Samuel Beauman Hilliard … has two older brothers, Blake and Max … resides in Westworth Village, Texas in the offseason ... Attended Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas ... Finished his collegiate career at Wichita State after playing at Navarro College (Texas) in 2013 and Crowder College (Mo.) in 2014 … studied business management ... His father played football at the University of Texas and his mother was Miss Texas 1984 and runner-up to Miss America ... His hobbies include golfing, traveling, hunting and fishing.
Named a Mid-Season All-Star in the Eastern League in his first season with Double-A Hartford ... Appeared in 121 games, the second-most on the club … batted .262 (114-for-435) with 22 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 40 RBI and 23 stolen bases … ranked sixth in the league stolen bases ... Appeared in 16 games with the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League, batted .328 with two doubles, two triples, two home runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases … was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team ... Was added to the Rockies 40-man roster, November 20.
Spent the entire season with High-A Lancaster where he was named a California League MidSeason All-Star ... Ranked second in the California League in home runs (21) and games played (133), second in RBI (92) and third in stolen bases (37) ... Was one of five players in the Minor Leagues with at least 20 home runs and 30 stolen bases ... Led Lancaster with two multi-home run games … recorded his second multi-home run game in the final game of the season, Sept. 4 vs. Inland Empire ... Named the California League Player of the Week for May 1-7 after batting .417 (10-for-24) with two home runs and 10 RBI ... Batted .336 (95-for-283) with 16 home runs at home, .261 (66-for-253) with five home runs on the road ... Started 85 games in right field, 29 games in left field and four games in center field … also started four games at first base, his first professional experience at the position ... Batted .400 (12-for-30) with one home run, five RBI and four stolen bases in seven postseason games.
Named a Low-A South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star ... Tied for the league-lead in RBI and finished in the top 10 in the league in games played, runs, home runs, stolen bases, total bases (207) and slugging percentage ... Started 60 games in left field, 54 games in right field and six games in center field.
Spent his first professional season with Rookie Level Grand Junction as the club's starting right fielder ... Led the club in triples, RBI, slugging percentage and walks … ranked third in the Pioneer League in triples and sixth in the league in slugging percentage.