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J.J. Hoover

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2018 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

20.25

WHIP

4.50

K

0

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for J.J. Hoover in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:  453.42

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 8/13/1987   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Hoover Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers in January of 2018. Released by the Brewers in April of 2018.

April 16, 2018  –  J.J. Hoover News

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J.J. Hoover Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 20 A DAN 2 0 0 4.2 4 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0.00 1.19
2009 21 A ROM 25 18 0 134.3 135 50 9 148 25 7 6 1 3.36 1.19
2009 21 A MYR 1 1 0 3.0 3 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 9.00 2.67
2010 22 A MYR 4 24 0 132.2 126 48 7 118 35 11 6 0 0 0 3.26 1.22
2010 22 AA MIS 4 4 0 20.2 15 8 1 34 15 3 1 0 0 0 3.48 1.49
2011 23 AA MIS 12 12 0 87.0 65 24 5 86 28 2 5 1 0 0 2.48 1.07
2011 23 AAA GWI 12 2 0 18.2 12 7 0 31 12 1 1 1 0 0 3.38 1.32
2012 24 AAA LOU 30 0 0 37.0 15 5 1 55 12 4 0 13 0 0 1.22 0.73
2012 24 MAJ CIN 28 0 0 30.7 17 7 2 31 13 1 0 1 1 1 2.05 0.98
2013 25 MAJ CIN 69 0 0 66.0 47 21 6 67 26 5 5 3 2 13 2.86 1.11
2014 26 AAA LOU 4 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 26 MAJ CIN 54 0 0 62.7 56 34 13 75 31 1 10 0 4 1 4.88 1.39
2015 27 MAJ CIN 67 0 0 64.3 44 21 7 52 31 8 2 1 6 18 2.94 1.17
2016 28 AAA LOU 32 0 0 38.1 39 15 2 50 11 4 2 4 0 0 3.52 1.31
2016 28 MAJ CIN 18 0 0 18.7 29 28 9 15 12 1 2 1 1 1 13.50 2.20
2017 29 R SCO 9 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2017 29 A KAN 9 0 0 1.0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2017 29 AAA REN 9 0 0 10.1 6 1 1 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.87 1.29
2017 29 MAJ ARI 52 0 0 41.3 47 18 7 54 26 3 1 0 2 10 3.92 1.77
2018 30 AAA COL 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.00
2018 30 MAJ MIL 2 0 0 1.3 4 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 20.25 4.50
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3-Year Averages     45 0 0 41.4 40 22 7 40 23 4 1 0 3 9 4.78 1.52
Career  (View All)     290 0 0 285.0 244 132 45 294 141 19 21 6 4.17 1.35

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J.J. Hoover Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 10 @StL 1.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 20.25 4.50
Apr. 7 ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
1.3 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 20.25 4.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
1.3 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 20.25 4.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
1.3 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 20.25 4.50

J.J. Hoover Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20184002001.500
20176616417301.279
2016434414402.368

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186022000.500
2017131382230526.275
20165411815307.326

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20180.30000100.003.00
201720.0210271323.151.60
201610.302086616.552.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20181.001001127.005.00
201721.3100271354.641.92
20168.31017639.722.04
J.J. Hoover vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

J.J. Hoover Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 20 A DAN 2 0 4.2 12.86 2.14 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.06 .406
2009 21 A ROM 25 18 134.3 9.92 1.67 5.92 0.60 72.8% 3.36 2.43 .353
2009 21 A MYR 1 1 3.0 6.00 15.00 0.40 3.00 71.4% 9.00 11.20 .236
2010 22 A MYR 4 24 132.2 8.03 2.38 3.37 0.48 73.4% 3.26 3.03 .318
2010 22 AA MIS 4 4 20.2 15.15 6.68 2.27 0.45 75.9% 3.48 2.70 .379
2011 23 AA MIS 12 12 87.0 8.90 2.90 3.07 0.52 78.4% 2.48 3.07 .274
2011 23 AAA GWI 12 2 18.2 15.33 5.93 2.58 0.00 70.8% 3.38 1.77 .371
2012 24 AAA LOU 30 0 37.0 13.38 2.92 4.58 0.24 84.6% 1.22 1.63 .221
2012 24 MAJ CIN 28 0 30.7 9.10 3.82 2.38 0.59 0.41 82.1% 92.8 MPH 2.05 3.30 .213
2013 25 MAJ CIN 69 0 66.0 9.14 3.55 2.58 0.82 0.71 77.6% 92.8 MPH 2.86 3.62 .256
2014 26 AAA LOU 4 0 5.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .297
2014 26 MAJ CIN 54 0 62.7 10.77 4.45 2.42 1.87 0.58 71.6% 93.1 MPH 4.88 5.04 .297
2015 27 MAJ CIN 67 0 64.3 7.27 4.34 1.68 0.98 1.16 79.4% 93.4 MPH 2.94 4.54 .222
2016 28 AAA LOU 32 0 38.1 11.81 2.60 4.55 0.47 72.9% 3.52 2.20 .392
2016 28 MAJ CIN 18 0 18.7 7.23 5.79 1.25 4.34 0.85 40.6% 91.6 MPH 13.50 9.95 .347
2017 29 R SCO 9 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2017 29 A KAN 9 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 9.00 -0.80 .709
2017 29 AAA REN 9 0 10.1 10.69 6.24 1.71 0.89 100% 0.87 4.19 .233
2017 29 MAJ ARI 52 0 41.3 11.76 5.66 2.08 1.52 0.95 83.3% 92.6 MPH 3.92 4.75 .390
2018 30 AAA COL 1 0 .2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .639
2018 30 MAJ MIL 2 0 1.3 0.00 13.50 0.00 6.75 1.50 60% 90.0 MPH 20.25 17.45 .444
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3-Year Averages     45 0 41.4 8.69 4.99 1.74 1.52 73.2% 4.78 5.13 .300
Career     290 0 285.0 9.28 4.45 2.09 1.42 74.4% 4.17 4.72 .281

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J.J. Hoover Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 1.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for J.J. Hoover    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
0.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
13.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
6.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.50 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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20.25 ERA
TERRIBLE
4.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
17.45 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.444 BABIP
HIGH
60.0% Strand Rate
LOW

J.J. Hoover: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hoover has been outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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The Brewers designated Hoover for assignment Wednesday.

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Hoover was called up by Milwaukee prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Hoover was reassigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

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Hoover signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training.

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The Diamondbacks declined to tender Hoover a 2018 contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Hoover walked the lone batter he faced in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday.

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Hoover was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

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Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Saturday's game, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Hoover was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for J.J. Hoover.

2016

While Hoover had a better 2015 campaign than his disastrous 2014 season, trouble looms on the horizon for him. His strikeout rate fell considerably, from 27.3-percent to 19.7-percent, while his walk rate remained high at 4.3 BB/9 innings. The big reason his ERA fell from 4.88 to 2.94 was that he allowed seven homers instead of 13 over a similar span of innings, and ran lucky with a .222 BABIP. The Reds traded Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees in December, creating a gaping hole in the back of the Cincinnati bullpen in the process. The Reds will need a new closer and Hoover will be among the options considered, but by no means is he a sure thing to win and maintain the job.

2015

Hoover's 2014 implosion exemplified the Reds' bullpen failures as a whole. The biggest problem for Hoover was command -- he walked 11.3% of the batters he faced as opposed to 9.7% the year before -- and when he did get it in the strike zone, it got hit harder than ever. He gave up a homer nearly 15 percent of the time the ball got in the air, and he gave up flyballs over half the time it was hit. Most of the problems came with his fastball, where he achieved below-average results after having it be a major plus-pitch the year before. As a consequence, he threw his slider significantly more often, which made the walk rate spike. The good news for Hoover is that his velocity didn't change, suggesting that he might just need to make a mechanical adjustment to regain his command. Nonetheless, you can witness his attempts to do so from afar, as even if Aroldis Chapman is hurt as he was to start 2014, Hoover won't be the first choice to step in for him.

2014

Hoover picked up three saves in situations where Aroldis Chapman was either unavailable or had already pitched early in the game, but otherwise his first half was pretty dicey, with him picking up all five of his losses and allowing four of his six homers. He was much stronger in the second half, which included a 26-inning scoreless stretch. Should the Reds follow through with the threat to move Aroldis Chapman into the rotation, he's a stronger candidate to close than Jonathan Broxton.

2013

The Reds traded for Hoover at the start of the season in a moment of panic after losing Ryan Madson, Nick Masset and Bill Bray to injuries to the start of the season, giving up their one left-handed power bat off the bench in Juan Francisco. Hoover acquitted himself well, both at the major league level and at Triple-A Louisville when the Reds needed to make room in the bullpen when Bray returned. But so far the team hasn't been willing to use him in high-leverage situations, which is why they traded for Jonathan Broxton at the trade deadline and re-signed him this offseason. Hoover looks like he could be a good reliever, though his high fly ball rate could be dangerous in Cincinnati.

2012

Hoover has been one of Atlanta's better pitching prospects for a few years, but gets lost in the shuffle in such a pitching-rich system. However, he moved to the bullpen last season, which may hurt his fantasy value. He has the stuff to dominate as a reliever with a plus slider that resulted in more than a strikeout per inning overall last year. He did start two games at Triple-A, so watch to see how he's developed next season. He could have a role in the Atlanta bullpen early in 2012 and still factor into the rotation at some point.

2011

Hoover may get lost in a deep crop of Atlanta pitching talent, but with a low-to-mid-90s fastball and three above average pitches, he could emerge as one of the best. He was 14-7 with a 3.29 ERA and 152:50 K:BB ratio in 153.1 innings between High-A and Double-A. He did walk 15 batters in 20.2 innings at Double-A, but showed great control in the lower minors. He could be knocking on the door of the major leagues at some point next season.