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Sam Hilliard
Popularity: ↑ 41%
RF | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 236LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 15, #437, Colorado Rockies | Wichita State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 114 105 13 22 6 10 3 .210 .272 .438 .710
2 Seasons 201 182 26 43 13 23 5 .236 .308 .527 .836
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .210 6 10 3 .710
2 Seasons .236 13 23 5 .836

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 383 54 7 13 90.8 8.4 37 .243 .480 .407 .345 .427 42.6 26.4 10.3
2020 492 63 6 9.5 88.3 10.8 20.6 .189 .338 .301 .262 .373 44.4 36.8 7.9
875 117 13 11.1 89.5 9.7 28.2 .212 .398 .347 .297 .398 43.6 32.3 9
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 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 302 61.6 67 62 17 10 1 2 4 22 40 .274 .213 .548 .381 .367 .286 89.6 13 33.8 24.7
2020 Breaking 123 25.1 31 29 3 1 0 0 2 14 15 .103 .159 .310 .317 .201 .234 80.9 8 43.4 31.1
2020 Offspeed 65 13.3 16 14 2 1 1 0 0 6 8 .143 .143 .214 .195 .220 .214 88.8 2 51.4 31.6
2019 Fastballs 220 57.4 51 43 15 6 3 1 5 11 32 .349 .255 .814 .464 .503 .363 92.6 15 25.3 15.7
2019 Breaking 109 28.5 22 21 3 1 0 1 1 9 12 .143 .165 .381 .334 .229 .229 85.3 -8 35.1 19.6
2019 Offspeed 54 14.1 14 13 3 1 1 0 1 3 10 .231 .326 .538 .770 .337 .460 91.8 7 21.4 15.8


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 2.8 0 12 2.4 3 .333 .333 .3 66.7 66.7 40 .24 .326 .236 100
2020 Cutter 1.8 1 33 6.7 8 .5 .667 .556 38.5 25 25 .437 .739 .551 25
2020 Curveball -2.3 -1 45 9.1 12 .083 .333 .167 47.1 50 33.3 .152 .352 .213 50
2020 Changeup -2.5 -1 53 10.8 13 .091 .182 .204 46.2 30.8 28.6 .116 .16 .209 28.6
2020 Sinker 0.5 0 72 14.6 17 .2 .6 .371 25.7 35.3 26.1 .181 .442 .31 44.4
2020 Slider -1 -1 78 15.9 19 .118 .294 .226 41.7 42.1 29.6 .163 .292 .248 22.2
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 197 40 42 .268 .512 .338 36.2 33.3 24.1 .192 .306 .225 55.6
2020 N/A 1.5 0 2 0.4
2019 Splitter -8.3 -1 6 1.6 3 0 0 0 50 66.7 40 .028 .03 .026 0
2019 Cutter -1.9 -1 29 7.6 6 .167 .333 .208 21.4 16.7 12.5 .233 .326 .236 40
2019 Slider -0.9 0 50 13.1 10 .222 .556 .36 27.3 30 13 .254 .577 .375 33.3
2019 Changeup 1 0 48 12.5 11 .3 .7 .441 16.7 9.1 7.1 .415 .991 .58 55.6
2019 Curveball -2.1 -1 59 15.4 12 .083 .25 .133 46.7 50 26.1 .099 .152 .107 33.3
2019 Sinker 3.8 2 57 14.9 14 .5 .75 .564 13.8 7.1 5.6 .382 .603 .46 45.5
2019 4-Seamer 4.3 6 134 35 31 .32 .96 .555 32.7 29 20.5 .2 .431 .345 43.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 87 383 2 -1 2 2 6
2020 114 492 -4 -4 2 1 -4
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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 %
2019 383 45.4 61.5 79.4 25.4 60.4 40.2 24.1 41.8 26.9 6.8 69.2
2020 492 47.4 66.1 70.8 29.3 40.8 40 26.3 46.7 38.7 9.6 72.3
875 46.5 64.1 74.3 27.6 48.8 40.1 25.4 44.6 33.8 8.3 71.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 44.4 27.8 24.1 3.7 51.9 33.3 14.8 1.9 35.2 25.9 18.5 5.6 13
2020 50.8 19 20.6 9.5 46 33.3 20.6 7.9 33.3 20.6 22.2 3.2 9.5
47.9 23.1 22.2 6.8 48.7 33.3 17.9 5.1 34.2 23.1 20.5 4.3 11.1
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 93
2020 98 24
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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 20.5 7 8.2 -1 0 3 6 85.7
2020 21.8 6 6 0 1 2 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 7 8 8 9 8 9 8 8 8 8 9
2020 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
! 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 90.8 88.3 -2.5
Launch Angle 8.4 10.8 2.4
Barrel % 13 9.5 -3.5
Hard Hit % 42.6 44.4 1.8
Sweet Spot % 37 20.6 -16.4
xBA .243 .189 -0.054
BA .273 .21 -0.063
xwOBA .345 .262 -0.083
wOBA .407 .301 -0.106
xSLG .48 .338 -0.142
SLG .649 .438 -0.211
K% 26.4 36.8 10.4
BB% 10.3 7.9 -2.4
Swing % 41.8 46.7 4.9
Whiff% 26.9 38.7 11.8
In Zone Swing % 45.4 47.4 2
Out of Zone Swing % 54.6 52.6 -2
First Pitch Swing % 24.1 26.3 2.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 55.3 -5.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 L 87 56 64.4 .321 .455
2020 L 114 86 75.4 .267 .312