Coming off a fantastic 2007 season when he hit 17 homeruns, drove in 78 RBIs and slashed an impressive .291/.333/.459, the expectations were high for second baseman Aaron Hill entering spring training in 2008. It is safe to say he did not disappoint.
The right-handed hitting infielder was red hot in March of 2008, hitting two homeruns and driving in 11 RBIs. To go along with that, Hill had a jaw-dropping slash line of .447/.500/.723 and also stole two bases. Yes, Aaron Hill got on base half of the time he stepped up to the plate in the spring of 2008.
Unfortunately for Hill he battled injuries during the 2008 regular season, registering only 205 at-bats. However the following season he made up for his lack of production, as he hit 36 homeruns while driving in 108 RBIs.
Aaron Hill will always have spot in the hearts of Jays fans, including my own. A fond memory I have of Hill can be seen in the video below, as I was a twelve-year-old kid who was sitting front row on the third baseline at the game. The 34 year old signed a MiLB deal with the Giants this offseason, and will hope to make their 25 roster this spring.