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A.J. Pollock

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Stats

AVG

.315

HR

20

RBI

76

R

111

SB

39

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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) a...

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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.

September 25, 2015  –  A.J. Pollock News

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Pollock went 2-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over San Diego on Friday.

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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
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3-Year Averages     123 480 439 72 130 44 28 5 11 46 21 4 35 72 1 3 2 .296 .349 .458 .807

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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
Oct. 4 Hou 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .315 .367 .498 .865
Oct. 3 Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .365 .492 .857
Oct. 2 Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .366 .492 .858
Oct. 1 Col 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .314 .367 .494 .861
Sep. 30 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .369 .497 .866
Sep. 29 Col 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .369 .499 .868
Sep. 27 @SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .317 .367 .498 .865
Sep. 26 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .366 .500 .866
Sep. 25 @SD 4 2 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .366 .502 .868
Sep. 24 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .317 .366 .497 .863
Sep. 23 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .366 .499 .865
Sep. 22 @LAD 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .369 .503 .872
Sep. 21 @LAD 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .320 .368 .497 .865
Sep. 20 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .368 .495 .863
Sep. 19 @SF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .319 .369 .496 .865
Sep. 18 @SF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .364 .495 .859
Sep. 16 SD 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .363 .495 .858
Sep. 15 SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .312 .361 .491 .852
Sep. 14 SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .360 .487 .847
Sep. 13 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .361 .486 .847
Sep. 12 LAD 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .313 .361 .488 .849
Sep. 11 LAD 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .363 .488 .851
Sep. 9 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .364 .490 .854
Sep. 8 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .364 .490 .854
Sep. 7 SF 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .317 .367 .494 .861
Sep. 6 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .315 .366 .488 .854
Sep. 5 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .367 .491 .858
Sep. 4 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .370 .495 .865
Sep. 2 @Col 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .321 .372 .498 .870
Sep. 1 @Col 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .373 .497 .870
Last 7 Days 27 5 7 2 0 1 1 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 .259 .394 .444 .838
Last 14 Days 55 10 15 4 0 3 9 7 7 3 0 0 4 1 .273 .333 .509 .842
Last 30 Days 113 19 33 8 0 6 18 11 12 6 1 0 4 1 .292 .344 .522 .866

A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015135265188.326.511.881
201450113102.280.620.953
2013173274173.283.480.811

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201547485155831.312.494.860
20142153041412.307.470.828
2013270374219.259.363.678

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153135293420.316.489.849
2014141297214.333.6241.029
2013219343196.283.425.762

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201529659114219.314.507.881
2014124120310.266.355.644
2013224305196.254.393.699
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
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3-Year Averages     480 439 7.3% 15% 0.49 84% .334 .162

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2015 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

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.315 AVG
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85% Contact Rate
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.344 BABIP
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Power

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.498 SLG
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.183 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.60 BB/K
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7.9% BB Rate
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13.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.865 OPS
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.367 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for A.J. Pollock

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

Pollock went 2-for-4 with his 18th home run, two RBI and runs Tuesday in a win over the Dodgers.

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Pollock reached base five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks, runs, and his 36th stolen base of the year Saturday in a win over the Giants.

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Pollock went 2-for-4 with a run scored to extend an eight-game hit streak in a 2-0 win over the Giants on Friday.

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Pollock went 3-for-4 with a double Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

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Pollock hit a three-run home run (his 17th) to put the Diamondbacks ahead in a win over the Padres on Tuesday. He also stole his 35th base of the year.

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Pollock will sit out Wednesday's game against the Giants.

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Pollock went 2-for-4 with his 16th home run of the season and two RBI in a win over the Giants on Monday.

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Pollock hit his 14th home run, a two-run shot, as part of a 2-for-4 day Monday in a loss to the Rockies.

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Pollock is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the A's.

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Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 6-4 win over Oakland on Friday.

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Pollock is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Pollock went 3-for-4 with two runs and his 33rd stolen base in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

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Pollock went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, an RBI and three runs scored in Friday's win over the Reds.

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Pollock racked up three singles, a double, a steal and three RBI in five at-bats Thursday against the Reds.

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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.