Hill
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
5-4
ERA
3.73
WHIP
1.265
K
98
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Since unveiling a Statcast-breaking curveball with the Red Sox in 2015, Hill has combined for a 2.65 ERA, 10.8 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 over 275 innings. For two-plus seasons, that is a light workload; his clubs have generally handled him conservatively and he infamously dealt with... read more
Since unveiling a Statcast-breaking curveball with the Red Sox in 2015, Hill has combined for a 2.65 ERA, 10.8 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 over 275 innings. For two-plus seasons, that is a light workload; his clubs have generally handled him conservatively and he infamously dealt with a blister issue which lingered from summer 2016 into the 2017 regular season. The Dodgers can afford to preserve the soon-to-be 38-year-old southpaw given their pitching depth, but Hill provides borderline elite numbers when on the mound, making up for the limited workload. Keep in mind: the shallower your fantasy league, the easier it’ll be to invest in Hill’s lower innings count and replace any missed time with players above replacement level.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'5"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 3/11/1980    College: Michigan    Drafted: 4th Rd in 2002Show Contract
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Rich Hill Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers in December of 2016.
Settles in after rough first inning
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 19, 2018
Hill allowed four runs on four hits and five walks while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday.
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2018 Stat Review for Rich Hill
2.80 K/BB
AVERAGE
9.62 K/9
GREAT
3.44 BB/9
WEAK
89.4 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.4 HR/9
WEAK
1.03 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
3.73 ERA
GOOD
1.27 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.39 FIP
WEAK
0.295 BABIP
AVERAGE
76.5 % Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. Rich Hill 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Rich Hill 2017 Preseason Outlook
    In August 2015, Hill was pitching in independent ball after a long, mostly unremarkable career. He hadn't started a major league game since 2009. Then he signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, impressed in four starts, signed a one-year deal with the Athletics, impressed even more, and was traded to the Dodgers to be their postseason No. 2 starter. By the end of the 2016 season, he had a 2.00 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 24 starts since that Red Sox deal. Unfortunately, he also missed significant time with a groin strain and blisters, the latter of which forced the Dodgers to limit his innings and pull him after seven innings of a potential perfect game. The driving force behind his reinvention is a monster curveball he throws for nearly half his pitches, dropping it in at any point in the count and from multiple arm angles. The injuries remain a major red flag for the 36-year-old, but he's found a unique way to prevent runs at an elite level.
  3. Rich Hill 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Hill's 2015 season was a nice made-for-TV story. The 36-year-old left-handed reliever began the season in the Nationals' organization, pitching out of the bullpen for their Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse. He was released mid-season, hooked on with the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League, and then signed with Boston in August. He had success as a starter for Triple-A Pawtucket and then made four strikeout-laden starts in September for the Red Sox. Using primarily a fastball and curveball mix, Hill's performance was a startling display of effectiveness for a guy that hadn't started in the big leagues since 2009. The Red Sox didn't re-sign him during their exclusive window, letting Hill hit the free-agent market where he generated a lot of interest and eventually signed with Oakland. He represents a low-risk, high-reward option as a back-of-the-rotation starter and potential trade bait for the A's if his success continues in the first half of 2016.
  4. Rich Hill 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Hill made a quicker-than-normal return from Tommy John surgery in 2011 and was pitching well for Boston when a strained flexor muscle in his elbow shut him down for six weeks. The left-hander continued to pitch well upon his return. He finished with 21 strikeouts in 19.2 innings, so he could work his way into a high-leverage relief role.
  5. Rich Hill 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Hill underwent a transformation to a sidearm delivery, pitching very effectively for both Triple-A Pawtucket and Boston before developing an elbow injury that led to Tommy John surgery in June. While it's tempting to think cause-and-effect, that the new arm slot caused the injury, Hill's doctor said stress on the elbow is the same regardless of arm slot. Hill will rehab into 2012 and resume his career as a sidearmer out of the pen.
  6. Rich Hill 2010 Preseason Outlook
    The Orioles coveted Hill for quite some time, but he flopped when he tried to freshen up his career after a change of scenery. An elbow injury early in the season and a shoulder injury late in the season didn't help matters, but his line with Baltimore was so atrocious it is difficult to envision a future in which Hill revives his career.
  7. Rich Hill 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Coming off a breakout campaign in 2007, Hill was viewed as a potential staff ace last season. But he struggled with his location during spring training and simply never got it back. As a result, he spent most of the year in the minors, but walked nearly a batter an inning at every level. Hill tried to straighten himself out this fall in the Venezuelan League, but the results were just as bad. At this point, it's unclear whether Hill will ever be able to resume his major league career.
  8. Rich Hill 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Hill solidified his credentials as a borderline major league ace last year, repeating his robust strikeout rate and even cutting down on the walk rate. Hill's weakness is still his propensity to give up flyballs and hence home runs, but even in that department he improved -- upping his G/F ratio from .60 to .83. A lefty with a low-90's fastball and devastating curve, the 28-year-old is just hitting his pitching prime and could join the elite if he continues to improve.
  9. Rich Hill 2007 Preseason Outlook
    After dominating the high minors but struggling during his major league call-ups, Hill finally broke through in the second half of 2006, striking out 79 batters in 80 major league innings after the All-Star break and walking just 24. Hill's second half ERA was 2.93, and his WHIP just 1.05, but he allowed too many fly balls, 11 of which left the park in the season's final three months. He throws in the low-90s and has a devastating curve ball, but his fly-ball rate could tie his fate to the volatile winds at Wrigley more than we'd like.
  10. Rich Hill 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Hill posted ungodly strikeout rates in the high minors, but gave up too many home runs. In his 25-inning stint in the majors, Hill struck out nearly a batter an inning, but his walk rate skyrocketed, and he continued to serve up the long ball. Combine that with an unluckily high hit rate, and Hill's first go-around was a rough one. Hill throws in the low-90s and has a sharp-breaking curve ball, but until he learns to command his pitches better, he's a long shot to see a spot in the Cubs rotation.
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Settles in after rough first inning
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 19, 2018
Hill allowed four runs on four hits and five walks while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday.
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Goes six innings in no-decision
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 12, 2018
Hill threw six innings Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits in a 4-3 loss to Colorado. He struck out four and allowed a homer in the no-decision.
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Picks up fifth win
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 8, 2018
Hill (5-4) got the win Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings against the Athletics.
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Allows just one earned Wednesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 2, 2018
Hill allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings in Wednesday's win over the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Fires seven strong innings in victory
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 26, 2018
Hill (4-4) tossed seven shutout innings Thursday, striking out eight and allowing just three hits and a walk in the 8-2 win over Atlanta.
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