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J.J. Hoover

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

8-2

ERA

2.94

WHIP

1.17

K

52

SV

1

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 r...

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2016 ADP:  333

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 246   DOB: 8/13/1987   BORN: Pittsburgh, PA   COLLEGE: Calhoun (AL) CC   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Hoover Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Reds in February of 2016 after arbitration.

February 5, 2016  –  J.J. Hoover News

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Hoover won his arbitration case and signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Reds on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

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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 MYR 1 1 0 3.0 3 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 9.00 2.67
2009 21 A ROM 25 18 0 134.3 135 50 9 148 25 7 6 1 3.36 1.19
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
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 64.3 49 25 8 64 29 4 5 1 4 10 3.50 1.21

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J.J. Hoover Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 25 NYM 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.94 1.17
Sep. 21 @StL 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.56 1.14
Sep. 19 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.31 1.11
Sep. 15 @SF 0.3 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.35 1.11
Sep. 11 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.21 1.08
Sep. 6 Mil 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.25 1.08
Sep. 5 Mil 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.14 1.08
Sep. 2 @ChC 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.02 1.07
Aug. 31 @ChC 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.74 1.04
Aug. 29 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.75 1.01
Aug. 27 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.78 0.99
Aug. 24 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.81 0.97
Aug. 20 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.84 0.99
Aug. 18 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.88 1.01
Aug. 16 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.92 0.99
Aug. 12 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 1.01
Aug. 9 @Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.99 1.01
Aug. 8 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.01 1.01
Aug. 5 StL 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.05 1.01
Aug. 4 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.90 1.01
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
2.0 6 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 22.50 3.00
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.3 9 8 8 3 4 9 1 2 0 1-2 0 1 3 11.37 2.05
Last 60 Days
20 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
18.0 15 11 11 5 13 17 2 2 0 3-2 0 3 8 5.50 1.56

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015130201225615.217
201411226435526.333
201310120715401.163

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015134321919332.174
2014163492721417.159
2013168471932825.224

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.7510311152.341.01
201436.3130531483.471.18
201337.7240451643.821.22

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201529.7311212023.641.35
201426.3070221756.841.67
201328.3313221021.590.95
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 MYR 1 1 3.0 6.00 15.00 0.40 3.00 71.4% 9.00 11.20 .236
2009 21 A ROM 25 18 134.3 9.92 1.67 5.92 0.60 72.8% 3.36 2.43 .353
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
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3-Year Averages     63 0 64.3 8.95 4.06 2.21 1.12 75.7% 3.50 4.18 .259

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2015 Stat Review for J.J. Hoover    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.68 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.27 K/9
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4.34 BB/9
POOR
93.4 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.16 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.94 ERA
GOOD
1.17 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.54 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.222 BABIP
LOW
79.4% Strand Rate
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for J.J. Hoover

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

Hoover might be the front-runner to win the Reds' open closer job, but he's not a sure thing, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Im going to wait and see, manager Bryan Price said. I think hes certainly a front-runner for this opportunity, but I dont think Im quite ready to be assigning roles for on the team just quite yet. Well see what the final roster looks like coming out of spring training. Hes absolutely in contention for the position.

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Hoover will be tendered a contract by the Reds on Wednesday.

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Hoover gave up a homer to Elian Herrera in the first game of the Reds' doubleheader loss to the Brewers, giving them an important insurance run.

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Hoover had another rough outing Friday night, allowing two runs in the eighth inning against the Rockies.

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Hoover blew a save opportunity Tuesday night against the Cubs, giving up a game-tying homer to Kyle Schwarber in the ninth. He was getting the chance because Aroldis Chapman was unavailable after throwing 44 pitches Sunday and then getting the save Monday.

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Hoover pitched a scoreless eighth inning Sunday against the Padres, retiring three batters on nine pitches while protecting a four-run lead.

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Hoover got a vulture-win Sunday against the Nats, giving up a game-tying single in the seventh inning before getting two outs on a line-drive double play.

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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.