Rich Hill

#18, SP, Oakland
Rich Hill
  • Height:
    6-5
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    March 11, 1980
  • Birth Place:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • College:
    Michigan
  • Draft:
    2002 4ᵗʰ round by the Chicago Cubs
  • W
    9
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    2.25
  • K
    90
  • BB
    28


Player Notes
Rich Hill (finger) said that he will not be wearing a covering on his blistered left middle finger during Friday's bullpen session.

Advice: Friday will mark the first time Hill has attempted to throw the ball off a mound without a covering on his blister. He said that the skin on the impacted area still feels thin, but hopes for it to thicken the more he pitches. He could start against the Indians on Sunday, though that will largely depend on how he feels after his bullpen.

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Wed, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (finger) is tentatively scheduled to return to the A's rotation Sunday in Cleveland.

Advice: Hill first has to make it through a bullpen session Friday. He hasn't appeared in a game since July 17 because of a blister on his left middle finger, but his recent throwing sessions with a protective cover have gone well. The veteran southpaw is one of Oakland's top trade chips leading up to the August 1 deadline, boasting a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this season.

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Tue, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (finger) is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

Advice: Hill has been throwing with a protective cover on his finger and it's unclear whether he has made enough progress to shed it. The southpaw hasn't pitched since July 17, but the A's remain hopeful he'll be able to make a start before the end of the team's current road trip. It's worth noting that the road trip runs right through the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

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Mon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Rich Hill described the blister on his left middle finger as "a little hot spot," but said that it's healing.

Advice: Hill, who left a start on July 17 after just five pitches, threw a bullpen session Sunday while wearing a protective cover on his finger. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action, but some clarity would be nice as August 1 approaches. The southpaw is one of the top starting pitchers on the trade market.

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Mon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (blister) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday.

Advice: He'll wear a cover on his finger where a blister has developed and is refusing to go away -- that cover, by the way, can't be worn in a live game. The veteran left-hander lasted just five pitches in his first start out of the All-Star break, back on July 17. Hill is one of Oakland's better trade chips leading up to the August 1 deadline, but he obviously needs to get past this. There is no timetable for his return to the Athletics' rotation.

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Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (blister) played catch again on Friday without any issues.

Advice: There is still no timetable to get the veteran left-hander back on the mound, as they are playing things very cautiously not to make the injury worse. It seems likely that he'll be ready to pitch at some point next week, which could be his only showcase for team's interested in acquiring Hill before the trade deadline.

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Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (blister) played catch Thursday for the second straight day.

Advice: However, he did so with a covering on the finger where he has a blister. Hill will not be ready to start on Sunday, as the A's will give the ball to Jesse Hahn. The left-hander should be ready at some point next week, which would likely be his last chance to start prior to the trade deadline.

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Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Rich Hill (blister) is doubtful to be ready Sunday.

Advice: That's the next time Oakland needs a starting pitcher, but Hill's blister is not quite healed. This obviously comes with bad timing for the A's, who will be trying to trade the veteran southpaw ahead of the August 1 deadline. He boasts a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this season but has made just three starts since the end of May.

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Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
A's manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that it's too early to tell whether Rich Hill (blister) is going to be able to take his next turn in the rotation.

Advice: Hill left his last start Sunday versus the Blue Jays after aggravating a blister on his throwing hand. It's something that has been bothering him since before the All-Star break. Melvin said the A's are trying to avoid placing Hill on the disabled list -- he is one of their top trade chips -- but couldn't offer up any guarantees.

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Tue, Jul 19 Rotoworld
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports said the Tigers have been "calling around on starting pitching."

Advice: Passan considers them a dark horse to land Rich Hill, who has also drawn interest from the Blue Jays, Dodgers, Marlins, Orioles, Rangers and Red Sox. Hill's trade market should expand once teams feel confident about his health. He had his last start moved back because of a blister and then lasted just five pitches Sunday against Toronto. Aside from his blister issues and a groin injury that sidelined him for all of June, Hill has had a renaissance year for the A's, contributing a stellar 2.25 ERA over 14 appearances.

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Mon, Jul 18 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Friday, July 29

Head-to-head vs. Cleveland

Head-to-head vs. Cleveland
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. CLE 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 2 5 0.00 0.64 .067
Away (this year) 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 44.2 29 8 7 1 14 56 1.41 0.96 .184
Night (this year) 9 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 52.0 43 16 13 1 17 66 2.25 1.15 .225
Last game vs. CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 17 TOR L 3-5 - 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 76.0 2.25
Jul 7 @HOU W 3-1 W 6.0 3 1 1 0 2 10 9 3 0 0 0 76.0 2.25
Jul 2 PIT L 2-4 - 6.0 4 2 2 0 2 6 8 3 0 0 0 70.0 2.31
May 29 DET W 4-2 W 6.1 5 2 2 0 3 9 8 3 0 0 0 64.0 2.25
May 23 @SEA W 5-0 W 8.0 8 0 0 0 0 6 7 3 0 0 0 57.2 2.18
May 18 TEX W 8-1 W 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 6 6 3 0 0 0 49.2 2.54
May 13 @TB W 6-3 W 6.0 4 3 3 0 4 7 5 3 0 0 0 43.2 2.68
May 7 @BAL W 8-4 W 5.2 2 1 1 0 3 5 4 3 0 0 0 37.2 2.39
May 1 HOU L 1-2 L 6.0 2 2 2 1 4 4 3 3 0 0 0 32.0 2.53
Apr 26 @DET W 5-1 W 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 0 0 0 26.0 2.42
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2005 CHC 10 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23.2 25 24 24 3 17 21 9.13 1.77 .260
2006 CHC 17 16 6 7 0 0 0 2 1 99.1 83 51 46 16 39 90 4.17 1.23 .227
2007 CHC 32 32 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 195.0 170 89 85 27 63 183 3.92 1.19 .235
2008 CHC 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.2 13 9 9 2 18 15 4.12 1.58 .191
2009 BAL 14 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 57.2 68 53 50 7 40 46 7.80 1.87 .296
2010 BOS 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 5 0 0 0 1 3 0.00 1.50 .294
2011 BOS 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 3 12 0.00 0.75 .115
2012 BOS 25 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 19.2 17 4 4 0 11 21 1.83 1.42 .236
2013 CLE 63 0 1 2 0 2 13 0 0 38.2 38 30 27 3 29 51 6.28 1.73 .257
2014 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 1 0 3 0 INF 0.00 1.000
2014 NYY 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.1 6 1 1 0 3 9 1.69 1.69 .286
2015 BOS 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 29.0 14 5 5 2 5 36 1.55 0.66 .141
2016 OAK 14 14 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 76.0 55 22 19 2 28 90 2.25 1.09 .201
Totals 215 88 35 26 0 2 24 3 2 576.0 498 289 271 62 260 577 4.23 1.32 .233
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 CHC 9 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2006 CHC 16 30 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 .100 .129 .133 .262
2007 CHC 31 63 0 8 2 0 0 5 1 33 0 0 .127 .141 .159 .299
2008 CHC 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 BAL 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Totals 65 114 1 14 3 0 0 6 2 51 0 0 .123 .138 .149 .287
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2005 CHC 10 P 4 23 1 2 1 0 0 1.000
2006 CHC 17 P 16 99 2 10 7 1 0 .900
2007 CHC 32 P 32 195 4 30 22 4 0 .867
2008 CHC 5 P 5 19 0 2 2 0 0 1.000
2009 BAL 14 P 13 57 1 11 9 1 0 .909
2010 BOS 6 P 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2011 BOS 9 P 0 8 1 1 0 0 1 1.000
2012 BOS 25 P 0 19 4 8 4 0 1 1.000
2013 CLE 63 P 0 38 3 8 4 1 0 .875
2014 LAA 2 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2014 NYY 14 P 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2015 BOS 4 P 4 29 1 4 2 1 0 .750
2016 OAK 14 P 14 76 4 13 7 2 1 .846
Totals 215 P 88 576 21 89 58 10 3 .888