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August 3, 2020 04:04 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.

Hilliard will sit for the third straight contest after going 3-for-16 with a home run and two RBI over his first five games this year. Chris Owings will start in left field Monday, batting eighth.

August 2, 2020 01:00 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Hilliard started five of the first six games of the season, but he now finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. Chris Owings receives the start in left field Sunday for Colorado.

July 29, 2020 02:40 AM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Doubles, homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in the Rockies' 8-3 over the A's on Tuesday.

Batting out of the No. 8 spot, Hilliard knocked a pair of extra-base hits against Oakland starter Daniel Mengden, his first hits of the campaign. Unfortunately, Hilliard also struck out three times, bringing his total to eight strikeouts in 11 at-bats so far this season. He has started against every right-hander the Rockies have faced and appears to be in a left-field platoon with Garrett Hampson.

July 24, 2020 03:36 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Gets Opening Day start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard will bat eighth and play left field in Friday's season opener against the Rangers, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

It wasn't entirely clear how the Rockies' outfield situation would break down, but if Friday's lineup is any indication, Hilliard will be in the lineup against righties like Lance Lynn, the Rangers' Opening Day starter. He'll be in left, while David Dahl is in center and Raimel Tapia serves as the designated hitter. There's a good chance both Hilliard and Tapia sit frequently against southpaws, with Matt Kemp and Garrett Hampson entering the lineup. Saturday's game against lefty Mike Minor should provide clarity in that regard.

March 23, 2020 12:08 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Struggles in spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard hit .176 with two home runs, three doubles, 12 strikeouts and two walks in 36 plate appearances this spring.

He struck out a third of the time, which contributed to his poor batting average in a small sample, but he also leads all Rockies hitters with 34 at-bats in spring training. On March 1, Kyle Newman of the Denver Post suggested that Ian Desmond and Raimel Tapia could open the year in a platoon in left field, noting that Hilliard could also get starts there if he makes the roster. While Tapia put up better numbers than Hilliard this spring, he was worth -0.9 fWAR in 138 games last year and has never rated as better than replacement level in parts of four MLB seasons. It seems possible that Desmond and Tapia will indeed platoon when the season gets underway, but sooner or later Hilliard should get a longer look, either due to Tapia's struggles or an injury to an outfielder.

September 30, 2019 11:28 AM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Scores winning run in 13th inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 1-for-5 with a walk, a run and two steals in Sunday's season finale against the Brewers.

The game was ultimately a meaningless one for the Rockies, who finished at 71-91, but Hilliard will still enjoy his run, which came on a 13th-inning wild pitch to give his team the win. The 25-year-old made a strong impression in his 27-game debut this season, hitting .273/.356/.649 with seven homers.

September 28, 2019 11:32 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Smacks game-tying homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.

Down to their last out, Hilliard was called on to pinch hit for catcher Tony Wolters. Hilliard delivered a solo shot to left off Brewers closer Josh Hader, tying the game, which set the stage for Trevor Story's walkoff an inning later. Hilliard is up to seven homers and 13 RBI in 72 at-bats this season.

September 23, 2019 08:48 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Plates three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Hilliard launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning and drove home the Rockies' final run with a double in the ninth. The 25-year-old has been on a tear at the plate over his last five games, going 9-for-15 with four long balls and six RBI. He hit 35 home runs in Triple-A Albuquerque this season and has continued flashing his power since being called up to the majors in late August, slugging six round trippers in his first 54 at-bats.

September 21, 2019 12:32 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard hit a solo home run in his only at-bat during Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

Hilliard launched a 406-foot homer pinch hitting in the eighth inning, but unfortunately that would be the final run scored for the Rockies in a 12-5 rout by the Dodgers. It was his fifth long ball of the season and his third over the last two games. Hilliard is hitting .239/.327/.630 across 46 at-bats.

September 19, 2019 10:08 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Posts two home runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 7-4 victory against the Mets on Wednesday.

The sample size is still small, but Hilliard definitely has some pop. Six of his 10 hits in the big leagues this year have gone for extra bases, including four home runs. That's why his slugging percentage sits at .556 despite a .222 average. Hilliard also has seven RBI and six runs in 45 at-bats this season.

September 16, 2019 05:44 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.

Hilliard sits as usual with a southpaw (Stephen Matz) on the mound for the Mets. Garrett Hampson gets the nod in center field.

September 14, 2019 05:08 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Continues to sit vs. LHP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.

With another lefty due up for San Diego (Eric Lauer), Hilliard will remain on the bench in favor of Garrett Hampson in center field. The Rockies line up to face three left-handed starters next week.

September 13, 2019 05:36 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Benched vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.

Hilliard is headed for the bench with a left-hander slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Garrett Hampson is starting in center field and will bat second.

September 8, 2019 01:36 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Idle against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

The lefty-hitting Hilliard will take a seat with the Padres bringing southpaw Eric Lauer to the hill. Hilliard looked to have captured a near-everyday role in the Colorado outfield in late August, but he'll be on the bench for the fourth time in five contests Sunday. The rookie's opportunities could be limited moving forward following the recent return of outfielder Raimel Tapia from the injured list.

September 1, 2019 03:12 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

The lefty-hitting outfielder will head to the bench for the first time in the series with a lefty (Steven Brault) on the hill for the Pirates. Hilliard has gotten off to a 5-for-16 start to his big-league career, homering twice and driving in five in five games.

August 30, 2019 01:40 AM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Homers again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Rockies' 11-8 loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

The recently promoted rookie has now left the yard in each of his first two big-league starts, mashing a two-run shot in this contest off Michael Feliz in the eighth inning. His prodigious power at Triple-A Albuquerque was what led to his call-up, and so far Hilliard is off to a good start as he tries to show he can translate it to the big club. He only has eight at-bats, though, so he'll need to keep it up over a larger sample size before too much should be read into it.

August 28, 2019 05:32 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Out vs. southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Thomas Harding of reports.

After going 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his big-league debut Tuesday, Hilliard will give way to Yonathan Daza in center field Wednesday with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez starting for the opposition.

August 28, 2019 02:28 AM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Homers in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Hilliard was called up to the big leagues earlier in the day and wasted no time displaying his power at the plate, crushing a 455-foot shot to right center field in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old has an intriguing mix of power and speed, racking up 35 long balls and 22 steals in 126 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

August 27, 2019 05:20 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Surfaces in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Hilliard will immediately receive a shot to see big-league action, as he's starting in center field and batting seventh Tuesday against the Red Sox. He spent 126 games at Triple-A this season, slashing .262/.335/.558 with 35 home runs, 101 RBI and 22 stolen bases.

July 8, 2019 08:20 PM
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Posts four-homer week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliard slashed .333/.357/.815 with four home runs, five runs scored, eight RBI, a double and a stolen base for Triple-A Albuquerque last week.

Already in the midst of an impressive power-hitting campaign for the Isotopes, Hilliard ripped off this torrid seven-game stretch that saw him crank four more long balls. He now has 24 homers on the season through 373 plate appearances, putting him at fourth in the Pacific Coast League. The 25-year-old is mostly known for his pop, but he's also consistently demonstrated impressive skills on the base paths during his professional career, as he's swiped 16 bags this season, giving him 118 steals across 527 minor-league games.

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