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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Benjamin Damon Sampson
Stat Years
1993-2003  [mlb] 1998-1999
Height/Weight
6-2 / 210
Bats/Throws
Right / Left
Positions
P (262)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1975-04-27 in Des Moines, Iowa   [45.181]
High School
Ankeny (Ankeny,IA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in Round #6 (#177 overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1998-09-09 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.135)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [10] COL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 6890 ... retro id: sampb003 ... mlbam id: 136733
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1993Elizabethton TwinsAppRkmin-181---411.911160025142.133129115345011.137.020.213.197.232.552.27.800
    1993Minor Totals: MINbyYearRk----181---411.921160025142.333129115345011.147.050.213.217.272.572.27.800
    1994Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAmin-192---693.80252500000139.2149725910601115451.509.600.643.877.154.641.85.400
    1994Minor Totals: MINbyYearA----191---693.81252500000139.7149725910601115451.509.630.653.887.184.661.85.400
    1995Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-203---1193.49282732110160.014871621152955041.258.330.622.935.343.991.83.550
    1995Minor Totals: MINbyYearA+----201---1193.49282732110160.014871621152955041.258.330.622.935.343.991.83.550
    1996Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-214---713.4711112000070.0552827526651011.167.070.643.348.363.602.50.875
    1996New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-214---575.7316161000075.11085448825512121.7712.900.962.996.096.452.04.417
    1996Minor Totals: MINbyYearA+/AA----212---1284.65272730000145.3163827513511163131.4710.110.813.167.205.092.27.600
    1997New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-225---1064.19252000150118.011256551249924211.368.540.923.747.024.271.88.625
    1997Minor Totals: MINbyYearAA----221---1064.19252000150118.011256551249924211.368.540.923.747.024.271.88.625
    1998Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-236---1075.14282800000161.0198999224521328421.5511.071.342.917.385.532.54.588
    1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf101.56520013017.1103306162000.925.190.003.128.311.562.671.000
    1998Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----231---1075.14282800000161.0198999224521328421.5511.071.342.917.385.532.54.588
    1998MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf101.58520013017.3103306162000.945.260.003.168.421.582.671.000
    1999Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-247---118.04330000015.22516143171011.6614.361.720.574.029.197.00.500
    1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf328.1130400226071.010765641734562201.9913.562.154.317.108.241.65.600
    1999Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----241---118.29330000015.72516143171011.7114.801.780.594.149.477.00.500
    1999MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf328.1130400226071.010765641734562201.9913.562.154.317.108.241.65.600
    2000Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-258---538.1918130005070.111467641522474131.9314.591.922.826.018.572.14.625
    2000Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----251---538.2218130005070.311467641522474131.9414.641.932.826.038.602.14.625
    2001Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-269---233.2015150000070.1613025431362021.317.810.513.974.613.841.16.400
    2001Minor Totals: MINbyYearA+----261---233.2115150000070.3613025431362021.317.830.513.984.623.851.16.400
    2002New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin282710---553.4116162000097.2914437818431031.128.390.741.663.964.052.39.500
    2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin352710---137.011380025051.1694140919190011.7112.101.583.333.337.191.00.250
    2002Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA/AA----272---684.65292420250149.016085771737621041.329.661.032.233.745.131.68.429
    2003Tulsa DrillersTexAAcol152811---563.68181810000107.211749441025611101.329.780.842.095.104.102.44.455
    2003Minor Totals: COLbyYearAA----281---563.69181810000107.711749441025611101.329.820.842.105.124.112.44.455
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)426.8435600329088.311768671740724201.7811.951.744.097.366.951.80.667
    American League Totals (2 yrs)426.8435600329088.311768671740724201.7811.951.744.097.366.951.80.667
    Minor League Totals72614.402272069262111,179.312806395761203957933913261.429.770.923.026.054.882.01.541
    Minor: Rk Totals411.921160025142.333129115345011.147.050.213.217.272.572.27.800
    Minor: A Totals693.81252500000139.7149725910601115451.509.630.653.887.184.661.85.400
    Minor: A+ Totals20133.42545352110300.3264129114201091968071.247.920.603.275.883.871.80.606
    Minor: AA Totals25244.16757040150398.7428203184381172478461.379.670.862.645.584.592.11.510
    Minor: AAA Totals17146.346252002100298.3406223210519420513571.6812.261.542.846.196.732.18.548
    Minnesota Twins Totals (2 yrs)426.8435600329088.311768671740724201.7811.951.744.097.366.951.80.667
    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%
    1996Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-21p---1111000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2324pL-S-E-P223000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    2003Tulsa DrillersTexAAcol1528p---3189020000001301000.222.300.222.5221120.111.000.3339.0927.273.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)23000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (1 yrs)23000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals2910020000001401000.200.273.200.4731220.100.000.3338.3333.334.000.00.000.0
    Minor: A+ Totals111000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals189020000001301000.222.300.222.5221120.111.000.3339.0927.273.000.00.000.0
    Minnesota Twins Totals (1 yrs)23000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    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
    1993Elizabethton TwinsAppRk18P1100.0380011111.0001.000.0016.4100.010
    1994Fort Wayne WizardsMidwA19P2500.0418402622.8460.900.0018.0100.08
    1995Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+20P2800.06170123231.0000.800.0021.5100.05
    1996Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+21P1100.0151076.8570.500.008.0100.016
    1996New Britain Rock CatsEastAA21P1600.038111211.9170.700.0011.3100.011
    1997New Britain Rock CatsEastAA22P2500.039121312.9230.500.0017.6100.09
    1998Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAA23P2800.01028103938.9741.400.0019.6100.06
    1998Minnesota TwinsALMLB23P5017.10100111.0000.200.063.1100.017
    1999Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAA24P300.01300441.0001.300.002.1100.020
    1999Minnesota TwinsALMLB24P30071.03400771.0000.200.1018.8100.010
    2000Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAA25P1800.049101413.9290.700.0012.6100.09
    2001Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+26P1500.02190021211.0001.400.0010.9100.015
    2002New Britain Rock CatsEastAA27P1600.0316102019.9501.200.0011.5100.013
    2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA27P1300.0280210101.0000.800.009.3100.013
    2003Tulsa DrillersTexAA28P1800.010180028281.0001.600.0013.0100.08
    MLB Totals - (P)35088350010.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)620017482211.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)750019513311.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)54009411111.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)25004184011.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)1100380011.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1993Minor11----------
    1994Minor25----------
    1995Minor28----------
    1996Minor27----------
    1997Minor25----------
    1998MLB5----------
    1998Minor28----------
    1999MLB30----------
    1999Minor3----------
    2000Minor18----------
    2001Minor15----------
    2002Minor29----------
    2003Minor18----------
    Totals262----------