Diamondbacks Player Spotlight: A.J. Pollock


A.J. Pollock has accompanied Paul Goldschmidt in the Diamondbacks surprising success this season.

Pollock is batting .299 and has 42 Rbis with an OBP of .350. He also has 19 stolen bases (6th in the Major Leagues). Pollock also had an eight-game hitting streak going into Saturday’s game against the Mets. Although he reached base twice via walks, he came up short of extending his hitting streak.

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Pollock’s talent this season hasn’t gone unnoticed as he was the second Diamondback named to the 2015 National League All Star team, alongside Paul Goldschmidt of course. Pollock will be heading to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career and he is very deserving of this honor.

The Diamondbacks have surprised a lot of people this season as they are just three games behind the World Series Champion Giants and 7.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although this may seem like a long-shot for the Diamondbacks to reach the postseason, but they are just five games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second wild card spot. Anything is possible.

While they just hit the .500 mark after a long up-and-down battle, they fall back to two games under .500, but it’s already progress from last season which resulted in them ending the season in last place with a record of 64-98.

Pollock has had a tremendous year with the bat and with the glove. His career-high statistics have played a big role in the Diamondback’s success thus far as the team sits at 42-45 at the All-Star break. Pollock’s great numbers will only continue to get better. after All-Star break.