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A.J. Pollock

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

1

RBI

2

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 po...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 193   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.

April 16, 2014  –  A.J. Pollock News

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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 MAJ ARI 18 67 61 5 14 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 13 1 0 0 .230 .288 .344 .632
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3-Year Averages MAJ   84 287 262 36 69 24 16 3 5 23 6 2 21 46 2 1 1 .263 .319 .405 .724

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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. 16 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .288 .344 .632
Apr. 15 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .292 .350 .642
Apr. 14 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .290 .351 .641
Apr. 13 LAD 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .352 .628
Apr. 12 LAD 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .264 .327 .591
Apr. 11 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .260 .261 .521
Apr. 10 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .239 .273 .512
Apr. 9 @SF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .244 .279 .523
Apr. 8 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .220 .231 .451
Apr. 6 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .433
Apr. 5 @Col 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .206 .219 .425
Apr. 4 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .207 .185 .392
Apr. 3 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .200 .174 .374
Apr. 2 SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .211 .449
Apr. 1 SF 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .235 .498
Mar. 31 SF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133
Mar. 22 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 22 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 18 1 5 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .381 .500 .881
Last 14 Days 44 2 11 3 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .298 .386 .684
Last 30 Days 62 4 14 4 0 1 2 3 14 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .262 .339 .601

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A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16 16
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
2013173274173.283.480.811
2012526260.269.481.808

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013270374219.259.363.678
2012292021.207.241.535

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013219343196.283.425.762
2012556261.273.455.814

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 MAJ ARI 67 61 7.5% 19.4% 0.38 79% .277 .114
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for A.J. Pollock
3-Year Averages MAJ   287 262 7.3% 16% 0.46 82% .303 .142

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2014 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.230 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.277 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.344 SLG
TERRIBLE
.114 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.5% BB Rate
WEAK
19.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.632 OPS
TERRIBLE
.288 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for A.J. Pollock (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 3 3 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 3.333 4.333
Ivan Nova NY-A 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Zack Greinke LA 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
J.P. Howell LA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Adam Wainwright STL 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Jhoulys Chacin COL 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 .750 1.500 2.300
Jamey Wright LA 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jeff Francis CIN 7 4 2 2 0 0 0 .571 1.429 2.000
Cliff Lee PHI 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Carlos Torres NY-N 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for A.J. Pollock (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
James McDonald CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
James Russell CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Slowey MIA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Webb BAL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Phelps NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Todd Redmond TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Roenicke WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Blake Parker CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Parnell NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Troy Patton BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Pollock isn't in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

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Pollock is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Giants.

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Pollock had three hits, two runs and an RBI in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the visiting Giants. His infield single in the first inning was his first hit of the season, snapping an 0-for-13 skid.

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Pollock will bat eighth Tuesday against the Giants.

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Pollock went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts and seven runners left on base in Monday's loss to the Giants.

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Pollock will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Diamondbacks on Monday vs. the Giants.

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Pollock enters spring training with the opportunity to take over the everyday role in center field following the offseason trade of Adam Eaton to the White Sox, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Pollock went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Rockies on Friday.

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Pollock is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports.

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Pollock is not in the lineup Tuesday for the second straight day.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.