Sam Hilliard
CF | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 236LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 75 69 11 17 3 6 4 .246 .307 .449 .756
5 Seasons 714 639 95 138 32 77 19 .216 .296 .426 .722
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .246 3 6 4 .756
5 Seasons .216 32 77 19 .722

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 29 303 37 3 8.1 4.0 93.5 114.8 19.7 32.4 .206 .371 .327 .281 .456 51.4 42.7 8.0
Player 3043 400 46 11.5 6.4 90.7 115.1 12.5 29.8 .214 .402 .308 .304 .420 44.3 33.8 9.8
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 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 37.8 27.0 24.3 10.8 32.4 37.8 29.7 0.0 21.6 32.4 27.0 10.8 8.1 4.0
Player 44.8 27.3 19.8 8.3 39.8 40.0 20.3 3.0 32.5 25.5 20.8 6.3 11.5 6.4
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 -3.5 -4 103 34.0 21 .158 .368 .264 43.1 52.4 36.7 .181 .366 .273 62.5
2023 Slider -1.9 -1 60 19.8 15 .143 .286 .213 52.0 46.7 36.8 .149 .202 .190 28.6
2023 Changeup -1.4 -1 44 14.5 9 .222 .222 .200 50.0 55.6 25.0 .235 .282 .227 25.0
2023 Curveball 4.8 2 39 12.9 12 .333 .667 .421 42.1 33.3 23.5 .224 .465 .292 62.5
2023 Sinker 7.8 2 26 8.6 11 .500 .900 .605 25.0 27.3 50.0 .293 .662 .422 57.1
2023 Cutter 1.6 0 20 6.6 4 .500 .500 .575 0.0 0.0 0.0 .256 .284 .468 50.0
2023 Sweeper -2.7 0 6 2.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Splitter 3.0 0 3 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Screwball -5.8 0 1 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer -0.9 -3 290 33.3 60 .265 .490 .378 28.9 23.3 16.5 .299 .606 .442 52.8
2022 Slider -1.1 -1 133 15.3 28 .200 .200 .211 52.9 50.0 27.5 .156 .200 .199 41.7
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 -1.9 -2 118 13.6 20 .056 .056 .115 46.7 45.0 22.0 .127 .176 .189 55.6
2022 Sinker -1.4 -1 108 12.4 30 .167 .167 .260 38.5 20.0 26.1 .166 .318 .305 50.0
2022 Cutter -1.8 -1 72 8.3 20 .105 .211 .160 20.6 15.0 16.7 .220 .327 .258 43.8
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 -2.1 0 9 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 40.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer 1.0 4 385 38.7 101 .266 .532 .379 42.0 37.6 29.7 .239 .499 .337 48.2
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 0.1 0 110 11.1 29 .208 .458 .352 28.6 34.5 31.3 .227 .470 .364 35.7
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 -1.2 -2 197 40.0 42 .268 .512 .346 36.2 33.3 24.1 .197 .313 .231 55.6
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 0.4 0 71 14.4 17 .200 .600 .371 25.7 35.3 26.1 .182 .443 .312 44.4
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 75 303 -1 -4 2 1 -2
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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 303 51.8 60.5 65.3 24.7 38.9 39.3 26.7 43.2 42.0 6.9 66.7
Player 3,043 48.8 66.1 69.2 25.1 44.2 43.5 28.9 45.1 37.5 7.4 73.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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 Arm
Strength
2019 93 93
2020 79 97 44 85
2021 90 93 92
2022 97 85 89
2023 96 92
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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 2.3 1 0 1 2 66.7
Player 22.1 32 30.8 1 4 20 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 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
Player 32 34 29 29 33 32 34 28 27 25 29 31 31 29 33 31 31 26 33 34 32 35 35 34 26 29 31 33 33 32 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 93.5 1.5
Launch Angle 8.4 10.8 2.4 12.0 1.2 13.4 1.4 19.7 6.3
Barrel % 13.0 9.5 -3.5 15.0 5.5 9.2 -5.8 8.1 -1.1
Hard Hit % 42.6 44.4 1.8 38.6 -5.8 48.7 10.1 51.4 2.7
Sweet Spot % 37.0 20.6 -16.4 32.3 11.7 27.7 -4.6 32.4 4.7
xBA .247 .193 -0.054 .213 0.020 .216 0.003 .206 -0.010
BA .273 .210 -0.063 .215 0.005 .184 -0.031 .246 0.062
xwOBA .354 .266 -0.088 .311 0.045 .303 -0.008 .281 -0.022
wOBA .407 .301 -0.106 .318 0.017 .251 -0.067 .327 0.076
xSLG .501 .345 -0.156 .436 0.091 .361 -0.075 .371 0.010
SLG .649 .438 -0.211 .463 0.025 .264 -0.199 .449 0.185
K% 26.4 36.8 10.4 36.6 -0.2 28.5 -8.1 42.7 14.2
BB% 10.3 7.9 -2.4 9.7 1.8 11.5 1.8 8.0 -3.5
Swing % 41.8 46.7 4.9 47.2 0.5 43.9 -3.3 43.2 -0.7
Whiff% 26.9 38.7 11.8 41.5 2.8 34.8 -6.7 42.0 7.2
In Zone % 45.4 47.4 2.0 48.6 1.2 50.2 1.6 51.8 1.6
Out of Zone % 54.6 52.6 -2.0 51.4 -1.2 49.8 -1.6 48.2 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 29.3 3.9 27.2 -2.1 20.1 -7.1 24.7 4.6
First Pitch Swing % 24.1 26.3 2.2 34.2 7.9 27.0 -7.2 26.7 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 55.3 -5.6 56.5 1.2 57.0 0.5 57.3 0.3
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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
2021 L 229 181 79.0 .401 .306
2022 L 200 159 79.5 .218 .260
2023 L 73 0 0.0 .336

Pitch Tempo

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