Height: 6' 2" Weight: 195 lbs
College Experience: Long Beach State
Player Age: 28
Player Hometown: Orange, CA
Hill brings a strong collegiate and professional pedigree to Cleburne. The native of Orange, California is a veteran of five pro seasons, three of which came in the Kansas City Royals organization. A versatile defender who has played every position except centerfield professionally, Hill was selected by the Royals in the 22nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft after four seasons at powerhouse Long Beach State University. He climbed from Rookie-level Idaho Falls that same year to reach High-A Wilmington for a pair of stints in 2015 and 2016.
Hill’s 2016 season was a productive one, producing a .256/.328/.425 slash line across two levels. The campaign included career-bests in doubles (23) and home runs (10), representing the first of three consecutive seasons in which Hill cracked double-digit homers. The 28-year old signed with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League in 2017, where he hit just .214 but showcased impressive power and walk numbers to the tune of a .327 on-base percentage and .414 slugging percentage. Those numbers improved across the board the following year, as Hill slashed .240/.348/.458 with a career high 14 home runs and 39 RBI, despite playing in just 78 games for Washington.
Hill is the older brother of Jacob Hill, who signed with the Railroaders prior to the 2019 season. Michael’s brothers David and John also played for Long Beach State, as did their father Robert.