• Full name James Allen Hoover
  • Born 08/13/1987 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Calhoun CC
  • Debut 04/25/2012
  • Drafted in the 10th round (310th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2008 (signed for $400,000).
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    Hoover throws in the low to mid-90s. He is a strikeout pitcher, mixing his vastly improved slider, curve ball and changeup with his above-average fastball to create a solid four-pitch arsenal. Hoover has a pro body at 6-foot-4, and is committed to West Virginia.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Atlanta Braves in 2012

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