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A.J. Pollock

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Stats

AVG

.344

HR

1

RBI

7

R

12

SB

3

2015 Preseason 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.

April 26, 2015  –  A.J. Pollock News

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Pollock went 1-for-4 and stole his third base of the season Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

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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 17 68 61 12 21 4 3 0 1 7 3 2 5 9 0 1 1 .344 .397 .443 .840
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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

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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. 25 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .344 .397 .443 .840
Apr. 24 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .406 .456 .862
Apr. 22 Tex 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 .358 .417 .472 .889
Apr. 21 Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .411 .460 .871
Apr. 19 @SF 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .356 .431 .489 .920
Apr. 18 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .413 .475 .888
Apr. 17 @SF 5 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .422 .487 .909
Apr. 16 @SF 6 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .359 .412 .771
Apr. 15 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .364 .286 .650
Apr. 14 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .379 .292 .671
Apr. 13 @SD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .400 .333 .733
Apr. 12 LAD 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .333 .708
Apr. 11 LAD 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .313 .421 .313 .734
Apr. 10 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
Apr. 8 SF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
Apr. 7 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Apr. 6 SF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 27 5 12 1 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 1 0 .444 .448 .481 .929
Last 14 Days 52 11 20 3 0 1 7 5 8 3 2 0 1 0 .385 .431 .500 .931
Last 30 Days 61 12 21 3 0 1 7 5 9 3 2 1 1 0 .344 .397 .443 .840

A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 17 17
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
2015164010.438.5001.000
201450113102.280.620.953
2013173274173.283.480.811

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015458163.311.422.782
20142153041412.307.470.828
2013270374219.259.363.678

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015375052.297.324.666
2014141297214.333.6241.029
2013219343196.283.425.762

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015247121.417.6251.106
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 68 61 7.4% 13.2% 0.56 85% .392 .099
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3-Year Averages     286 263 7% 16.1% 0.43 83% .321 .152

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2015 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.344 AVG
ELITE
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.392 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.443 SLG
GOOD
.099 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
7.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
13.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.840 OPS
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.397 OBP
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A.J. Pollock: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pollock was 1-for-4 on Friday in a 4-1 loss to the Pirates.

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Pollock went 2-for-3 with his second stolen base, an RBI and a run Wednesday in an 8-5 win over the Rangers.

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Pollock went 3-for-5 with two runs scored Sunday in a 5-1 win over the Giants.

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Pollock will return to the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

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Pollock is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Pollock had a second consecutive big night Friday in a 9-0 win over the Giants, going 4-for-5 with a walk, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.

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Pollock had a big night Thursday, going 2-for-6 with his first home run of the season, in a 7-6 extra-innings win over the Giants. He scored twice and had an RBI in the contest.

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Pollock is not in the lineup Monday against the Padres.

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Pollock went 1-for-5 with three RBI on Sunday in a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

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Pollock went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

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Pollock went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a walk Friday in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

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Pollock is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

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Pollock is penciled in as the Diamondbacks' leadoff hitter to begin the season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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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.