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Aaron Hill

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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.262

HR

10

RBI

38

R

48

SB

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Since bashing 26 home runs and driving in 85 with Arizona in 2012, Hill has seen his playing time and counting stats decline for the last three seasons. Last year, Hill worked as a utility player for ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 198   DOB: 3/21/1982   BORN: Visalia, CA   COLLEGE: LSU   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Aaron Hill Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $35 million contract extension with the Diamondbacks in February of 2013.

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Hill exited Saturday's game after injuring his ankle but is available off the bench Sunday if needed, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

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Aaron Hill 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
2004 22 AA NEW 137 573 487 79 135 40 26 2 12 81 3 2 65 61 0 11 10 .277 .366 .413 .779
2005 23 AAA SYR 38 167 156 22 47 16 11 0 5 18 2 0 4 17 0 2 5 .301 .335 .468 .803
2005 23 MAJ TOR 105 407 361 49 99 31 25 3 3 40 2 1 34 41 3 4 5 .274 .342 .385 .727
2006 24 MAJ TOR 155 606 546 70 159 37 28 3 6 50 5 2 42 66 4 5 9 .291 .349 .386 .735
2007 25 MAJ TOR 160 657 608 87 177 66 47 2 17 78 4 3 41 102 3 5 0 .291 .333 .459 .792
2008 26 MAJ TOR 55 229 205 19 54 16 14 0 2 20 4 2 16 31 4 1 3 .263 .324 .361 .685
2009 27 MAJ TOR 158 734 682 103 195 73 37 0 36 108 6 2 42 98 1 4 5 .286 .330 .499 .829
2010 28 MAJ TOR 138 580 528 70 108 48 22 0 26 68 2 2 41 85 1 2 8 .205 .271 .394 .665
2011 29 A+ DUN 2 8 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .167 .375 .167 .542
2011 29 MAJ ARI 33 142 124 23 39 16 12 2 2 16 5 4 12 19 2 1 3 .315 .386 .492 .878
2011 29 MAJ TOR 104 429 396 38 89 22 15 1 6 45 16 3 23 53 0 6 4 .225 .270 .313 .583
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/TOR 137 571 520 61 128 38 27 3 8 61 21 7 35 72 2 7 7 .246 .299 .356 .655
2012 30 MAJ ARI 156 668 609 93 184 76 44 6 26 85 14 5 52 86 1 2 4 .302 .360 .522 .882
2013 31 AAA REN 6 26 24 8 9 2 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .375 .385 .500 .885
2013 31 MAJ ARI 87 362 327 45 95 33 21 1 11 41 1 4 29 48 0 1 5 .291 .356 .462 .818
2014 32 MAJ ARI 133 541 501 52 122 39 26 3 10 60 4 3 28 92 0 7 5 .244 .287 .367 .654
2015 33 MAJ ARI 116 353 313 32 72 24 18 0 6 39 7 2 31 54 0 8 1 .230 .295 .345 .640
2016 34 MAJ MIL 78 290 254 34 72 19 11 0 8 29 4 2 30 43 0 4 2 .283 .359 .421 .780
2016 34 MAJ BOS 47 136 124 14 27 5 3 0 2 9 0 0 11 16 0 0 1 .218 .287 .290 .577
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ MIL/BOS 125 426 378 48 99 24 14 0 10 38 4 2 41 59 0 4 3 .262 .336 .378 .714
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3-Year Averages     124 439 397 44 97 28 19 1 8 45 5 2 33 68 0 6 3 .244 .303 .358 .661
Career  (View All)     1525 6,134 5,578 729 1,492 505 323 21 161 688 74 35 432 834 19 50 55 .267 .324 .420 .743

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Aaron Hill: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 24 103 1
2015 47 38 2
2014 116 7 2
2013 84
2012 153
2011 137
2010 137 1
2009 156 2

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Aaron Hill Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016139184132.273.388.745
201511012271.236.318.595
2014124144130.242.387.680

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016239306252.255.372.696
2015203204326.227.360.663
2014377386474.244.361.645

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016182203151.242.324.633
2015151193213.265.391.730
2014257306373.257.397.698

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016196287233.281.429.789
2015162133184.198.302.555
2014244224231.230.336.606
Aaron Hill Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA NEW 573 487 11.3% 10.6% 1.07 87% .297 .136
2005 23 AAA SYR 167 156 2.4% 10.2% 0.24 89% .313 .167
2005 23 MAJ TOR 407 361 8.4% 10.1% 0.83 89% .303 .111
2006 24 MAJ TOR 606 546 6.9% 10.9% 0.64 88% .323 .095
2007 25 MAJ TOR 657 608 6.2% 15.5% 0.40 83% .327 .168
2008 26 MAJ TOR 229 205 7% 13.5% 0.52 85% .302 .098
2009 27 MAJ TOR 734 682 5.7% 13.4% 0.43 86% .290 .213
2010 28 MAJ TOR 580 528 7.1% 14.7% 0.48 84% .197 .189
2011 29 A+ DUN 8 6 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 83% .200 .000
2011 29 MAJ ARI 142 124 8.5% 13.4% 0.63 85% .359 .177
2011 29 MAJ TOR 429 396 5.4% 12.4% 0.43 87% .246 .088
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/TOR 571 520 6.1% 12.6% 0.49 86% .273 .110
2012 30 MAJ ARI 668 609 7.8% 12.9% 0.60 86% .318 .220
2013 31 AAA REN 26 24 3.8% 11.5% 0.33 88% .429 .125
2013 31 MAJ ARI 362 327 8% 13.3% 0.60 85% .313 .171
2014 32 MAJ ARI 541 501 5.2% 17% 0.30 82% .281 .123
2015 33 MAJ ARI 353 313 8.8% 15.3% 0.57 83% .261 .115
2016 34 MAJ MIL 290 254 10.3% 14.8% 0.70 83% .315 .138
2016 34 MAJ BOS 136 124 8.1% 11.8% 0.69 87% .236 .072
2016  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ MIL/BOS 426 378 9.6% 13.8% 0.69 84% .288 .116
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3-Year Averages     439 397 7.5% 15.5% 0.49 83% .277 .114
Career     6,134 5,578 7% 13.6% 0.52 85% .290 .153

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2016 Stat Review for Aaron Hill    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.262 AVG
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84% Contact Rate
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.288 BABIP
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Power

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.378 SLG
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.116 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.69 BB/K
GREAT
9.6% BB Rate
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13.8% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.714 OPS
WEAK
.336 OBP
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Aaron Hill: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hill is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup against Kansas City, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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Hill is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Hill (forearm) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Hill (forearm) is available for Wednesday's game against Baltimore, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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Hill (forearm) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Hill was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with right forearm tightness, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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Hill went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Monday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

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Hill is not in Tuesday's lineup against San Francisco, Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net reports.

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Hill is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The good news is that Hill remained mostly healthy last season. The bad news is that he was incredibly unproductive overall. Hill posted career-worst strikeout and walk rates and just barely hit double-digit home runs for the fifth time in six seasons. He doubly frustrated fantasy owners as he also stopped trying to steal bases either due to disinterest or Kirk Gibson tying an anchor around his leg. His numbers are in a three-year decline, and hes now on the wrong side of 30 at a position that can age quickly. Power rarely comes back to smaller second basemen, and stolen base recoveries are even more rare. What we are left with is a one-and-a-half category player who can hit for average and some pop, but is below average in the remaining categories. On top of that, he is good for at least one stint on the disabled list each season.

2014

Despite playing just 87 games because of a pesky hand injury, Hill was effective when he was healthy in 2013. His .291 average and .356 OBP are evidence he is still an elite fantasy option at his position as long the injury bug doesn't bite. Even with the glut of young infielders Arizona has in their system, Hill's contract should guarantee him plenty of playing time going forward, making him a good bounce-back candidate in 2014, although his rebound potential would likely take a slight hit if he's traded away from the hitter-friendly confines of Chase Field to a club looking for a proven veteran to man the keystone.

2013

Hill had one of the biggest turnaround seasons in all of baseball in 2012, increasing his OPS from .655 to .882 and taking home a National League Silver Slugger Award for his efforts. Interestingly enough, Hill didn't make any significant adjustments to his approach that explain the sudden turnaround, although it's worth pointing out that his HR/FB mark recovered from a dreadful 4.2 percent in 2011 to 11.2 last season (career 8.4). With 26 or more homers in three of the last four seasons, 2011 looks like the outlier in Hill's track record, and short of matching last season's career-high .302 batting average, he appears to have the skill necessary to deliver similar numbers across the board again this time around.

2012

It's been a disappointing ride for Hill since his 36-homer, 108-RBI breakout in 2009, but he seemed to find his stroke again after the Blue Jays traded him to the D-Backs for Kelly Johnson in August. When his batting average plunged toward the Mendoza Line in 2010, it was the byproduct of a sharp increase in his flyball rate (career-high 54.2 percent). Although the results weren't much better in 2011, the batted ball profile returned to Hill's career norms and there's a glimmer of hope that he may be able to return to the 20-25 homer range, albeit with a mediocre average and low OBP. Fortunately, he'll continue to benefit from a hitter-friendly home park as the D-Backs re-signed him in November with a two-year deal to remain their everyday second baseman.

2011

Hill saw his homers (26) predictably drop from the career-high 36 of the previous season, but it was the ugly .205 batting average that torpedoed his season. He hit just .196 on balls he put in play, a far cry from his career mark (.288) and hit more like Benny Hill against southpaws (.125/.226/.225 in 120 at-bats) after punishing them in 2009 (.298/.335/.561). Expect similar power numbers and a better batting average out of the team's everyday second baseman.

2010

Hill rebounded in a big, big way in 2009 after being limited to just 55 games the previous season with a concussion. The outburst, including a career-high 36 home runs and 108 RBI, didn't appear to coincide with a new approach at the plate as he drew just 42 walks and struck out 98 times in 734 plate appearances, figures that are in line with his career marks, so expecting a repeat performance may be wish-casting. He'll be back as the team's unquestioned starter at second base, but expect a significant price hike on the heels of his 2009 performance.

2009

Hill was limited to just 55 games due to a concussion so it remains to be seen if the power spike (17 homers) he flashed in 2007 was for real. He was slugging just .361 at the time of his injury, an ominous sign for those banking on his power being legitimate. We'll have a better idea on his recovery from the concussion when exhibition play begins, but all signs point to a full recovery. He'll be back in the mix for the team's starting second base job.

2008

Hill saw a massive spike in power despite a degrading batting eye (41:102 BB:K), which makes it tough to project his improvement going forward. He had poor months (.396 slugging in May, .381 in June and .382 in August), but a hot September (.406/.434/.585) saved a fading season. There's more evidence that screams "fluke" than "legit", so tread carefully here.

2007

Hill bounced around between second base and shortstop as needed in 2006, but figures to settle in as the starting second baseman following the signing of Royce Clayton. There's not much power here, and he's expected to hit in the bottom third of the lineup again despite the departure of Frank Catalanotto.

2006

Promoted to the majors when Corey Koskie was injured, Hill provided an immediate jolt to the Blue Jays lineup, hitting .359 through June. He slumped badly to .226 from that point on, however. There's almost no power in his bat, but he did manage to play all over the infield, which gives him some added fantasy value. With the trade of Orlando Hudson, Hill enters spring training as the likely starter at second base.

2005

Hill will be moved to either second or third base soon, likely depending on whether Toronto can get out from under Eric Hinske's contract or if they can sign Orlando Hudson past his arbitration years. His bat won't be anything special at the hot corner since his power has been slow to come around, but an excellent 63/61 BB/K ratio at Double-A shows there's room for a power spike.

2004

The only knock on Hill is his limited range in the field, so a move to second base figures to be his future as long as Russ Adams develops. Toronto's first pick in the 2003 draft, his power evaporated in a brief stint at Single-A. He'll move up the chain over the next year and half.