• Full name David Taylor Hill
  • Born 03/12/1989 in Nashville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Debut 06/25/2014
  • Drafted in the 6th round (187th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2011 (signed for $36,000).
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    Hill has pitched in Vanderbilt's rotation for most of his four seasons on campus. A 30th-round pick of the Indians last year, he didn't sign and has maintained his rotation spot despite the Commodores' tremendous pitching depth. Hill earned and has kept his spot due to his ability to pound the strike zone with four pitches, and he has been rewarded with fewer home runs allowed due in part to the new bats. Hill's fastball has sink and boring action and can reach 93-94 mph, though he usually sits 87-92. His slider and changeup are solid-average secondary pitches, and every once in a while he'll mix in a split-finger pitch. Big and physical at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Hill profiles as an innings-eating, back-of-the-rotation starter.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Washington Nationals in 2014
  • Rated Best Control in the Washington Nationals in 2013

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