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J.J. Hoover
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 240LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 10, #310, Atlanta Braves | Calhoun CC
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 1 20.25 2 0 0 1.1 0 4.50
7 Seasons 19 21 4.17 290 0 6 285.0 294 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 2 0-1 20.25 1.1 0 4.50
7 Seasons 290 19-21 4.17 285.0 294 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1119 179 9 5 86 110.2 14.8 29.1 .211 .350 .292 .297 .313 28.4 19.7 11.7 2.94 3.77
2016 414 69 13 18.8 90 110.3 16.7 42 .310 .651 .485 .437 .488 41.2 15.5 12.4 13.50 9.52
2017 822 116 6 5.2 88.2 111.3 17.2 38.8 .247 .406 .363 .330 .402 34.5 27.4 13.2 3.92 4.80
2018 41 8 1 12.5 77.1 99.2 12.8 50 .423 .619 .605 .502 .455 25 0 20 20.25 13.75
2396 372 29 7.8 87.3 111.3 15.9 34.9 .244 .426 .356 .336 .377 32.7 21.3 12.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hoover relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53.7%) ,
Curveball
(29.3%) ,
Slider
(14.6%) ,
Sinker
(2.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2018 4-Seam Fastball 22 14 8 53.7 90.3 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 .400 .540 .400 .614 .408 .540 78.0 12 2382 6.0 11.1 0.0
2018 Curveball 12 6 6 29.3 74.7 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .250 2.000 .846 1.015 .460 89.6 49 2612 5.2 33.3 0.0
2018 Slider 6 4 2 14.6 85.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .188 1.000 .190 .785 .429 47.6 -56 2492 5.5 0.0 0.0
2018 Sinker 1 1 0 2.4 87.6 2209 5.9 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 423 282 141 51.5 92.4 97 85 25 15 5 1 4 24 61 .294 .246 .518 .421 .382 .330 89.4 21 2394 5.8 27.5 23.8
2017 Slider 292 224 68 35.5 84.7 75 66 19 12 3 1 3 28 38 .288 .258 .500 .416 .373 .335 86.4 16 2499 5.6 43.8 26.2
2017 Sinker 51 32 19 6.2 91.8 16 11 2 2 0 0 0 2 9 .182 .175 .182 .225 .326 .334 88.0 4 2358 5.8 20.0 16.7
2017 Curveball 50 21 29 6.1 76.3 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 .143 .231 .143 .324 .125 .229 85.8 5 2628 5.1 20.0 0.0
2017 Changeup 6 2 4 0.7 86.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .480 .000 .968 .000 .605 101.9 18 2227 5.6 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 43.6 21.8 25.1 9.5 33.5 37.4 29.1 8.4 29.1 23.5 21.2 5 5
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
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
2018 37.5 12.5 37.5 12.5 50 0 50 25 12.5 12.5 37.5 0 12.5
38.7 23.9 27.7 9.7 32.3 36.8 30.9 5.9 26.9 25.5 24.2 5.1 7.8
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Sinker MIL R 1 87.6 21.8 -3.6 -14 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 31.8 -5.5 -15 3.2 -1.9 -37
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 22 90.3 16.1 1.3 7 3.6 -3.1 -46
2017 Sinker ARI R 51 91.8 19.3 -2.7 -12 13 -2.1 -14
2017 4-Seamer ARI R 423 92.4 15.6 -0.5 -4 5 -3.2 -40
2017 Slider ARI R 292 84.7 36.1 0 0 5 0.6 14
2017 Changeup ARI R 6 86.5 23.4 -6.4 -21 9.8 -3.7 -27
2017 Curveball ARI R 50 76.3 55.9 -1.6 -3 11.5 2.1 23
2016 4-Seamer CIN R 266 92.3 11.9 3 20 6.2 -2.3 -27
2016 Curveball CIN R 57 76.2 50.6 -6.3 -11 11.2 2.9 34
2016 Slider CIN R 70 84.7 32.5 -2.5 -7 4.8 1.8 60
2016 Changeup CIN R 16 86.8 17.3 -11.5 -40 6.2 -6.8 -52
! 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 Curveball 9 1 12 29.3 2 .5 2 1 33.3 0 0 .25 .846 .46 50
2018 Slider 13.5 1 6 14.6 2 1 1 .8 0 0 0 .188 .19 .434 0
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 0 22 53.7 6 .4 .4 .417 11.1 0 0 .54 .614 .542 20
2018 Sinker -5.1 0 1 2.4 0
2017 Changeup -1 0 6 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .48 .968 .605 100
2017 Curveball -2.4 -1 50 6.1 7 .143 .143 .129 20 0 0 .231 .324 .229 42.9
2017 Sinker 1.1 1 51 6.2 16 .182 .182 .331 20 12.5 16.7 .175 .225 .336 33.3
2017 Slider 0.8 2 292 35.5 75 .288 .5 .379 43.8 37.3 26.2 .258 .416 .335 31.6
2017 4-Seamer 1.1 5 423 51.5 97 .294 .518 .408 27.5 24.7 23.8 .246 .421 .331 34.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 1123 -5 -9 3 5 -6
2014 272 1133 9 -11 7 5 10
2015 248 1045 -9 -8 9 5 -3
2016 95 409 4 12 3 2 22
2017 196 822 1 -6 7 4 6
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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 1119 43.7 67.9 77.5 27.9 67.3 40.2 52.7 45.4 25 5.9 79
2016 414 44.8 70.8 82.4 23.2 62.3 40.7 56.7 44.7 23.2 5.1 85.7
2017 822 41.7 63 74.1 25.7 53.7 37.2 52.8 41.2 32.4 6.9 71.9
2018 41 41.5 52.9 66.7 25 100 46.3 50 36.6 13.3 4.9 50
2396 43.1 66.5 77.2 26.2 62.2 39.4 53.3 43.7 26.9 6.1 76.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 55 81 70 49 38 70 49 93 89 45 4 68 55 71 89 74
2016 42 67 65
2017 46 86 76
2018
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 92.3 -1.7 92.4 0.1 -2.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 86.8 -1.3 86.5 -0.3 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.4 80.9 1.5 83.5 2.6 -5.4 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 86 90 4 88.2 -1.8 -11.1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 14.8 16.7 1.9 17.2 0.5 -4.4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5 18.8 13.8 5.2 -13.6 7.3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 28.4 41.2 12.8 34.5 -6.7 -9.5 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.1 42 12.9 38.8 -3.2 11.2 undefined undefined
xBA .211 .31 0.099 .247 -0.063 0.176 undefined undefined
BA .196 .345 0.149 .276 -0.069 0.224 undefined undefined
xwOBA .297 .437 0.14 .33 -0.107 0.172 undefined undefined
wOBA .292 .485 0.193 .363 -0.122 0.242 undefined undefined
xSLG .35 .651 0.301 .406 -0.245 0.213 undefined undefined
SLG .366 .75 0.384 .471 -0.279 0.404 undefined undefined
K% 19.7 15.5 -4.2 27.4 11.9 -27.4 undefined undefined
BB% 11.7 12.4 0.7 13.2 0.8 6.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 45.4 44.7 -0.7 41.2 -3.5 -4.6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 25 23.2 -1.8 32.4 9.2 -19.1 undefined undefined
In Zone % 43.7 44.8 1.1 41.7 -3.1 -0.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 56.3 55.2 -1.1 58.3 3.1 0.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 23.2 -4.7 25.7 2.5 -0.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 28.9 3.5 20.3 -8.6 -0.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 52.7 56.7 4 52.8 -3.9 -2.8 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 93 .487 51 5 9.8 42 12 28.6
2017 190 .365 126 0 0.0 64 11 17.2
2018 10 .605 6 0 0.0 4 1 25.0

Pitch Distribution