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AJ Pollock
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 33

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

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 287 264 35 80 13 40 5 .303 .355 .527 .882
10 Seasons 3346 3045 481 856 118 385 115 .281 .337 .479 .816
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .303 13 40 5 .882
10 Seasons .281 118 385 115 .816

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2361 529 30 5.7 88.9 110.6 8.9 31.2 .291 .440 .371 .346 .368 39.8 13.2 7.9
2016 29 158 33 3 9.1 88.1 105 16.6 18.2 .206 .389 .315 .298 .311 32.3 17.4 10.9
2017 30 1739 354 20 5.6 88 108.7 8.5 35 .284 .447 .340 .343 .371 38.4 15.2 7.5
2018 31 1720 321 33 10.3 89.2 108.6 13.5 31.5 .254 .473 .338 .338 .402 40.3 21.7 6.7
2019 32 1250 238 19 8 90.6 108.1 13.7 29.8 .258 .454 .333 .332 .391 39.9 21.6 6.7
2020 33 746 153 16 10.5 89.6 110 13 37.9 .271 .499 .364 .346 .423 43.1 21.4 5.7
2021 34 983 202 21 10.4 90.8 111.2 12.9 35.6 .284 .486 .375 .358 .430 48 20.8 6.4
8957 1830 142 7.8 89.2 111.2 11.2 32.6 .274 .459 .353 .342 .388 40.7 18 7.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.5 22 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 536 54.6 164 149 49 28 11 0 10 23 127 .329 .316 .604 .575 .417 .411 93.4 15 16.6 16.3
2021 Breaking 317 32.3 84 80 25 14 8 0 3 25 55 .313 .268 .525 .432 .371 .321 87.9 10 32.5 23.1
2021 Offspeed 129 13.1 32 31 5 4 1 0 0 11 20 .161 .166 .194 .201 .171 .178 81.9 5 32.4 28.9
2020 Fastballs 379 50.9 116 111 36 19 5 0 12 19 93 .324 .313 .694 .596 .427 .397 91.3 15 17.6 18.1
2020 Breaking 255 34.3 67 62 13 7 4 0 2 19 44 .210 .229 .371 .371 .267 .279 88.4 13 31.1 24.7
2020 Offspeed 110 14.8 26 23 5 3 0 0 2 7 16 .217 .182 .478 .379 .335 .290 83.0 -2 35.0 20.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 51 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 30.3 33.3 15.2 0 9.1
2017 45.2 18.4 29.4 7.1 36.7 43.8 19.5 6.2 34.2 22.3 25.4 5.4 5.6
2018 42.4 29 22.7 5.9 44.9 35.5 19.6 0.6 34.3 27.1 21.5 5.6 10.3
2019 43.7 26.1 23.1 7.1 42 39.5 18.5 2.1 33.2 26.5 24.4 5.9 8
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
2021 36.6 27.7 28.7 6.9 39.6 37.6 22.8 5 24.3 24.8 28.2 6.4 10.4
44.7 21.9 27.1 6.3 39.7 38.9 21.4 3.2 33.9 23 24.8 6 7.8
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

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 %
2021 N/A 6.9 0 2 0.2 1 1 1 .9 0 0 .291 .294 .284 0
2021 Cutter 1.1 1 63 6.4 16 .333 .667 .438 24.4 18.8 15.8 .283 .469 .349 33.3
2021 Curveball 2.1 2 87 8.9 22 .318 .409 .318 30 31.8 21.2 .248 .355 .262 46.7
2021 Changeup -2.5 -3 124 12.6 31 .133 .167 .15 31.8 35.5 28.9 .162 .198 .175 15.8
2021 Sinker 2.3 4 169 17.2 59 .327 .491 .392 19.6 13.6 22.9 .298 .418 .338 48.9
2021 Slider 2.8 6 231 23.5 62 .31 .569 .408 33.9 29 24 .276 .461 .341 40
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 4 304 30.9 89 .329 .671 .444 12.7 13.5 13.8 .336 .704 .471 64.7
2021 Splitter 0.8 0 3 0.3 100
2020 N/A 49.1 1 2 0.3 1 1 4 2 50 0 .893 3.244 1.654 100
2020 Splitter -4.3 0 5 0.7 1 0 0 0 66.7 100 100 0
2020 Cutter -4.5 -2 44 5.9 16 .133 .133 .156 21.4 25 26.7 .245 .323 .273 27.3
2020 Curveball 0.6 1 96 12.9 21 .316 .474 .374 22.6 19 15.4 .304 .437 .358 40
2020 Changeup -1.9 -2 103 13.8 24 .19 .333 .283 32.7 25 18.2 .157 .26 .246 20
2020 Sinker 1.6 2 105 14.1 34 .29 .71 .419 13 20.6 25.9 .292 .567 .397 44
2020 Slider -0.9 -1 161 21.6 46 .163 .326 .242 34.7 32.6 29.4 .196 .341 .243 37.9
2020 4-Seamer 3.1 7 230 30.8 66 .385 .815 .506 18.9 12.1 12.7 .338 .672 .428 54.4
2019 Knuckleball 20 1 5 0.4 1 1 4 2 50 0 0 .4 1.181 .632 100
2019 Splitter -1.6 0 11 0.9 1 0 0 0 40 100 50 0
2019 Curveball -1 -1 126 10.1 29 .2 .36 .253 36.2 34.5 24.4 .196 .425 .27 23.5
2019 Cutter -1 -1 112 9 32 .25 .281 .264 25.9 18.8 19.4 .265 .309 .249 38.5
2019 Changeup -1 -1 116 9.3 33 .258 .581 .371 37.7 30.3 20.8 .24 .482 .323 38.1
2019 Slider 1.3 3 239 19.1 55 .314 .49 .372 44.4 36.4 28.2 .25 .404 .305 29
2019 Sinker -0.2 0 230 18.4 69 .292 .523 .367 11.9 11.6 15.4 .297 .516 .361 40.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 410 32.8 121 .245 .441 .344 16.6 15.7 16.7 .257 .48 .369 47.1
2018 N/A -5 0 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .033 .086 .039 0
2018 Splitter -4.1 -1 20 1.2 5 0 0 .28 22.2 20 16.7 .088 .091 .318 0
2018 Changeup 0.5 1 121 7 30 .214 .357 .273 34.5 30 23.1 .216 .352 .277 31.6
2018 Cutter -2.7 -3 116 6.7 39 .206 .412 .315 23.5 20.5 22.9 .25 .368 .322 30.8
2018 Curveball -0.6 -2 241 14 43 .262 .357 .28 33 30.2 18.6 .211 .272 .223 31
2018 Sinker -0.1 0 340 19.8 99 .292 .494 .352 15 13.1 19.4 .264 .452 .332 38
2018 Slider 1.5 5 340 19.8 102 .237 .452 .318 34.2 34.3 27.1 .218 .393 .283 37.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 6 533 31 138 .276 .61 .4 17.4 15.2 14.9 .303 .687 .442 51.5
2017 Knuckleball 6.3 1 19 1.1 4 .25 .5 .313 42.9 25 25 .321 .356 .298 33.3
2017 Splitter -6.2 -1 17 1 5 0 0 0 28.6 20 25 .046 .054 .042 0
2017 Cutter -1.7 -2 113 6.5 27 .16 .2 .198 22.9 18.5 14.7 .218 .265 .245 35
2017 Changeup 0.6 1 127 7.3 39 .257 .314 .321 24.6 12.8 12.5 .22 .264 .262 16.7
2017 Curveball -1.5 -3 208 12 45 .182 .25 .199 28.2 24.4 18.3 .205 .259 .212 27.3
2017 Slider -0.5 -2 347 20 83 .173 .36 .28 32.9 28.9 20.5 .223 .356 .289 33.3
2017 Sinker 1.2 5 404 23.2 117 .315 .528 .401 9.2 7.7 12 .32 .492 .372 46.5
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 9 495 28.5 143 .339 .677 .476 10.2 10.5 13.3 .358 .639 .449 44.6
! 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 -3 3 1 -1
2013 481 1848 -9 -6 9 6 0
2014 277 1034 9 -4 4 3 12
2015 660 2300 13 -5 10 8 25
2016 43 147 0 -1 1 1 0
2017 479 1785 -8 -3 11 10 10
2018 457 1714 9 -17 7 7 6
2019 355 1312 -2 -10 4 7 -1
2020 253 896 7 -15 3 4 -1
2021 280 983 7 -2 4 6 14
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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 50.7 63.7 91.9 29.2 61.3 43.1 29.1 46.3 16.7 8.6 70.6
2016 158 45.3 58.2 87.2 19.8 68.8 54.7 10.9 36.1 17.5 6.1 44.4
2017 1739 48.7 60.4 89.6 25.3 62.5 41.5 18.2 42.4 18.8 8.4 69
2018 1720 50.6 67.3 87.8 28.6 46.3 43.2 28.7 48.3 24 8.5 70.3
2019 1250 49.6 64.9 84.3 29.2 47.3 42 28.7 46.9 26.6 6 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 983 49.6 73.2 86.8 32.7 52.5 42.9 38.5 52.8 23.7 8.3 84.1
8957 49.9 65 88.4 28.6 54.9 42.8 28.3 46.7 21.5 8 71.6
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 82 96 74 53 84 75 57 55 69 82 54 79 95
2016 91
2017 69 87 62 44 71 44 40 49 65 79 37 76 87 63
2018 68 57 82 84 41 69 77 59 66 44 26 51 79 88
2019 52 55 55 56 46 29 51 75 54 48 25 35 76
2020 68 75 83 81 35 79 70 64 71 54 17 58 82 23
2021 80 90 82 73 67 53 70 76 85 58 19 60 66 37
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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 5 12 4 26.7
2020 22.8 16 15 1 4 12 7 43.8
2021 23.2 13 13.2 0 4 10 7 53.8

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 13 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
2021 13 14 13 11 17 12 13 16 14 12 19 15 8 12 14 15 11 14 12 12 9 10 12 14 13 14 14 13 15 10 17
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.1 -0.8 88 -0.1 89.2 1.2 90.6 1.4 89.6 -1 90.8 1.2
Launch Angle 8.9 16.6 7.7 8.5 -8.1 13.5 5 13.7 0.2 13 -0.7 12.9 -0.1
Barrel % 5.7 9.1 3.4 5.6 -3.5 10.3 4.7 8 -2.3 10.5 2.5 10.4 -0.1
Hard Hit % 39.8 32.3 -7.5 38.4 6.1 40.3 1.9 39.9 -0.4 43.1 3.2 48 4.9
Sweet Spot % 31.2 18.2 -13 35 16.8 31.5 -3.5 29.8 -1.7 37.9 8.1 35.6 -2.3
xBA .291 .206 -0.085 .284 0.078 .254 -0.03 .258 0.004 .271 0.013 .284 0.013
BA .315 .244 -0.071 .266 0.022 .257 -0.009 .266 0.009 .276 0.01 .304 0.028
xwOBA .346 .298 -0.048 .343 0.045 .338 -0.005 .332 -0.006 .346 0.014 .358 0.012
wOBA .371 .315 -0.056 .34 0.025 .338 -0.002 .333 -0.005 .364 0.031 .375 0.011
xSLG .44 .389 -0.051 .447 0.058 .473 0.026 .454 -0.019 .499 0.045 .486 -0.013
SLG .498 .39 -0.108 .471 0.081 .484 0.013 .468 -0.016 .566 0.098 .531 -0.035
K% 13.2 17.4 4.2 15.2 -2.2 21.7 6.5 21.6 -0.1 21.4 -0.2 20.8 -0.6
BB% 7.9 10.9 3 7.5 -3.4 6.7 -0.8 6.7 0 5.7 -1 6.4 0.7
Swing % 46.3 36.1 -10.2 42.4 6.3 48.3 5.9 46.9 -1.4 47.7 0.8 52.8 5.1
Whiff% 16.7 17.5 0.8 18.8 1.3 24 5.2 26.6 2.6 24.4 -2.2 23.7 -0.7
In Zone % 50.7 45.3 -5.4 48.7 3.4 50.6 1.9 49.6 -1 50.3 0.7 49.6 -0.7
Out of Zone % 49.3 54.7 5.4 51.3 -3.4 49.4 -1.9 50.4 1 49.7 -0.7 50.4 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 19.8 -9.4 25.3 5.5 28.6 3.3 29.2 0.6 29.9 0.7 32.7 2.8
First Pitch Swing % 29.1 10.9 -18.2 18.2 7.3 28.7 10.5 28.7 0 37.1 8.4 38.5 1.4
First Pitch Strike % 63.7 58.7 -5 59 0.3 60.7 1.7 59.4 -1.3 68.1 8.7 66.1 -2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 43 0 0.0 .317
2017 R 462 11 2.4 .339 .271
2018 R 457 90 19.7 .329 .379
2019 R 341 159 46.6 .273 .402
2020 R 208 104 50.0 .369 .343
2021 R 280 66 23.6 .380 .361

Statcast Rankings