
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB30119.17532000017.22518184112001.5112.742.040.516.1112.009.17.500
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB31000.0002-2002118.01000000000.565.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB32102.0812012000213.012330010000.928.310.000.006.9202.081.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs324.2525718002365.76835315734101.149.320.690.964.664.864.80.600

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2953000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3012000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs185000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-06-22InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-06-01InjuredDisabled -- Tendinitis In His Right Rotator Cuff 
2009-07-26InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-10InjuredDisabled -- Muscle spasms in right shoulder 
2008-02-22ContractSigned by Astros (1-year) 
2007-08-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-08-03InjuredDisabled -- Right ulnar collateral ligament 
2000-02-21On voluntary retired list 
1999-06-08Contractsigned 
* 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
2006Houston AstrosTeam Payroll28327,000-74239-2,365,072327,000327,000
2007Houston AstrosTeam Payroll29380,000-73738-2,459,737380,000707,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll30401,0002.05362825312,696,252390,0001,108,000
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll31449,000-52724352,746,792400,0001,557,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll32815,000-45716502,812,412400,0002,372,000
* 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