Aaron Hill is a player that has spent the last four seasons being either a big hit or a big failure. Hill was a big hit in 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks with 26 home runs and 85 RBI during the first year of his five-year deal with Arizona. Hill may be expected to pick up some more offensive slack in 2013 for the Diamondbacks now that the team has traded Justin Upton away.
Hill had 36 home runs in 2009 for the Toronto Blue Jays and added 26 the following year before being traded to Arizona. 2010 wasn’t good for Hill with just eight home runs before bouncing back this past year. Arizona has the potential to put up a lot of runs with the offensive firepower they still have on the roster and if Hill finds his way to hitting second before players like Jason Kubel and Paul Goldschmidt, he could be in for a big season. With those hitters behind Hill, he is going to see a ton of fastballs which he destroys.
Hill will turn 31 on March 21 but is proving that he is nowhere near the end of his career. He could help the Diamondbacks find a way to make things very difficult on the top teams in the National League West who are getting a lot of attention before this season begins. There is no reason to sleep on the Diamondbacks and especially on Hill as a player. This could end up being the best season of his career where he hits more than 30 home runs again and has over 95 RBI.