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Jeff Hoffman
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 235LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #9, Toronto Blue Jays | East Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 2 4.39 6 6 0 26.2 23 1.46
6 Seasons 12 18 6.19 74 44 1 257.1 220 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 2-2 4.39 26.2 23 1.46
6 Seasons 74 12-18 6.19 257.1 220 1.60

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
2016 556 108 8 7.4 89.6 108.5 9 29.6 .261 .468 .375 .350 .371 38.6 15 11.6 4.88 5.50
2017 1610 314 24 7.6 87.7 114 11.4 31.8 .246 .437 .351 .327 .362 35.7 18.6 9.1 5.89 4.70
2018 181 32 0 0 89.4 109.3 1.6 31.3 .290 .366 .428 .343 .332 34.4 11.4 15.9 9.35 5.16
2019 1256 209 27 12.9 90.3 113.2 16.2 33 .283 .549 .390 .382 .455 41.1 21.6 10.8 6.56 6.97
2020 399 73 7 9.6 92.3 112.8 16.2 34.2 .300 .498 .412 .368 .423 53.4 19.2 8.7 9.28 6.05
2021 474 79 8 10.1 92.5 110.6 12 38 .308 .547 .338 .394 .460 48.1 19.8 11.2 4.39 6.27
4476 815 74 9.1 89.6 114 12.4 32.6 .270 .485 .372 .356 .401 40.2 18.9 10.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hoffman relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(54.2%) ,
Slider
(17.3%) ,
Curveball
(15.6%) ,
Changeup
(12.9%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 257 127 130 54.2 93.6 72 60 17 10 3 0 4 10 51 .283 .343 .533 .656 .395 .453 91.6 14 2436 6.5 21.7 13.9
2021 Slider 82 72 10 17.3 82.2 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 .000 .078 .000 .179 .000 .107 83.1 5 2457 6.5 48.1 29.6
2021 Curveball 74 14 60 15.6 77.1 10 9 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 .444 .319 .667 .436 .500 .361 95.8 7 2481 6.5 23.5 10.0
2021 Changeup 61 12 49 12.9 85.2 20 19 5 4 1 0 0 3 16 .263 .353 .316 .511 .274 .385 93.1 9 1463 6.6 30.8 16.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 218 117 101 54.6 94.4 68 59 21 12 5 1 3 8 53 .356 .341 .627 .609 .429 .422 93.7 20 2425 6.6 14.3 15.1
2020 Changeup 109 47 62 27.3 85.3 16 16 6 4 2 0 0 4 12 .375 .246 .500 .322 .375 .243 89.0 6 1409 6.6 30.9 14.8
2020 Curveball 72 43 29 18.0 77.7 19 16 5 3 2 0 0 8 8 .313 .200 .438 .265 .382 .282 81.1 -2 2541 6.6 36.0 25.8
! 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 %
2016 50.9 22.2 24.1 2.8 31.5 44.4 24.1 2.8 35.2 17.6 23.1 5.6 7.4
2017 42 26.1 25.5 6.4 30.6 39.2 30.3 4.1 32.2 27.4 20.1 6.7 7.6
2018 53.1 6.3 34.4 6.3 37.5 50 12.5 6.3 40.6 9.4 37.5 6.3 0
2019 36.8 28.2 27.3 7.7 40.2 35.9 23.9 3.3 25.8 26.8 24.4 5.3 12.9
2020 37 24.7 32.9 5.5 35.6 42.5 21.9 2.7 23.3 20.5 31.5 12.3 9.6
2021 40.5 25.3 29.1 5.1 27.8 46.8 25.3 3.8 25.3 22.8 27.8 10.1 10.1
41.7 25.2 27.1 6 33.6 40.5 25.9 3.7 29.8 24.2 24 7 9.1
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Slider CIN R 82 82.2 41.4 1.3 3 1.7 -4.4 -72
2021 Changeup CIN R 61 85.2 29.4 1.1 4 13.6 0 0
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 257 93.6 12.7 1 7 10 3.2 48
2021 Curveball CIN R 74 77.1 60.1 2.8 5 8.6 -0.8 -9
2020 4-Seamer COL R 218 94.4 15.4 -1 -7 9.9 2.8 39
2020 Curveball COL R 72 77.7 57.8 2.4 4 9.3 -0.6 -6
2020 Changeup COL R 109 85.3 33.6 3.9 13 11.6 -1.4 -10
2019 Slider COL R 12 83.7 37.9 0 0 3.3 -1.6 -33
2019 Curveball COL R 363 77.1 59.7 2 3 11.1 1.2 13
2019 4-Seamer COL R 738 93.7 17.5 -1.9 -12 11.5 4.2 57
2019 Changeup COL R 143 84.3 35.1 4 13 10.7 -2.5 -19
2018 Changeup COL R 25 86.6 27.2 -2.5 -9 12 -1.6 -11
2018 4-Seamer COL R 96 92.7 17.3 -1.5 -9 8.4 1.4 21
2018 Slider COL R 38 86 31.1 -3 -9 3.3 -0.7 -17
2018 Curveball COL R 21 76.4 60.4 3.2 6 9.7 0.1 1
2017 4-Seamer COL R 1077 94.4 13.5 -0.2 -2 8.7 1.2 16
2017 Curveball COL R 290 76.8 59.2 4.6 8 11.3 2.3 25
2017 Slider COL R 145 82.7 44.5 6.7 18 5.3 0.1 3
2017 Changeup COL R 97 86.8 23.2 -3.8 -14 10.3 -3.1 -23
2016 Curveball COL R 87 76.8 60.5 4.6 8 10.5 2.1 26
2016 Changeup COL R 76 87.1 24.3 -3.2 -12 14.3 0.9 7
2016 4-Seamer COL R 307 94.7 13.5 -0.7 -5 10.5 2 24
2016 Slider COL R 53 84 39.6 4.7 14 3 0 0
! 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 %
2021 Curveball 1.8 1 74 15.6 10 .444 .667 .5 23.5 20 10 .319 .436 .359 57.1
2021 Slider -1.9 -2 82 17.3 13 0 0 0 48.1 61.5 29.6 .078 .179 .107 20
2021 Changeup -3.4 -2 61 12.9 20 .263 .316 .278 30.8 15 16.7 .353 .511 .386 56.3
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 4 257 54.2 72 .283 .533 .395 21.7 13.9 13.9 .343 .656 .454 47.1
2020 Changeup 0 0 109 27.3 16 .375 .5 .381 30.9 25 14.8 .246 .322 .243 41.7
2020 Curveball 4.1 3 72 18 19 .313 .438 .384 36 42.1 25.8 .2 .265 .28 25
2020 4-Seamer 2.7 6 218 54.6 68 .356 .627 .448 14.3 11.8 15.1 .341 .609 .422 60.4
2019 Slider 0.6 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .127 .133 .114 0
2019 Changeup 3.3 5 143 11.4 28 .481 .741 .507 28.9 17.9 17.2 .319 .515 .353 39.1
2019 Curveball -1.2 -4 363 28.9 93 .151 .267 .21 32.4 40.9 25.7 .173 .278 .221 24.5
2019 4-Seamer 2.3 17 738 58.8 190 .323 .741 .487 15.6 13.2 13.6 .337 .706 .469 47.8
2018 Curveball 1 0 21 11.6 4 .25 .25 .225 71.4 75 33.3 .098 .148 .102 0
2018 Changeup 4.2 1 25 13.8 5 .6 1 .68 25 0 0 .366 .496 .375 60
2018 Slider 2.1 1 38 21 10 .333 .333 .34 23.5 10 7.7 .161 .171 .207 12.5
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 1 96 53 24 .421 .474 .46 4.8 4.2 3.8 .372 .47 .436 38.9
2017 Slider 1.6 2 145 9 35 .25 .438 .306 47 42.9 20.8 .165 .21 .195 33.3
2017 Changeup 0.9 1 97 6 37 .235 .471 .319 8.5 8.1 15 .28 .569 .372 28.1
2017 Curveball -0.9 -3 290 18 55 .12 .24 .179 32.6 34.5 22.6 .144 .248 .191 21.2
2017 4-Seamer 1.1 12 1077 66.9 312 .309 .544 .398 14.7 14.4 17.2 .27 .482 .36 39
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 106 85.3 97 12.7 2:15 2:45 -30
2020 Curveball 71 77.7 89 17.9 7:15 7:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 214 94.5 99 17.9 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Changeup 60 85.2 99 16.1 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 Curveball 72 77.1 84 19 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 251 93.6 99 21 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 78 82.2 23 3.9 7:30 7:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 137 526 6 -3 5 1 9
2017 439 1609 -2 -2 11 5 12
2018 43 180 1 -1 3 1 3
2019 312 1256 5 -1 10 3 17
2020 103 399 2 -3 6 3 9
2021 115 474 -3 0 3 1 1
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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 %
2016 556 46.8 64.5 88.1 27 65.8 40.2 57.8 44.4 18.2 6.2 63.6
2017 1610 54.2 64.1 86 22.9 59.8 41.5 60.5 45.3 19.3 9.1 78.8
2018 181 48.3 72.4 88.9 20.4 52.6 43.3 56.8 45.3 18.3 4.4 75
2019 1256 48.8 67 85.2 27.1 59.8 39.6 55.9 46.6 21.5 8.7 71.6
2020 399 50.1 69 81.9 23.6 66 42.6 59.6 46.4 22.2 6.8 85.2
2021 474 47.3 67.4 81.5 24.4 52.5 39.5 53.4 44.7 26.9 8.9 69
4476 50.4 66 85.3 24.8 60.1 40.8 58 45.6 20.8 8.2 74.5
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 79 87 92
2017 31 47 27 20 42 26 18 36 28 26 35 15 31 75 86 84
2018
2019 1 7 2 1 3 28 1 11 14 41 17 19 1 63 89 68
2020 12 4 11 23 11 38 19 1 1 23 49 20 12 71 83 55
2021 12 10 15 22 11 8 32 9 12 27 29 49 12 65 84 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.8 21 23.6 -3 8 11 15 71.4
2020 22 3 5.4 -2 4 4 2 66.7
2021 24.8 4 3.8 0 1 3 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 21 26 25 25 26 24 23 28 24 19 26 26 17 20 23 25 19 24 21 24 18 25 24 24 25 24 26 24 25 22 26
2020 3 8 4 5 6 5 4 7 6 4 8 6 4 4 5 5 3 7 5 5 2 5 5 7 6 7 7 5 5 5 7
2021 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 2 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.7 94.4 -0.3 92.7 -1.7 93.7 1 94.4 0.7 93.6 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 87.1 86.8 -0.3 86.6 -0.2 84.3 -2.3 85.3 1 85.2 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 79.5 78.8 -0.7 82.6 3.8 77.3 -5.3 77.7 0.4 79.8 2.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.7 -1.9 89.4 1.7 90.3 0.9 92.3 2 92.5 0.2
Launch Angle 9 11.4 2.4 1.6 -9.8 16.2 14.6 16.2 0 12 -4.2
Barrel % 7.4 7.6 0.2 0 -7.6 12.9 12.9 9.6 -3.3 10.1 0.5
Hard Hit % 38.6 35.7 -2.9 34.4 -1.3 41.1 6.7 53.4 12.3 48.1 -5.3
Sweet Spot % 29.6 31.8 2.2 31.3 -0.5 33 1.7 34.2 1.2 38 3.8
xBA .261 .246 -0.015 .29 0.044 .283 -0.007 .3 0.017 .308 0.008
BA .287 .273 -0.014 .405 0.132 .283 -0.122 .352 0.069 .257 -0.095
xwOBA .35 .327 -0.023 .343 0.016 .382 0.039 .368 -0.014 .394 0.026
wOBA .375 .351 -0.024 .428 0.077 .39 -0.038 .412 0.022 .338 -0.074
xSLG .468 .437 -0.031 .366 -0.071 .549 0.183 .498 -0.051 .547 0.049
SLG .512 .49 -0.022 .486 -0.004 .588 0.102 .571 -0.017 .436 -0.135
K% 15 18.6 3.6 11.4 -7.2 21.6 10.2 19.2 -2.4 19.8 0.6
BB% 11.6 9.1 -2.5 15.9 6.8 10.8 -5.1 8.7 -2.1 11.2 2.5
Swing % 44.4 45.3 0.9 45.3 0 46.6 1.3 46.4 -0.2 44.7 -1.7
Whiff% 18.2 19.3 1.1 18.3 -1 21.5 3.2 22.2 0.7 26.9 4.7
In Zone % 46.8 54.2 7.4 48.3 -5.9 48.8 0.5 50.1 1.3 47.3 -2.8
Out of Zone % 53.2 45.8 -7.4 51.7 5.9 51.2 -0.5 49.9 -1.3 52.7 2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27 22.9 -4.1 20.4 -2.5 27.1 6.7 23.6 -3.5 24.4 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 26.6 -2.7 22.7 -3.9 27.6 4.9 31.7 4.1 24.1 -7.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.8 60.5 2.7 56.8 -3.7 55.9 -0.9 59.6 3.7 53.4 -6.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 136 .371 69 4 5.8 67 27 40.3
2017 438 .350 225 9 4.0 213 40 18.8
2018 43 .428 21 1 4.8 22 5 22.7
2019 312 .390 148 10 6.8 164 34 20.7
2020 103 .412 55 1 1.8 48 24 50.0
2021 115 .338 53 5 9.4 62 39 62.9

Pitch Distribution