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A.J. Pollock

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 Stats

AVG

.319

HR

2

RBI

8

R

18

SB

7

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a breakout 2015 season in which he registered a handful of MVP votes, Pollock's 2016 was derailed by injury. A fractured elbow sustained toward the end of spring training kept Pollock out until ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   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 a two-year, $10.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks in February of 2016 to avoid arbitration.

April 27, 2017  –  A.J. Pollock News

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Pollock went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Padres.

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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
2015 27 MAJ ARI 157 673 609 111 192 65 39 6 20 76 39 7 53 89 0 9 2 .315 .367 .498 .865
2016 28 R SCO 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2016 28 A+ VIS 6 20 16 3 7 3 1 0 2 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 .438 .550 .875 1.425
2016 28 AAA REN 4 20 18 6 8 5 4 0 1 8 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 .444 .500 .833 1.333
2016 28 MAJ ARI 12 46 41 9 10 2 0 0 2 4 4 0 5 8 0 0 0 .244 .326 .390 .716
2017 29 MAJ ARI 21 97 91 18 29 11 8 1 2 8 7 2 6 17 0 0 0 .319 .361 .495 .856
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3-Year Averages     81 334 305 53 94 32 19 4 9 34 19 3 25 47 0 3 1 .308 .359 .485 .845
Career  (View All)     433 1,678 1,530 251 450 158 98 19 41 158 77 17 125 253 5 12 6 .294 .347 .463 .811

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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
Apr. 26 SD 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .319 .361 .495 .856
Apr. 25 SD 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .302 .348 .477 .825
Apr. 24 SD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .293 .333 .463 .796
Apr. 23 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 22 LAD 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .341 .487 .828
Apr. 21 LAD 6 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .338 .479 .817
Apr. 20 @SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .324 .418 .742
Apr. 19 @SD 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .328 .413 .741
Apr. 18 @SD 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .400 .702
Apr. 17 @LAD 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .276 .393 .669
Apr. 16 @LAD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .226 .353 .579
Apr. 15 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .229 .383 .612
Apr. 14 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .234 .391 .625
Apr. 12 @SF 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .256 .429 .685
Apr. 11 @SF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .263 .405 .668
Apr. 10 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .273 .438 .711
Apr. 9 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .310 .500 .810
Apr. 8 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 7 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .360 .583 .943
Apr. 6 SF 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .421 .450 .737 1.187
Apr. 5 SF 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .533 .857 1.390
Apr. 4 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .444 .500 .778 1.278
Apr. 2 SF 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Last 7 Games 28 9 11 5 0 1 2 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 .393 .433 .679 1.112
Last 14 Games 54 13 20 5 1 1 3 5 12 6 1 0 0 0 .370 .424 .556 .980
Last 30 Games 91 18 29 8 1 2 8 6 17 7 2 0 0 0 .319 .361 .495 .856

A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 22 22
2016 12 12
2015 151 151
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
2017328262.281.656.959
201681000.125.125.425
2015135265188.326.511.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175910025.339.407.797
2016338244.273.455.788
201547485155831.312.494.860

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175213275.346.596.978
2016142012.214.214.429
20153135293420.316.489.849

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017395012.282.359.692
2016277232.259.481.856
201529659114219.314.507.881
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
2015 27 MAJ ARI 673 609 7.9% 13.2% 0.60 85% .344 .183
2016 28 R SCO 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2016 28 A+ VIS 20 16 20% 5% 4.00 94% .385 .437
2016 28 AAA REN 20 18 10% 5% 2.00 94% .438 .389
2016 28 MAJ ARI 46 41 10.9% 17.4% 0.63 80% .258 .146
2017 29 MAJ ARI 97 91 6.2% 17.5% 0.35 81% .375 .176
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3-Year Averages     334 305 7.5% 14.1% 0.53 85% .341 .177
Career     1,678 1,530 7.4% 15.1% 0.49 83% .331 .169

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A.J. Pollock Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 1303.7 38 335 12 38 686 13 328 2
2016 CF 86 6 29 2 6 27 2 19 1
2017 CF 174 0 49 0 0 98 0 61 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF -5 -1 17 0 0 -4 2 16 0 14
2016 CF 0 -1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
2017 CF -1 -1 1 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
17.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.856 OPS
GREAT
.361 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.319 AVG
ELITE
.375 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.495 SLG
GOOD
.176 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Pollock went 2-for-4 with three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Padres.

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

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Pollock supplied three hits -- including his second homer of the season -- and scored two runs in six at-bats during Friday's 13-5 win over the Dodgers.

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Pollock went 2-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Padres.

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Pollock went 4-for-5 with with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 4-2 victory over the Dodgers.

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Pollock is not in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

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

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Manager Torey Lovullo may give Pollock scheduled days off during the 2017 season, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Pollock doubled twice among his three hits Wednesday against the Giants, driving in a run and scoring another.

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Pollock finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored during Sunday's 6-5 win over the Giants.

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Pollock (groin) is in the Cactus League lineup Friday, leading off and playing center field, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Pollock (groin) is expected to return to the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday. "He was potentially available today, but because of the wet grounds, we decided to hold him back one more day," said manager Torey Lovullo on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Healthy for the entire season after missing significant time in 2014 with a broken hand, Pollock erupted in 2015. He batted .315, belted 20 home runs, scored 111 runs (second in the National League) and drove in 76 more across 157 games. Pollock also finished with 39 doubles and 39 steals, and if he had one more of each, he would have been the only player in the league with 20 homers, 40 doubles and 40 steals. The 27-year-old’s breakout performance earned him his first All-Star trip, and he seems primed to return to the mid-summer classic in 2016. The big debate this offseason is whether Pollock is a first-round pick this year. Given the lack of stolen bases in today’s game, his all-around package is unique in fantasy, so it seems completely justifiable to take Pollock at the end of the first round, preferably paired with a power bat early in the second round.

2015

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 numbers was a level of power that he had never displayed before. Through the first two months of the season, Pollock was hitting .316/.366/.554 with six home runs in 51 games (192 plate appearances). Upon returning in September, Pollock hit .273/.326/.386 with one home run, but he managed to go 6-for-8 in stolen-base opportunities. The power outage after the hand injury is hardly surprising, but it remains to be seen if the spike in April and May is something he will be able to provide again in 2015. Even without an increase in pop, Pollock should play nearly every day as the Diamondbacks' regular center fielder, offering good defense, the ability to mash left-handed pitching (career: .280/.331/.505), and the speed necessary to contribute 25-30 steals if new manager Chip Hale proves to be aggressive on the basepaths.

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.