Future Watch: Sam Hilliard Baseball Cards, Colorado Rockies

Future Watch: Sam Hilliard Baseball Cards, Colorado Rockies – Sam Hilliard was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. This 6-5 outfielder could be the late bloomer the Rockies have been hoping for.

Hilliard started to make a name for himself at Wichita State, where  he pitched and played first base. In 2015, his junior season, Hilliard hit eight home runs and had 51 RBI in 57 games while hitting .335. He added six wins while throwing 60 innings.

In 2016, Hilliard joined the Asheville Tourists in Full-A ball as a full-time outfielder. He hit 23 doubles, five triples, 17 home runs, and drove in 83 in 127 games. The next season, he played for the Lancaster JetHawks in Advanced-A. The big guy hit 23 doubles, seven triples, 21 home runs, and 92 RBI in 133 games.

In 2018, Hilliard played for the Hartford Yard Goats in AA and hit 22 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, and 40 RBI. In 2019, he started the year in Albuquerque playing for the Isotopes. He slugged seven triples, 35 homers, and 101 RBI in 126 games. Midseason, Hilliard got called up to the Rockies and hit seven homers in 77 at-bats.

Here are Hilliard’s home runs from 2019:

Hilliard has found himself in several sets, starting in 2018’s Bowman Chrome series. This year, his rookie card seasonHilliard has been included in several sets, including 2020 ToppsFive Star, Panini Immaculate and a host of others.

In 2020, Hilliard made the Rockies 40-man roster. At one point, he was optioned for more pitching but was later recalled again. He got 105 at-bats with two doubles, two triples, six homers, and 10 RBI plus three steals. He may put it all together next year. Hilliard is 26, but I would still dip my toe in collecting this player

Future Watch: Sam Hilliard Baseball Cards, Colorado Rockies – Stats

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2019 25 COL NL 27 87 77 13 21 4 2 7 13 2 0 9 23 .273 .356 .649 1.006 137 50 1 1 0 0 0 8/H97  
2020 26 COL NL 36 114 105 13 22 2 2 6 10 3 0 9 42 .210 .272 .438 .710 76 46 0 0 0 0 0 798/HD  
2 Yrs 63 201 182 26 43 6 4 13 23 5 0 18 65 .236 .308 .527 .836 103 96 1 1 0 0 0    
162 Game Avg. 162 517 468 67 111 15 10 33 59 13 0 46 167 .236 .308 .527 .836 103 247 3 3 0 0 0    
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/15/2020.

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