Samuel Beauman Hilliard … has two older brothers, Blake and Max … resides in Westworth Village, Texas, in the offseason ... His father played football at the University of Texas, and his mother was Miss Texas 1984 and runner-up to Miss America ... Sam and his family support the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) and raise awareness and help fund research through their twitter account: @TeamHilliardALS ... Attended Mansfield High School in Manfield, 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.
Made his Major League debut on Aug. 27 and went on to appear in 27 games, batting .273 (21-for-77) with 13 runs, four doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 13 RBI and two stolen bases ... Hit a home run for his first Major League hit on Aug. 27 vs. Boston, a two-run home run off Josh Smith ... became the eighth player in Rockies history to hit a home run in his debut and the ninth to hit a homer as his first Major League hit ... catcher Dom Nuñez also accomplished both feats on Aug. 13, 2019 vs. Arizona ... HIt his second career home run on Aug. 29 vs. Pittsburgh in his second start ... became the fourth player in franchise history to homer in each of his first two starts, joining Jason Bates (1994), Todd Helton (1997) and Trevor Story (2016) ... Batted .395 (15-for-38) with three doubles, one triple and five home runs over his final 11 games of the season, hitting safely in 10 of them ... Recorded his first career multi-home run game on Sept. 18 vs. New York-NL, the only player in MLB to hit two home runs off of Noah Syndergaard in the same game ... joined Trevor Story, Jeff Baker, Aaron Miles, Ben Petrick and Derrick Gibson as the only Rockies to record a multi-homer game within their first 20 Major League games ... His two pinch-hit home runs, Sept. 20 at Los Angeles-NL off Dylan Floro and Sept. 28 vs. Milwaukee ... homer vs. Milwaukee a game-tying home run off Josh Hader with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ... the first Rockies player with a game-tying or go-ahead pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning or later since Willin Rosario on April 8, 2015 at Milwaukee ... Recorded a season and career-high three hits, including his sixth home run, Sept. 22 at Los Angeles-NL ... Named to the All-Pacific Coast League Team after batting .262 with 29 doubles, seven triples, 35 home runs and 101 RBI with Triple-A Albuquerque ... his 109 runs scored and 71 extra-base hits were the most in Isotopes history, while his 35 home runs were tied for second.
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.