No one figured Aaron Hill to have the season he did last year. I took a look back at our predictions from last season and no guessed him to have more than 15 homers, which made a lot of sense since he a total of 28 home runs in his four year career up until then. Add in that he was coming back after missing most of 2008 with a concussion. In fact I made a lot of fun of a TSN TV commentator who called Hill our franchise player before season. That turned out to be far closer to the truth than any of us thought.
We took a detailed look at Hill's season here. He turns just 28 in March so he's still young. Here is his batting line from last year:
|2009 - Aaron Hill||158||682||103||195||37||0||36||108||42||98||6||2||.286||.330||.499|
Bill James figures him to have 580 PA, a .283/337/.800 batting line, 20 homers and 76 RBI.
CHONE sees almost exactly the same line: 596 PA, .282/.332/.453, 21 homers and 75 RBI.
So give us your predictions for how our favorite second baseman will hit this year. Give us PA, slash line, homers, RBI and anything else you can see in his near future.