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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Charles Sambito
Stat Years
1973-1988  [mlb] 1976-1987
Height/Weight
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (522)
Draft Position
p
Born Date/Place
High School
Bethpage (Bethpage,NY)
Colleges
Adelphi University (Garden City, New York)
Draft
Selected by the Houston Astros in Round #17 (#404 overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1976-07-20 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.022)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [9] BOS [2] NYN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 17525 ... retro id: sambj001 ... mlbam id: 121645
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1973CovingtonAppRk----211---421.471100000055.032199013570000.825.240.002.139.333.114.38.667
    1973ColumbusSouAA----211---0018.0010000002.04440120002.5018.000.004.509.0018.002.00.000
    1973Minor Totals: byYearAA/Rk----212---422.0512000012057.0362313014590000.885.680.002.219.323.634.21.667
    1974Cedar RapidsMidwA----222---1183.0023000000156.013359520491820001.177.670.002.8310.503.403.71.579
    1974Minor Totals: byYearA----221---1183.00230000230156.013359520491820001.177.670.002.8310.503.403.71.579
    1975ColumbusSouAA----233---1293.0130000000209.020085700851400001.368.610.003.666.033.661.65.571
    1975Minor Totals: byYearAA----231---1293.01300000300209.020085700851400001.368.610.003.666.033.661.65.571
    1976ColumbusSouAA----244---821.8012000000100.0772720023610001.006.930.002.075.492.432.65.800
    1976MemphisILAAA----244---306.33500000027.0371919013170001.8512.330.004.335.676.331.311.000
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf323.5420411816153.1452121414262001.117.590.682.364.393.541.86.600
    1976Minor Totals: byYearAAA/AA----242---1122.76170000170127.01144639036780001.188.080.002.555.533.262.17.846
    1976MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf323.5620411816153.3452121414262001.117.630.682.374.413.561.86.600
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf552.33541003253789.0773423624672101.137.790.612.436.783.442.79.500
    1977MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf552.33541003253789.0773423624672101.137.790.612.436.783.442.79.500
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf493.076200045621188.0853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.273.00.308
    1978MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf493.076200045621188.0853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.273.00.308
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf871.776300051632291.1802018823830041.137.880.792.278.181.973.61.533
    1979MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf871.786300051632291.3802018823830041.137.900.792.278.201.983.61.533
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf842.196400040641790.1652622322753020.966.480.302.197.472.593.41.667
    1980MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf842.206400040641790.3652622322753020.976.490.302.207.492.603.41.667
    1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf551.844900032491063.2431713422410021.026.080.573.115.802.401.86.500
    1981MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf551.854900032491063.7431713422410021.036.120.573.135.842.421.86.500
    1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou353010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.71900079412.27210270000.714.970.001.424.971.423.50.000
    1982MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.74900079412.77210270000.745.160.001.485.161.483.50.000
    1984Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-3211---002.2580004808.05221451011.135.631.134.505.632.251.25.000
    1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou353211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.02320001432047.2391616516263001.157.360.943.024.913.021.63.000
    1984Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----321---002.2580004808.05221451011.135.631.134.505.632.251.25.000
    1984MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.05320001432047.7391616516263001.177.440.953.054.963.051.63.000
    1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-3312---034.35190001019020.2311510111121002.0313.500.444.795.236.531.09.000
    1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn353312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0012.66800028010.22118151830002.7217.720.846.752.5315.190.38.000
    1985Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAAA----331---034.46190001019020.7311510111121002.0813.810.454.905.356.681.09.000
    1985MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0013.24800028010.72118151830002.8418.530.887.062.6515.880.38.000
    1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos433413Log - Sp - Ext - Perf204.845300027531244.2542624416304021.5710.880.813.226.045.241.881.000
    1986MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf204.895300027531244.7542624416304021.5811.000.813.266.115.291.881.000
    1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos433514Log - Sp - Ext - Perf266.93470001647037.2462929816353001.6510.991.913.828.366.932.19.250
    1987MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf267.02470001647037.7462929816353001.6711.131.943.878.477.022.19.250
    1988Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-3615---222.82341001533554.1571717113431001.299.440.172.157.122.823.31.500
    1988Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----361---222.83341001533554.3571717113431001.299.480.172.167.152.833.31.500
    MLB Totals (11 yrs)37383.0346151127445684629.056224121248195489181101.208.040.692.797.003.452.51.493
    National League Totals (9 yrs)33322.6236151123135672546.74621861593616342411181.147.610.592.696.993.062.60.508
    American League Totals (2 yrs)465.81100000431001282.310055531232657021.6110.961.323.517.136.032.03.400
    Minor League Totals40262.89143100291425632.057624720332125193011.258.200.043.027.393.522.45.606
    Minor: Rk Totals421.4711000011055.032199013570000.825.240.002.139.333.114.38.667
    Minor: A Totals1183.00230000230156.013359520491820001.177.670.002.8310.503.403.71.579
    Minor: AA Totals20112.72430000430311.02811169401092030001.258.130.003.155.873.361.86.645
    Minor: AAA Totals553.936610029655110.01305348341773011.5510.640.253.356.304.341.88.500
    Houston Astros Totals (8 yrs)33322.4235351122934872536.04411681443515542111181.117.400.592.607.072.822.72.508
    Boston Red Sox Totals (2 yrs)465.81100000431001282.310055531232657021.6110.961.323.517.136.032.03.400
    New York Mets Totals (1 yrs)0013.24800028010.72118151830002.8418.530.887.062.6515.880.38.000
    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. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3524pL-S-E-P1209120001003200000.222.417.222.6391220.333.000.28625.0016.670.670.00.000.0
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3525pL-S-E-P25413120001000600000.154.154.154.3081320.000.000.2860.0046.150.000.00.000.0
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3526pL-S-E-P3626110000001201000.167.286.167.453810.167.000.25012.5025.002.000.00.000.0
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3527pL-S-E-P4637121002005000000.286.583.4291.0121231.857.143.28641.670.000.000.00.0050.0
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3528pL-S-E-P5649000000001500000.000.100.000.1001000.111.000.00010.0050.005.000.00.000.0
    1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3529pL-S-E-P6495000000000300000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3530pL-S-E-P7101000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3532pL-S-E-P8322000000000000000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-33p---9190000000000001000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-36p---10342110001000100000.500.500.5001.000210.000.0001.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (8 yrs)3545247100400101901000.135.274.154.4286381.212.019.21215.8730.161.900.00.0014.3
    National League Totals (8 yrs)3545247100400101901000.135.274.154.4286381.212.019.21215.8730.161.900.00.0014.3
    Minor League Totals532110001000101000.500.500.5001.000310.000.0001.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals532110001000101000.500.500.5001.000310.000.0001.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Houston Astros Totals (8 yrs)3545247100400101901000.135.274.154.4286381.212.019.21215.8730.161.900.00.0014.3
    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
    1976Houston AstrosNLMLB24P20053.14100114141.0000.700.2612.3100.08
    1977Houston AstrosNLMLB25P54089.0417212321.9130.400.2433.3100.01
    1978Houston AstrosNLMLB26P62088.0616232422.9170.400.2538.3100.01
    1979Houston AstrosNLMLB27P63091.1514222119.9050.300.2138.9100.01
    1980Houston AstrosNLMLB28P64090.1713222220.9090.300.2239.3100.01
    1981Houston AstrosNLMLB29P49063.25120217171.0000.300.2744.5100.01
    1982Houston AstrosNLMLB30P9012.2041154.8000.400.335.690.013
    1984Tucson TorosPCLAAA32P800.00100111.0000.100.005.7100.013
    1984Houston AstrosNLMLB32P32047.21300441.0000.100.0819.8100.08
    1985Tidewater TidesILAAA33P1900.00601661.0000.300.0013.7100.09
    1985New York MetsNLMLB33P8010.21300441.0000.500.394.9100.013
    1986Boston Red SoxALMLB34P53044.21801991.0000.200.2032.9100.02
    1987Boston Red SoxALMLB35P47037.21400551.0000.100.1329.0100.03
    1988Tucson TorosPCLAAA36P3400.0490013131.0000.400.0023.8100.05
    MLB Totals - (P)461062635104913148139.9390.300.220.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)61004160120201.0000.300.000.00.00
    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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    1976MLB20----------
    1977MLB54----------
    1978MLB62----------
    1979MLB63----------
    1980MLB64----------
    1981MLB49----------
    1982MLB9----------
    1984MLB32----------
    1984Minor8----------
    1985MLB8----------
    1985Minor19----------
    1986MLB53----------
    1987MLB47----------
    1988Minor34----------
    Totals522----------