Julian Sampson took a step back in 2009, but should have the talent that he'll need to rebound in 2010. Struggling with his secondary pitches got Sampson into trouble as better hitters knew what to do with mistakes when he launched them.
Julian Sampson was an unlikely member of the Lakewood BlueClaws to start the 2008 season, but he showed that he belonged there with a good performance.
It took the Phillies until almost the last minute allowed to convince Julian Sampson to pass up a scholarship to the University of Washington, but it was worth every second. The right-hander is poised for a big career with the Phillies.