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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-13-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.52012
0.32013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 CIN 24 28 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 1 0 1 3 0 0 123 17 7 7 2 28 13 12 0 31 2.05 3.23 3.32 4.5 0.5
2013 CIN 25 69 0 66.0 0.0 66.0 5 5 3 2 0 0 269 47 21 21 6 81 26 20 2 67 2.86 3.44 4.48 2.9 0.3
2014 CIN 26 54 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 1 10 0 4 0 0 275 56 36 34 13 110 31 28 1 75 4.88 4.94 5.18 -1.9 -0.3
Career1510159.30.0159.37154900667120646221219706031733.503.994.555.50.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 DNV Rk 2 0 4.7 2.38 143 .209 .246 .333 .379 .263 .364 86 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 ROM A 25 18 134.3 3.55 109 .264 .257 .330 .373 .266 .341 90 18.1 1.9 18.1 1.9
2009 MYR A+ 1 1 3.0 12.51 -67 .346 .268 .344 .428 .272 .222 104 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2010 MYR A+ 24 24 132.7 3.76 118 .245 .266 .335 .398 .255 .299 101 23.9 2.4 23.9 2.4
2010 MIS AA 4 4 20.7 3.06 131 .245 .266 .336 .402 .261 .350 98 5.6 0.6 5.1 0.6
2011 MIS AA 31 12 87.0 3.99 119 .216 .260 .335 .401 .253 .262 103 16.4 1.6 15.2 1.4
2011 GWN AAA 12 2 18.7 3.66 116 .223 .246 .322 .377 .251 .308 93 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2012 CIN MLB 28 0 30.7 3.32 123 .218 .247 .311 .392 .253 .195 100 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2012 LOU AAA 30 0 37.0 2.66 143 .146 .260 .332 .402 .255 .203 106 9.9 1.0 9.5 0.9
2013 CIN MLB 69 0 66.0 4.48 92 .227 .258 .319 .407 .263 .244 102 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2014 CIN MLB 54 0 62.7 5.18 69 .302 .247 .309 .380 .257 .277 99 -3.0 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
2014 LOU AAA 4 0 5.0 2.03 158 .186 .240 .317 .354 .240 .231 106 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 DNV Rk 1 0 0 2 0 4.7 4 1 6 0 36% .364 7.7 1.9 0.0 11.5 1.06 0.00 1.5 0.1
2009 ROM A 7 6 1 25 18 134.3 135 25 148 9 47% .341 9.0 1.7 0.6 9.9 1.19 3.35 18.1 1.9
2009 MYR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 5 2 1 20% .222 9.0 15.0 3.0 6.0 2.67 9.00 -1.6 -0.2
2010 MIS AA 3 1 0 4 4 20.7 15 15 34 1 27% .350 6.5 6.5 0.4 14.8 1.45 3.48 5.1 0.6
2010 MYR A+ 11 6 0 24 24 132.7 126 35 118 7 43% .299 8.5 2.4 0.5 8.0 1.21 3.26 23.9 2.4
2011 GWN AAA 1 1 1 12 2 18.7 12 12 31 0 28% .308 5.8 5.8 0.0 14.9 1.29 3.38 7.1 0.7
2011 MIS AA 2 5 1 31 12 87.0 65 28 86 5 33% .262 6.7 2.9 0.5 8.9 1.07 2.48 15.2 1.4
2012 LOU AAA 4 0 13 30 0 37.0 15 12 55 1 33% .203 3.6 2.9 0.2 13.4 0.73 1.22 9.5 0.9
2012 CIN MLB 1 0 1 28 0 30.7 17 13 31 2 27% .195 5.0 3.8 0.6 9.1 0.98 2.05 4.5 0.5
2013 CIN MLB 5 5 3 69 0 66.0 47 26 67 6 33% .244 6.4 3.5 0.8 9.1 1.11 2.86 2.9 0.3
2014 CIN MLB 1 10 0 54 0 62.7 56 31 75 13 29% .277 8.0 4.5 1.9 10.8 1.39 4.88 -1.9 -0.3
2014 LOU AAA 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 3 2 7 0 31% .231 5.4 3.6 0.0 12.6 1.00 0.00 2.2 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 514 0.4747 0.4455 0.7598 0.6516 0.2593 0.7987 0.6714 0.2402
2013 1119 0.4826 0.4727 0.7996 0.6593 0.2988 0.8174 0.7630 0.2004
2014 1133 0.4863 0.4713 0.7678 0.6370 0.3144 0.8262 0.6557 0.2322
Career27660.48260.46710.77920.64870.29780.81750.7020.2208

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CIN $520,000
2013 CIN $492,500
2012 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$492,500
2011Current$520,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,012,500
2 yrTotal$1,012,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 102 d1 year/$0.52M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/16/11. Re-signed by Atlanta 3/12. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 4/1/12.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2008 (10-310) (Calhoun CC, Ala.). $0.4M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .154 .231 .235 .171
11 vs R (Multi) .219 .305 .395 .253
18 Split (Multi) -.065 -.075 -.160 -.082
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .163 .238 .239 .172
31 vs R (2013) .224 .309 .413 .252
38 Split (2013) -.061 -.071 -.173 -.080
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)What's going on? In a yahoo league rotisserie standard 8 team league. Standard starters with a utility player. We use 2 SP,2RP 3P in general. I really need to make a couple of adjustments. Need to add another pitcher and solid bar to this line up. This league is tough with trades! so would need to rely on the waivers Who should we ditch and is there anyone we should be tracking or picking up? Here is the squad...Here is the squad... Albert Pujols 1B Joe Mauer C,1B Jacoby Ellsbury OF Evan Longoria 3B Matt Holliday OF Shin-Soo Choo OF Jose Altuve 2B Jimmy Rollins SS Anthony Rizzo 1B Alex Gordon OF Rickie Weeks 2B Rickie Weeks 2B Cliff Lee SP Hiroki Kuroda Heath Bell Huston Street RP Addison Reed RP Jason Grilli RP Tim Lincecum SP Brett Anderson DL Dan Haren SP Kenley Jansen RP Lance Lynn FA available. Prado Matt Carpenter Daniel Nava Coco crisp Todd Frasier Norichika Aoki Michael Morse Kelly Johnson Josh Donaldson Justin Morneau John Buck Evan Gattis Adam Dunn pitching Doug Fister Derek Holland Hyun-Jin Ryu Brandon Morrow Paul Maholm Trevor Cahill Jason Hammel Wandy Rodriguez Jose Veras J.J. Hoover J.J. Putz DL
(coach53 from CT)
Hey coach.

It's always difficult to answer a full blown roster question without having access to everyone else's roster and teams. Generally speaking, your offense looks strong, although in a shallow league under performing players like Weeks should probably be shown the door. On the pitching side, I think that Lincecum is a weak play for an eight-team mixed format. None of the free agents stand out, but Aoki could arguably be added to your squad. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on J.J. Hoover?
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
I like him just a tiny bit less than I like John Axford (Sam Miller)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys worth a look in an NL only 4x4 standard league? Trevor Rosenthal, Tony Cingrani, Arodys Vizcaino, Christian Garcia, J.J. Hoover, or Sam Lecure.
(Johnny T from The Hills)
Rosenthal is definitely worth a $2-3 bid in NL-only. His stuff is legitimate and even if he's only a set-up man, his Ks mean that he could put up sneaky $10-12 value. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. Do you think the Aroldis Chapman experiment will work? He seemed to be too valuable closing out games. What are you thoughts on some sneaky good RP's like Tony Cingrani and J.J. Hoover in Cincinnati?
(Rockford from Flowmont)
A year ago I would've said no on Chapman starting because of his control woes. He seemed to improve on that aspect and if it sticks then I'd say he's got a chance. I haven't seen much of Cingranióthough he sounds like someone who could help nowóbut Hoover is a nice arm that got buried in Atlanta because others had higher ceilings. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ive recently acquired joey votto in a ss league and been offered jj and zimmermann. what are your thoughts for jj in the second half.
(j from some yankee town)
Depends on who J.J. is. If it's Putz, I think he'll improve a little but not enough to be interesting. If it's Hardy, he also is capable of better things. If it's Josh Johnson, same thing, but with perpetual injury risk. Who else is there? J.J. Hoover. Jon Jay. Jair Jurrjens. John Jaso. Jim Johnson. I'm not getting warm and fuzzy about any of these guys. So I guess it doesn't depend on who J.J. is. Good chance of small improvement, but nothing exciting. I wouldn't trade Votto for Zimmermann and anyone with the initials J.J. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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J.J. Hoover has thrown 2,878 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (76mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph) and Sinker (94mph).