Week 21 Fantasy Baseball: Time To Drop Aaron Hill
A popular fantasy baseball sleeper this offseason, Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill was supposedly primed to have another strong fantasy performance this year. He hit 26 homers back in 2012 and many were hoping he would regain this form in 2014.
Unfortunately, Hill hasn’t come close to matching those numbers this season. He has a dreadful .244 batting average to go along with just 10 home runs in 115 contests (436 at-bats). Hill has struggled to even make contact this season and his fantasy numbers has suffered across the board.
The 32-year-old has been even worse this August. He is hitting just .159 and has an embarrassing .224 On Base Percentage. Hill has suddenly become absolutely worthless from a fantasy perspective.
Hill even missed a game recently due to overall soreness/ fatigue and age finally appears to be catching up with the veteran. Infielder Cliff Pennington is stealing more and more reps at second base for the D’Backs and it is only a matter of time until the team finally benches Hill for good. Either way, though, Pennington will continue to see plenty of time on the bench down the stretch this season.
Hill is shockingly still owned in 71.6 % of ESPN formats. It is finally time to show the veteran the door and trust one of the up and coming youngsters at the keystone position.