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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #18

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Rich Hill scattered eight hits over eight innings as the A's topped the Mariners 5-0 on Monday.
Ryan Madson finished the shutout. Despite all of those curveballs, Hill didn't walk anyone tonight, and every hit he gave up was a single. He's now 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA, and he's really the only thing keeping the A's afloat. May 24 - 1:08 AM

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Rich Hill pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Rangers, allowing just one run on three hits over six innings.

Hill struck out six against one walk. The only run to score on his watch -- indeed, the only run the Rangers scored in the game -- came when Prince Fielder hit an RBI single in the sixth inning. Otherwise, Hill had matters completely under control. He might be growing long in the tooth at age 36, but he has pitched admirably this season. Through nine starts, he holds a 2.54 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 59/21 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. A road start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule.
May 18 - 6:14 PM

Rich Hill yielded three runs in six innings in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Rays.

Hill gave up two runs in the first inning, but settled down from there. He finished with seven strikeouts and four walks. Perhaps most importantly, he made it through six innings and gave a taxed A’s bullpen a bit of a break. The 36-year-old is 5-3 with a 2.68 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings across eight starts. If he keeps this up, he’ll make for an interesting trade target this summer.
May 14 - 1:04 AM

Rich Hill earned his fourth victory of the season on Saturday, allowing just one run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Orioles.

Hill punched out five on the afternoon while walking three. An elevated pitch count (103) forced him from the game in the sixth inning despite pitching well. Hill has picked right up where he left off last season, compiling a terrific 2.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 46/16 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll look for more of the same when he does battle against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday.
May 7 - 4:27 PM

Rich Hill will work in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

He had his start pushed back a day due to Friday's rain out. Jesse Hahn, Saturday's scheduled starter, will work in the nightcap.
May 6 - 6:51 PM

Rich Hill was fantastic Tuesday, spinning seven shutout innings while recording eight strikeouts in a 5-1 victory over the Tigers.

Hill used that big, bending curveball to perfection in this one. He gave up only four hits -- all singles -- on the night and walked two. The terrific outing lowered Hill's ERA to 2.42, and he now boasts a 37/9 K/BB ratio over 26 innings. Not bad for a guy who was in independent ball last August. Hill will try to keep it going this weekend against the Astros.
Apr 26 - 10:20 PM

Rich Hill struck out 10 while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.

The southpaw was feeling it, getting six punchouts with his curve, three more with his fastball and even getting one with a changeup. He did walk four as well while allowing just three hits. It's been a bit of a mixed bag for the 36-year-old through four starts, as he has a nice 3.32 ERA, a less great 1.53 WHIP and a very impressive 29 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. A tough date with the Tigers in Detroit is on tap for Tuesday.
Apr 22 - 12:08 AM

Rich Hill yielded three runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Royals.

Hill also walked three, giving him a 2.77 WHIP for the night. In other words, he was pretty fortunate that the damage to his wasn't worse. He hasn't shown anything since the beginning of the spring that suggests he belongs on mixed-league rosters.
Apr 16 - 2:33 AM

Rich Hill only allowed one run over six quality innings, striking out 10 and getting the win against the Mariners on Saturday.

Hill rebounded after a poor outing on Opening Day and looked like the lefty who dazzled down the stretch in 2015. His curveball was particularly dynamite on Saturday night, as the bender got 10 whiffs on 24 swings. He remains a volatile asset in fantasy leagues, someone who has extreme strikeout potential but has the potential to also lose his job and be a non-factor by mid-summer.
Apr 10 - 12:57 AM

Filling in for Sonny Gray, Rich Hill lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed four runs -- two earned -- Monday to take a loss to the White Sox.

It wasn't the best of situations for Hill, who didn't find out he was pitching until today. Still, he was on normal rest after making his final spring start Monday. Though it was Jesse Hahn who got dumped from the rotation, Hill was Oakland's worst starter this spring. He seemed to make some progress last time out, but he still has a ways to go before he'll be a fantasy option.
Apr 5 - 1:18 AM

Rich Hill is starting for the A's on Opening Day against the White Sox.

It was supposed to be Sonny Gray's start, but he had to be scratched because of food poisoning. Hill had a rough spring and probably isn't a good fantasy bet on short notice against a strong White Sox offense.
Apr 4 - 3:51 PM

Rich Hill yielded two runs on two hits over 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was a decent -- if unspectacular -- start for Hill, who walked three and struck out two on the afternoon. His spring work has left something to be desired on the whole, but he still figures to make the Opening Day rotation. He makes for an unappealing fantasy option for mixed league formats, but in deeper AL-only drafts, his arm could provide rotational depth (if little else).
Mar 30 - 6:41 PM

Rich Hill got torched for five earned runs in four innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Hill walked six and surrendered three hits, including a home run to veteran slugger Mark Reynolds. The left-hander has struggled now in all three of his Cactus League starts. He scored a one-year, $6 million free agent contract from the A's over the winter and will open the 2016 season as a member of the Oakland starting rotation, but it's probably best to ignore him in fantasy drafts.
Mar 15 - 7:55 PM

Rich Hill was blasted for seven runs on five hits and three walks over 2 1/3 innings Thursday against the Dodgers.

Five runs scored in the first inning after Hill walked the bases loaded before giving up a bases-clearing double to A.J. Ellis and a two-run homer to Trayce Thompson. He has now walked six batters in his first two spring starts. The southpaw landed a one-year, $6 million deal with Oakland over the winter, but he’s bit of a lottery ticket coming off his strong finish with the Red Sox last season.
Mar 10 - 6:29 PM

Rich Hill walked three and allowed two hits over 1 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

Hill, making his debut with the A's, gave up one run while striking out one. The lefty received a one-year, $6 million contract this winter after reviving his career with the Red Sox last year. We'll find out soon enough whether last September's performance (1.55 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, 36/5 K/BB ratio over 29 innings) was an aberration or the beginning of a second coming for the soon-to-be 36-year-old.
Mar 5 - 8:25 PM

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