Meet A.J. Pollock, baseball’s biggest Doofus

So 99.9% percent of the time you turn on a television and you see guys who are supremely talented, coordinated, and gifted. That other 0.01%? Well that’s A.J. Pollock. Pollock first caught my attention because I was the lucky winner of his services for $1 in a deep Ottoneu auction league. I figured he could be depended upon to play against left-handed pitching. He’s in an underrated...
Via Diamond Hoggers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock catches fly ball amid swarm of bees (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock caught a fly ball amid a swarm of bees in the first inning of Thursday's game against San Francisco.The game started on time despite the bees congregating in the outfield, and wouldn't you know it, Giants batter Angel Pagan led off the game with a fly ball to center field. Pollock showed...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: A.J. Pollock catches fly ball in a swarm of bees, delay ensues

Apparently bees like baseball.  In that they like to attend, or some would say swarm, near the field to get a good seat.  After a Grapefruit League game was delayed earlier in March by bees, today’s Giants/Diamondbacks game at Chase Field in Phoenix was briefly delayed after A.J. Pollock maintained composure to catch the first out of the game in a swarm of bees in centerfield...
Via Reading Between The Seams
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Giants game delayed by swarm of bees

The Diamondbacks ought to be familar with the local insects by now. Thursday's game against the Giants at Chase Field was delayed for about 3 minutes after the third pitch of the game from D-backs starter Bronson Arroyo when a swarm of bees invaded the outfield. Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock had to come in to the infield, standing beside second baseman Aaron Hill while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Replay system’s flaws rear head in Giants-Diamondbacks game

MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games. In Tuesday’s Giants-Diamondbacks game, won by Arizona 5-4, we saw exactly what’s going to come of such a system. Giants manager Bruce Bochy chose to challenge this call in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock leads Diamondbacks over Giants

If there's such a thing as baseball karma, it may have a delayed effect. That seems to be the case for Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock. Entering Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field, Pollock was hitting 0 for 13 over three games to start the season — 0 for 18, including the team's four exhibition games between their two Opening Days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock packs tools, ready to build on ’13

A.J. Pollock was a first-round pick and a well-regarded prospect, so it’s kind of a stretch to say he flew under the radar. But there were aspects of Pollock’s game that emerged last season, not just for a Diamondbacks organization that has entrusted him with center field but for the players with whom he shares a clubhouse. “He flies,” catcher Miguel Montero said. “When...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pollock has gone from odd man out to D-backs' inner circle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- This time a year ago, Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was an outsider, a man without a roster spot. A lot can change in a year. After fighting for a place on the team in 2013 and essentially making it by default, Pollock this year came to spring training all but locked in as the D-backs' starting center fielder. Thing is, Pollock doesn't quite see...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Odd man out? Pollock an Opening Day star

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock may be a rookie, but told Monday he had tied a franchise record for hits by a rookie on Opening Day the Diamondbacks outfielder came back with the quip of a seasoned veteran. "That's really cool," Pollock said. "I'm sure my mom will be all over it." A month ago prepared to open the season with Triple-A Reno, stuck behind a glut...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pollock staying ready, awaiting his chance

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A.J. Pollock knows it sounds clich, but the Diamondbacks outfielder can't think of any better way to put it. How does he handle waiting for his true chance in the majors with a thoroughly entrenched outfield in place already? "You just keep your head down and try to get better every day," Pollock said. "I know that's what a lot of people...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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