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Luke Hochevar

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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5.02

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1.47

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hochevar had been poised to take on a key role in the Kansas City bullpen in 2014, but those plans changed in March when it was decided that rest and rehabilitation would not help him recover from a s...

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2015 ADP:  667.89

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/15/1983   BORN: Denver, CO   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke Hochevar Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Royals on a two-year, $10 million contract in December 2014.

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Hochevar (elbow) was activated from the DL prior to Thursday's game, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Luke Hochevar 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
2006 22 A A 4 4 0 15.1 8 2 2 16 2 0 1 0 1.17 0.66
2006 22 AA WIC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 AA WIC 17 16 0 94.0 110 49 13 94 26 3 6 0 4.69 1.45
2007 23 AAA OMA 10 10 0 58.0 53 33 11 44 21 1 3 0 5.12 1.28
2007 23 MAJ KAN 4 1 0 12.7 11 3 1 5 4 0 1 0 2.13 1.18
2008 24 AAA OMA 3 3 0 17.3 11 5 2 12 6 1 1 0 2.60 0.98
2008 24 MAJ KAN 22 22 0 129.0 143 79 12 72 47 6 12 0 5.51 1.47
2009 25 AAA OMA 8 8 1 48.0 41 8 2 36 12 5 1 0 1.50 1.10
2009 25 MAJ KAN 25 25 1 143.0 167 104 23 106 46 7 13 0 6.55 1.49
2010 26 AAA OMA 2 2 0 5.0 3 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2010 26 MAJ KC 18 17 0 103.0 110 55 9 76 37 6 6 0 0 0 4.81 1.43
2011 27 MAJ KC 31 31 0 198.0 192 103 23 128 62 11 11 0 0 0 4.68 1.28
2012 28 MAJ KC 32 32 1 185.3 202 118 27 144 61 8 16 0 0 0 5.73 1.42
2013 29 MAJ KC 58 0 0 70.3 41 15 8 82 17 5 2 2 3 9 1.92 0.82
2015 31 AAA OMA 9 4 0 10.1 16 9 2 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 7.84 2.38
2015 31 MAJ KC 16 0 0 14.3 17 8 2 15 4 0 0 0 1 1 5.02 1.47
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3-Year Averages     45 16 0 127.8 121 66 17 113 39 6 9 1 1 4 4.65 1.25
Career  (View All)     206 128 2 855.7 883 485 105 628 278 43 61 2 5.10 1.36

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Luke Hochevar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jul. 2 Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.02 1.47
Jun. 30 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.50
Jun. 29 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.54 1.62
Jun. 23 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.75
Jun. 19 Bos 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.55 1.73
Jun. 16 @Mil 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 1.70
Jun. 12 @StL 1.0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.00 1.78
Jun. 10 @Min 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.63 1.75
Jun. 5 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.86
Jun. 2 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 2.00
May. 24 StL 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 2.20
May. 20 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
May. 14 @Tex 0.3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 2.00
May. 12 @Tex 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.38 1.50
May. 10 @Det 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
May. 9 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
May. 7 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.3 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.92
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 7 4 4 2 3 9 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.86 1.07
Last 60 Days
17 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
14.3 17 8 8 2 4 15 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 1 5.02 1.47

Luke Hochevar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201526627301.304
2013138381025514.198

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015369210011.294
201312444716204.138

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.30007002.841.42
201337.7521471032.150.85

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20158.00008426.751.50
201332.700135751.650.80
Luke Hochevar 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
2006 22 A A 4 4 15.1 9.54 1.19 8.00 1.19 100% 1.17 3.40 .184
2006 22 AA WIC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 23 AA WIC 17 16 94.0 9.00 2.49 3.62 1.24 70.7% 4.69 4.02 .362
2007 23 AAA OMA 10 10 58.0 6.83 3.26 2.10 1.71 65.1% 5.12 5.39 .260
2007 23 MAJ KAN 4 1 12.7 3.55 2.84 1.25 0.71 2.00 85.7% 2.13 4.42 .246
2008 24 AAA OMA 3 3 17.3 6.23 3.12 2.00 1.04 80% 2.60 4.35 .196
2008 24 MAJ KAN 22 22 129.0 5.02 3.28 1.53 0.84 1.52 62.4% 90.5 MPH 5.51 4.42 .310
2009 25 AAA OMA 8 8 48.0 6.75 2.25 3.00 0.38 88.2% 1.50 2.99 .282
2009 25 MAJ KAN 25 25 143.0 6.67 2.90 2.30 1.45 1.40 57.4% 91.8 MPH 6.55 4.81 .326
2010 26 AAA OMA 2 2 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 75% 1.80 2.80 .229
2010 26 MAJ KC 18 17 103.0 6.64 3.23 2.05 0.79 1.34 66.7% 93.5 MPH 4.81 4.05 .320
2011 27 MAJ KC 31 31 198.0 5.82 2.82 2.06 1.05 1.50 65.4% 92.7 MPH 4.68 4.46 .282
2012 28 MAJ KC 32 32 185.3 6.99 2.96 2.36 1.31 1.19 61.4% 92.6 MPH 5.73 4.74 .316
2013 29 MAJ KC 58 0 70.3 10.49 2.18 4.82 1.02 0.80 86% 95.5 MPH 1.92 3.11 .221
2015 31 AAA OMA 9 4 10.1 8.91 7.13 1.25 1.78 68.2% 7.84 6.17 .431
2015 31 MAJ KC 16 0 14.3 9.42 2.51 3.75 1.26 0.89 68.4% 94.1 MPH 5.02 3.76 .371
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 9.18 2.67 3.43 1.15 76.6% 3.44 0.51 .304
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 9.18 2.67 3.43 1.15 76.6% 3.44 3.71 .304
Rest Of Season     0 0 28.7 9.18 2.67 3.44 1.13 76.4% 3.44 3.68 .305
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3-Year Averages     45 16 127.8 7.96 2.75 2.90 1.20 65.7% 4.65 4.08 .296
Career     206 128 855.7 6.61 2.92 2.26 1.10 64% 5.10 4.33 .304

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for Luke Hochevar    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.75 K/BB
GOOD
9.42 K/9
GOOD
2.51 BB/9
GOOD
94.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.3 HR/9
POOR
0.89 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.02 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.47 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.76 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.371 BABIP
HIGH
68.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Luke Hochevar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hochevar (elbow) is tentatively scheduled for a mid-May return, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hochevar (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday.

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Hochevar (elbow) will start the season on the disabled list and may be out until at least May, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Royals manager Ned Yost reiterated Thursday that Hochevar is likely to start the season on the DL, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hochevar (elbow) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hochevar's elbow felt good following a throwing session Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hochevar (elbow) could start the year on the DL, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Hochevar re-signed with the Royals on a two-year, $10 million contract Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

After years of struggling in the Royals' rotation, Hochevar was shifted to the bullpen and finally delivered on the promise that once made him a first-round draft choice. He pitched with more confidence, lowered his ERA to 1.96, increased his K/9 from 7.0 to 10.5 and more than doubled his K/BB, bringing it to an impressive 4.82 over 70.1 innings. He was one of the primary reasons the Royals had a top-rated bullpen in 2013. The Royals haven't given up on him as a starter just yet and he'll be competing for a spot in the rotation during the spring. If he can carry over his relief numbers into a starting role, he'll land a spot easily, but if he continues to struggle as he has in the past, expect to see him back in a relief role for 2014.

2013

If there is one thing you can say about the Royals, it is that their faith in Hochevar has been unwavering over the past five seasons. In spite of all his struggles on the mound, they keep going back to him year after year with the hopes that this will finally be the season that it all clicks for the now 29-year-old right-hander. While he brought his strikeout rate back up to his career norm in 2012, he took a step backwards in virtually every other way, most notably his 5.73 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He walked more hitters, gave up more home runs and saw his groundball rate drop while giving up more line drives than at any other point in his career. Though his 4.63 FIP indicates that he did not pitch as poorly as his ERA would make it seem, the leash seems to be getting shorter as the Royals appear more willing to move on from him than ever before.

2012

Did the light finally come on for Hochevar in second half of 2011? After the All-Star break, he had 68 strikeouts and 24 walks with a 3.52 ERA over 79.1 innings. For those new to Hochevar, these are numbers never before seen from the righty. In the past he's had trouble missing bats, but that changed in the later half of 2011 as he may have discovered that his slider can be a very effective tool at putting batters away. It's much too soon to declare the former No. 1 overall pick's career back on track, but a sleeper candidate for the 2012 season, why not?

2011

Hochevar certainly didn't set the world on fire with his 2010 campaign, but he enters 2011 with his spot in the rotation solidified. He managed to cut down both his home runs and hits allowed last season while his K/9IP rate remained static at 6.6. His FIP indicates he was a tad unlucky in 2010, but not enough to expect a major improvement from luck alone in 2011.

2010

Hochevar simply fell apart after the All-Star break in his second full season with the Royals. He began 2009 with a 5-3 record thanks to solid run support. His second half was down right miserable as he posted a 2-10 record with a 7.35 ERA. Although his K/9IP was impressive at 8.4, his WHIP skyrocketed to 1.599 in the second half. Hochevar also fell victim to the long ball, giving up 23 home runs in 25 starts. Hochevar is a young power arm with great potential and it is common for young pitchers to struggle down the stretch as they are not accustomed to logging the amount of innings a major league starter throws during a complete season. His second-half fade is a worry, but the Royals are highly vested in the right-hander and he will enter 2010 as their No. 3 starter.

2009

We saw glimpses of potential in Hochevar in 2008, his first extended visit to the major leagues, but his season ended early because of a late-August rib cage injury. He also showed up a little late, starting the season with Triple-A Omaha, then earning a promotion when John Bale’s arm went sour. Even though his regular rookie stats weren’t great (5.51 ERA, 1.473 WHIP, 72:47 K:BB in 129 innings), he got a lot of groundball outs, which is good news for a sinkerball pitcher. He had the skills to go first overall in the 2006 draft (ahead of Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw and Evan Longoria), and he should pitch from the middle of the Royals’ rotation in 2009.

2008

Hochevar's main 2007 minor league stats (4-9, 4.86 ERA, .271 BAA in 26 starts between Double-A and Triple-A) suggested that a transition to the majors may still be a year away, but his 138:47 K:BB ratio showed maybe he would be ready a little bit earlier. The 40th overall pick in the 2005 draft pitched well enough in his four September appearances for the Royals to warrant some consideration for the fifth starter's gig coming out of spring training, but odds are he will start the season in Triple-A and get the callup sometime during the summer.

2007

The No. 1 overall choice in the 2006 draft (after being the 40th player selected and not signing in 2005), Hochevar spent much of the 2006 season relaxing and waiting for Scott Boras to show him the money. The Royals came to terms with him in August and saw a glimpse of his potential when he struck out 16 in 15 innings and walking two at low-A Burlington. Shoulder tightness ended his Arizona Fall League season early, but he is expected to be fully healthy this spring and on the fast track to the majors with likely a ETA of 2008.