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A.J. Pollock | Outfielder | #11

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock rejected a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer.
Arizona will now net a draft pick assuming Pollock signs with another team this offseason. The outfielder has dealt with numerous injuries over the last three seasons and hasn't been as good since his breakout 2015 campaign. That said he's still an above-average hitter who plays a solid center field, so Pollock will grab a nice contract this offseason. Nov 12 - 5:28 PM

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Diamondbacks extended a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer to OF A.J. Pollock.

Pollock has had to deal with numerous injuries and will turn 31 next month, but he will still command a multi-year contract this offseason. The D-backs will pick up a draft pick, assuming the outfielder signs on elsewhere.
Nov 2 - 2:46 PM

A.J. Pollock had a three-run homer and a triple Wednesday versus the Dodgers.

The homer was his 21st, surpassing his career high of 20 from his All-Star campaign in 2015. He was a much better all-around player then; he hit .315 with 39 doubles and 39 steals that year, compared to .262 with 21 doubles and 12 steals so far this season. He's mostly struggled the last two months of this year, but he has been on a homer binge of late, collecting five in his last 11 games.
Sep 27 - 1:38 AM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Pollock singled off Dodgers reliever Dylan Floro and eventually came around to score the go-ahead run on a base hit by Ildemaro Vargas in the seventh inning. He also reached on a force-out and swiped second base, his 12th steal of the year, in the eighth inning. It’s been a disappointing, injury-plagued campaign for the 30-year-old outfielder. He’s hitting .259/.317/.481 with 59 runs scored, 20 homers, 62 RBI and 12 steals in 446 plate appearances.
Sep 26 - 1:30 AM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-3 with a homer in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Pollock's homer came in the ninth off of Kenley Jansen with the Diamondbacks trailing 7-3. It gives him 62 RBI on the season, and an even 20 homers on the year. The .481 slugging percentage is nice, but his .257 average and .315 on-base percentage are extremely disappointing.
Sep 25 - 1:44 AM

A.J. Pollock went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday in the loss to the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks busted out with nine runs using a lineup laden with backups in Wednesday's win. Tonight, they went back to the starters and the offense proved inept again. Pollock, who was so terrific before getting hurt in mid-May, is batting just .232/.291/.350 with seven homers in 237 at-bats since returning in July. The poor second half will make it interesting to see what kind of offers he gets in free agency this winter.
Sep 22 - 1:57 AM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-4 with a homer on Monday in a loss to the Cubs.

The homer had zero significance on the game, as it came with the Diamondbacks trailing 5-0 in the ninth inning off of Kyle Hendricks. He now has 18 homers on the season, and he also adds his 60th RBI in 104 games with the Diamondbacks in 2018. Unfortunately, his average and on-base percentage -- .260 and .319, respectively -- leave a lot to be desired. It's fair to call this a disappointing season for Pollock.
Sep 18 - 12:48 AM

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

One of the hits was a double, the 21st of the season for the outfielder. Pollock has enjoyed a decent September; hitting .303/.375/.394 in his 33 at-bats. While it's not great, it's a vast improvement from his ugly August where he posted a .518 OPS and struck out 28 times in 90 at-bats. Pollock has been streaky throughout his career, and it shouldn't shock anyone if he finished the 2018 season on a hot run.
Sep 12 - 8:05 AM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of walks in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 loss to the Braves in extra-innings on Saturday.

Pollock came through with a clutch, two-out base hit back up the middle off Braves closer A.J. Minter in the 10th inning. Steven Souza scored easily from third base, but Nick Ahmed was thrown out at the plate attempting to score the tying run from second base, thanks to a brilliant play by shortstop Dansby Swanson, to end the game. The 30-year-old outfielder reached safely in three of his six plate appearances in this one. He's been mired in an absolute tailspin at the plate for over a month now, hitting just .196 (22-for-112) with one homer and 12 RBI in 32 games since August 2.
Sep 9 - 1:12 AM

A.J. Pollock clubbed a go-ahead solo homer off of Kirby Yates in the ninth inning on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Padres.

Pollock strolled to the dish with one out in the ninth inning and fouled off a tough 1-2 offering before crushing his go-ahead home run into the seats in left-center. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5. The 30-year-old outfielder is now slashing .286/.344/.540 with 16 homers, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases in his 78 games on the season.
Aug 19 - 7:36 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Padres.

Pollock got the scoring started for Arizona with a double in the first inning before plating another run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. This was the first time since July 8 that Pollock had driven in more than one run in a game. He’s still batting .284 on the year, but the uptick in his strikeout rate could hurt his chances of maintaining it for the long haul.
Aug 19 - 12:11 AM

A.J. Pollock is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers.

He is presumably just getting a breather. Jon Jay will make the start in center field and hit leadoff.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Pollock will give way to Jon Jay today, and he immediately becomes a strong play from his leadoff spot in Texas. The Diamondbacks have the highest run total today at 5.7 and are playing in the hottest conditions, which puts everyone in their lineup in play. Jay is really cheap on a couple sites, but priced up on others. Where he's cheap, I think he's a strong cash game play, and his .303 career average in 33 AB's vs. Gallardo can't hurt his upside today as well.
Aug 14 - 3:41 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 and scored a run but his team fell to the Reds on Saturday.

Both hits were singles. He singled in the fourth and trotted home when Eduardo Escobar cracked a two-run tater. Pollock missed several weeks with a fractured thumb and has a .286/.346/.538 slash line with 15 home runs and 45 RBI in 72 games. He's also stolen 10 bases. His .884 OPS is the highest mark of his seven-year career.
Aug 12 - 12:07 AM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the Diamondbacks’ 5-2 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

Pollock singled in the fourth inning and walked in the sixth against Phillies starter Nick Pivetta, before picking up his 45th RBI of the year in the ninth inning. He plated David Peralta from third base with a ground ball that snuck under the glove of third baseman Maikel Franco, who was charged with an error on the play. The 30-year-old outfielder missed nearly two months with a fractured left thumb in May, but is hitting .270 (27-for-100) with four homers and 12 RBI in 29 games since returning on July 2.
Aug 8 - 1:00 AM

A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday due to lower body tiredness.

Not other further details are available, but Pollock indicated that he expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday. Jon Jay is in center field Monday.
Aug 6 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Ryan Murphy
2Jeff Mathis
3Alex Avila
4Chris Stewart
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
3Ildemaro Vargas
2B1Daniel Descalso
2Ketel Marte
3Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Eduardo Escobar
2Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Socrates Brito
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Jon Jay
3Abraham Almonte
RF1David Peralta
2Chris Owings
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Clay Buchholz
4Shelby Miller
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Archie Bradley
2Yoshihisa Hirano
3Brad Boxberger
4Andrew Chafin
5Jake Diekman
6T.J. McFarland
7Silvino Bracho
8Jimmie Sherfy
9Matt Koch
10Yoan Lopez
11Matt Andriese
12Randall Delgado
13Jake Barrett
14Artie Lewicki