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Portrait of Juan Hillman

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 20)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
43.3 7.81 2.00 19 2 5 0 -1.3
Birth Date5-15-1997
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age20 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2015 CLE Rk 8 6 24.0 0 2 0 26 5 20 0 .264 99 9.8 1.9 0.0 7.5 43% .347 .282 1.29 3.13 4.12 106 4.05 102.2
2016 MHV A- 15 15 63.0 3 4 0 66 24 47 5 .263 98 9.4 3.4 0.7 6.7 38% .308 .296 1.43 4.23 4.43 113 5.09 111.4
2017 LKC A 26 26 137.7 7 10 0 158 48 101 22 .265 104 10.3 3.1 1.4 6.6 42% .316 .301 1.50 5.37 6.08 116 6.28 138.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201821390212112115671853323.3151.887.327.6411.65.36.32.5-2.1
201922380202011714378913023.3111.897.177.4811.06.07.02.3-1.8
2020234902222132152771093723.2941.737.087.3910.45.27.42.5-2.0
20212441002525146161831153323.2911.686.486.769.95.17.12.0-1.5
2022251204421321218623.3732.107.277.5913.75.17.72.6-0.3
20232636015158810951792523.3261.816.887.1811.15.28.02.5-1.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 94)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 Trevor Clifton 2015 0.00 DNP
2 96 Juan Perez 2016 0.00 DNP
3 96 Jose Martinez 2014 0.00 DNP
4 96 Paul Blackburn 2014 0.00 DNP
5 96 Su-Min Jung 2010 0.00 DNP
6 96 Yimmi Brasoban 2014 0.00 DNP
7 95 Jose Torres 2014 0.00 DNP
8 95 Erick Leal 2015 0.00 DNP
9 95 Francis Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
10 95 Javier Ferrand 2016 0.00 DNP
11 95 Erik Manoah 2016 0.00 DNP
12 95 Zachary Jemiola 2014 0.00 DNP
13 95 Luis Guzman 2016 0.00 DNP
14 95 Matt Magill 2010 0.00 DNP
15 95 Jordan Holloway 2016 0.00 DNP
16 95 Julio Pinto 2016 0.00 DNP
17 95 Caleb Hamrick 2014 0.00 DNP
18 95 Joel Payamps 2014 0.00 DNP
19 95 Edwar Garcia 2014 0.00 DNP
20 95 Ryan Warner 2014 0.00 DNP
21 95 Fernando Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
22 95 Chris Flexen 2015 0.00 DNP
23 95 Arjenis Fernandez 2014 0.00 DNP
24 95 Chase Edwards 2014 0.00 DNP
25 95 Jose Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
26 95 Carlos Hernandez 2014 0.00 DNP
27 95 Jorgan Cavanerio 2015 0.00 DNP
28 94 Ben Eckels 2014 0.00 DNP
29 94 Juan Bautista 2013 0.00 DNP
30 94 Jefry Rodriguez 2014 0.00 DNP
31 94 Gage Hinsz 2016 0.00 DNP
32 94 Martire Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
33 94 Ronnie Williams 2016 0.00 DNP
34 94 Trey Supak 2016 0.00 DNP
35 94 Micah Miniard 2016 0.00 DNP
36 94 Andrew Anderson 2014 0.00 DNP
37 94 Benjamin Freeman 2012 0.00 DNP
38 94 Edioglis Villasmil 2012 0.00 DNP
39 94 Alex Cobb 2008 0.00 DNP
40 94 Jose Alonzo 2013 0.00 DNP
41 94 Travis Ott 2015 0.00 DNP
42 94 Jose Urena 2012 0.00 DNP
43 94 Elvin Liriano 2013 0.00 DNP
44 93 Anthony Banda 2014 0.00 DNP
45 93 Helpi Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
46 93 Collin Wiles 2014 0.00 DNP
47 93 Clay Holmes 2013 0.00 DNP
48 93 Victor De Leon 2012 0.00 DNP
49 93 Juan Urbina 2013 0.00 DNP
50 93 Gregory Baez 2012 0.00 DNP
51 93 Neil Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
52 93 Colton Cain 2011 0.00 DNP
53 93 Edward Salinas 2016 0.00 DNP
54 93 Yency Almonte 2014 0.00 DNP
55 93 Rusbell Cabrera 2016 0.00 DNP
56 93 Thad Lowry 2015 0.00 DNP
57 93 Curtis Petersen 2010 0.00 DNP
58 93 Johendi Jiminian 2013 0.00 DNP
59 93 Reymin Guduan 2012 0.00 DNP
60 93 Jordan Yamamoto 2016 0.00 DNP
61 93 Zachary Quintana 2014 0.00 DNP
62 93 Blake Perry 2012 0.00 DNP
63 92 Christopher Crisostomo 2014 0.00 DNP
64 92 Juan Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
65 92 Feliberto Sanchez 2014 0.00 DNP
66 92 Tyler Cline 2010 0.00 DNP
67 92 Daniel Tuttle 2011 0.00 DNP
68 92 Josue Carreno 2011 0.00 DNP
69 92 Anderson Polanco 2013 0.00 DNP
70 92 Jhonny Polanco 2012 0.00 DNP
71 92 Jake Junis 2013 0.00 DNP
72 92 Carlos Melo 2011 0.00 DNP
73 92 Travis Seabrooke 2016 0.00 DNP
74 92 Jairo Labourt 2014 0.00 DNP
75 92 Jose Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
76 92 Elvin Ramirez 2008 0.00 DNP
77 92 Brandon Allen 2012 0.00 DNP
78 92 Ranfi Casimiro 2013 0.00 DNP
79 92 Randy Rosario 2014 0.00 DNP
80 92 Zach Britton 2008 0.00 DNP
81 92 David Bromberg 2008 0.00 DNP
82 92 Angel German 2016 0.00 DNP
83 92 Reynaldo Polanco 2013 0.00 DNP
84 92 Parker Frazier 2009 0.00 DNP
85 92 Ryan Hafner 2012 0.00 DNP
86 92 Darwin Ramos 2016 0.00 DNP
87 92 Matt Hoffman 2009 0.00 DNP
88 92 Shaun Garceau 2008 0.00 DNP
89 92 Austin Brice 2012 0.00 DNP
90 92 Ryan Acosta 2009 0.00 DNP
91 92 Miguel Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
92 92 Jochi Ogando 2013 0.00 DNP
93 92 Jose Disla 2016 0.00 DNP
94 92 Jose Almonte 2016 0.00 DNP
95 92 Pedro Damian 2013 0.00 DNP
96 92 Marcos Encarnacion 2016 0.00 DNP
97 92 Austin Reed 2012 0.00 DNP
98 92 Brett Marshall 2010 0.00 DNP
99 92 Hector Salazar 2014 0.00 DNP
100 92 Yeiper Castillo 2009 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 The Indians were thrilled that Hillman fell all the way to 59th overall in the 2015 draft—a host of talent evaluators, including BP's Christopher Crawford, had him ranked 20 or more picks higher on their boards. While Hillman doesn't have top-end velocity, he has far more going for him than the average prep arm. He comes to the table with two good off-speed pitches, a change with deception and fade and a solid curveball. In addition, he's already mastered locating his low-90s fastball down in the zone. He even has a pretty impressive mentor and godfather in Tom “Flash” Gordon, who became Hillman's legal guardian when the pitcher turned 14. Gordon also coached him and guided him through the competitive showcase circuit. It's a strange twist on the old notion of "bloodlines," as Hillman shares none of Gordon's ancestry but spent years learning from a major-league veteran, not to mention an active major leaguer (Dee) and a first-round draft pick (Nick). "Without Mr. Gordon and the support of his family," Hillman told MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, "I don't know where I'd be today." Or where he'll be in five years. Despite the risks inherent in prep arms, we bet it'll be Cleveland.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 31Mark Anderson2017-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 20Wilson Karaman2017-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 28Steve Givarz2017-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Teams We're Excited To SeeBP Prospect Staff2017-04-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Next 112Ben Carsley2017-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and BeyondBen Carsley2017-02-28
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-31
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 24-26Christopher Crawford2016-06-27
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-15
Dynasty League Rankings: The Top 50 Signees From 2015Bret Sayre2016-01-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)In 2015 the Indians took 5 starters: Brady Aiken, Triston McKenzie, Juan Hillman, Matt Esparza and Brock Hartson. Triston looks like a future top 3 starter, but how would you rank the other 4? Is it possible Esparza or Hartson has passed Aiken and Hillman or am I overreacting to Aiken and Hillman's poor seasons given their age?
(matzabal from CO)
I mean maybe Aiken? But none of those three guys are really *prospects* at the moment. I will be one of the last guys to give up on Hillman, but it was not good this year. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Brady Aiken have any hope? Numbers are really poor
(JJ M. from Cleveland )
The reports have been terrible as well. I am missing him this week when I see Lake County (I'm getting Juan Hillman instead), but word is his fastball is barely cracking 90. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)


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