The ninth-rated prospect in the Padres’ minor league system before last season is now on the Reds’ 40-man roster. Keyvius Sampson was doing well at the AA level, going 10-4 with a 2.26 ERA in San Antonio in 2013. When he reached AAA, though, he took three steps back. In 23 starts, Sampson was 4-8 wth a 6.80 ERA. Hopefully he can regain his AA form and assist the Reds in their quest for the 2015 World Championship!
TWJ contributor Patrick gives us two versions of a 1979 O-Pee-Chee Keyvius Sampson card…no airbrushing, just a “claimed off waivers” line to indicate why his uniform doesn’t match the team name at the bottom. Great cards as always Patrick!