Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 2 months ago

Hill went 1-for-3 with his fourth home run, a two-run shot, Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Hill has had a pretty rough season at the plate, posting just a .224/.284/.333 line to this point, but continues to get starts at second and third base a few times per week. With Chris Owings unable to grab the second base job for himself, Hill should keep getting at-bats as a part-time player despite his struggles.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 2 months ago

Hill is in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, batting fifth as the second baseman.

After Chris Owings got two straight starts at second base, Hill will dig in Wednesday against Dodgers' lefty Brett Anderson. Hill is only 3-for-13 lifetime against Anderson and is batting .264 overall against lefties on the season.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 2 months ago

Hill is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Hill has made his way into the lineup for three straight games, but will take a seat Sunday with Chris Owings at second base and Jake Lamb at third. Look for Hill to continue to see sporadic playing time in a crowded infield.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 2 months ago

Hill went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Starting against a right-handed pitcher for the first time since May 30, Hill's role has fallen into that of a small-side platoon player. With Jake Lamb's return from the disabled list, there are fewer plate appearances to go around in the Arizona infield. In 50 games this season, Hill is hitting .233/.293/.336 with three homers and 15 RBI over 137 at-bats.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill will start at third base Wednesday for the second straight day.

Hill and Yasmany Tomas have split the third base duties over the last eight games, and Wednesday's contest will be the third out of four in which Hill has started. Hill is sizzling this month (going 13-for-28 (.464) with three home runs and eight RBI through nine games.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill went 3-for-5 from the plate Tuesday against the Nationals, driving in two runs and scoring two of his own.

Hill's average jumped by .022 points Tuesday. He came into the night hitting just .260. Hill doesn't do one thing particularly well, but he's having a good all-around season, posting a slash line of .282/.449/.782.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill continued his recent success on Sunday, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run versus the Padres.

After a putrid start to the season Hill has really turned it around of late and has gone 10-for-21 with three home runs, six RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base over his past seven games. Hill is currently a part-time player but could earn even more playing time at second base if middle infielders Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings continue to underachieve.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill went 0-for-1, but had three walks and a run scored, Friday in a win over San Diego.

Hill continues to turn around his season at the plate, posting a .407/.467/.667 line over his last 27 at-bats. He will still be a part-time player until either Nick Ahmed or Chris Owings is demoted, but he is showing that he can have some value in deeper leagues.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill went 2-for-4 with a double and his first stolen base of the season in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Colorado.

Hill played third base in this one after starting at second in the first game. In total, Hill went 6-for-9 in the doubleheader Wednesday, starting both games, and raised his batting line to .262/.294/.400. While he hasn't claimed a starting gig yet, he is going to keep pushing Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas for playing time if he hits. He could be someone to target on the cheap in deep and NL-only leagues.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B/DH ARI 4 months ago

Hill was 4-for-5 with his second home run of the season, a run scored, and four RBI in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Rockies.

Hill is finally showing some signs of life at the dish with hits in five straight games. Wednesday's performance pushed his average up to .246, the first time all year he has been above the Mendoza line. Hill continues to get periodic playing time at second and third base, but has not claimed a starting job yet. That may change if he gets hot.