Thrown 24.4% of the time, Hill’s slider is one of the slower ones in baseball, averaging just 78 mph. It has average depth but breaks 33% less than the average slider. With a 14.8% SwStr%, Hill managed a 36.1% K rate and finished the year with a .118 BAA and .167 wOBA against it.
Hill’s fastball is thrown 75.4% of the time and sits around 90 mph, giving him a large velocity gap with his 78 mph slider. While the sinking variety doesn’t get many swings-and-misses, Hill’s four-seamer has a 12.8% SwStr% and finished the season with a 40.4% K rate.
A fantastically effective pitch for a sidearmer, Hill’s sinker only induces ground balls. He lets batters hit this pitch almost 90% of the time but batters can’t elevate the pitch, leading to a .098 ISO against.
Hill performed decently well with his fastball with a .234 batting average against. He pounded the zone getting lots of contact but did not allow extra-base hits.
Hill struggled mightily with his slider allowing over 50% line drives on his batted balls against, resulting in a .429 average against.