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A.J. Pollock

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

AVG

.302

HR

7

RBI

24

R

41

SB

14

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pollock appeared to be in the midst of a breakout when a broken hand, suffered in June, knocked him out of the lineup until rosters expanded in September. The biggest surprise in Pollock's first-half ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 196   DOB: 12/5/1987   BORN: Hebron, CT   COLLEGE: Notre Dame   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Pollock Contract Information:

Signed with Arizona in June of 2009. Deal includes a $1.4 million signing bonus.

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A.J. Pollock Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 21 A SOU 63 274 255 36 69 18 12 3 3 22 10 4 16 36 1 2 0 .271 .319 .376 .695
2011 23 AA MOB 133 608 550 103 170 54 41 5 8 73 36 7 44 86 1 9 4 .309 .359 .445 .804
2012 24 AAA REN 106 471 428 65 136 31 25 3 3 52 21 8 32 52 2 4 5 .318 .369 .411 .780
2012 24 MAJ ARI 31 93 81 8 20 7 4 1 2 8 1 2 9 11 1 2 0 .247 .315 .395 .710
2013 25 MAJ ARI 137 482 443 64 119 41 28 5 8 38 12 3 33 82 3 1 2 .269 .322 .409 .731
2014 26 R SCO 2 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167
2014 26 AAA REN 13 52 49 4 8 2 1 1 0 9 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .163 .192 .224 .416
2014 26 MAJ ARI 75 287 265 41 80 32 19 6 7 24 14 3 19 46 1 0 2 .302 .353 .498 .851
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3-Year Averages     81 286 263 37 73 26 17 4 5 23 9 2 20 46 1 1 1 .278 .330 .430 .759

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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A.J. Pollock Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .353 .498 .851
Sep. 27 StL 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .305 .355 .504 .859
Sep. 26 StL 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .354 .506 .860
Sep. 24 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .307 .353 .512 .865
Sep. 23 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .354 .516 .870
Sep. 22 @Min 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .310 .357 .522 .879
Sep. 21 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .353 .517 .870
Sep. 20 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .354 .521 .875
Sep. 19 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .360 .530 .890
Sep. 18 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .362 .535 .897
Sep. 17 SF 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .364 .540 .904
Sep. 16 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .363 .534 .897
Sep. 15 SF 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .365 .540 .905
Sep. 14 SD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .362 .533 .895
Sep. 13 SD 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .317 .366 .543 .909
Sep. 12 SD 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .370 .554 .924
Sep. 11 @SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .315 .363 .535 .898
Sep. 10 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .316 .365 .536 .901
Sep. 9 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .367 .544 .911
Sep. 7 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 6 @LAD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .368 .547 .915
Sep. 5 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .365 .545 .910
Sep. 4 @SD 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .319 .367 .551 .918
Sep. 3 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 2 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .359 .541 .900
Sep. 1 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 31 Col Did not play.
Aug. 30 Col Did not play.
Aug. 29 Col Did not play.
Aug. 27 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 29 4 8 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 .276 .344 .310 .654
Last 14 Days 57 9 14 1 2 0 3 5 7 2 1 0 0 0 .246 .306 .333 .639
Last 30 Days 88 13 24 3 2 1 9 7 10 6 2 0 0 0 .273 .326 .386 .712

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A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 70 2 68
2013 118 7 110 2
2012 25 7 14 4

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A.J. Pollock Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201450113102.280.620.953
2013173274173.283.480.811
2012526260.269.481.808

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142153041412.307.470.828
2013270374219.259.363.678
2012292021.207.241.535

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014141297214.333.6241.029
2013219343196.283.425.762
2012556261.273.455.814

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014124120310.266.355.644
2013224305196.254.393.699
2012262020.192.269.484
A.J. Pollock Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 21 A SOU 274 255 5.8% 13.1% 0.44 86% .306 .105
2011 23 AA MOB 608 550 7.2% 14.1% 0.51 84% .355 .136
2012 24 AAA REN 471 428 6.8% 11% 0.62 88% .357 .093
2012 24 MAJ ARI 93 81 9.7% 11.8% 0.82 86% .265 .148
2013 25 MAJ ARI 482 443 6.8% 17% 0.40 81% .314 .140
2014 26 R SCO 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2014 26 AAA REN 52 49 3.8% 7.7% 0.50 92% .178 .061
2014 26 MAJ ARI 287 265 6.6% 16% 0.41 83% .344 .196
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3-Year Averages     286 263 7% 16.1% 0.43 83% .321 .152

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.302 AVG
ELITE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.344 BABIP
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Power

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.498 SLG
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.196 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
6.6% BB Rate
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16.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.851 OPS
GREAT
.353 OBP
GOOD

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for A.J. Pollock

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A.J. Pollock: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pollock went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Monday.

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Pollock had a crushing night against the Padres on Friday as he went 3-for-4 with one run scored and four RBI as he smashed his seventh home run of the season.

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Pollock is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

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Pollock is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

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Pollock is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.

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Pollock (hand) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and is starting in center field.

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Pollock (hand) will likely rejoin the Diamondbacks when the rosters expand on Sept. 1, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Pollock (hand) went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a rehab game for Triple-A Reno on Monday.

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Pollock (hand) is expected to rejoin Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

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Pollock (hand) is expected to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno over the weekend, the Associated Press reports.

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Though Pollock is on a rehab assignment, he still has swelling in his hand and needs to build up his strength there.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

In his first full major league season, Pollock was solid. He hit .269 with eight home runs and 12 stolen bases, but is another player whose real-life value is mainly in his glove. Pollock is better positioned to start in center field following the trade of Adam Eaton to the White Sox. Depending on the health of Cody Ross, Pollock is a candidate to fall into a platoon after he hit .283/.332/.480 with a .351 wOBA against southpaws last season. If Ross recovers from hip surgery and can produce in a corner spot, Pollock will be forced to compete with Gerardo Parra for playing time, while the duo could form an ideal platoon given Parra's career splits against right-handed pitching.

2013

Although he didn't hit well in his limited chances with the D-Backs, Pollock is a former first-round pick with a combination of speed and on-base skills that should eventually make him a candidate for the team's leadoff role. With the departure of Chris Young, he'll likely enter the mix for an Opening Day roster spot, but it's believed that Pollock will slot into the picture as a reserve option initially with Adam Eaton expected to take over in center field. There's still some debate as to whether Pollock will develop into more than a fourth outfielder in the long run, but he makes contact regularly and runs well enough to steal bases when he gets on, making him an intriguing endgame option in NL-only formats if the path to at-bats becomes clearer.

2012

Pollock tends to be overlooked in most circles because many scouts believe that he lacks a standout tool. Fortunately, he does everything well, and is praised for unquantifiable traits including his work ethic and instincts on the field. Although he's not a speed demon, Pollock is efficient on the basepaths as evidenced by his 36-for-43 stolen-base mark at Mobile last season. Keep in mind that he missed a year of development in 2010 after fracturing a growth plate in his elbow during spring training, but Pollock showed little rust while skipping High-A in 2011. Just 24, the D-Backs will probably give him most of 2012 to finish his minor league development at Triple-A Reno, but his ability to draw walks and drive the ball into the gaps should make him a viable leadoff man and everyday center fielder as early as 2013.

2011

Pollock fractured a growth plate in his right elbow during spring training and actually lost all of the 2010 season before getting back into game action during the Arizona Fall League. In a hitter-friendly environment, Pollock delivered a .313/.389/.406 line while converting all seven of his stolen base attempts. Long term, he projects as an eventual replacement for Chris Young in center field, but the skill set here is one of a gap hitter with good speed and plenty of defensive ability rather than a five-tool talent. Look for him to start 2011 at Double-A Mobile, while the D-Backs have no need to rush him out of the gates following Young's resurgence last season.

2010

Pollock was the second of the D-Backs' two first-round selections in June, on the heels of a very successful collegiate career at Notre Dame. He was quickly signed and assigned to Low-A South Bend, where he put together a .271/.319/.376 line in 255 at-bats during his first taste of professional pitching. He'll either return to the Midwest League to begin the 2010 season there, or possibly move up to High-A Visalia. Given Chris Young's struggles and the organization's willingness to aggressively promote its prospects, Pollock could enter the center field picture in Arizona during the 2011 campaign if his adjustment to wood bats goes smoothly. Long term, he projects as a line-drive hitter with modest power (10-12 homers), but good instincts on the basepaths (20-25 steals) and above average speed.