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Portrait of J.J. Hoover

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
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Birth Date8-13-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
0.72012
1.02013
-0.62014
0.92015
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 CIN MLB 28 0 30.7 17 13 31 2 .253 100 5.0 3.8 0.6 9.1 27% .195 .218 0.98 3.23 2.05 93 2.92 0.7
2013 CIN MLB 69 0 66.0 47 26 67 6 .263 102 6.4 3.5 0.8 9.1 33% .244 .227 1.11 3.44 2.86 91 3.29 1.0
2014 CIN MLB 54 0 62.7 56 31 75 13 .256 100 8.0 4.5 1.9 10.8 29% .277 .299 1.39 4.94 4.88 104 5.21 -0.6
2015 CIN MLB 67 0 64.3 44 31 52 7 .268 97 6.2 4.3 1.0 7.3 44% .215 .248 1.17 4.50 2.94 111 3.59 0.9
CareerMLB2180223.716410122528.2611006.64.11.19.134%.238.2531.184.143.341013.892.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2008 DNV Rk 2 0 4.7 4 1 6 0 .263 86 7.7 1.9 0.0 11.5 36% .364 .209 1.06 1.87 0.00
2009 ROM A 25 18 134.3 135 25 148 9 .266 90 9.0 1.7 0.6 9.9 47% .341 .264 1.19 2.84 3.35
2009 MYR A+ 1 1 3.0 3 5 2 1 .272 104 9.0 15.0 3.0 6.0 20% .222 .346 2.67 11.36 9.00
2010 MYR A+ 24 24 132.7 126 35 118 7 .255 101 8.5 2.4 0.5 8.0 43% .299 .245 1.21 3.24 3.26
2010 MIS AA 4 4 20.7 15 15 34 1 .261 98 6.5 6.5 0.4 14.8 27% .350 .245 1.45 2.90 3.48
2011 MIS AA 31 12 87.0 65 28 86 5 .253 103 6.7 2.9 0.5 8.9 33% .262 .216 1.07 3.18 2.48
2011 GWN AAA 12 2 18.7 12 12 31 0 .251 93 5.8 5.8 0.0 14.9 28% .308 .223 1.29 1.84 3.38
2012 CIN MLB 28 0 30.7 17 13 31 2 .253 100 5.0 3.8 0.6 9.1 27% .195 .218 0.98 3.23 2.05
2012 LOU AAA 30 0 37.0 15 12 55 1 .255 106 3.6 2.9 0.2 13.4 33% .203 .146 0.73 1.59 1.22
2013 CIN MLB 69 0 66.0 47 26 67 6 .263 102 6.4 3.5 0.8 9.1 33% .244 .227 1.11 3.44 2.86
2014 CIN MLB 54 0 62.7 56 31 75 13 .256 100 8.0 4.5 1.9 10.8 29% .277 .299 1.39 4.94 4.88
2014 LOU AAA 4 0 5.0 3 2 7 0 .238 108 5.4 3.6 0.0 12.6 31% .231 .185 1.00 1.76 0.00
2015 CIN MLB 67 0 64.3 44 31 52 7 .268 97 6.2 4.3 1.0 7.3 44% .215 .248 1.17 4.50 2.94

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 0.4650 0.4319 0.7252 0.6360 0.2545 0.7632 0.6429 0.2748
2013 1119 0.4835 0.4656 0.7620 0.6562 0.2872 0.8000 0.6807 0.2380
2014 1113 0.4843 0.4663 0.7476 0.6456 0.2979 0.7931 0.6550 0.2524
2015 1112 0.4730 0.4460 0.7440 0.6331 0.2782 0.7628 0.7055 0.2560
Career38580.47820.45570.74780.64380.28330.78240.67540.2522

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CIN $1,400,000
2015 CIN $535,000
2014 CIN $520,000
2013 CIN $492,500
2012 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,547,500
2011Current$1,400,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,947,500
4 yrTotal$2,947,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 102 dBallengee Group1 year/$1.4M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2016). Won arbitration with Cincinnati 2/5/16 ($1.4M-$1.225M).
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15.
  • 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) .239 .304 .436 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .179 .297 .344 .246
18 Split (Multi) .060 .007 .093 .029
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .217 .300 .417 .266
31 vs R (2015) .174 .295 .312 .231
38 Split (2015) .043 .005 .105 .034
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Surveying the Uncertain Closer LandscapeJ.P. Breen2016-01-04
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Transaction Analysis: Pitchers and PicksBret Sayre2015-07-08
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 10Mike Gianella2015-06-09
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance michael lorenzen gets a shot at the closers job?
(Katie from Natti)
Nope. Out of 141 starters who threw 100 innings last season, Lorenz ranked dead-last in DRA (6.42). A move to the pen seems inevitable, especially given the pitching prospects the Reds added in the second half of last year. At least for the immediate future, J.J. Hoover and Jumbo Diaz will get the first shot to close. (George Bissell)
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 4,129 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).