Aaron Hill continued his hot hitting in the month of May, going three-for-five with two runs scored and two RBI. He is now 13-for-28 in the month with three home runs and has raised his season batting average .097 to .282.
Fantasy Impact: The hot streak for Hill will make it hard for the Diamondbacks to continue trotting out Nick Ahmed (.150) when Chris Owings can slide over to SS and Hill can reclaim his regular 2B job. The recent surge also elevates Hill's trade value, which the Diamondbacks may explore if they are committed to the younger players on the roster. Either way, Hill was a regularly productive fantasy player before 2014 and obviously the 33-year-old still has some gas in the tank.
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Aaron Hill is the odd man out with Chris Owings named the starting second baseman for the Diamondbacks. He'll occupy a bench role with pinch-hit opportunities. (Source: Steve Gilbert)
Fantasy Impact: The Diamondbacks have gone with youth this spring, naming Owings the starting second baseman along with Nick Ahmed at shortstop. This will bring down Hill's fantasy value, but a trade to the right team could bring it right back up. His hefty contract and new management makes him a candidate for the trade block.