Rich Hill#18, SP, Oakland
- March 11, 1980
- Birth Place:
- Boston, Massachusetts
- 2002 4ᵗʰ round by the Chicago Cubs
— Player Notes
Advice: Hill had his blister covered for the first 45 pitches but took it off for the last 15. Assuming he isn't traded, Hill should return to the A's rotation either Thursday against the Angels or Friday versus the Cubs. He left his last start on July 17 after throwing just five pitches.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterSat, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: Hill wasn't going to start again for the A's before the trade deadline, so there's really no harm in better utilizing his roster spot. There remains a very high likelihood that he's wearing a new uniform when August begins.Sat, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: Starting pitching is proving to be very hard to come by on the trade market, and despite his blister issue, Hill still looks to be a very attractive commodity. The veteran southpaw owns a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 90/28 K/BB ratio over 76 innings on the season.
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Advice: Hill threw a bullpen session Friday without a covering on his blistered left middle finger. While the blister is doing better, he's still not ready to take the ball. That means he will not make another start before the trade deadline and will have gone over two weeks in between starts. It obviously is going to affect his trade market, although he still seems likely to be dealt. Sonny Gray will start on regular rest Sunday.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterFri, Jul 29 Rotoworld
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.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterWed, Jul 27 Rotoworld
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.
More: Jane Lee on TwitterTue, Jul 26 Rotoworld
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.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterMon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
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.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterMon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
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.
More: Susan Slusser on TwitterSat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
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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Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/5 vs. CHC
Sunday, July 31
1:10 PM EDT CSCA, STO
Head-to-head vs. Cleveland
|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|
|Day (this year)||5||5||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||24.0||12||6||6||1||11||24||2.25||0.96||.145|
|Last game vs. CLE||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|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|