Adrian David Sampson… graduated from Skyline (WA) High School in 2010… attended Bellevue Community College, 2010-11…named the Most Valuable Pitcher in 2012 after going 11-0 with a 1.36 ERA (12 ER, 79.1 IP) with 107 SO in 13 G…was named the No. 1 Junior College prospect in the country by Perfect Game and was the starting pitcher in the West Coast Collegiate League All-Star game in 2011…brother, Julian, pitched for 4 seasons in the Phillies minor league system from 2007-10…selected by the Miami Marlins in the 16th round of the 2011 June Draft, but did not sign… selected in 5th round of 2012 June Draft by Pittsburgh.
Had contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA) on 9/4 and went 0-3, 4.30 in 5 G/4 GS for Texas in his 1st ML action since 2016…is still seeking his 1st ML win…had 4 BB/15 SO and a 1.217 WHIP…owned reverse splits as LHB hit .226/.255/.472/.726 compared to .333/.390/.583/.974 by RHB…issued BB to just 4 of 96 BF (4.2%)…allowed 3 R-2 ER in 0.1 IP in his Texas debut on 9/7 at OAK, then posted a 3.57 ERA (9 ER/22. IP) in his 4 starts…was a victim of poor run support in his 4 starts, receiving just 4 total runs in 22.2 IP…suffered loss in a 1-0 defeat on 9/11 at LAA, contest in which TEX batters did not have a hit until the 8th inning…was 1st start since ML debut on 6/18/16 at BOS…became just 6th starter in TEX history to suffer a loss when allowing 1 R and 2-or-fewer hits in a qualifying start, 1st since C.J. Wilson on 7/21/11 at LAA…returned to native Seattle in final start on 9/29 at SEA and recorded 1st career quality start (6.2 IP, 3 R-2 ER) in 4-1 Texas loss
Returned from a lengthy disabled list stint and went 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) over 8 starts with the AZL Rangers, Down East, and Round Rock…opened season on the disabled list and completed rehab assignment with the AZL Rangers, 7/27-8/16…allowed one unearned run over 2.0 IP on 7/27 vs. AZL A's in 1st official game action since 6/23/16 at DET…activated from the disabled list on 8/17 and assigned to Down East…started a pair of games for the Wood Ducks and was promoted to Round Rock on 8/26…permitted one R-ER over 10.0 IP in a pair of starts for the Express.
Made major league debut with the Mariners, but was injured warming up prior to his next outing and missed the remainder of the season...allowed 4 R over 4.2 innings in his lone outing on 6/18 at BOS…did not throw a pitch in his final scheduled outing on 6/23 at DET, leaving that contest after warming up due to injury…had surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow on 6/30…spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Tacoma, going 7-4 with a 3.25 ERA (29 ER/80.1 IP) over 13 games/ starts…received by Texas on waivers from Seattle on 11/2 and was outrighted to the minors on 11/18.
Combined to go 10-12 with a 4.76 ERA (86 ER/162.2 IP) in 28 starts between Triple-A Indianapolis and Triple-A Tacoma…struck out a careerhigh 123 batters…began season with Indianapolis, going 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA (22 ER/73.2 IP) in first 12 starts of the season, 4/10- 6/7...acquired by the Mariners from the Pirates, in exchange for LHP J.A. Happ on 7/31…assigned to Tacoma, going 2-4 with a 7.28 ERA (31 ER/38.1 IP) in 7 starts, 8/2-9/4.
Went 11-6 with two complete games, one shutout, a 2.96 ERA (55 ER/167.0 IP) and 109 strikeouts in 28 combined starts between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis...finished T3rd among Pittsburgh minor leaguers in wins and 4th in ERA and strikeouts... was named to the Eastern League mid and post-season All-Star teams as well as being named Altoona's Pitcher-of-the-Year... ranked 2nd in the Eastern League in ERA, while also ranking 4th in innings pitched and batting average against (.229) among starting pitchers...ranked 3rd among Eastern League starters in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (9.79) and walks per 9.0 innings (1.76)...came within 2 outs of becoming the first individual to throw a 9.0 inning no-hitter in Altoona history on July 18 vs. Bowie...went 0-0 with one save and a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/ 12.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances while playing for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League...named to AFL Rising Stars team.
Spent season with Bradenton…recorded 9 quality starts, with all 9 coming over his final 15 starts of the season, 6/3-8/8.
Began professional career with St. College in the NYP League, appearing in 11 games/9 starts.