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AJ Pollock

AJ Pollock played at Cooperstown Dreams Park with the Connecticut Warriors (CT) in 1999 during Week 9. AJ proved the fastest clinching the Road Runner title for the week.

AJ attended Regional Hebron Andover Marlborough High School (Hebron, CT) where he was a member of the National Honor Society and played basketball, soccer, and baseball.  At the completion of his senior season (2006), AJ was named Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball. He completed his high school career on the diamond with a .411 batting average, 55 RBI, 26 walks, 27 stolen bases and eight strikeouts over 248 at-bats.

AJ went on to study and play baseball at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN). During his freshman season (2007), AJ earned third team all-BIG EAST honors and was named a 2007 Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and while leading the team in batting average (.372), finishing fourth on Big East batting charts, and finishing first (10) or second (8) on 2007 Irish in 18 categories. AJ started all 55 games his sophomore year (2008), batting .352 with four home runs and 42 RBI. He was named all-Big East first-team, was a two-time back-to-back Big East player of the week, and rated by Baseball America before 2008 season as league's second-best 2009 MLB prospect and best pure hitter. Success on the diamond continued through AJ’s junior year (2009) at Notre Dame which led to a first-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur draft.

AJ made the leap to the minor leagues in 2009 and was invited to the 2010 spring training. Unfortunately, a broken elbow led him to sit out the entire season. He spent 2011 and 2012 in the minors within Arizona’s organization until he was called up on April 18, 2012, making his debut in the major league. Despite missing half of 2014 with an injury, AJ was named a 2015 National League All-Star. AJ was also a member of the 2011 United States National Baseball team at the 2011 Pan American Games.



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