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A.J. Pollock

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2018 Stats

AVG

.293

HR

11

RBI

33

R

23

SB

9

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pollock dealt with a groin strain again in 2017, which not only cut into his volume of games played, but may have also led him to be less aggressive as a base stealer as the season progressed. After s...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Thumb     EST. RETURN:  6/26/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   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 a one-year, $7.75 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.

June 12, 2018  –  A.J. Pollock News

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Pollock (thumb) didn't receive clearance to resume baseball activities after undergoing a CT scan Monday, Justin Toscano of MLB.com 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 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 157 673 609 111 192 65 39 6 20 76 39 7 53 89 0 9 2 .315 .367 .498 .865
2016 28 R SCO 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2016 28 A+ VIS 6 20 16 3 7 3 1 0 2 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 .438 .550 .875 1.425
2016 28 AAA REN 4 20 18 6 8 5 4 0 1 8 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 .444 .500 .833 1.333
2016 28 MAJ ARI 12 46 41 9 10 2 0 0 2 4 4 0 5 8 0 0 0 .244 .326 .390 .716
2017 29 AAA REN 7 22 18 6 5 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .278 .409 .722 1.131
2017 29 MAJ ARI 112 466 425 73 113 53 33 6 14 49 20 6 35 71 0 0 6 .266 .330 .471 .801
2018 30 MAJ ARI 40 166 150 23 44 24 10 3 11 33 9 2 12 38 0 2 2 .293 .349 .620 .969
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3-Year Averages     93 394 358 64 105 40 24 4 12 43 21 4 31 56 0 3 2 .293 .350 .483 .833
Career  (View All)     564 2,213 2,014 329 578 224 133 27 64 232 99 23 166 345 5 14 14 .287 .343 .475 .818

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A.J. Pollock Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 17 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 16 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 15 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 14 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 13 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 12 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 11 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 10 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 9 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 8 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 6 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 5 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 4 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 3 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 2 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 1 Mia Did not play.
May. 30 Cin Did not play.
May. 29 Cin Did not play.
May. 28 Cin Did not play.
May. 27 @Oak Did not play.
May. 26 @Oak Did not play.
May. 25 @Oak Did not play.
May. 23 @Mil Did not play.
May. 22 @Mil Did not play.
May. 21 @Mil Did not play.
May. 20 @NYM Did not play.
May. 19 @NYM Did not play.
May. 18 @NYM Did not play.
May. 16 Mil Did not play.
May. 15 Mil Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 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
2018 39 39
2017 109 109 1
2016 12 12
2015 151 151
2014 70 2 68
2013 118 7 110 2
2012 25 7 14 4

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A.J. Pollock: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 7

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A.J. Pollock Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184585115.289.7331.060
2017141287205.277.525.854
201681000.125.125.425

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018105156224.295.571.930
20172844572915.261.444.775
2016338244.273.455.788

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201885126176.306.6471.009
20172204293311.282.518.849
2016142012.214.214.429

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201865115163.277.585.918
2017205315169.249.420.750
2016277232.259.481.856
A.J. Pollock vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .303 .105
2011 23 AA MOB 608 550 7.2% 14.1% 0.51 84% .348 .136
2012 24 AAA REN 471 428 6.8% 11% 0.62 88% .353 .093
2012 24 MAJ ARI 93 81 9.7% 11.8% 0.82 86% .257 .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% .174 .061
2014 26 MAJ ARI 287 265 6.6% 16% 0.41 83% .344 .196
2015 27 MAJ ARI 673 609 7.9% 13.2% 0.60 85% .338 .183
2016 28 R SCO 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2016 28 A+ VIS 20 16 20% 5% 4.00 94% .385 .437
2016 28 AAA REN 20 18 10% 5% 2.00 94% .438 .389
2016 28 MAJ ARI 46 41 10.9% 17.4% 0.63 80% .258 .146
2017 29 AAA REN 22 18 18.2% 9.1% 2.00 89% .214 .444
2017 29 MAJ ARI 466 425 7.5% 15.2% 0.49 83% .291 .205
2018 30 MAJ ARI 166 150 7.2% 22.9% 0.32 75% .320 .327
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3-Year Averages     394 358 7.9% 14.2% 0.55 84% .317 .190
Career     2,213 2,014 7.5% 15.6% 0.48 83% .317 .188

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A.J. Pollock Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2018 350.3 5 9 7 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for A.J. Pollock    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
22.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.969 OPS
ELITE
.349 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.293 AVG
GREAT
.320 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.620 SLG
ELITE
.327 ISO
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A.J. Pollock: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pollock (thumb) is slated to receive a follow-up CT scan Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Pollock will continue to wear a cast over his fractured left thumb after a CT scan Monday revealed that the digit hasn't healed enough for him to forgo the protection, the Associated Press reports.

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Pollock (thumb) underwent an X-ray on Tuesday which revealed the avulsion fracture in his left thumb is not fully healed, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Pollock will meet with a hand specialist Tuesday to receive an update on his recovery from an avulsion fracture in his left thumb, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Pollock was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb. He'll be sidelined for 4-to-8 weeks.

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Pollock (thumb) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Pollock was diagnosed with a sprained left thumb Monday after landing awkwardly while attempting to reel in a flyball hit by the Brewers' Tyler Saladino in the ninth inning of the Diamondbacks' 7-2 loss, Justin Toscano of MLB.com reports.

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2018

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2017

After a breakout 2015 season in which he registered a handful of MVP votes, Pollock's 2016 was derailed by injury. A fractured elbow sustained toward the end of spring training kept Pollock out until late August. He returned and played in 12 games, but a groin strain shut him down for good. The combination of power and speed, along with the run-scoring that comes with hitting in front of Paul Goldschmidt, made Pollock the source of a lot of fantasy league titles in 2015. Given the natural discounting that follows when a player has been absent for almost a full year, he has the potential to do the same this season. The only real concern is his injury history, considering 2016 and a 2014 season in which he missed significant time due to a broken hand. That risk should be properly cooked into the price, and he could offer first-round value in his age-29 season with a third-round price tag.

2016

Healthy for the entire season after missing significant time in 2014 with a broken hand, Pollock erupted in 2015. He batted .315, belted 20 home runs, scored 111 runs (second in the National League) and drove in 76 more across 157 games. Pollock also finished with 39 doubles and 39 steals, and if he had one more of each, he would have been the only player in the league with 20 homers, 40 doubles and 40 steals. The 27-year-old’s breakout performance earned him his first All-Star trip, and he seems primed to return to the mid-summer classic in 2016. The big debate this offseason is whether Pollock is a first-round pick this year. Given the lack of stolen bases in today’s game, his all-around package is unique in fantasy, so it seems completely justifiable to take Pollock at the end of the first round, preferably paired with a power bat early in the second round.

2015

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 numbers was a level of power that he had never displayed before. Through the first two months of the season, Pollock was hitting .316/.366/.554 with six home runs in 51 games (192 plate appearances). Upon returning in September, Pollock hit .273/.326/.386 with one home run, but he managed to go 6-for-8 in stolen-base opportunities. The power outage after the hand injury is hardly surprising, but it remains to be seen if the spike in April and May is something he will be able to provide again in 2015. Even without an increase in pop, Pollock should play nearly every day as the Diamondbacks' regular center fielder, offering good defense, the ability to mash left-handed pitching (career: .280/.331/.505), and the speed necessary to contribute 25-30 steals if new manager Chip Hale proves to be aggressive on the basepaths.

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.