Sam Tuivailala

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3" /225
  • Age: 24

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Sam Tuivailala 2017 Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
37 3-3 2.55 42.1 34 1.09

Sam Tuivailala MLB Career Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
65 3-4 3.63 67.0 62 1.37

Sam Tuivailala Bio

  • Full Name: Samuel Johnathan Tuivailala
  • Pronunciation: too-ee-vai-lull-lah
  • Nickname: Tui
  • Born: 10/19/1992 in San Mateo, CA
  • Draft: 2010, St. Louis Cardinals, 3rd rd. (106th overall)
  • High School: Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Debut: 9/9/2014
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 Stats 3 3 2.55 37 0 0 42.1 34 1.09
MLB Career Stats 3 4 3.63 65 0 0 67.0 62 1.37
  • Status: Active

Sam Tuivailala Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Cardinals NL 368 Four-seam FB 95.6 94.88 2,285.93 5.95 86.13
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.19 92.82 2,254.6 6.17 87.33
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Cardinals NL 368 Four-seam FB 95.6 94.88 2,285.93 5.95 86.13
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.19 92.82 2,254.6 6.17 87.33

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August 4, 2017 at 10:54 PM ET

Tuivailala recalled from Triple-A for fifth time

The path from Memphis to St. Louis has been regularly traveled by reliever Sam Tuivailala, who, for the fifth time this season, was recalled from Triple-A on Friday.

July 21, 2017 at 4:04 PM ET

Cards recall Kelly among flurry of roster moves

Carson Kelly, the top catching prospect in baseball as ranked by MLBPipeline.com, has been called up by the Cardinals for the first time in 2017 as part of a series of roster moves the club made Friday prior to its series opener against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Awards

Sam Tuivailala Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2014 Peoria AFL

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Palm Beach FSL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Memphis PCL
2016 Memphis PCL

Sam Tuivailala Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 4, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
July 21, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
June 13, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
May 22, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
May 2, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
April 28, 2017 RHP Sam Tuivailala assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
April 28, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Sam Tuivailala to the minor leagues.
April 27, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
April 10, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
March 30, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
March 22, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
September 6, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
August 26, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
August 16, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
July 27, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
July 26, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
July 15, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
July 1, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
March 27, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
October 14, 2015 Sam Tuivailala roster status changed by St. Louis Cardinals.
October 9, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Sam Tuivailala to the minor leagues.
September 8, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
August 31, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
August 28, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
July 28, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
July 11, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
May 21, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
May 17, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
May 5, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
May 3, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
March 21, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Memphis Redbirds.
October 17, 2014 Sam Tuivailala roster status changed by St. Louis Cardinals.
October 2, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Sam Tuivailala to the minor leagues.
September 8, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of RHP Sam Tuivailala from Memphis Redbirds.
August 31, 2014 RHP Sam Tuivailala assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
July 9, 2014 RHP Samuel Tuivailala assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
April 1, 2014 RHP Samuel Tuivailala assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Peoria Chiefs.
April 1, 2014 Palm Beach Cardinals activated RHP Samuel Tuivailala.
March 7, 2014 RHP Samuel Tuivailala assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
September 3, 2013 Peoria Chiefs activated RHP Samuel Tuivailala from the 7-day disabled list.
August 12, 2013 Peoria Chiefs placed RHP Samuel Tuivailala on the 7-day disabled list. Tired arm.
May 12, 2013 RHP Samuel Tuivailala assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Johnson City Cardinals.
June 18, 2012 Samuel Tuivailala assigned to Johnson City Cardinals.
June 21, 2010 SS Samuel Tuivailala assigned to GCL Cardinals from St. Louis Cardinals.
June 15, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals signed SS Samuel Tuivailala.

Samuel Johnathan Tuivailala Bio Info

Was a three-sport athlete at Aragon High School in San Mateo, Calif., garnering first team All-Conference selections in baseball, basketball (guard) and football (quarterback)...pitched and played shortstop in high school posting marks of a 6-0 record,1.28 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 60.1 innings on the mound his senior season while batting .324 with 5 HR and 21 RBI playing shortstop...threw a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts...committed to Fresno State before signing with the Cardinals...resides in San Mateo, Calif...name is pronounced too-ee-vai-lull-lah.

2016

Split the season between St. Louis and Memphis (AAA) making 42 appearances in Triple-A and 12 with the Cardinals over four separate occasions...Named a Pacific Coast League All-Star but did not play due to promotion to St. Louis...Ranked 4th in the PCL in games finished (33) and 5th in saves (17). His 35 career Triple-A saves rank 3rd in Redbirds franchise history (Victor Marte, 45, 2011-13)...Fanned 72 batters in 46.2 IP, 7th-most among non-starters in the PCL. Recorded a 13.88 K/per 9.0 IP ratio that would have ranked 2nd in the PCL if qualified...Led all Cardinals minor leagues in saves and strikeouts per nine innings...Had a nine-game stretch (10.0 IP) from 4/24-5/20 in which he allowed no runs and earned three saves and one win...Did not allow a home run to 47 total batters faced. Had allowed 4 HR in 75 TBF from 2014-15...Nine of 12 appearances for St. Louis were scoreless. Eight outings were 1.0 IP, four less than 1.0 inning...First recall came 7/1-7/15 (Kevin Siegrist to D.L.) and made 2 scoreless appearances (2.0 IP) in that time...Recalled as the "26th man" on 7/26 when the Cardinals had a double header at New York Mets. Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning in the Game 2 loss...Recalled on 8/16 and allowed runs in two of three games before 8/25 option...Final recall came on 9/6 for the remainder of the season. Five of his last six games were scoreless.

2015

Split the season between St. Louis and Memphis (AAA) making 43 appearances in Triple-A and 14 with the big league club…Recorded nine straight scoreless appearances in St. Louis (5/19-8/29) covering 9.0 IP…Posted 2 Holds, both in the same two-game series at CWS (7/21-22), throwing 0.2 IP in both…Pitched 2.0 innings in two appearances, both vs. PIT (5/3, 1 R & 7/11, 0 R)…Struck out 11 batters in his last four MLB appearances (4.2 IP, 21.2 K/9 IP)…Topped out at 43 pitches in an app. (8/18 vs. ABQ) in Memphis; 35 in St. Louis (9/18 at CHI)…Named a Pacific Coast League All-Star but did not play due to promotion to St. Louis…Of his 43 appearances in Memphis, 35 were scoreless…Did not allow a run in his last eight minor league appearances (9.0 IP, 3 H)…Was 17-for-17 in save opp. to rank 4th in the PCL and ranked 3rd in games finished (37)…Named Best Reliever in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America in its Best Tools survey.

2014

Began the season in Palm Beach (A) and advanced to St. Louis by the end of the season, making appearances in Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA) along the way. Finished his season in the Arizona Fall League with Peoria...Led all of Minor League Baseball with 14.55 strikeouts/9 IP...His 97 minor league strikeouts ranked 4th among all relief pitchers who did not record a start, trailing Andrew Kittredge (SEA, 116 K, 89.2 IP), Armando Rivero (CHI, 100 K, 65.0 IP) and fellow Cardinals minor leaguer Chris Perry (98 K, 63.0 IP)...Made his Major League debut at Cincinnati (9/9) entering the game in the bottom of the 8th and allowed two runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning...Appeared in two Major League games, both against Cincinnati. Allowed four runs on five hits covering one full inning...Posted marks of 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA in 48 minor league appearances. Struck out 97 batters in 60 innings for a 14.6 strikeouts/9 IP, ranking 2nd among Cardinals minor league pitchers behind Dixon Llorens (15.00)...Ranked T4th among Cardinals minor leaguers with 48 appearances...Struck out 64 batters in 37.1 innings at Palm Beach, ranking 5th on the team in strikeouts...Allowed only one home run to 222 total batters faced...Was promoted to Memphis (AAA) on August 31 and made two appearances with one save. Made one appearance in the Pacific Coast League playoffs and struck out two batters in one inning...Played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League. Was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 12 appearances nailing down five saves. Struck out 13 batters in 14 innings and allowed only one extra base hit (a double) to 59 batters faced with opponents batting .196...Selected to the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game and made a relief appearance in the 8th inning allowing one run and ended the inning with a double play.

2013

Made 28 relief appearances for Peoria (A)...ranked 3rd among Cardinals minor league pitchers with a 12.74 K's/9 IP and 6th in toughest to homer off with zero home runs in 159 total batters faced...struck out batters in 24 of 28 appearances tying his career high with five strikeouts twice.

2012

Converted from shortstop to pitcher...began the season in Johnson City, made one appearance as designated hitter vs. Greeneville (6/20) and hit a solo home run in his first at bat.... appeared in 11 games in relief and struck out 23 batters in 13.0 innings for 15.9 strikeouts/9 IP...allowed only one extra base hit to 64 total batters faced and it was a home run (7/19 at Elizabethton)... struck out multiple batters in 11 of 13 appearances topping out with four batters twice...made one appearance in the Appy League playoffs allowing one run on two hits in 2.0 innings with five strikeouts...his five postseason strikeouts ranked T2nd among Cardinals pitchers (the other three were starters).

2011

Played in 44 games for the GCL Cardinals, starting 43 at shortstop...ranked 2nd on the team with 40 hits...tallied 11 multi-hit games with three, three-hit games...batted .311 with runners in scoring position.

2010

Played in 42 games at the Gulf Coast League level, making 24 starts at shortstop and 15 in the outfield...hit first professional home run off Juan Urbina vs. GCL Mets (8/12)... batted .320 (8-25) vs. left-handed pitchers.