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AJ Pollock
Popularity: ↑ 16%
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #17, Arizona Diamondbacks | Notre Dame
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 210 196 30 54 16 34 2 .276 .314 .566 .881
9 Seasons 3059 2781 446 776 105 345 110 .279 .335 .474 .809
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .276 16 34 2 .881
9 Seasons .279 105 345 110 .809

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 2361 529 30 5.7 88.9 8.9 31.2 .304 .461 .371 .360 .387 39.1 13.2 7.9
2016 158 33 3 9.1 88.1 16.6 18.2 .225 .443 .315 .332 .361 30.3 17.4 10.9
2017 1739 354 20 5.6 87.9 8.2 34.7 .292 .467 .340 .357 .390 38.6 15.2 7.5
2018 1720 321 32 10.0 89.2 13.5 31.5 .257 .474 .338 .341 .407 40.6 21.7 6.7
2019 1250 238 19 8.0 90.6 13.7 29.8 .268 .467 .333 .343 .406 39.9 21.6 6.7
2020 746 153 16 10.5 89.6 13 37.9 .274 .502 .358 .333 .407 43.1 21.4 5.7
ALL 7974 1628 120 7.4 89 10.9 32.2 .281 .470 .349 .350 .396 39.6 17.6 7.2
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 383 51.5 118 113 36 19 5 0 12 19 95 .319 .315 .681 .597 .412 .379 91.2 15 17.5 18.1
2020 Breaking 251 33.7 65 60 13 7 4 0 2 19 42 .217 .232 .383 .370 .271 .269 88.4 14 31.7 24.7
2020 Offspeed 110 14.8 26 23 5 3 0 0 2 7 16 .217 .184 .478 .379 .329 .284 83.0 -2 35.0 20.6
2019 Fastballs 752 60.2 222 199 52 33 10 1 8 33 168 .261 .281 .442 .478 .327 .359 91.6 13 16.9 16.8
2019 Breaking 363 29.1 82 74 21 13 4 0 4 30 46 .284 .244 .500 .445 .343 .311 88.5 17 42.9 27.5
2019 Offspeed 134 10.7 37 35 9 5 1 0 3 11 24 .257 .241 .543 .454 .346 .312 87.1 13 37.7 20.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Splitter -4.8 0 6 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 .000
2020 Cutter -4.0 -2 48 6.4 18 .118 .118 .200 20.0 22.2 26.7 .264 .367 .282 30.8
2020 Curveball 3.2 3 100 13.4 23 .333 .619 .428 21.2 17.4 14.8 .316 .525 .370 41.2
2020 Changeup -0.8 -1 104 13.9 25 .227 .500 .352 33.9 24.0 18.2 .192 .397 .297 25.0
2020 Sinker 1.6 2 106 14.2 34 .290 .710 .419 13.0 20.6 25.9 .291 .554 .375 44.0
2020 Slider -2.6 -4 153 20.5 42 .154 .256 .201 36.8 35.7 30.0 .186 .284 .214 36.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.4 8 229 30.7 66 .385 .815 .506 19.1 12.1 12.7 .339 .674 .407 54.4
2019 Splitter -1.6 0 11 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 100.0 50.0 .000
2019 Knuckleball 20.1 1 5 0.4 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .428 1.252 .648 100.0
2019 Curveball -1.0 -1 119 9.5 26 .182 .364 .248 38.1 38.5 27.0 .203 .461 .288 28.6
2019 Cutter -1.0 -1 112 9.0 32 .250 .281 .264 25.9 18.8 19.4 .276 .322 .265 38.5
2019 Changeup -0.9 -1 123 9.8 36 .265 .559 .365 37.5 27.8 19.2 .248 .468 .321 33.3
2019 Slider 1.2 3 239 19.1 55 .314 .490 .372 44.4 36.4 28.2 .258 .422 .316 29.0
2019 Sinker -0.3 -1 230 18.4 69 .292 .523 .367 12.0 11.6 15.4 .310 .537 .376 40.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 2 410 32.8 121 .245 .441 .344 16.7 15.7 16.7 .265 .490 .375 47.1
2018 Splitter -3.6 -1 19 1.1 4 .000 .000 .350 12.5 0.0 0.0 .152 .158 .392 0.0
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 154 9.0 34 .188 .313 .241 42.3 38.2 27.1 .188 .301 .241 31.6
2018 Cutter -2.6 -3 116 6.7 39 .206 .412 .315 24.2 20.5 22.9 .262 .384 .336 30.8
2018 Curveball -0.3 -1 209 12.2 40 .282 .385 .301 28.1 25.0 16.1 .234 .309 .250 31.0
2018 Sinker -0.7 -2 340 19.8 99 .292 .494 .352 15.0 13.1 19.4 .272 .457 .338 38.0
2018 Slider 1.4 5 342 19.9 103 .234 .447 .315 34.0 34.0 27.1 .220 .396 .285 37.1
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 6 533 31.0 138 .276 .610 .400 17.4 15.2 14.9 .299 .671 .437 52.4
2017 Knuckleball 6.2 1 19 1.1 4 .250 .500 .313 42.9 25.0 25.0 .314 .362 .295 33.3
2017 Splitter -6.1 -1 17 1.0 5 .000 .000 .000 28.6 20.0 25.0 .020 .026 .024 0.0
2017 Cutter -1.7 -2 109 6.3 25 .167 .208 .186 23.4 20.0 15.6 .234 .286 .247 36.8
2017 Changeup 0.6 1 125 7.2 39 .257 .314 .321 24.6 12.8 12.5 .230 .297 .281 16.7
2017 Curveball -1.9 -4 209 12.0 46 .178 .244 .199 27.8 23.9 18.3 .214 .274 .227 26.5
2017 Slider -0.4 -1 349 20.1 84 .173 .360 .285 32.9 28.6 20.3 .226 .369 .303 33.3
2017 Sinker 1.3 5 394 22.7 116 .318 .533 .405 9.5 7.8 12.5 .334 .512 .388 46.9
2017 4-Seamer 1.6 8 501 28.8 142 .341 .683 .479 10.2 10.6 12.9 .362 .660 .461 45.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 42 139 0 -1 0 1 0
2017 473 1777 -9 -3 12 8 8
2018 449 1702 9 -17 7 5 3
2019 348 1301 -2 -9 4 5 -2
2020 252 894 7 -15 4 4 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2361 50.5 62.8 92.7 28.7 61.9 43.1 28.1 46.0 16.9 8.4 69.3
2016 158 45.6 56.9 87.8 18.6 68.8 52.5 10.9 36.1 17.5 5.7 44.4
2017 1739 48.7 60.4 89.6 25.1 62.8 41.5 18.0 42.4 18.9 8.4 69.0
2018 1720 50.6 66.8 88.4 28.6 46.3 43.2 28.0 48.0 24.1 8.4 70.1
2019 1250 49.6 64.6 84.8 28.9 47.8 42.0 28.1 46.6 26.8 6.0 74.7
2020 746 50.3 65.1 85.7 29.9 53.2 42.4 36.7 47.6 24.5 8.2 67.2
ALL 7974 49.9 63.6 89.1 27.8 55.6 42.7 26.4 45.7 21.3 8.0 69.5
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 51.0 13.6 29.5 5.9 36.1 40.8 23.1 2.6 38.9 17.4 26.5 6.4 5.7
2016 42.4 42.4 9.1 6.1 48.5 33.3 18.2 3.0 30.3 33.3 15.2 0.0 9.1
2017 45.2 18.4 29.4 7.1 36.7 43.5 19.8 6.2 34.5 22.0 25.1 5.4 5.6
2018 42.4 29.0 22.7 5.9 44.9 35.5 19.6 0.6 34.3 27.1 21.5 5.9 10.0
2019 43.7 26.1 23.1 7.1 42.0 39.5 18.5 2.1 33.2 26.5 24.4 5.9 8.0
2020 39.2 24.8 30.7 5.2 43.1 30.1 26.8 3.3 29.4 24.8 22.9 7.8 10.5
ALL 45.7 21.1 26.9 6.3 39.7 39.0 21.3 3.0 35.1 22.7 24.3 6.0 7.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 83 97 77 54 86 75 56 55 69 82 54 78 95
2016 90
2017 75 90 66 48 73 44 42 47 67 79 37 76 87 44
2018 61 52 77 79 36 68 75 59 68 44 26 51 80 90
2019 55 60 57 55 50 28 50 75 54 48 25 35 75
2020 68 77 83 80 36 79 70 64 71 54 17 57 82 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 15 13.8 1.2 5 12 4 26.7
2020 22.8 16 15.1 0.9 4 12 7 43.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 15 15 15 15 13 14 16 13 16 15 14 10 10 15 16 8 15 13 16 12 13 13 14 13 16 15 13 16 12 14
2020 16 18 15 16 19 14 15 16 16 18 17 15 9 13 14 16 12 18 17 17 8 13 14 13 15 19 16 15 14 12 18
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.1 -0.8 87.9 -0.2 89.2 1.3 90.6 1.4 89.6 -1
Launch Angle 8.9 16.6 7.7 8.2 -8.4 13.5 5.3 13.7 0.2 13 -0.7
Barrel % 5.7 9.1 3.4 5.6 -3.5 10 4.4 8 -2 10.5 2.5
Hard Hit % 39.1 30.3 -8.8 38.6 8.3 40.6 2 39.9 -0.7 43.1 3.2
Sweet Spot % 31.2 18.2 -13 34.7 16.5 31.5 -3.2 29.8 -1.7 37.9 8.1
xBA .304 .225 -0.079 .292 0.067 .257 -0.035 .268 0.011 .274 0.006
BA .315 .244 -0.071 .266 0.022 .257 -0.009 .266 0.009 .276 0.01
xwOBA .36 .332 -0.028 .357 0.025 .341 -0.016 .343 0.002 .333 -0.01
wOBA .371 .315 -0.056 .34 0.025 .338 -0.002 .333 -0.005 .358 0.025
xSLG .461 .443 -0.018 .467 0.024 .474 0.007 .467 -0.007 .502 0.035
SLG .498 .39 -0.108 .471 0.081 .484 0.013 .468 -0.016 .566 0.098
K% 13.2 17.4 4.2 15.2 -2.2 21.7 6.5 21.6 -0.1 21.4 -0.2
BB% 7.9 10.9 3 7.5 -3.4 6.7 -0.8 6.7 0 5.7 -1
Swing % 46 36.1 -9.9 42.4 6.3 48 5.6 46.6 -1.4 47.6 1
Whiff% 16.9 17.5 0.6 18.9 1.4 24.1 5.2 26.8 2.7 24.5 -2.3
In Zone Swing % 50.5 45.6 -4.9 48.7 3.1 50.6 1.9 49.6 -1 50.3 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 49.5 54.4 4.9 51.3 -3.1 49.4 -1.9 50.4 1 49.7 -0.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.1 10.9 -17.2 18 7.1 28 10 28.1 0.1 36.7 8.6
First Pitch Strike % 63.7 58.7 -5 59 0.3 60.7 1.7 59.4 -1.3 68.1 8.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 42 0 0.0 .325
2017 R 462 11 2.4 .336 .271
2018 R 456 90 19.7 .327 .379
2019 R 341 159 46.6 .273 .402
2020 R 209 105 50.2 .363 .353

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