Arizona Diamondbacks Stock Watch: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

By Joseph Jacquez
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A.J. Pollock

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A.J. Pollock

Stock Watch: Hot 

Last 9 Games: 38 PA, .382 AVG, 13 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 9 R, 4 RBI, 4 SB

A.J. Pollock has developed into one of the best outfielders in baseball, and is part of a great young core that includes Paul Goldschmidt.

Pollock, who played in his first All-Star Game in Cincinnati last month, has reached base safely in 32 of his last 34 games with a .341 AVG (46 for 135). Pollock had a .340 average in July, and owns a .382 average so far in August.

Pollock has especially excelled in the no.2 hole where Chip Hale likes to have him in the lineup. In 55 games in the 2 hole, he has hit .313 this season.

He excells with RISP hitting .314 in those situations, and .318 with men on base. In 37 games against lefties, he is hitting .319, and righties can’t get him out either with a .309 average against them.

Pollock is 2nd in the N.L. in runs scored (76), fifth in stolen bases (27), and he is 9th in the N.L. in WAR (4.9).

He is also an elite defender in center ranking 9th in all of baseball with 12 defensive runs saved.

A.J. Pollock is putting together another great season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins an MVP in the future.