Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

David Hill

RHP | RockiesCOL
David Hill
Name: David Joseph Hill
Born: May 27, 1994 in Whittier, Calif. USA
High School: El Modena HS, Orange, Calif.
College: San Diego
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career1414.281.302.178.81
Drafted in the 4th round (107th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2015 (signed for $550,000)
Hill has been on scouts' radar for several years, ranking No. 188 on the BA500 in 2012 as a senior at El Modena High in Orange County, Calif. He turned down the Phillies as a 17th-round pick and spent a season at Long Beach State before transferring to Orange Coast CC and ranked No. 259 last year on the BA500 before transferring again, this time to San Diego. Hill has pitched with a brother at each stop; older brother Michael was at Long Beach State, while twin Jacob was at OCC and is at San Diego. David Hill presents a similar package as he did the last two seasons but has had good timing to have a strong season in a down year for college pitchers. His velocity has ticked up this season, sitting solid-average at 90-92 mph while hitting 93 and 94 more regularly than in the past. He's effectively wild and has enough life on his fastball that hitters struggle to square him up; opponents where hitting just .173 against him. His hard slurve remains inconsistent but has had its moments and profiles as solid average. He gets a lot of strikeouts with his hard, split-grip changeup, which has some late tumble. Hill profiles at the back of a rotation since neither of his pitches grades as a true plus, but he has a good frame at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds and a track record of results.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining