Rich Hill Pitcher

     
 

Age: 34
Born: March 11, 1980
Boston, MA
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 4th round, 2002 by CHC;
7th round, 2001 by LAA;
36th round, 1999 by CIN

How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2014)
College: Michigan
High School: Milton HS (MA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Local product. Tall lefty features a 90-92 mph fastball, a plus 12-to-6 curveball, and a passable changeup. Poor control and subpar command. Hill tends to hang his curveball and get hit around, but when he keeps it down his curveball is unhittable. In 2011, Hill moved to a sidearm delivery. Using that new delivery, Hill is throwing a 87-92 mph rising fastball and a decent low-to-mid 70s curveball.

 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2000 Michigan NCAA NCAA - 20 1 4 0.200 9.23 13 5 0 40.0 34 44 41 4 42 53 1.90 1.26 11.93
  2001 Michigan NCAA NCAA - 21 3 5 0.375 3.84 15 10 0 61.0 43 35 26 2 53 72 1.57 1.36 10.62
  2002 Michigan NCAA NCAA - 22 3 7 0.300 3.55 15 13 0 76.0 64 39 30 0 38 104 1.34 2.74 12.32
  2002 Boise Nwst A- CHC 22 0 2 0.000 8.36 6 5 0 14.0 15 19 13 0 14 12 2.07 0.86 7.71
  2003 Boise Nwst A- CHC 23 1 6 0.143 4.35 14 14 0 68.3 57 40 33 5 32 99 1.30 3.09 13.04
  2003 Lansing Midw A CHC 23 0 1 0.000 2.76 15 4 0 29.3 14 12 9 0 36 50 1.70 1.39 15.34
  2004 Daytona FSL A+ CHC 24 7 6 0.538 4.03 28 19 0 109.3 88 64 49 9 72 136 1.46 1.89 11.20
  2005 Peoria Midw A CHC 25 1 0 1.000 1.13 1 1 0 8.0 5 2 1 0 0 12 0.63 --- 13.50
  2005 West Tennessee Sou AA CHC 25 4 3 0.571 3.28 10 10 0 57.7 42 22 21 9 21 90 1.09 4.29 14.05
  2005 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 25 6 1 0.857 3.60 11 10 0 65.0 53 28 26 11 14 92 1.03 6.57 12.74
  2005 Chicago NL MLB CHC 25 0 2 0.000 9.13 10 4 0 23.7 25 24 24 3 17 21 1.77 1.24 7.99
  2006 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 26 7 1 0.875 1.80 15 15 0 100.0 62 22 20 3 21 135 0.83 6.43 12.15
  2006 Chicago NL MLB CHC 26 6 7 0.462 4.17 17 16 0 99.3 83 51 46 16 39 90 1.23 2.31 8.15
  2007 Chicago NL MLB CHC 27 11 8 0.579 3.92 32 32 0 195.0 170 89 85 27 63 183 1.19 2.90 8.45
  2008 Azl Cubs Ariz Rk CHC 28 1 1 0.500 2.89 3 3 0 9.3 5 5 3 0 5 11 1.07 2.20 10.61
  2008 Daytona FSL A+ CHC 28 1 2 0.333 8.03 3 3 0 12.3 12 12 11 0 11 14 1.86 1.27 10.22
  2008 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 28 2 4 0.333 5.88 7 7 0 26.0 22 19 17 4 28 32 1.92 1.14 11.08
  2008 Chicago NL MLB CHC 28 1 0 1.000 4.12 5 5 0 19.7 13 9 9 2 18 15 1.58 0.83 6.86
  2009 Frederick Caro A+ BAL 29 0 1 0.000 3.00 1 1 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.33 --- 9.00
  2009 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 29 1 1 0.500 1.35 3 3 0 13.3 5 2 2 1 9 14 1.05 1.56 9.45
  2009 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 29 3 3 0.500 7.80 14 13 0 57.7 68 53 50 7 40 46 1.87 1.15 7.18
  2010 Memphis PCL AAA STL 30 4 3 0.571 4.30 23 4 0 46.0 35 26 22 5 30 47 1.41 1.57 9.20
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 30 3 1 0.750 3.74 19 6 0 53.0 45 22 22 3 29 55 1.40 1.90 9.34
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 30 1 0 1.000 0.00 6 0 0 4.0 5 0 0 0 1 3 1.50 3.00 6.75
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 31 1 0 1.000 1.13 10 0 1 16.0 8 3 2 1 5 18 0.81 3.60 10.13
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 31 0 0 --- 0.00 9 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 3 12 0.75 4.00 13.50
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 32 0 1 0.000 13.50 2 1 0 1.3 0 2 2 0 2 3 1.50 1.50 20.25
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 32 0 0 --- 4.50 2 2 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 5 1.00 --- 22.50
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 32 0 0 --- 0.00 3 3 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0.50 8.00 18.00
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 32 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00 --- 9.00
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 32 1 0 1.000 1.13 8 0 0 8.0 3 1 1 1 2 10 0.63 5.00 11.25
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 32 1 0 1.000 1.83 25 0 0 19.7 17 4 4 0 11 21 1.42 1.91 9.61
  2013 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 33 1 2 0.333 6.28 63 0 0 38.7 38 30 27 3 29 51 1.73 1.76 11.87
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 31     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 10, 2002 by Scott May (CHC)
Signing Bonus: $302,000
MiLB Debut: July 2002 (Boise)
MLFA Eligible: November 2014
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: MLFA
Added to 40-man: February 21, 2012
MLB Debut:
June 15, 2005 (CHC)
MLB Service Time (through 2013): 6 years, 37 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
  Awards
2005 Chicago Cubs ML Player of the Year
2006 Pacific Coast League All-Star
2006 Triple-A All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2011 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - RP

 


  

 
 

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