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A.J. Pollock | Outfielder

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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A.J. Pollock homered off the bench Saturday in the loss to the Dodgers.
Pollock homered off Zack Greinke in the fifth after entering as part of a double-switch. It was the first homer for the 26-year-old, who has struggled to a .203 average in 49 at-bats. The Diamondbacks are considering making him a fourth outfielder after Cody Ross returns, even though that would weaken their defense more than it'd improve their offense. Apr 13 - 12:03 AM

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Diamondbacks manager said Tuesday that he'll probably go with Gerardo Parra in center field once Cody Ross (hip) comes off the disabled list.

In turn, Ross would likely play left field while Mark Trumbo would play right. A.J. Pollock is off to a slow start this season, but we find it hard to believe they'd give up on him as a regular this soon. Chances are he'll shuffle all four outfielders based on matchups. It's a situation to watch in daily leagues, though.
Apr 8 - 2:12 PM

A.J. Pollock plated both Diamondbacks runs on Sunday as they played the Padres to a 2-2 tie in Cactus League action.

Pollock delivered a two-run triple in the second inning to account for all of the D'Backs offense. He's in line to be the everyday center fielder and leadoff hitter this year, and represents a nice value in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Mar 9 - 11:04 PM

A.J. Pollock belted his first home run of the Cactus League season, powering the Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

Pollock finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting a robust .409 (9-for-22) with three RBI in the early going. Slated for everyday at-bats atop the Diamondbacks lineup, his intriguing blend of power and speed make him an interesting flier in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 8 - 10:12 PM

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with two doubles Tuesday against the Padres.

Pollock is having a great spring thus far, batting .429. He performed well in 137 games last season, posting a .730 OPS with 12 stolen bases.
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Pollock's run-scoring single off Santiago Casilla tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth inning, but wound up being the extent of the D'Backs offense in the game. While he hasn't been a difference maker in fantasy leagues, the 25-year-old outfielder has proven that he can hold his own at this level, hitting .253/.300/.391 with seven homers, 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 08:11:00 PM

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a homer, steal, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

This was Pollock's first multi-hit game since August 17, his first extra-base hit since August 12, his first homer since June 29, his first multi-RBI contest since July 26 and his first steal since July 31. In other words: Congrats to owners that had the outfielder active today, but Pollock is not a reliable offensive threat going forward.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 05:45:00 PM

A.J. Pollock tripled, doubled, walked and scored three times against the Rockies on Friday.

Pollock had a rough June, so the Diamondbacks gave Tony Campana a couple of starts over him this week before going back to him tonight. He's been an adequate replacement for Adam Eaton overall, but his NL-only fantasy value will likely vanish once Eaton returns.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 01:02:00 AM

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with an RBI from the leadoff spot in Friday's win.

Pollock was probably looking at a demotion right about now if Adam Eaton's rehab went as hoped. As is, he'll remain in the majors and continue to start against lefties for a few more weeks. He's 8-for-14 the last five days after breaking out of a 1-for-19 slump.
Sat, May 25, 2013 12:33:00 AM

A.J. Pollock broke out of a slump by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored Monday against the Rockies.

Pollock went 1-for-19 last week, and he was hitting just .204 in May. He's probably getting sent down later this month when Adam Eaton comes off the DL.
Mon, May 20, 2013 11:59:00 PM

A.J. Pollock homered, doubled in two runs, walked and stole a base versus the Padres on Saturday.

Pollock, who was supposed to open the season in the minors until Arizona's outfield fell apart, has four homers, 10 doubles and five steals this season. Sure, he also has a 17/3 K/BB ratio, but he's been a heck of a fill-in so far.
Sun, May 5, 2013 12:40:00 AM

A.J. Pollock homered twice, doubled and knocked in four runs in the Diamondbacks' 10-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Pollock was expected to open this season in Triple-A, but that was before both Adam Eaton and Cody Ross got hurt. As is, he's starting in center field most of the time, and today's game should help keep him in the lineup. He entered the day hitless since going 3-for-4 with a double in the Diamondbacks' opener on April 1.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 06:54:00 PM

A.J. Pollock (abdominal strain) returned to the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday as the designated hitter.

Pollock still can't play the field, as he only feels pain in the abdominal area when he exerts himself throwing. It shouldn't be too much longer until he returns to the outfield.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 08:44:00 AM

A.J. Pollock was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game with slight abdominal tightness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now, but any injury figures to significantly reduce his chances of making the Opening Day roster. Adam Eaton has replaced Pollock in the Diamondbacks' lineup.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 02:12:00 PM

A.J. Pollock has been scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game with an undisclosed injury.

The severity isn't yet known, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that it's "some kind of side injury." Pollock batted .247/.315/.395 in 31 games during his brief time with the Diamondbacks last season and is likely to be organizational depth again in 2013.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Tony Campana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Brandon McCarthy
2Wade Miley
3Trevor Cahill
4Bronson Arroyo
5Josh Collmenter
6Daniel Hudson
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2J.J. Putz
3Brad Ziegler
4Oliver Perez
5Mike Bolsinger
6Joe Thatcher
7Randall Delgado
8Matt Reynolds
9Ryan Rowland-Smith
10David Hernandez