AJ Pollock
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 34

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 516 478 59 117 14 56 2 .245 .293 .389 .682
11 Seasons 3997 3643 558 1007 140 470 121 .276 .332 .470 .802
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .245 14 56 2 .682
11 Seasons .276 140 470 121 .802

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 27 2361 529 30 5.7 4.5 88.9 110.6 8.9 31.2 .292 .442 .371 .347 .371 39.1 13.2 7.9
2016 28 158 33 3 9.1 6.5 88.1 105.0 16.6 18.2 .218 .414 .315 .315 .337 30.3 17.4 10.9
2017 29 1739 354 20 5.6 4.3 88.1 108.7 8.5 35.0 .280 .445 .340 .341 .369 38.4 15.2 7.5
2018 30 1720 321 32 10 7 89.2 108.6 13.5 31.5 .249 .468 .338 .334 .397 40.6 21.7 6.7
2019 31 1250 238 19 8 5.6 90.6 108.1 13.7 29.8 .254 .448 .333 .329 .386 39.9 21.6 6.7
2020 32 746 153 16 10.5 7.6 89.6 110.0 13.0 37.9 .269 .499 .364 .345 .422 43.1 21.4 5.7
2021 33 1465 306 34 11.1 8.1 90.3 111.2 12.0 35.0 .282 .499 .375 .359 .418 47.4 19.0 7.1
2022 34 1796 387 36 9.3 7 88.6 110.8 11.7 32.6 .256 .416 .298 .316 .360 41.3 18.4 6.2
Player 11235 2321 190 8.2 6.1 89.1 111.2 11.2 32.7 .270 .454 .344 .338 .383 40.9 17.9 7.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 4.5
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 6.5
2017 45.2 18.4 29.4 7.1 36.4 43.8 19.8 5.9 34.2 22.3 25.4 5.4 5.6 4.3
2018 42.4 29.0 22.7 5.9 44.5 35.8 19.6 0.6 34.3 27.1 21.5 5.9 10.0 7.0
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 5.6
2020 39.2 28.8 26.8 5.2 43.1 30.1 26.8 3.3 29.4 24.8 22.9 7.8 10.5 7.6
2021 39.5 27.8 26.8 5.9 38.2 39.2 22.5 4.6 28.4 24.2 24.2 6.9 11.1 8.1
2022 45.5 22.2 22.5 9.8 41.3 34.9 23.8 4.9 33.6 23.5 22.5 5.9 9.3 7.0
Player 44.9 22.4 25.9 6.8 39.7 38.4 21.8 3.5 34.0 23.1 24.0 6.1 8.2 6.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 Slider -1.0 -5 493 27.4 134 .195 .289 .239 34.3 26.1 23.8 .201 .302 .240 28.7
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 481 26.8 151 .263 .526 .379 24.8 18.5 22.6 .288 .594 .414 52.4
2022 Sinker -0.3 -1 289 16.1 82 .325 .377 .329 17.0 8.5 12.3 .310 .400 .317 47.2
2022 Changeup -1.5 -3 182 10.1 50 .184 .306 .237 16.0 18.0 15.8 .223 .324 .245 35.0
2022 Curveball -1.5 -2 158 8.8 38 .229 .286 .245 22.9 23.7 20.5 .264 .331 .283 33.3
2022 Cutter 1.8 3 157 8.7 50 .255 .426 .334 18.0 6.0 8.8 .245 .427 .312 40.9
2022 Splitter 8.0 2 21 1.2 7 .333 .667 .457 55.6 57.1 33.3 .246 .299 .307 100.0
2022 N/A -3.1 0 8 0.4 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 -- .060 .093 .384 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 3.7 16 432 29.5 136 .336 .681 .463 13.8 11.0 11.4 .332 .682 .461 59.0
2021 Slider 1.2 4 352 24.0 103 .271 .531 .368 32.1 25.2 23.4 .269 .512 .347 40.8
2021 Sinker 2.3 6 248 16.9 78 .361 .556 .436 19.5 12.8 21.7 .315 .449 .358 50.0
2021 Changeup -1.5 -3 173 11.8 39 .158 .211 .174 29.4 33.3 27.1 .156 .186 .163 16.0
2021 Curveball 0.7 1 138 9.4 32 .250 .344 .286 32.8 31.3 20.4 .221 .316 .230 45.5
2021 Cutter -0.3 0 84 5.7 22 .300 .550 .391 24.5 13.6 15.0 .293 .496 .369 41.2
2021 Splitter -1.5 0 31 2.1 6 .167 .500 .267 45.0 50.0 25.0 .160 .245 .174 66.7
2021 N/A 3.1 0 7 0.5 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .302 .304 .486 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 4.1 10 234 31.4 67 .409 .924 .558 18.8 11.9 12.5 .348 .737 .456 56.9
2020 Slider -0.4 -1 165 22.1 46 .167 .333 .263 35.2 32.6 28.8 .196 .347 .256 39.3
2020 Changeup -2.2 -2 103 13.8 24 .190 .333 .283 32.7 25.0 18.2 .150 .253 .240 20.0
2020 Sinker -1.1 -1 101 13.5 33 .233 .467 .311 13.2 21.2 26.9 .252 .403 .324 37.5
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 91 12.2 20 .316 .474 .358 22.6 20.0 16.0 .301 .434 .338 40.0
2020 Cutter -5.8 -3 45 6.0 17 .125 .125 .156 20.7 23.5 26.7 .256 .337 .282 25.0
2020 Splitter -4.3 0 5 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 N/A 49.1 1 2 0.3 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 50.0 0.0 -- .893 3.244 1.654 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 2 402 32.2 120 .245 .441 .341 16.9 15.8 17.3 .252 .475 .362 47.1
2019 Sinker -0.2 0 238 19.0 70 .292 .523 .372 11.4 11.4 14.3 .292 .509 .361 40.4
2019 Slider 1.4 3 237 19.0 55 .314 .490 .372 44.4 36.4 28.6 .248 .402 .304 29.0
2019 Curveball -1.0 -1 126 10.1 29 .200 .360 .253 36.2 34.5 24.4 .194 .423 .268 23.5
2019 Changeup -1.1 -1 116 9.3 33 .258 .581 .371 37.7 30.3 20.8 .235 .475 .319 38.1
2019 Cutter -1.2 -1 114 9.1 32 .250 .281 .264 25.9 18.8 18.8 .258 .302 .243 38.5
2019 Splitter -1.6 0 11 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Knuckleball 20.0 1 5 0.4 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .400 1.181 .632 100.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 6 530 30.8 137 .279 .615 .403 17.2 14.6 14.3 .299 .676 .437 52.4
2018 Sinker -0.3 -1 343 19.9 100 .289 .489 .348 15.4 14.0 20.6 .256 .443 .325 38.0
2018 Slider 1.5 5 338 19.7 102 .237 .452 .318 34.4 34.3 27.3 .217 .399 .284 37.7
2018 Curveball -0.7 -2 241 14.0 43 .262 .357 .280 33.0 30.2 18.6 .207 .267 .219 31.0
2018 Changeup 0.5 1 121 7.0 30 .214 .357 .273 34.5 30.0 23.1 .213 .347 .273 31.6
2018 Cutter -2.7 -3 118 6.9 39 .206 .412 .315 23.2 20.5 22.2 .243 .360 .316 30.8
2018 Splitter -4.1 -1 20 1.2 5 .000 .000 .280 22.2 20.0 16.7 .080 .081 .315 0.0
2018 N/A -5.0 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .033 .086 .039 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 9 496 28.5 143 .339 .677 .476 10.2 10.5 13.2 .354 .634 .445 44.6
2017 Sinker 1.1 5 403 23.2 117 .315 .528 .401 9.2 7.7 12.2 .314 .488 .368 46.5
2017 Slider -0.5 -2 340 19.6 80 .178 .370 .285 33.1 30.0 21.2 .214 .351 .279 34.7
2017 Curveball -1.7 -4 211 12.1 46 .178 .244 .199 27.8 23.9 18.0 .204 .257 .211 26.5
2017 Changeup 0.6 1 127 7.3 39 .257 .314 .321 24.6 12.8 12.5 .212 .255 .255 16.7
2017 Cutter -1.7 -2 117 6.7 29 .154 .192 .209 23.5 17.2 13.5 .223 .268 .262 33.3
2017 Knuckleball 6.0 1 19 1.1 4 .250 .500 .313 42.9 25.0 25.0 .312 .346 .289 33.3
2017 Splitter -6.5 -1 17 1.0 5 .000 .000 .000 28.6 20.0 25.0 .041 .048 .037 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 92 361 -1 -4 3 1 -1
2013 481 1,848 -9 -6 9 6 -1
2014 277 1,034 10 -4 4 3 12
2015 673 2,359 15 -6 10 8 28
2016 46 157 0 -1 1 1 0
2017 479 1,785 -9 -4 11 10 8
2018 457 1,714 9 -18 7 7 5
2019 355 1,312 -3 -10 4 7 -2
2020 253 896 6 -15 3 4 -2
2021 453 1,589 12 -3 9 9 27
2022 516 1,796 -6 -14 5 6 -9
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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 2,361 50.5 63.7 91.8 28.7 61.2 43.1 29.1 46.3 16.7 8.4 70.7
2016 158 46.2 56.2 87.8 18.8 68.8 53.2 10.9 36.1 17.5 5.7 44.4
2017 1,739 48.7 60.4 89.6 25.3 62.5 41.5 18.3 42.4 18.8 8.4 69.0
2018 1,720 50.6 67.3 87.8 28.6 46.3 43.2 28.8 48.3 24.0 8.5 70.3
2019 1,250 49.6 64.9 84.3 29.2 47.3 42.0 28.7 46.9 26.6 6.0 74.7
2020 746 50.3 65.3 85.3 29.9 53.2 42.4 37.1 47.7 24.4 8.2 67.2
2021 1,465 48.7 73.6 85.9 33.1 54.2 42.2 37.8 52.8 24.2 7.5 87.3
2022 1,796 48.9 74.0 84.8 34.2 55.4 42.0 38.8 53.7 24.8 7.7 80.4
Player 11,235 49.6 66.8 87.5 29.6 55.1 42.5 30.4 48.1 22.2 7.9 73.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2015 80 95 72 51 81 75 57 55 80 68 82 54 79 56 95
2016 41 91
2017 64 83 60 44 65 44 41 50 65 64 79 37 76 62 87 64
2018 60 45 78 81 33 68 75 59 63 68 44 26 51 46 79 89
2019 48 44 52 54 35 29 51 75 58 54 48 25 35 45 76
2020 67 73 82 81 33 79 70 64 71 70 54 17 58 35 82 24
2021 79 88 82 76 67 60 73 72 79 82 65 26 53 12 69 44
2022 50 64 63 59 32 74 60 43 71 58 67 22 48 17 61 56
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.4 2 1.4 1 1 1 1 50.0
2017 21.7 15 15.6 -1 4 14 6 40.0
2018 22.2 21 19.3 2 10 13 9 42.9
2019 23.0 15 13.8 1 4 11 5 33.3
2020 22.8 16 14.8 1 5 12 6 37.5
2021 23.2 23 23.6 -1 5 17 11 47.8
2022 23.7 14 13.5 1 7 13 4 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
2017 15 17 19 18 15 15 14 16 13 14 15 17 13 10 14 18 13 20 9 15 17 14 14 19 19 14 19 15 15 16 20
2018 21 22 24 18 18 20 18 24 19 16 20 19 13 15 18 21 17 22 15 21 19 18 18 21 20 22 21 16 21 14 28
2019 15 17 15 13 14 13 15 16 17 14 13 14 9 10 13 16 11 16 13 14 14 13 12 11 12 15 14 13 16 13 17
2020 16 14 14 12 14 14 0 16 15 17 17 15 11 12 14 16 13 17 14 16 16 14 17 15 16 16 13 11 14 12 21
2021 23 22 24 17 27 29 24 29 26 21 24 25 17 16 19 27 28 24 22 21 26 23 23 23 22 25 28 22 25 20 30
2022 14 16 15 12 15 14 15 11 15 12 15 13 8 8 11 15 16 15 13 13 16 13 14 11 14 16 15 10 12 12 20
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.1 -0.8 88.1 0 89.2 1.1 90.6 1.4 89.6 -1 90.3 0.7 88.6 -1.7
Launch Angle 8.9 16.6 7.7 8.5 -8.1 13.5 5 13.7 0.2 13 -0.7 12 -1 11.7 -0.3
Barrel % 5.7 9.1 3.4 5.6 -3.5 10 4.4 8 -2 10.5 2.5 11.1 0.6 9.3 -1.8
Hard Hit % 39.1 30.3 -8.8 38.4 8.1 40.6 2.2 39.9 -0.7 43.1 3.2 47.4 4.3 41.3 -6.1
Sweet Spot % 31.2 18.2 -13 35 16.8 31.5 -3.5 29.8 -1.7 37.9 8.1 35 -2.9 32.6 -2.4
xBA .292 .218 -0.074 .28 0.062 .249 -0.031 .254 0.005 .269 0.015 .282 0.013 .256 -0.026
BA .315 .244 -0.071 .266 0.022 .257 -0.009 .266 0.009 .276 0.01 .297 0.021 .245 -0.052
xwOBA .347 .315 -0.032 .341 0.026 .334 -0.007 .329 -0.005 .345 0.016 .359 0.014 .316 -0.043
wOBA .371 .315 -0.056 .34 0.025 .338 -0.002 .333 -0.005 .364 0.031 .375 0.011 .298 -0.077
xSLG .442 .414 -0.028