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Jeff Hoffman
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/185 lbs
Position: RHP
Team: East Carolina

Jeff Hoffman's Player Profile

Fastball – Hoffman’s fastball is a dynamic pitch when he’s on point, sitting in the mid 90’s and will occasionally touch 98. A few times this summer he’s been more 92-94, but based on his body type many scouts believe he’ll be the former more often. Will occasionally run in on right-handed pitchers, and if he commands it better it can become a truly special pitch.

Curve/Slider – The coup de grace of Hoffman’s arsenal is his curve ball, a hammer of a pitch that has drawn Adam Wainwright comparisons. It has true 12-6 break, with good spin and he maintains his arm speed through the pitch. Hoffman also throws a decent slider that will flash average, but it’s the weakest of his four pitches.

Change – Hoffman’s change will also flash plus, sitting in the low 80’s with good fade and arm speed, though scouts tell me he doesn’t have great feel for the pitch yet.

Command – Hoffman right now is the prime example of a pitcher having good control and not great command. He generally keeps the ball in the strike zone, but he sometimes struggles with location and hitting his spots. He does have a clean delivery, though, and repeats his delivery fairly well, too.

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Jeff Hoffman's 2014 Debut

Jeff Hoffman — East Carolina University

Jeff Hoffman - East Carolina University vs Central Florida

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