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Aaron Hill

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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.240

HR

1

RBI

9

R

7

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 posi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   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 recently spoke with D-Backs hitting coach Turner Ward about his early-season struggles, but Ward did not see anything that needs to be adjusted in the second baseman's swing, the Arizona Republic 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 24 102 96 7 23 10 7 2 1 9 1 0 4 23 0 0 2 .240 .284 .385 .669
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3-Year Averages MAJ   126 532 485 66 135 48 30 3 15 62 12 5 38 68 1 3 5 .278 .335 .445 .781
Career  (View All) MAJ   1175 4916 4482 604 1222 428 272 20 136 560 60 28 336 652 19 31 48 .273 .328 .433 .761

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Aaron Hill 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. 23 @ChC 5 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .284 .385 .669
Apr. 22 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .258 .330 .588
Apr. 21 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .260 .333 .593
Apr. 20 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .272 .349 .621
Apr. 19 @LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 .284 .366 .650
Apr. 18 @LAD 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .265 .359 .624
Apr. 16 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .273 .375 .648
Apr. 15 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .274 .338 .612
Apr. 14 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .290 .359 .649
Apr. 13 LAD 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .292 .367 .659
Apr. 12 LAD 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .236 .300 .345 .645
Apr. 11 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .291 .333 .624
Apr. 10 @SF 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .314 .362 .676
Apr. 9 @SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .333 .366 .699
Apr. 8 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .318 .350 .668
Apr. 6 @Col 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .350 .389 .739
Apr. 5 @Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .387 .730
Apr. 4 @Col 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .462 .862
Apr. 3 SF 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .364 .749
Apr. 2 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .318 .222 .540
Apr. 1 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .389 .286 .675
Mar. 31 SF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .500 .400 .900
Mar. 22 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Mar. 22 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 7 Days 28 1 8 1 1 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .310 .500 .810
Last 14 Days 56 3 13 3 2 1 6 0 11 0 0 2 0 0 .232 .259 .411 .670
Last 30 Days 96 6 24 7 2 1 9 3 25 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .287 .396 .683

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 22
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
201378122120.321.538.911
2012188278276.271.484.839
2011116164194.241.388.678

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013249339291.281.438.789
20124216618588.316.539.901
20114044544217.248.347.648

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013167267291.287.503.871
20123125314486.321.564.929
20112513343310.247.375.688

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013160194120.294.419.762
20122974012378.283.478.833
20112692842811.245.338.623
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 102 96 3.9% 22.5% 0.17 76% .306 .145
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aaron Hill
3-Year Averages MAJ   532 485 7.1% 12.8% 0.56 86% .299 .167
Career MAJ   4916 4482 6.8% 13.3% 0.52 85% .294 .160

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2014 Stat Review for Aaron Hill    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.240 AVG
POOR
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.306 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.385 SLG
WEAK
.145 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.669 OPS
POOR
.284 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Aaron Hill (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Outman CLE 11 6 1 3 1 2 0 .545 1.091 1.674
Shawn Camp PHI 11 5 2 3 0 2 0 .455 1.000 1.538
Nate Robertson DET 20 11 2 3 1 3 0 .550 .950 1.521
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 20 11 0 3 1 2 0 .550 .850 1.421
Bronson Arroyo AZ 21 8 3 6 3 0 0 .381 .905 1.405
Tim Lincecum SF 17 9 0 2 5 4 1 .529 .765 1.401
Scott Baker TEX 13 6 1 2 0 2 0 .462 .846 1.308
Ryan Vogelsong SF 19 9 1 3 2 3 0 .474 .684 1.208
Madison Bumgarner SF 17 5 2 6 1 5 0 .294 .824 1.157
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 11 4 1 1 0 1 0 .364 .727 1.091

Worst Matchups for Aaron Hill (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Colby Lewis TEX 12 2 0 0 2 6 0 .167 .167 .452
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 20 4 0 0 1 4 2 .200 .200 .438
Jon Lester BOS 35 4 0 1 4 9 0 .114 .171 .377
Jason Hammel CHI-N 14 2 0 1 1 1 0 .143 .143 .343
Max Scherzer DET 12 2 0 0 0 4 0 .167 .167 .333
Jason Berken SF 16 2 0 1 0 2 0 .125 .188 .313
Tim Hudson SF 14 2 0 0 0 8 0 .143 .143 .286
Paul Maholm LA 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 .091 .091 .258
Edinson Volquez PIT 14 1 0 0 1 4 1 .071 .071 .205
Johan Santana BAL 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 .077 .077 .154

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Aaron Hill: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hill is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

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Hill is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, the Diamondbacks' official Twitter feed reports.

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Hill has just four hits in 24 at-bats this spring, and has struck out seven times.

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Hill is not in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

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Hill is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

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Hill is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

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Hill is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

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Hill is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

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Hill is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Hill (groin) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

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Hill (groin) did not start Monday's game against the Padres, but did appear as a pinch hitter.

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Hill is dealing with a groin/hip issue and is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.