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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
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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

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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

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, powering the Diamondbacks to a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Pollock opened the scoring with a solo shot off Rangers starter Bartolo Colon in the first inning. The 30-year-old outfielder missed nearly two months with a fractured left thumb earlier this season, but he's hit .286 (24-for-84) since returning on July 2. He's up to 15 homers and 10 steals in 63 games.
Aug 1 - 1:53 AM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 and drove in a run in a victory over the Padres on Friday.

Pollock knocked in a run on an RBI double off of Luis Perdomo, and it gives the outfielder 42 runs batted in on the year. After missing all of June, Pollock now owns a solid line of .295/.377/.459 in July with a pair of homers. Expect to see similar numbers from the outfielder over the final two months of the season.
Jul 28 - 12:53 AM

A.J. Pollock cranked his 13th homer of the year Wednesday in Arizona’s loss to the Cubs.

Pollock provided the Diamondbacks’ lone run when he slugged a leadoff homer off Jon Lester in the seventh inning. That was his only hit of the afternoon. The 30-year-old has hit a booming .429 (9-for-21) since the All-Star break while raising his season average from .285 to an even .300.
Jul 25 - 6:10 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in a win over the Cubs on Monday.

Pollock knocked in the run on an RBI single in the first to give the Diamondbacks an early 1-0 lead. It's the 40th run batted in for the outfielder, and the pair of hits have his average sitting at exactly .300 over 56 games. When he's healthy, there aren't many better fantasy options in the National League that roam outfield.
Jul 23 - 11:11 PM

A.J. Pollock had five hits in a losing cause Friday against the Rockies.

Pollock doubled, stole a base and scored three times in the 11-10 game. It's always possible another injury is right around the corner, but he's been on the NL's best players when he's been able to take the field this year. His OPS stands at .955 through 53 games.
Jul 21 - 2:42 AM

A.J. Pollock was ejected from Sunday's game for arguing a called third strike.

It's the second career ejection for the dynamic Diamondbacks' outfielder. Pollock was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI before his departure.
Jul 8 - 6:05 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
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Jon Jay
3Jarrod Dyson
RF1David Peralta
2Chris Owings
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Clay Buchholz
7Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Archie Bradley
2Yoshihisa Hirano
3Brad Boxberger
4Brad Ziegler
5Andrew Chafin
6Jake Diekman
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Jimmie Sherfy
10Matt Koch
11Yoan Lopez
12Matt Andriese
13Randall Delgado