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L.J. Hoes

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L.J. Hoes
Name: Jerome O'Bryan Hoes
Born: Mar 5, 1990 in Washington, D.C. USA
High School: St. John's HS, Washington
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3,254.282.363.37635
Drafted in the 3rd round (81st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2008 (signed for $490,000)
Hoes first popped on the scouting radar in the summer of 2006, when he made USA Baseball's youth national team. The following summer he competed for the junior national team and has become known as an athlete on the baseball field. None of his tools are legitimate pluses, but all of them are at least slightly above-average. Scouts know Hoes fits somewhere on the diamond, but they aren't sure where. He has good speed but not quite enough to profile as a center fielder. He's a better than average hitter with power, but doesn't show the pop necessary to play a corner outfield position. He shows more power to the opposite field now and often hits the ball on the ground to the left, his pull side. Hoes has the athleticism and the plus arm to play almost any position, and it wouldn't be far-fetched to see him try the infield. With questions about his profile and a commitment to North Carolina, Hoes could be a tough sign.
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