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2 Aaron Hill 2B
Height/Weight: 5-11/205 | Birthdate: 3/21/1982 | Birthplace: Visalia, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Louisiana State | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/39 | Average Draft Position: 115.09
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Hitters to sit in Week 21


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/16/2014) Thinking about starting Stephen Vogt, Lucas Duda, Aaron Hill, Nick Castellanos, J.J. Hardy or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 21 (Aug. 18-24)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Aaron Hill absent from Thursday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is catching a break Thursday at Miami. He is out of the lineup in favor of Cliff Pennington.

Hill has just four hits in his last 25 at-bats.


Aaron Hill back from two-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill returned to the starting lineup Tuesday at Cincinnati after missing two straight starts due to a hand injury. Hill is batting .400 (16 for 40) with two home runs, five doubles and six RBI in his last 11 games.

Aaron Hill expected to return Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic

Hill was hit by a pitch Saturday, and hasn't been able to play since then. He's available off the bench Monday, so it's clear he's made progress. Hill is hitting .256/.291/.389 over 375 at-bats. 


Aaron Hill available off the bench Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill may not be in the starting lineup Monday, but he is available off the bench, according to MLB.com.

Hill is dealing with a hand injury. He left Saturday's game due to the issue, and did not play Sunday. Hill is hitting .256/.291/.389 over 375 at-bats. 


Aaron Hill out again for Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) A hand injury that knocked Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill out of the game Saturday continues to keep him sidelined Monday in Cincinnati. Didi Gregorius is set to man the position.

The inactivity has cost Hill the momentum gained by a 10-game hitting streak in which he has 16 hits in 39 at-bats with six doubles and two home runs.


Hand injury keeps Aaron Hill out of starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was left out of the starting lineup Sunday at Philadelphia after leaving Saturday's game due to a hand injury. Didi Gregorius started at second base Sunday for Arizona.

Aaron Hill exits game Saturday with hand injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was removed from Saturday's game against the Phillies due to a bruised right hand, MLB.com reports.

Hill underwent X-rays on the injured hand and the tests cam back clean. He was 1 for 3 with two runs scored before being removed. Hill has hit .256/.291/.389 with eight home runs and 49 RBI in 375 at-bats.


Diamondbacks looking to deal Aaron Hill


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Diamondbacks are looking to deal second baseman Aaron Hill, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Hill has hit .251/.285/.381 over 367 at-bats. He's owed $26 million over the next two seasons. The club is also considering dealing Martin Prado, though that seems unlikely. 


Aaron Hill finally getting 'freed up' at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill blames his poor first-half production on putting too much pressure on himself, according to The Arizona Republic.

"I love what I do. I'm very passionate about what I do," Hill said. "When I don't do things the way I should be doing things, I do get a little upset. That's just because I know I'm better and I expect a lot out of myself. That has hurt me this year a little bit, looking too much into it."

Hill, though, seems to be finally turning the corner offensively. He's hit safely in seven straight games, which includes two home runs and three doubles in that span.

"He looks more relaxed at the plate," hitting coach Turner Ward said. "He looks more freed up. He's taking more of those pitches and taking them to right, and that's what's going to get him back to the other side."


Aaron Hill slugs eighth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill went 1 for 3 with a solo home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win over the Tigers Tuesday.

Hill started his day with a blast over the left-field fence in the first inning to tie the game at 1-1. He added another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and drove in a third run on a groundout in the sixth. Hill has put together a seven-game hitting streak to help boost his line to .251/.284/.380 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 363 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 17


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/20/2014) If you're planning to start Derek Norris, Michael Morse, Aaron Hill, Nolan Arenado, Brad Miller or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 17 (July 21-27), you might want to read the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

All are considered "sits" for the upcoming scoring period.


Aaron Hill smacks seventh home run Saturday vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 2-0 win over the Giants Saturday.

Hill delivered the first scoring in the game with his fourth-inning blast, and he crossed the plate again on a seventh-inning single by Gerardo Parra. It was his first multihit performance of the month and his first home run since June 11. Hill has hit .241/.275/.365 with seven home runs and 45 RBI in 340 at-bats.


Martin Prado, Aaron Hill linked to trade rumors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Diamondbacks infielders Aaron Hill and Martin Prado continue to be mentioned in trade rumors, according to The Arizona Republic.

Hill has even been linked to a trade with the Blue Jays. He played for Toronto from 2005-11 before he was traded to Arizona in Aug. 2011.


Aaron Hill grabbing some pine against Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is catching a break Friday in Atlanta in favor of Didi Gregorius. Nick Ahmed is set to play short.

Hill has one hit in each of his last three games, but those are his lone hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 12


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/15/2014) Planning on starting Carlos Ruiz, Justin Morneau, Aaron Hill, Pablo Sandoval, Andrelton Simmons or Corey Dickerson in Fantasy Week 12 (16-22)? You may want to think twice about that.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Aaron Hill picks up three hits Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill picked up three hits Friday against the Dodgers.

Hill added two doubles and a single throughout the game. He finished 3 for 5, with one run and two RBI. It was the first time he's posted a three-hit game since May 29. Hill is hitting .253/.297/.402 over 249 at-bats.


Aaron Hill knocks sixth home run Wednesday vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill represented his team's entire offense Wednesday, going 1 for 4 with a solo home run in Arizona's 6-1 loss to the Astros.

Hill had just one of four hits in the game for the Diamondbacks, and he was the only player on his team with an extra-base hit in the loss. He has hit .250/.296/.400 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 240 at-bats.


Aaron Hill ends slump with homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill snapped out of a slump Thursday, in a 4-0 win over the Reds.

Hill went 3 for 4 in Thursday's contest, matching his hit total for the previous eight games combined. He scored once on a solo home run in the fourth inning, and added an RBI single in the sixth.

Hill is hitting .259/.315/.416 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 52 games.  


Aaron Hill losing Fantasy value, but not a lost cause


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has been one of the more disappointing Fantasy options in my opinion. I liked Hill as a sleeper at second base this preseason after he was coming off an injury plagued 2013, but I made the move to drop Hill to 15th in the second-base rankings since the position is getting deep.

I'm still hopeful Hill will figure it out for selfish reasons because I own him in multiple Fantasy leagues. It seems his biggest problem this season is that he's chasing pitches. He's swinging at 31.5 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, which is well above his career rate of 26.1 percent, per FanGraphs.com. It's no surprise his strikeout rate is at a career-high 18.4 percent.

The last time Hill swung at more than 30 percent of pitches outside the strike zone was in 2010 (31.3) and 2012 (30.1). Though, his numbers in 2010 were far worse than 2012, which was the season Hill finished as the second-highest scoring Fantasy second baseman in points leagues. He's proven he can still succeed even though he chases pitches out of the strike zone.

Even though Hill has underachieved, there's not a lot of quality second baseman I would drop him for in Fantasy. With players owned in less than 75 percent of leagues, I think I would only drop Hill for Kolten Wong (53 percent). Hill is still a good enough talent that I wouldn't mind waiting to see if he can turn it around if there really aren't any promising options on waivers.


Aaron Hill back in starting lineup Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill rejoined the starting lineup Tuesday against the Padres after missing Monday's game due to an ankle injury. Hill enters play Tuesday mired in a 2-for-17 slump in his last six games.

Aaron Hill might sit out again Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday second baseman Aaron Hill might miss another game Tuesday against the Padres, but he doesn't consider Hill's ankle injury to be a serious issue, per The Arizona Republic.

"Actually, he could play the field OK, but the hitting really bothered him," Gibson said. "We're going to give him another day and get some more information, and maybe he's convinced he should wear his pad all the time now."


Ankle injury prevents Aaron Hill from starting Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was not in the starting lineup Monday against the Padres after leaving the second game of Sunday's doubleheader due to a left ankle injury. Cliff Pennington started at second base Monday for Arizona.

Hill is batting .270 with two doubles, two home runs, six runs and eight RBI in 17 May games.


Aaron Hill exits Game 2 of doubleheader with ankle issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was removed from Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets for precautionary reasons after fouling a ball off his left ankle, the team announced.

Hill left the game in the seventh inning and was replaced by Cliff Pennington. He went 1 for 5 with two walks an a run scored during the doubleheader. He is hitting .257 with four homers and 23 RBI in 183 at-bats.

The Diamondbacks will open a three-game series at home against the Padres on Monday.

Aaron Hill returns to action Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Diamondbacks second infielder Aaron Hill is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, after missing three games due to a shoulder injury.