Sam Hilliard
CF | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 236LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 15, #437, Colorado Rockies | Wichita State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 238 214 32 46 14 5 .215 .294 .463 .757
2022 200 174 26 32 2 5 .184 .280 .264 .544
2023 78 72 15 17 3 4 .236 .295 .431 .726
5 Seasons 717 642 99 138 32 19 .215 .294 .424 .718
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .215 14 5 .757
2022 .184 2 5 .544
2023 .236 3 4 .726
5 Seasons .215 32 19 .718
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%
2019 25 383 54 7 13.0 8.0 90.8 114.1 8.4 37.0 .247 .501 .407 .354 .442 42.6 26.4 10.3
2020 26 492 63 6 9.5 5.3 88.3 111.0 10.8 20.6 .193 .345 .301 .266 .386 44.4 36.8 7.9
2021 27 995 127 19 15.0 8.0 89.8 113.5 12.0 32.3 .213 .436 .318 .311 .462 38.6 36.6 9.7
2022 28 870 119 11 9.2 5.5 92.0 115.1 13.4 27.7 .216 .361 .251 .303 .370 48.7 28.5 11.5
2023 29 312 39 3 7.7 3.8 92.4 114.8 20.3 33.3 .200 .359 .312 .272 .438 48.7 42.3 7.7
Player 3052 402 46 11.4 6.4 90.6 115.1 12.6 29.9 .213 .400 .307 .303 .418 44.0 33.8 9.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 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, 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
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 13.0 8.0
2020 50.8 25.4 14.3 9.5 46.0 33.3 20.6 7.9 33.3 20.6 22.2 3.2 9.5 5.3
2021 44.1 29.1 18.1 8.7 40.9 38.6 20.5 2.4 33.9 24.4 20.5 3.9 15.0 8.0
2022 44.5 26.1 21.0 8.4 31.9 48.7 19.3 2.5 32.8 26.9 19.3 9.2 9.2 5.5
2023 38.5 28.2 23.1 10.3 30.8 38.5 30.8 2.6 20.5 33.3 25.6 10.3 7.7 3.8
Player 44.8 27.4 19.7 8.2 39.6 40.0 20.4 3.2 32.3 25.6 20.6 6.2 11.4 6.4
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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-Seamer -3.6 -4 112 35.9 25 .136 .318 .250 41.8 48.0 37.5 .157 .320 .259 50.0
2023 Slider -2.3 -1 62 19.9 16 .133 .267 .200 51.9 43.8 33.3 .169 .223 .204 37.5
2023 Changeup -1.4 -1 44 14.1 9 .222 .222 .200 50.0 55.6 25.0 .235 .282 .227 25.0
2023 Curveball 5.5 2 37 11.9 11 .364 .727 .459 44.4 36.4 25.0 .203 .460 .281 57.1
2023 Sinker 7.6 2 24 7.7 10 .500 .900 .595 25.0 30.0 50.0 .293 .662 .394 57.1
2023 Cutter 1.8 0 22 7.1 4 .500 .500 .575 0.0 0.0 0.0 .339 .367 .506 50.0
2023 Sweeper -2.8 0 6 1.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Splitter 2.8 0 3 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Screwball -6.6 0 1 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 297 34.1 64 .264 .472 .368 29.2 23.4 17.2 .288 .597 .431 53.8
2022 Slider -1.4 -2 127 14.6 28 .231 .231 .218 51.9 50.0 29.2 .184 .239 .207 46.2
2022 Changeup 0.2 0 119 13.7 36 .206 .235 .299 32.7 25.0 22.5 .239 .311 .264 48.0
2022 Curveball -2.2 -3 118 13.6 19 .000 .000 .074 47.7 47.4 22.0 .082 .114 .150 50.0
2022 Sinker -2.1 -2 103 11.8 28 .136 .136 .246 38.9 21.4 27.3 .154 .258 .288 43.8
2022 Cutter -1.3 -1 70 8.0 18 .118 .235 .178 18.8 11.1 11.8 .245 .364 .285 46.7
2022 Splitter -1.2 0 21 2.4 4 .000 .000 .175 25.0 0.0 0.0 .156 .189 .290 33.3
2022 Sweeper 3.6 1 15 1.7 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 66.7 25.0 -- -- .233 --
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 4 384 38.6 100 .269 .538 .383 42.1 38.0 29.7 .241 .504 .340 50.9
2021 Changeup 2.1 3 144 14.5 30 .207 .517 .342 51.4 46.7 29.2 .182 .445 .276 46.7
2021 Slider -0.3 0 118 11.9 27 .125 .333 .244 51.9 48.1 28.9 .163 .312 .259 18.2
2021 Sinker 0.5 1 111 11.2 30 .200 .440 .340 28.8 33.3 31.3 .222 .450 .355 26.7
2021 Curveball 0.7 1 109 11.0 19 .176 .353 .274 39.0 36.8 20.0 .233 .450 .332 50.0
2021 Cutter 2.1 2 87 8.7 17 .214 .571 .388 20.0 5.9 5.3 .256 .425 .364 23.1
2021 Splitter -8.0 -2 31 3.1 9 .000 .000 .000 50.0 33.3 30.0 .074 .082 .073 0.0
2021 Sweeper -2.2 0 9 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -0.5 -1 200 40.7 43 .286 .595 .386 35.4 32.6 24.1 .201 .335 .240 57.1
2020 Slider -1.7 -1 82 16.7 20 .111 .278 .226 42.1 45.0 31.0 .163 .292 .248 22.2
2020 Sinker -1.5 -1 68 13.8 16 .143 .357 .269 27.3 37.5 26.1 .168 .389 .291 37.5
2020 Changeup -2.5 -1 53 10.8 13 .091 .182 .204 46.2 30.8 28.6 .116 .160 .209 28.6
2020 Curveball -1.3 -1 40 8.1 11 .091 .364 .182 46.7 45.5 33.3 .166 .384 .232 50.0
2020 Cutter 1.9 1 35 7.1 8 .500 .667 .556 38.5 25.0 22.2 .437 .739 .551 25.0
2020 Splitter 2.8 0 12 2.4 3 .333 .333 .300 66.7 66.7 40.0 .240 .326 .236 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 3.5 5 135 35.2 30 .292 .833 .507 32.1 30.0 20.0 .181 .391 .330 40.0
2019 Curveball -2.1 -1 59 15.4 12 .083 .250 .133 46.7 50.0 26.1 .099 .152 .107 33.3
2019 Sinker 5.7 3 56 14.6 15 .538 1.000 .660 14.3 6.7 5.9 .428 .788 .539 50.0
2019 Slider -1.0 -1 50 13.1 10 .222 .556 .360 27.3 30.0 13.0 .254 .577 .375 33.3
2019 Changeup 1.7 1 46 12.0 10 .333 .778 .485 18.2 10.0 7.1 .434 1.073 .614 50.0
2019 Cutter -2.0 -1 29 7.6 6 .167 .333 .208 21.4 16.7 12.5 .233 .326 .237 40.0
2019 Splitter -10.5 -1 8 2.1 4 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 40.0 .082 .087 .080 50.0
! 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
2021 235 995 5 -11 8 5 7
2022 200 870 -9 -12 9 3 -9
2023 78 312 -1 -5 1 1 -3
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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 40.0 26.3 46.7 38.7 9.6 72.3
2021 995 48.6 68.4 64.7 27.2 42.4 45.4 34.2 47.2 41.5 7.8 71.8
2022 870 50.2 67.5 71.2 20.1 42.5 46.1 27.0 43.9 34.8 6.2 79.6
2023 312 52.2 61.3 65.0 24.2 38.9 40.1 28.2 43.6 41.9 7.1 68.2
Player 3,052 48.9 66.2 69.2 25.0 44.2 43.5 29.1 45.2 37.5 7.4 73.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 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
2019 93 93
2020 79 97 44 85
2021 90 93 92
2022 97 85 89
2023 94 90 75
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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 6.3 1 1 4 3 42.9
2020 21.8 6 5.4 1 1 3 3 50.0
2021 23.0 14 13.2 1 1 7 7 50.0
2022 23.0 2 3.5 -2 1 5 1 50.0
2023 21.3 3 2.2 1 1 0 2 66.7
Player 22.1 32 30.7 1 5 19 16 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 7 6 6 7 5 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 4 6 6 7 6 7 5
2020 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 7 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 3
2021 14 14 13 12 14 14 14 14 12 11 13 13 12 12 14 14 11 12 15 14 13 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 14 14 12
2022 2 5 1 3 3 3 5 2 1 2 2 2 5 4 4 5 5 2 5 4 5 7 5 6 2 2 4 3 5 2 2
2023 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 3
Player 32 34 29 29 32 32 34 28 27 25 29 31 31 29 33 31 31 26 33 33 32 35 34 34 26 29 31 33 33 31 25
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.3 -2.5 89.8 1.5 92.0 2.2 92.4 0.4
Launch Angle 8.4 10.8 2.4 12.0 1.2 13.4 1.4 20.3 6.9
Barrel % 13.0 9.5 -3.5 15.0 5.5 9.2 -5.8 7.7 -1.5
Hard Hit % 42.6 44.4 1.8 38.6 -5.8 48.7 10.1 48.7 0.0
Sweet Spot % 37.0 20.6 -16.4 32.3 11.7 27.7 -4.6 33.3 5.6
xBA .247 .193 -0.054 .213 0.020 .216 0.003 .200 -0.016
BA .273 .210 -0.063 .215 0.005 .184 -0.031 .236 0.052
xwOBA .354 .266 -0.088 .311 0.045 .303 -0.008 .272 -0.031
wOBA .407 .301 -0.106 .318 0.017 .251 -0.067 .312 0.061
xSLG .501 .345 -0.156 .436 0.091 .361 -0.075 .359 -0.002
SLG .649 .438 -0.211 .463 0.025 .264 -0.199 .431 0.167
K% 26.4 36.8 10.4 36.6 -0.2 28.5 -8.1 42.3 13.8
BB% 10.3 7.9 -2.4 9.7 1.8 11.5 1.8 7.7 -3.8
Swing % 41.8 46.7 4.9 47.2 0.5 43.9 -3.3 43.6 -0.3
Whiff% 26.9 38.7 11.8 41.5 2.8 34.8 -6.7 41.9 7.1
In Zone % 45.4 47.4 2.0 48.6 1.2 50.2 1.6 52.2 2.0
Out of Zone % 54.6 52.6 -2.0 51.4 -1.2 49.8 -1.6 47.8 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 29.3 3.9 27.2 -2.1 20.1 -7.1 24.2 4.1
First Pitch Swing % 24.1 26.3 2.2 34.2 7.9 27.0 -7.2 28.2 1.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 55.3 -5.6 56.5 1.2 57.0 0.5 57.7 0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts L 87 61 70.1 .323 .442
2020 Shifts L 114 90 78.9 .312 .298
2021 Shifts L 229 185 80.8 .372 .315
2022 Shifts L 200 163 81.5 .241 .253
2023 Shades L 76 34 44.7 .393 .230
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo