Timothy Hill resides in Sylmar, Calif. during the offseason ... Attended Bacone College (Okla.), where he was named NAIA Honorable Mention All-America in 2014, going 10-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 100 strikeouts…led the Sooner Athletic Conference in wins, ERA and strikeouts ... Graduated from Granada Hills HS in Granada Hills, Calif ... Participated in Royals FanFest in 2019 and 2020.
Made the Opening Day roster for the second straight season, but was optioned to Omaha (AAA) on April 9, after five appearances, four of which were scoreless…had two other stints in the big leagues, April 22-24 and June 23-end of the season ... Went 2-0 with a save and a 3.28 ERA (13 ER in 35.2 IP) over his final 40 appearances of the year (June 23-on) ... His .217 opponents' average (31-for-143) overall, ranked sixth among American League left-handers (min. 40 appearances), trailing only Colin Poche (.181), Zack Britton (.182), Aaron Bummer (.184) Aroldis Chapman (.184) and Jake Diekman (.215) ... Held left-handed batters to a .186 average (11-for-59) with the Royals, including .111 (3-for-27) from Aug. 9 through season's end ... His 1.59 ERA (4 ER in 22.2 IP) in 25 appearances vs. American League Central teams ranked fourth in the Majors (min. 20 appearances) ... Inherited 50 base runners in 46 appearances, fourth most in the Majors, and stranded 34 of them (68.0%), including 13 straight over eight appearances from Sept. 5-18 ... His groundball rate of 57.3% ranked eighth among American League pitchers (min. 40 appearances) ... His wins with the Royals came on July 23 at Atlanta (0.1 IP) and Aug. 28 vs. Oakland (2.0 IP) ... Recorded his only big league save of the season on Sept. 7 at Miami in a 7-2 triumph, in which he inherited a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth inning of a 6-2 game, but recorded the final five outs to secure the win ... Had a season-long streak of nine consecutive scoreless outings (7.0 IP) from Sept. 5-21, in which he had 10 strikeouts and allowed just one hit and one walk…retired 16 consecutive batters over eight appearances from Sept. 7-21, including eight strikeouts ... Struck out five consecutive batters (all swinging) over four appearances from Sept. 10-14 ... Made 22 appearances with Omaha from April 26-June 23, in which he posted a 1.82 ERA (5 ER in 24.2 IP) with a .239 opponents' average (22-for-92)…also collected two saves in five appearances with the Storm Chasers between April 9-21.
Made his first Opening Day roster after being added to the 40-man roster during the previous offseason...Led American League rookies with 70 appearances, which were second-most by a Royals rookie, behind only Kelvin Herrera's 76 appearances in 2012..Did not allow a hit over his first seven appearances (6.2 IP), which was one appearance shy of matching the Major League record held by Jonathan Sanchez (2006) and Garry Roggenburk (1963), according to Elias...Earned his first big league win on June 2 vs. Oakland… allowed the tying run to score in the eighth inning, before Jorge Soler's go-ahead homer in the bottom of the inning...Recorded his first save on June 22 at Houston, retiring the side in order in the bottom of the ninth following Rosell Herrera's RBI triple in a 1-0 triumph... Inherited an American League high 51 baserunners, allowing just 15 to score (29.4%), for the sixth-best rate in the AL (min. 40 inherited runners)...His 62.5% groundball rate ranked third among American League relievers, trailing only Zach Britton (72.1%) and teammate Kevin McCarthy (65.2%)…his 4.47 groundballto-flyball ratio ranked second to Britton (6.67)...Held left-handed batters to a .230 average (17-for-74) with just two extra-base hits…lefties hit just .204 against him (11-for-54) through Aug. 20…among MLB hurlers that faced at least 80 left-handed batters, only Taylor Rogers (0) and Shohei Ohtani (1) allowed fewer extrabase hits...Posted a 2.60 ERA (5 ER in 17.1 IP) and a .226 opponents' average (14-for-62) in his first 22 appearances (through May 31), but had a 10.80 ERA (14 ER in 11.2 IP) from June 1-July 24…beginning on July 26, 25 of his last 28 appearances were scoreless, a stretch in which he pitched to a 2.16 ERA (4 ER in 16.2 IP) and held opponents to a .215 average (14-for-65) ... Faced just one batter in 18 of his 70 appearances (25.7%), which tied for third most in the Majors, behind Jerry Blevins (20 of 64) and Oliver Perez (19 of 51).
Went 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA (35 ER in 74.0 IP) in 40 appearances between Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA), setting career highs in innings and strikeouts (84) ... Made 36 of his 40 outings with Northwest Arkansas, where he ranked second among Texas League relievers with a 9.78 K/9 (75 K in 69.0 IP) and had the fifth-lowest BB/9 (2.22) ... Allowed just two home runs in 74.0 innings (0.24 HR/9), including a homerless streak of 50.2 innings from May 26- Aug. 30 ... Held left-handed batters to a .175 average (18-for-103) and just four extra-base hits (.214 slugging percentage) ... Pitched to a 10.02 ERA (23 ER in 20.2 IP) and a .404 opponents' average (38-for-94) in his first 14 appearances through May 26, but had a 2.03 ERA (12 ER in 53.1 IP) and .221 opponents' average (44-for-199) in his last 26 outings, and allowed an earned run in just six of those 26 appearances ... Recorded a 3.0-inning save on July 29 in a 3-2 win vs. Springfield, and a 3.1-inning save on Aug. 18 at Frisco, a 4-0 win in which he combined with Foster Griffin on a five-hit shutout ... Recorded more than three outs in 29 of his 40 outings.
In 2016, went 2-4 with a 3.43 ERA (24 ER in 63.0 IP) and 62 strikeouts (8.9 K/9) in 44 appearances between Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) ... Started the season at Wilmington, where he allowed a run in seven of his 13 appearances…made his Double-A debut on May 19, and held opponents scoreless in nine of his first 10 outings, posting a 3.02 ERA (15 ER in 44.2 IP) in 31 outings with the Naturals overall.
Did not pitch in 2015 due to injury.
Made his professional debut in 2014, going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER in 22.0 IP) and 30 strikeouts (12.3 K/9) in 20 appearances between Idaho Falls (R) and Lexington (A) ... Held opponents scoreless in 17 of his 20 outings, despite taking the loss in his first appearance, allowing two runs in 0.2 inning…allowed just two earned runs over his next 21.1 innings (0.84) ... Recorded a save or a win in 10 of his 15 outings with Lexington, posting a 1.26 ERA (2 ER in 14.1 IP) and .087 opponents' average (4-for-46) with the Legends.