AJ Pollock
OF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #17, Arizona Diamondbacks | Notre Dame
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 422 384 53 114 21 9 .297 .355 .536 .891
2022 527 489 61 120 14 3 .245 .292 .389 .681
2023 144 133 15 22 5 0 .165 .215 .308 .523
12 Seasons 4,152 3,787 575 1,032 145 122 .273 .328 .464 .792
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .297 21 9 .891
2022 .245 14 3 .681
2023 .165 5 0 .523
12 Seasons .273 145 122 .792
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 10.0 7.0 89.2 108.6 13.5 31.5 .249 .468 .338 .334 .397 40.6 21.7 6.7
2019 31 1250 238 19 8.0 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 1837 395 37 9.4 7.0 88.8 110.8 11.6 32.9 .258 .419 .297 .317 .364 42.0 18.6 6.1
2023 35 557 103 7 6.8 4.9 89.4 108.1 13.0 24.3 .201 .359 .227 .267 .313 41.7 22.2 6.3
Player 11833 2432 198 8.1 6.0 89.2 111.2 11.3 32.4 .267 .450 .339 .335 .381 41.0 18.1 7.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 45.3 22.0 23.0 9.6 40.8 35.7 23.5 4.8 33.4 23.3 23.0 5.8 9.4 7.0
2023 48.5 29.1 12.6 9.7 43.7 35.0 21.4 2.9 36.9 30.1 14.6 8.7 6.8 4.9
Player 45.0 22.7 25.4 6.9 39.8 38.4 21.8 3.5 34.0 23.3 23.7 6.2 8.1 6.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -3 145 26.0 34 .179 .286 .268 16.7 14.7 11.9 .247 .539 .387 62.5
2023 Slider -0.6 -1 118 21.2 31 .129 .452 .263 32.8 32.3 21.7 .196 .409 .253 42.9
2023 Sinker 2.8 2 78 14.0 14 .286 .643 .386 27.8 21.4 13.0 .196 .314 .216 45.5
2023 Changeup 1.5 1 63 11.3 24 .227 .273 .298 20.6 20.8 21.7 .228 .304 .268 47.1
2023 Curveball -6.8 -4 52 9.3 13 .000 .000 .000 30.0 23.1 13.6 .211 .346 .239 20.0
2023 Cutter -6.6 -3 47 8.4 11 .091 .091 .082 27.6 27.3 37.5 .128 .214 .146 37.5
2023 Sweeper -3.7 -1 32 5.7 10 .125 .125 .230 21.4 10.0 14.3 .080 .094 .200 0.0
2023 Split-Finger -6.8 -1 17 3.1 6 .167 .167 .150 40.0 33.3 20.0 .133 .142 .122 0.0
2023 Slurve 7.0 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -4 489 26.6 150 .256 .496 .363 25.0 19.3 23.0 .286 .581 .406 52.9
2022 Slider -0.7 -3 405 22.0 113 .193 .275 .222 33.5 23.0 20.6 .203 .289 .233 29.8
2022 Sinker 0.1 0 301 16.4 87 .321 .407 .341 16.4 8.0 12.3 .311 .427 .332 47.4
2022 Changeup -1.6 -3 186 10.1 52 .176 .294 .228 16.5 19.2 17.5 .230 .330 .251 36.6
2022 Curveball -1.1 -2 158 8.6 37 .265 .353 .285 22.5 24.3 20.5 .288 .364 .306 38.5
2022 Cutter 3.0 4 145 7.9 47 .295 .500 .382 16.5 6.4 10.0 .259 .482 .339 43.9
2022 Sweeper -2.7 -3 112 6.1 29 .185 .259 .259 37.7 34.5 34.5 .196 .297 .247 23.5
2022 Split-Finger 7.4 2 23 1.3 7 .333 .667 .457 55.6 57.1 30.8 .246 .299 .307 100.0
2022 Slurve -4.1 0 3 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .042 .043 .045 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 4.2 18 432 29.5 137 .342 .692 .469 13.8 10.9 11.4 .336 .685 .464 59.4
2021 Slider 0.8 3 339 23.1 102 .271 .531 .365 31.6 23.5 23.1 .277 .524 .352 39.7
2021 Sinker 1.4 4 248 16.9 77 .352 .535 .425 19.5 13.0 21.7 .308 .439 .352 49.2
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 1.4 2 138 9.4 32 .281 .375 .314 31.3 28.1 18.8 .233 .328 .240 47.8
2021 Cutter 0.5 0 79 5.4 19 .294 .588 .405 25.0 15.8 14.3 .275 .494 .363 42.9
2021 Split-Finger -1.5 0 31 2.1 6 .167 .500 .267 45.0 50.0 25.0 .160 .245 .174 66.7
2021 Sweeper -1.4 0 14 1.0 3 .000 .000 .233 60.0 66.7 33.3 -- -- .233 --
2021 Slurve -1.9 0 4 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 -- 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball 4.2 10 231 31.0 67 .409 .924 .558 18.8 11.9 12.5 .348 .737 .456 56.9
2020 Slider -0.2 0 162 21.7 44 .175 .350 .276 33.8 29.5 26.5 .206 .365 .268 39.3
2020 Sinker -1.2 -1 104 13.9 33 .233 .467 .311 13.2 21.2 26.9 .252 .403 .324 37.5
2020 Changeup -2.2 -2 101 13.5 24 .190 .333 .283 33.3 25.0 18.2 .150 .253 .240 20.0
2020 Curveball 0.0 0 86 11.5 19 .316 .474 .339 23.3 21.1 16.7 .301 .434 .319 40.0
2020 Cutter -6.0 -3 43 5.8 17 .125 .125 .156 21.4 23.5 26.7 .256 .337 .282 25.0
2020 Sweeper -1.7 0 10 1.3 3 .000 .000 .233 50.0 66.7 50.0 -- -- .233 --
2020 Split-Finger -3.7 0 7 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 2 402 32.2 119 .248 .446 .344 16.9 16.0 17.1 .247 .470 .359 47.6
2019 Sinker -0.3 -1 238 19.0 71 .288 .515 .367 11.4 11.3 14.5 .299 .515 .366 39.7
2019 Slider 1.8 4 225 18.0 53 .327 .510 .386 41.1 32.1 26.6 .251 .410 .310 31.3
2019 Curveball -1.1 -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 -2.1 -2 113 9.0 31 .226 .258 .244 29.3 22.6 21.2 .249 .292 .234 37.5
2019 Sweeper 1.0 0 13 1.0 3 .333 .333 .300 80.0 66.7 40.0 .296 .334 .272 0.0
2019 Split-Finger -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-Seam Fastball 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 -1 340 19.8 100 .289 .489 .348 14.9 14.0 20.9 .256 .443 .325 38.0
2018 Slider 1.0 3 334 19.4 99 .222 .444 .310 34.4 34.3 26.8 .215 .402 .285 39.0
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 1 124 7.2 30 .214 .357 .273 35.6 30.0 22.5 .213 .347 .273 31.6
2018 Cutter -2.8 -3 119 6.9 40 .200 .400 .308 24.3 22.5 24.3 .236 .350 .308 30.8
2018 Split-Finger -4.1 -1 20 1.2 5 .000 .000 .280 22.2 20.0 16.7 .080 .081 .315 0.0
2018 Sweeper 59.6 2 3 0.2 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .407 .461 .366 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 9 497 28.6 142 .339 .677 .474 10.2 10.6 13.2 .354 .634 .444 44.6
2017 Sinker 1.1 5 402 23.1 118 .315 .528 .404 9.2 7.6 12.2 .314 .488 .370 46.5
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 313 18.0 71 .169 .369 .281 33.6 31.0 21.4 .215 .367 .283 39.5
2017 Curveball -1.9 -4 209 12.0 47 .174 .239 .195 27.8 23.4 18.3 .201 .253 .208 25.7
2017 Changeup 0.3 0 128 7.4 40 .250 .306 .313 24.2 12.5 12.5 .210 .253 .252 16.1
2017 Cutter -1.0 -1 115 6.6 27 .167 .208 .224 24.5 18.5 13.5 .231 .279 .273 36.8
2017 Sweeper 1.5 0 27 1.6 9 .250 .375 .317 27.3 22.2 20.0 .209 .224 .248 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 6.0 1 19 1.1 4 .250 .500 .313 42.9 25.0 25.0 .312 .346 .289 33.3
2017 Split-Finger -6.5 -1 17 1.0 5 .000 .000 .000 28.6 20.0 25.0 .041 .048 .037 0.0
2017 Slurve -0.2 0 3 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 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 -7 9 6 -1
2014 277 1,034 10 -4 4 3 12
2015 673 2,359 15 -6 10 8 27
2016 46 157 1 -2 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 -2 9 9 27
2022 527 1,837 -6 -15 5 6 -9
2023 144 557 -3 -8 1 2 -8
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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 50.4 63.5 91.8 28.9 61.5 43.1 29.1 46.3 16.7 8.4 70.7
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 1,739 48.7 60.3 89.6 25.3 62.7 41.6 18.3 42.4 18.8 8.3 68.8
2018 1,720 50.4 67.1 87.9 28.9 46.7 43.1 28.8 48.3 24.0 8.5 69.9
2019 1,250 49.6 65.0 84.1 29.1 47.5 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 73.7 85.7 33.0 54.4 42.1 37.8 52.8 24.2 7.4 87.2
2022 1,837 48.8 74.1 84.8 34.0 55.6 42.1 38.5 53.6 24.7 7.6 80.7
2023 557 46.9 70.5 83.7 34.8 57.3 41.3 41.7 51.5 25.8 7.2 70.0
Player 11,833 49.4 67.0 87.3 29.9 55.5 42.5 30.9 48.2 22.4 7.8 73.5
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 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 Arm
Strength
2015 80 95 72 51 81 75 57 55 80 68 82 54 79 52 95
2016 41 88
2017 65 83 60 44 65 44 41 50 65 64 79 37 77 62 86 65
2018 60 45 78 81 33 68 75 59 64 68 44 26 51 46 80 88
2019 48 44 52 54 35 29 51 76 58 54 48 25 35 46 75
2020 67 74 82 81 33 78 70 64 71 70 54 17 58 36 83 21 79
2021 79 88 82 76 67 60 73 72 79 82 65 26 53 12 67 41 71
2022 52 69 65 60 34 74 61 46 71 61 67 21 49 17 62 32 78
2023 36 87 78
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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 1.6 0 1 1 1 50.0
2017 21.7 15 15.0 0 4 14 5 33.3
2018 22.2 21 19.4 2 11 12 9 42.9
2019 23.0 15 14.0 1 6 12 4 26.7
2020 22.8 16 14.2 2 3 12 6 37.5
2021 23.2 23 22.9 0 6 17 11 47.8
2022 23.7 14 13.1 1 5 13 4 28.6
2023 21.5 5 4.7 0 2 5 0 0.0
Player 22.7 111 104.9 6 38 86 40 36.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 2
2017 15 15 12 15 15 13 18 16 10 11 14 18 15 18 14 16 14 13 18 14 17 14 20 19 16 14 14 15 19 15 8
2018 21 24 16 23 19 18 22 19 15 15 17 24 21 17 18 20 18 19 20 23 20 21 29 20 15 15 17 19 21 20 16
2019 15 16 13 13 17 16 16 13 11 9 14 16 18 13 14 12 14 12 12 15 12 15 18 14 12 13 12 15 16 16 12
2020 16 15 16 14 16 17 16 13 12 10 12 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 17 14 14 20 14 12 11 13 16 16 16 13
2021 23 26 20 25 24 23 27 24 16 17 18 24 22 16 24 29 21 22 23 25 21 25 29 27 20 20 28 26 24 20 22
2022 14 11 10 15 13 14 15 13 8 8 10 15 15 12 14 15 13 14 12 15 12 10 19 16 12 10 14 17 15 13 12
2023 5 1 4 4 4 5 5 2 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 6 7 3 5 4 5 5 5 5
Player 111 110 93 110 110 107 121 101 78 76 92 118 111 95 104 112 101 100 106 116 102 106 143 119 91 89 104 116 118 107 90
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.1 -0.8 88.1 0.0 89.2 1.1 90.6 1.4 89.6 -1.0 90.3 0.7 88.8 -1.5 89.4 0.6
Launch Angle 8.9 16.6 7.7 8.5 -8.1 13.5 5.0 13.7 0.2 13.0 -0.7 12.0 -1.0 11.6 -0.4 13.0 1.4
Barrel % 5.7 9.1 3.4 5.6 -3.5 10.0 4.4 8.0 -2.0 10.5 2.5 11.1 0.6 9.4 -1.7 6.8 -2.6
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 42.0 -5.4 41.7 -0.3
Sweet Spot % 31.2 18.2 -13.0 35.0 16.8 31.5 -3.5 29.8 -1.7 37.9 8.1 35.0 -2.9 32.9 -2.1 24.3 -8.6
xBA .292 .218 -0.074 .280 0.062 .249 -0.031 .254 0.005 .269 0.015 .282 0.013 .258 -0.024 .201 -0.057
BA .315 .244 -0.071 .266 0.022 .257 -0.009 .266 0.009 .276 0.010 .297 0.021 .245 -0.052 .165 -0.080
xwOBA .347 .315 -0.032 .341 0.026 .334 -0.007 .329 -0.005 .345 0.016 .359 0.014 .317 -0.042 .267 -0.050
wOBA .371 .315 -0.056 .340 0.025 .338 -0.002 .333 -0.005 .364 0.031 .375 0.011 .297 -0.078 .227 -0.070
xSLG .442 .414 -0.028 .445 0.031 .468 0.023 .448 -0.020 .499 0.051 .499 0.000 .419 -0.080 .359 -0.060
SLG .498 .390 -0.108 .471 0.081 .484 0.013 .468 -0.016 .566 0.098 .536 -0.030 .389 -0.147 .308 -0.081
K% 13.2 17.4 4.2 15.2 -2.2