Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cincinnati Reds
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Hoffman has had a rough start to his major-league career over the past five seasons, but he'll no longer have to pitch in the altitude at Coors Field after he was traded to the Reds in November. The right-hander pitched solely as a reliever in 2020, but it's not yet known whether he'll move back to a starting role with Cincinnati. Hoffman's 9.28 ERA ranked worst among qualified relievers last year, but his xFIP remained somewhat steady at 5.39. He had a career-best average fastball velocity of 94.5 mph in 2020, but he only had a 9.3% swinging-strike rate while increasing his changeup usage. Hoffman could perform better with a change of scenery, especially one that doesn't involve playing his home games in Colorado. However, he'll likely settle for a middle-relief role if he's unable to secure a job as a back-end starter. If he works out of the bullpen again, he's unlikely to have much fantasy relevance. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#599
ADP
$Traded to the Reds in November of 2020.
Moving to bullpen
PCincinnati Reds
July 24, 2021
Hoffman will shift to a bullpen role going forward, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hoffman returned from a shoulder injury to start Wednesday's game against the Mets, but he gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings. The right-hander struggled with command during his start and only threw 44 of his 82 pitches for strikes. Vladimir Gutierrez will take his place in the rotation starting Tuesday against the Cubs.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
78
Last 10 Games
78
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Jeff Hoffman generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Jeff Hoffman generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .274 326 65 44 75 16 1 11
Since 2019vs Right .303 299 61 29 79 20 2 19
2021vs Left .270 113 14 21 24 6 0 3
2021vs Right .241 98 25 9 21 3 1 3
2020vs Left .378 49 9 4 17 2 1 1
2020vs Right .357 50 10 5 15 7 0 2
2019vs Left .243 164 42 19 34 8 0 7
2019vs Right .326 151 26 15 43 10 1 14
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.61 1.63 81.2 6 6 0 7.9 3.9 2.0
Since 2019Away 6.42 1.72 54.2 1 6 1 9.1 6.3 2.0
2021Home 4.28 1.46 27.1 3 2 0 8.2 4.0 1.3
2021Away 6.62 1.98 17.2 0 3 0 7.1 9.2 1.0
2020Home 13.11 2.23 11.2 1 1 0 10.0 3.9 0.8
2020Away 4.66 1.55 9.2 1 0 1 6.5 3.7 1.9
2019Home 6.33 1.57 42.2 2 3 0 7.2 3.8 2.7
2019Away 6.91 1.61 27.1 0 3 0 11.2 5.3 2.6
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Stat Review
How does Jeff Hoffman compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.30
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
6.0
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
5.20
 
WHIP
1.67
 
BABIP
.307
 
GB/FB
1.02
 
Left On Base
67.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2325 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.4%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hoffman got his fair share of opportunities in 2019 as the Rockies rotated through potential rotation options, but he certainly didn't make the most of them. In 15 major-league starts, he struggled to a 6.56 ERA, a number that doesn't play anywhere, even in Coors Field. His 21.6% strikeout rate was his career best but still came in below average, and both his 10.8% walk rate and 35.1% groundball rate were fairly poor. He didn't show much promise for Triple-A Albuquerque, either, posting a 7.70 ERA, though his 24.9% strikeout rate and 7.6% walk rate there were both fairly good. Still, a pitcher heading into his age-27 season with a career 6.11 ERA in 209.1 big-league innings doesn't do much to interest fantasy owners, even if he did at one point have a fair amount of prospect hype. On another team, he could perhaps have deep-league viability, but he hasn't come close to showing he can overcome Coors Field.
Hoffman is a dangerous pitcher to watch. When you watch him pitch on a good day, you see quite a bit of potential in him. His fastball moves, his curveball really bites and he attacks hitters. Yet, when you dive into his numbers, there is not a lot to like. Sure, he has a league average strikeout rate when pitching on the road, but he also has a 4.04 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in those games. Predictably, he is awful at home with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. Keep in mind, all of this is with just 131 innings of work with the Rockies so things could go in any direction from here. His overall 5.89 ERA was bad, but his FIP at 4.80 shows he could be better and thus worthy of a roster spot in deeper NL-only leagues. He struck out six or more batters in six of his 17 starts last year.
Hoffman was the prize piece in the 2015 trade deadline deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, although his first season in Colorado's system didn't necessarily reflect that. The top prospect's strikeout rate drastically improved during his time with Triple-A Albuquerque (9.4 K/9) and while his 4.02 ERA and 1.36 WHIP may seem pedestrian for a 23-year-old with his pedigree, the harsh pitching conditions of the Pacific Coast League were largely to blame. His control was worse than usual (3.4 BB/9 at Triple-A), but he may have been nibbling in an effort to cope with his surroundings. The Rockies used him initially as a starter, but he was moved to the bullpen after he experienced some issues adjusting to big league hitters. He should spend much of 2017 in the Rockies' rotation, although the Coors Field effect will limit his upside in his first full season.
No prospect’s dynasty league stock plummet simply because of a deadline deal the way Hoffman’s value cratered following a trade from Toronto to Colorado in the Troy Tulowitzki deal. He might be a top-50 prospect in any other system, but it’s impossible to ignore the fact that he is on track to pitch half his games in Coors Field once he reaches the majors. Last year, Hoffman was still working on regaining his pre-surgery form, but it would not be surprising for the hard-throwing righty to put up obscene numbers in 2016, two years removed from Tommy John surgery. He has a plus-plus fastball with a plus curveball, average changeup and excellent command, so minor-league hitters won’t stand much of a chance against his advanced repertoire. Still, the shadow of Coors Field will linger in the background of his profile, so selling high based on great minor league numbers will prove tricky.
Prior to having Tommy John surgery a month before the 2014 draft, Hoffman was projected to be a top-five pick. His projectable 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame and 97-mph fastball made the 22-year old an intriguing arm coming out of college. Hoffman did not slide far in the draft, as the Blue Jays nabbed him with the ninth pick. However, he may be the forgotten man from the 2014 class, as he will likely spend the first two months of the season rehabbing his arm. While he has an impressive four-pitch arsenal, command was the primary concern prior to his surgery, so being able to locate his pitches will be a major point of emphasis for Hoffman when he starts pitching in a rookie league this summer. Despite the delay in development, Hoffman has the arsenal, and the college experience to still beat most of the high school pitchers from his draft class to the big leagues in three or four years.
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Handed loss in return
PCincinnati Reds
July 21, 2021
Hoffman (3-5) took the loss Wednesday as the Reds were routed 7-0 by the Mets, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
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Reinstated prior to start
PCincinnati Reds
July 21, 2021
Hoffman (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the Mets.
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Starting Wednesday
PCincinnati Reds
Shoulder
July 17, 2021
Hoffman (shoulder) confirmed Saturday that he's set to return from the injured list to start Wednesday against the Mets, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Temporary six-man rotation
PCincinnati Reds
Shoulder
July 17, 2021
The Reds will consider going with a temporary six-man rotation when Hoffman (shoulder) comes off the IL next week, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Another rehab start coming
PCincinnati Reds
Shoulder
July 16, 2021
Hoffman (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start Friday for High-A Dayton.
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