Sam Hilliard
CF | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 236LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 179 155 23 29 2 14 3 .187 .285 .277 .562
4 Seasons 618 551 81 118 29 71 13 .214 .296 .432 .728
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .187 2 14 3 .562
4 Seasons .214 29 71 13 .728

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 8 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 8 89.8 113.5 12.0 32.3 .213 .436 .318 .312 .462 38.6 36.6 9.7
2022 28 779 108 10 9.3 5.6 91.7 115.1 12.6 29.6 .224 .372 .258 .312 .376 48.1 27.4 11.7
Player 2649 352 42 11.9 6.8 90.3 115.1 11.4 30.1 .217 .410 .310 .309 .419 43.2 32.5 10.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 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, 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 45.4 26.9 21.3 6.5 32.4 48.1 19.4 2.8 33.3 25.9 18.5 10.2 9.3 5.6
Player 45.7 27.6 19.3 7.4 40.9 39.8 19.3 3.4 33.8 24.4 19.9 6.0 11.9 6.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 262 33.6 52 .262 .500 .381 30.3 26.9 17.3 .297 .591 .439 48.3
2022 Slider 0.1 0 119 15.3 25 .227 .227 .236 50.0 52.0 28.9 .149 .195 .199 40.0
2022 Curveball -2.7 -3 111 14.2 21 .053 .053 .110 50.0 42.9 22.5 .121 .167 .180 50.0
2022 Changeup 1.0 1 110 14.1 32 .200 .233 .308 30.0 18.8 16.2 .252 .327 .279 50.0
2022 Sinker -0.1 0 97 12.5 26 .200 .250 .313 38.2 15.4 18.2 .222 .435 .377 56.3
2022 Cutter -2.4 -1 62 8.0 20 .105 .211 .160 20.0 15.0 23.1 .220 .327 .258 43.8
2022 Splitter -3.7 -1 18 2.3 3 .000 .000 .000 14.3 0.0 0.0 .156 .189 .154 33.3
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 0 125 12.6 28 .120 .320 .236 52.8 50.0 29.8 .157 .299 .250 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 1.9 2 89 8.9 17 .214 .571 .388 18.8 5.9 5.0 .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 N/A -16.7 0 2 0.2 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 -- .158 .204 .164 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 198 40.2 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 34 6.9 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
2020 N/A 1.5 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 3.6 5 132 34.5 30 .292 .833 .507 33.3 30.0 20.5 .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 5.4 3 59 15.4 15 .538 1.000 .660 13.3 6.7 5.6 .428 .788 .539 50.0
2019 Slider -1.0 0 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 -10.4 -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 179 779 -7 -9 8 3 -5
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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 45.6 34.2 47.2 41.5 7.8 71.8
2022 779 50.1 67.7 70.1 19.8 45.5 46.5 26.8 43.8 34.9 5.9 80.4
Player 2,649 48.4 66.8 69.3 25.2 45.5 44.1 29.2 45.3 37.1 7.4 73.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 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
2019 93 93
2020 79 98 38
2021 89 93
2022 97 85
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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 6.0 1 1 4 3 42.9
2020 21.8 6 5.6 0 1 3 3 50.0
2021 23.0 14 13.3 1 2 6 8 57.1
2022 23.0 2 3.7 -2 1 5 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 6 7 6 7 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 7 6 6 4 7 7 5 5 6 5 7 6 5 6 4 7
2020 6 5 7 6 6 6 0 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 3 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 6 6
2021 14 12 13 12 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 14 14 14 13 12 14 14 12 12 15 13 14 14 14 15 12 14
2022 2 5 2 4 4 6 2 5 3 2 3 2 2 1 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 4 2 5 5 3 7 3 6 2 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, 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.8 88.3 -2.5 89.8 1.5 91.7 1.9
Launch Angle 8.4 10.8 2.4 12 1.2 12.6 0.6
Barrel % 13 9.5 -3.5 15 5.5 9.3 -5.7
Hard Hit % 42.6 44.4 1.8 38.6 -5.8 48.1 9.5
Sweet Spot % 37 20.6 -16.4 32.3 11.7 29.6 -2.7
xBA .247 .193 -0.054 .213 0.02 .224 0.011
BA .273 .21 -0.063 .215 0.005 .187 -0.028
xwOBA .354 .266 -0.088 .312 0.046 .312 0
wOBA .407 .301 -0.106 .318 0.017 .258 -0.06
xSLG .501 .345 -0.156 .436 0.091 .372 -0.064
SLG .649 .438 -0.211 .463 0.025 .277 -0.186
K% 26.4 36.8 10.4 36.6 -0.2 27.4 -9.2
BB% 10.3 7.9 -2.4 9.7 1.8 11.7 2
Swing % 41.8 46.7 4.9 47.2 0.5 43.8 -3.4
Whiff% 26.9 38.7 11.8 41.5 2.8 34.9 -6.6
In Zone % 45.4 47.4 2 48.6 1.2 50.1 1.5
Out of Zone % 54.6 52.6 -2 51.4 -1.2 49.9 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 29.3 3.9 27.2 -2.1 19.8 -7.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.1 26.3 2.2 34.2 7.9 26.8 -7.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 55.3 -5.6 56.5 1.2 57.5 1
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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 235 187 79.6 .401 .296
2022 L 179 147 82.1 .230 .264

Pitch Tempo