Rich Hill Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 42
Born: March 11, 1980
Birthplace: 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: Free Agent (Dec. 2021)
College: Michigan
High School: Milton (MA)
   

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 10, 2002 (CHC)
Signing Scout: Scott May (CHC)
Signing Bonus: $302,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: July 2002 (Boise)
Added to 40-man: September 8, 2015 (BOS)
MLB Debut: June 15, 2005 (CHC)
Service Time (1/22): 12 years, 127 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2008, 2006, 2005)
Contract (2022): $5,000,000
   
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  Physical Description: Tall, athletic lefty. Good pitcher's frame. Maxed out.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Mostly easy delivery, but can show a bit of recoil when he reaches back. Has a tendency to kick up his left leg inwardly post delivery.

Fastball: 88-90 mph four-seamer, uses the pitch about 50% of the time.

Curveball: Primary secondary pitch. 70-74 mph with sweeping movement and late drop.

Changeup: 79-82 mph. Show-me pitch used only about 5% of the time. Induces ground balls.
  Career Notes: Local product. Nicknamed Dick Mountain. Has spent nime with 13 different organizations. Has now technically signed with the Red Sox as a free agent seven times in the course of stints from mid-2010 through 2012, the first half of 2014, and the end of 2015.

Summation: Middle to back of the rotation starter at this point in his career. Injury history makes him unreliable for the long-term, but still has shown success when healthy.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2000 Michigan Big10 NCAA --- 20 1 4 9.23 13 5 0 40.0 34 44 41 4 0 42 53 1.90 11.93 9.45
  2001 Michigan Big10 NCAA --- 21 3 5 3.84 15 10 0 61.0 43 35 26 2 0 53 72 1.57 10.62 7.82
  2002 Michigan Big10 NCAA --- 22 3 7 3.55 15 13 0 76.0 64 39 30 0 0 38 104 1.34 12.32 4.50
  2002 Boise Hawks Nwst A- CHC 22 0 2 8.36 6 5 0 14.0 15 19 13 0 3 14 12 2.07 7.71 9.00
  2003 Boise Hawks Nwst A- CHC 23 1 6 4.35 14 14 0 68.1 57 40 33 5 0 32 99 1.30 13.04 4.21
  2003 Lansing Lugnuts Midw A CHC 23 0 1 2.76 15 4 0 29.1 14 12 9 0 3 36 50 1.70 15.34 11.05
  2004 Daytona Cubs FSL A+ CHC 24 7 6 4.03 28 19 0 109.1 88 64 49 9 19 72 136 1.46 11.20 5.93
  2005 Peoria Chiefs Midw A CHC 25 1 0 1.13 1 1 0 8.0 5 2 1 0 0 0 12 0.63 13.50 0.00
  2005 West Tenn. Diamond Jaxx Sou AA CHC 25 4 3 3.28 10 10 0 57.2 42 22 21 9 2 21 90 1.09 14.05 3.28
  2005 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 25 6 1 3.60 11 10 0 65.0 53 28 26 11 4 14 92 1.03 12.74 1.94
  2005 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 25 0 2 9.13 10 4 0 23.2 25 24 24 3 1 17 21 1.77 7.99 6.46
  2006 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 26 7 1 1.80 15 15 0 100.0 62 22 20 3 0 21 135 0.83 12.15 1.89
  2006 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 26 6 7 4.17 17 16 0 99.1 83 51 46 16 2 39 90 1.23 8.15 3.53
  2007 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 27 11 8 3.92 32 32 0 195.0 170 89 85 27 12 63 183 1.19 8.45 2.91
  2008 Arizona Cubs Ariz Rk CHC 28 1 1 2.89 3 3 0 9.1 5 5 3 0 0 5 11 1.07 10.61 4.82
  2008 Daytona Cubs FSL A+ CHC 28 1 2 8.03 3 3 0 12.1 12 12 11 0 0 11 14 1.86 10.22 8.03
  2008 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 28 2 4 5.88 7 7 0 26.0 22 19 17 4 0 28 32 1.92 11.08 9.69
  2008 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 28 1 0 4.12 5 5 0 19.2 13 9 9 2 1 18 15 1.58 6.86 8.24
  2009 Frederick Keys Caro A+ Bal 29 0 1 3.00 1 1 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.33 9.00 0.00
  2009 Norfolk Tides IL AAA Bal 29 1 1 1.35 3 3 0 13.1 5 2 2 1 0 9 14 1.05 9.45 6.08
  2009 Baltimore Orioles AL MLB Bal 29 3 3 7.80 14 13 0 57.2 68 53 50 7 1 40 46 1.87 7.18 6.24
  2010 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 30 4 3 4.30 23 4 0 46.0 35 26 22 5 8 30 47 1.41 9.20 5.87
  2010 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 30 3 1 3.74 19 6 0 53.0 45 22 22 3 9 29 55 1.40 9.34 4.92
  2010 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 30 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 4.0 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 1.50 6.75 2.25
  2011 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 31 1 0 1.13 10 0 1 16.0 8 3 2 1 1 5 18 0.81 10.13 2.81
  2011 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 31 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 1 3 12 0.75 13.50 3.38
  2012 Gulf Coast Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 32 0 1 13.50 2 1 0 1.1 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 1.50 20.25 13.50
  2012 Greenville Drive SAL A Bos 32 0 0 4.50 2 2 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 1.00 22.50 0.00
  2012 Salem Red Sox Caro A+ Bos 32 0 0 0.00 3 3 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 0.50 18.00 2.25
  2012 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 32 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.00 9.00 0.00
  2012 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 32 1 0 1.13 8 0 0 8.0 3 1 1 1 0 2 10 0.63 11.25 2.25
  2012 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 32 1 0 1.83 25 0 0 19.2 17 4 4 0 0 11 21 1.42 9.61 5.03
  2013 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 33 1 2 6.28 63 0 0 38.2 38 30 27 3 2 29 51 1.73 11.87 6.75
  2014 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 34 3 3 3.23 25 0 2 39.0 29 15 14 0 2 17 45 1.18 10.38 3.92
  2014 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 34 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 10 0.75 22.50 2.25
  2014 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 34 0 0 1.69 14 0 0 5.1 6 1 1 0 1 3 9 1.69 15.19 5.06
  2014 Los Angeles Angels AL MLB LAA 34 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  2015 Long Island Ducks Atl Indy --- 35 1 0 0 2 2 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 21 0.45 17.18 2.45
  2015 Syracuse Chiefs IL AAA Was 35 2 2 2.91 25 0 0 21.2 12 9 7 1 0 21 32 1.52 13.29 8.72
  2015 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 35 3 2 2.78 5 5 0 32.1 27 11 10 3 0 9 29 1.11 8.07 2.51
  2015 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 35 2 1 1.55 4 4 0 29.0 14 5 5 2 2 5 36 0.66 11.17 1.55
  2016 Stockton Ports Calif A+ Oak 36 0 0 3.00 1 1 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 1.33 18.00 0.00
  2016 Oakland Athletics AL MLB Oak 36 9 3 2.25 14 14 0 76.0 55 22 19 2 8 28 90 1.09 10.66 3.32
  2016 Los Angeles Dodgers NL MLB LAD 36 3 2 1.83 6 6 0 34.1 22 7 7 2 0 5 39 0.79 10.22 1.31
  2017 Rancho Cuca. Quakes Calif A+ LAD 37 1 1 6.35 2 2 0 5.2 3 4 4 0 2 4 5 1.24 7.94 6.35
  2017 Los Angeles Dodgers NL MLB LAD 37 12 8 3.32 25 25 0 135.2 99 51 50 18 9 49 166 1.09 11.01 3.25
  2018 Rancho Cuca. Quakes Calif A+ LAD 38 0 1 0.00 1 1 0 4.2 4 2 0 0 0 0 10 0.86 19.29 0.00
  2018 Los Angeles Dodgers NL MLB LAD 38 11 5 3.66 25 24 0 132.2 108 57 54 20 8 41 150 1.12 10.18 2.78
  2019 Rancho Cuca. Quakes Calif A+ LAD 39 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.50 18.00 0.00
  2019 Los Angeles Dodgers NL MLB LAD 39 4 1 2.45 13 13 0 58.2 48 20 16 10 4 18 72 1.12 11.05 2.76
  2020 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 40 2 2 3.03 8 8 0 38.2 28 13 13 3 1 17 31 1.16 7.22 3.96
  2021 Tampa Bay Rays AL MLB TB 41 6 4 3.87 19 19 0 95.1 75 41 41 14 8 36 91 1.16 8.59 3.40
  2021 New York Mets NL MLB NYM 41 1 4 3.84 13 12 0 63.1 62 29 27 7 8 19 59 1.28 8.38 2.70
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 42 0 0 3.00 1 1 0 3.0 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 1.33 15.00 0.00
2022 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 42     stats                            
2023 TBD --- --- --- 43     stats                            
   
     
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  2005 Chicago Cubs ML Player of the Year
2006 Pacific Coast League All-Star
2006 Triple-A All-Star
  2011 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - RP  
   

   
     
 
 
 
     
 
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