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Adrian is in his second season with the Cubs after he signed a minor league contract with the club in May 2021... Has gone 7-14 with a 5.16 ERA (108 ER/188.1 IP) in 51 career major league outings (25 starts) with Seattle (2016), Texas (2018-19) and the Cubs... Spent the 2020 season with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization, going 9-12 with a 5.40 ERA (78 ER/130.0 IP) in 25 starts... Tossed his first career major league complete game with Texas in game two on June 8, 2019 vs. Oakland, allowing one run on four hits over 9.0 innings... Made his major league debut with Seattle in 2016, but was injured while warming up prior to his second major league start on June 23, 2016 at Detroit... Was acquired by Seattle from Pittsburgh for J.A. Happ on July 31, 2015... Was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 draft by Pittsburgh ... originally selected in the 16th round of the 2011 draft by Miami, but did not sign... Attended Bellevue Community College from 2010-11, going 11-0 with a 1.36 ERA (12 ER/79.1 IP) during his final season... Was named the No. 1 Junior College prospect in the country by Perfect Game in 2011... Graduated from Skyline (WA) High School in 2010.
Adrian enjoyed his best major league season in 2021 after signing a minor league contract with the Cubs in May... Went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (8 ER/24.0 IP) in five starts, compared to 0-1 with a 2.38 ERA (3 ER/11.1 IP) in five relief outings with Chicago... Did not allow more than two earned runs in any appearance... Made his Cubs debut on Aug. 18 at Cincinnati (1 ER/4.0 IP) after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Iowa... The start marked his first major league appearance since Sept. 27, 2019 with the Texas Rangers... Earned his first major league win since June 23, 2019 on Sept. 14 in Philadelphia (2 ER/5.0 IP)... Struck out a season-high seven batters in his final start on Oct. 2 at St. Louis... Went 4-5 with a 4.96 ERA (45 ER/81.2 IP) in 16 games (14 starts) for Iowa... Allowed three runs or less in seven of his final eight starts with the I-Cubs.

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.



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What position does Adrian Sampson play for the Chicago Cubs? Adrian Sampson is a Pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
When did Adrian Sampson join the Chicago Cubs? 2021
What years did Adrian Sampson play for the Chicago Cubs? 2021
What is Adrian Sampson's number at Cubs? 41
Did Adrian Sampson play for the Chicago Cubs? Yes
What is Adrian Sampson's hometown? Redmond, WA
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How tall is Adrian Sampson? Adrian Sampson currently stands at 6-2
How much does Adrian Sampson weigh? Adrian Sampson currently weighs in at 210 pounds
What state is Adrian Sampson from? WA