Sat, 17 Dec 2016 16:40:15 -0800
Free-agent SP Keyvius Sampson (Reds) signed a minor-league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Dec. 17, with an invitation to spring training.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:28:06 -0800
Cincinnati Reds C Ramon Cabrera and P Keyvius Sampson were designated for assignment Monday, Nov. 28.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:48:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson was recalled from Class AAA Louisville Friday, Sept. 2.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:19:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds P Keyvius Sampson was optioned to Class AAA Louisville Saturday, Aug. 20.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:26:08 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson on Saturday, July 23. INF/OF Chris Owings will fill in for Ahmed and hit fifth, while C Tuffy Gosewisch will replace Castillo behind the plate and bat eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Castillo is batting a miserable .158 in July, but this appears to be nothing more than a day off as he is in no danger of losing his job to Gosewisch. Owings will be making his first big-league appearance since June 5 after recovering from a foot injury, but neither Gosewisch nor Owings is worth using outside of NL-only leagues today.
Sat, 21 May 2016 18:16:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Jumbo Diaz and RP Keyvius Sampson were optioned to Class AAA Louisville Saturday, May 21, and RP Steve Delabar was designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: The Reds bullpen has been historically awful, but if you must hunt for saves, Tony Cingrani may be the best bet for now.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:36:18 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson lost his fifth straight start Sunday, Sept. 27, as he allowed five runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the New York Mets.
Fantasy Tip: Sampson ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) was largely nicked up by a patchwork Mets lineup with several starters getting a rest the day after clinching the National League East. That doesn't bode well for his success the rest of the way in 2015 and casts a shadow on whether he will be a 2016 rotation candidate.
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:02:37 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Sept. 5. OF Shane Peterson is in left field and batting fifth against Reds SP Keyvius Sampson.
Fantasy Tip: Davis ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) is merely out of the lineup to get him some rest. Peterson ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitless in his three September at-bats and has no fantasy value.
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 14:56:39 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is out of the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 5, against the Cincinnati Reds. C Martin Maldonado is starting and batting eighth against Reds SP Keyvius Sampson.
Fantasy Tip: Lucroy ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is simply getting a rest after catching the first game of the double dip. Maldonado ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) may be a cheap source of points thanks to his .667 average in the past week.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:31:34 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said all of the team's young pitchers, including SPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen, Raisel Iglesias, David Holmberg, Keyvius Sampson, Robert Stephenson, Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb will have their innings monitored as the season wears on. "The biggest challenge is for a lot of guys who will be considered for call-ups for September or even earlier. We'll have guys who don't have that first major-league season where they pitched in September and had a chance to take their workload from 145 innings or 150 to 175 or 185. We'll have a lot of guys who we'll have to be cautious with their innings."
Fantasy Tip: That's not what owners of any of these pitchers want to hear, but it's a reality that often affects all young pitchers and their fantasy owners as the season winds down. On FantasyScore, none of the Reds young pitchers is ever a slam dunk, and their daily value will likely only continue to plummet if they are kept on pitch counts or innings limits.