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A.J. Pollock

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

AVG

.316

HR

6

RBI

15

R

28

SB

8

2014 Preseason 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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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hand     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
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.

August 29, 2014  –  A.J. Pollock News

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Pollock (hand) will likely rejoin the Diamondbacks when the rosters expand on Sept. 1, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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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 10 40 38 3 5 1 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .132 .150 .158 .308
2014 26 MAJ ARI 52 192 177 28 56 26 16 4 6 15 8 1 12 36 1 0 2 .316 .366 .554 .920
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3-Year Averages     84 287 262 36 69 24 16 3 5 23 6 2 21 46 2 1 1 .263 .319 .405 .724

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Aug. 29 Col Did not play.
Aug. 27 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 26 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 24 SD Did not play.
Aug. 23 SD Did not play.
Aug. 22 SD Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 13 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 13 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 10 Col Did not play.
Aug. 9 Col Did not play.
Aug. 8 Col Did not play.
Aug. 7 KC Did not play.
Aug. 6 KC Did not play.
Aug. 5 KC Did not play.
Aug. 3 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 2 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 1 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 31 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 30 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

A.J. Pollock: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 48 2 46
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
2014389252.237.553.845
2013173274173.283.480.811
2012526260.269.481.808

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014139194106.338.554.941
2013270374219.259.363.678
2012292021.207.241.535

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014106216133.358.6791.098
2013219343196.283.425.762
2012556261.273.455.814

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014717025.254.366.650
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 R SCO 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2014 26 AAA REN 40 38 2.5% 10% 0.25 89% .147 .026
2014 26 MAJ ARI 192 177 6.3% 18.8% 0.33 80% .370 .238
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3-Year Averages     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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.316 AVG
ELITE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.370 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.554 SLG
ELITE
.238 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
18.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.920 OPS
ELITE
.366 OBP
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A.J. Pollock: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pollock (hand) went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a rehab game for Triple-A Reno on Monday.

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Pollock (hand) is expected to rejoin Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

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Pollock (hand) is expected to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno over the weekend, the Associated Press reports.

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Though Pollock is on a rehab assignment, he still has swelling in his hand and needs to build up his strength there.

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Pollock (hand) is 1-for-15 in three games since joining Triple-A Reno on Monday.

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Pollock (hand) has been sent to Triple-A Reno to continue his rehab assignment, KTAR in Phoenix reports.

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Pollock (hand) went 0-for-1 and was hit by a pitch in his first rehab game with the Diamondbacks' rookie-level affiliate on Thursday.

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Pollock (hand) is scheduled to take live batting practice Tuesday and will then begin a rehab stint in the Arizona League, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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Pollock (hand) is targeting August 1 to begin his rehab assignment, the Arizona Republic reports.

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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.