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Adrian Sampson

Born: 10/07/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Low 3/4 right handed pitcher with above average arm speed. Side windup; medium pace. Effort in delivery; some stiffness and slingy arm action; finishes on a stiff front leg and loses release point. Deceptive front side and hides ball.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 06/04/2015
Affiliate Indianapolis Indians (AAA, Pirates)
Dates Seen 05-12-2015
OFP 50
Realistic 45; No. 5 Starting Pitcher
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 45 55 90-93 94 Tail and sink; average life; more sink when thrown low; sometimes turns over and cuts to glove side. Below average command; but works in and out; throws to both sides of plate. Fastball most effective down.
Slider 45 50 84-86   10-4 shallow depth; varies between slurve and cutting action. Complements FB well; good mix for inducing groundballs. Above average feel and command; pitches with SL.
Changeup 40 45 84-88   Sinking change; firm with below average life. Thrown with good arm speed. Fringe average command; inconsistent feel. Not enough velo separation from FB. Clear third offering.
Overall

45; No. 5 Starting Pitcher in sinker/slider mold. Some arm strength and sink, but no out pitch, below average command and his offspeed lags behind other pitches.

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