J.J. Hoover
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 240LBS | Age: 36
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 10, #310, Atlanta Braves | Calhoun CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 1 2 13.50 18 0 1 18.2 15 2.20
2017 3 1 3.92 52 0 0 41.1 54 1.77
2018 0 1 20.25 2 0 0 1.1 0 4.50
7 Seasons 19 21 4.17 290 0 6 285 294 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 18 1-2 13.50 18.2 15 2.20
2017 52 3-1 3.92 41.1 54 1.77
2018 2 0-1 20.25 1.1 0 4.50
7 Seasons 290 19-21 4.17 285 294 1.35
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 1119 179 9 5.0 3.4 85.7 110.2 15.2 29.1 .217 .360 .292 .305 .326 26.8 19.7 11.7 2.94 3.83
2016 28 414 69 13 18.8 13.4 90.0 110.3 16.7 42.0 .322 .677 .485 .452 .511 40.6 15.5 12.4 13.50 10.07
2017 29 822 116 6 5.2 3.0 88.2 111.3 17.2 38.8 .248 .408 .363 .331 .404 34.5 27.4 13.2 3.92 4.76
2018 30 41 8 1 12.5 10.0 77.1 99.2 12.8 50.0 .423 .619 .605 .502 .455 25.0 0.0 20.0 20.25 13.66
Player 2396 372 29 7.8 5.1 87.1 111.3 16.1 34.9 .249 .435 .356 .343 .389 31.7 21.3 12.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hoover relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(53.7%) ,
Curveball
(29.3%) ,
Slider
(14.6%) ,
Sinker
(2.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 43.6 21.8 25.1 9.5 33.0 38.0 29.1 8.4 29.6 25.1 21.2 5.0 5.0 3.4
2016 33.3 26.1 30.4 10.1 31.9 40.6 27.5 2.9 27.5 20.3 23.2 2.9 18.8 13.4
2017 34.5 26.7 29.3 9.5 29.3 36.2 34.5 2.6 24.1 32.8 28.4 6.9 5.2 3.0
2018 37.5 12.5 37.5 12.5 50.0 0.0 50.0 25.0 12.5 12.5 37.5 0.0 12.5 10.0
Player 38.7 23.9 27.7 9.7 32.0 37.1 30.9 5.9 27.2 26.3 24.2 5.1 7.8 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 22 90.3 16.1 1.3 7 3.6 -3.2 -47
2018 Sinker MIL R 1 87.6 21.8 -3.7 -15 14.7 0.9 6
2018 Curveball MIL R 12 74.7 57.9 -4.2 -7 15.4 5.1 49
2018 Slider MIL R 6 85.0 31.8 -5.5 -15 3.2 -1.7 -34
2017 Sinker AZ R 51 91.8 19.3 -2.7 -12 13.0 -2.1 -14
2017 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 423 92.4 15.6 -0.5 -3 5.0 -3.3 -40
2017 Changeup AZ R 6 86.5 23.4 -6.4 -21 9.8 -3.8 -28
2017 Curveball AZ R 50 76.3 55.9 -1.6 -3 11.5 2.1 23
2017 Slider AZ R 292 84.7 36.1 0.2 1 5.0 1.0 24
2016 Slider CIN R 70 84.7 37.7 0.8 2 8.1 3.1 62
2016 Curveball CIN R 57 76.2 55.6 -2.5 -4 14.7 4.2 40
2016 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 266 92.3 17.2 -0.5 -3 3.9 -3.6 -48
2016 Changeup CIN R 16 86.8 23.8 -6.6 -22 4.2 -8.2 -66
2015 Curveball CIN R 171 75.5 59.6 0.6 1 15.2 5.0 49
2015 Slider CIN R 126 84.7 40.4 3.4 9 7.9 2.8 55
2015 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 749 93.9 15.5 0.2 1 3.7 -3.6 -50
2015 Changeup CIN R 39 88.1 24.3 -5.1 -17 8.7 -3.4 -28
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 0 22 53.7 6 .400 .400 .417 11.1 0.0 0.0 .540 .614 .542 20.0
2018 Curveball -9.0 -1 12 29.3 2 .500 2.000 1.000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .250 .846 .460 50.0
2018 Slider -13.5 -1 6 14.6 2 1.000 1.000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 .188 .190 .434 0.0
2018 Sinker 5.1 0 1 2.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -6 423 51.5 97 .294 .518 .417 27.5 24.7 23.8 .246 .421 .331 34.4
2017 Slider -0.8 -2 292 35.5 75 .288 .500 .379 43.8 37.3 26.2 .260 .423 .339 31.6
2017 Sinker -1.1 -1 51 6.2 16 .182 .182 .331 20.0 12.5 16.7 .175 .225 .336 33.3
2017 Curveball 2.5 1 50 6.1 7 .143 .143 .129 20.0 0.0 0.0 .231 .324 .229 42.9
2017 Changeup 1.2 0 6 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .480 .968 .605 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 129 548 7 6 -4 -3 6
2013 265 1,123 4 9 -2 -5 5
2014 272 1,133 -9 11 -7 -5 -10
2015 263 1,114 9 9 -9 -5 4
2016 96 410 -4 -12 -3 -2 -21
2017 196 822 -1 5 -7 -4 -7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,119 43.6 68.0 77.9 28.1 67.2 40.6 52.7 45.4 25.0 5.8 80.0
2016 414 45.2 71.1 82.7 22.9 61.5 40.3 56.7 44.7 23.2 5.3 81.8
2017 822 41.6 63.2 74.1 25.6 53.7 37.3 53.1 41.2 32.4 6.9 71.9
2018 41 41.5 52.9 66.7 25.0 100.0 46.3 50.0 36.6 13.3 4.9 50.0
Player 2,396 43.1 66.7 77.5 26.3 62.3 39.5 53.4 43.7 26.9 6.1 76.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 52 81 68 48 35 70 50 95 93 45 4 68 33 68 89 71 38
2016 38 68 61 19
2017 42 88 74 22
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 9 6.2 3 3 6 2 22.2
2017 22.9 7 6.4 1 6 2 4 57.1
2018 21.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 22.8 17 13.5 4 9 9 6 35.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 6 5 7 7 6 6 5 3 5 6 4 8 5 6 6 4 5 6 6 6 6 8 9 7 7 6 9 9 7 5
2017 7 6 6 9 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 9 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 7 6 5 6 6 8 7 7 5
2018 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 17 13 12 17 14 13 13 12 9 12 13 14 16 12 13 14 11 12 13 13 13 14 16 16 13 14 13 18 17 15 11
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.0 92.3 -1.7 92.4 0.1 90.2 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 86.8 -1.4 86.5 -0.3 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.4 80.9 1.5 83.5 2.6 78.1 -5.4
Exit Velocity 85.7 90.0 4.3 88.2 -1.8 77.1 -11.1
Launch Angle 15.2 16.7 1.5 17.2 0.5 12.8 -4.4
Barrel % 5.0 18.8 13.8 5.2 -13.6 12.5 7.3
Hard Hit % 26.8 40.6 13.8 34.5 -6.1 25.0 -9.5
Sweet Spot % 29.1 42.0 12.9 38.8 -3.2 50.0 11.2
xBA .217 .322 0.105 .248 -0.074 .423 0.175
BA .196 .345 0.149 .276 -0.069 .500 0.224
xwOBA .305 .452 0.147 .331 -0.121 .502 0.171
wOBA .292 .485 0.193 .363 -0.122 .605 0.242
xSLG .360 .677 0.317 .408 -0.269 .619 0.211
SLG .366 .750 0.384 .471 -0.279 .875 0.404
K% 19.7 15.5 -4.2 27.4 11.9 0.0 -27.4
BB% 11.7 12.4 0.7 13.2 0.8 20.0 6.8
Swing % 45.4 44.7 -0.7 41.2 -3.5 36.6 -4.6
Whiff% 25.0 23.2 -1.8 32.4 9.2 13.3 -19.1
In Zone % 43.6 45.2 1.6 41.6 -3.6 41.5 -0.1
Out of Zone % 56.4 54.8 -1.6 58.4 3.6 58.5 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 22.9 -5.2 25.6 2.7 25.0 -0.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 28.9 3.5 20.4 -8.5 20.0 -0.4
First Pitch Strike % 52.7 56.7 4.0 53.1 -3.6 50.0 -3.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 93 .487 51 5 9.8 42 16 38.1
2017 Shifts 190 .365 126 2 1.6 64 13 20.3
2018 Shifts 10 .605 6 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2012 146 16.4 32.9% 0.7% 106 23.7 0.0% 12.3%
2013 327 17.2 22.9% 0.9% 203 23.7 0.5% 10.8%
2014 317 16.1 36.0% 0.9% 214 23.3 0.5% 7.9%
2015 342 16.2 36.5% 4.7% 198 22.4 3.5% 16.7%
2016 124 15.5 41.9% 1.6% 79 21.3 6.3% 6.3%
2017 212 17.4 10.4% 1.4% 218 21.0 0.5% 8.7%
2018 10 20.2 0.0% 0.0% 13 22.8 0.0% 7.7%
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Pitch Distribution