IP 929
ERA 4.98
WHIP 1.34
BB/9 2.897
SO/9 6.801
  • Full name Luke Anthony Hochevar
  • Born 09/15/1983 in Denver, CO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Tennessee
  • Debut 09/08/2007
  • Drafted in the 1st round (1st overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2006 (signed for $3,500,000).
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    Rated the second-best college starter in the 2005 draft, Hochevar tied for the NCAA Division I lead with 15 wins and led Tennessee to the College World Series. He was a candidate to go No. 1 overall to the Diamondbacks, but his signability dropped him to the Dodgers at No. 40. On Labor Day weekend, Hochevar switched agents from Scott Boras to Matt Sosnick and agreed to a $2.98 million bonus. Then he switched back to Boras, reneged on the deal and accused the Dodgers of trying to force him into a bad deal. Aiming to re-establish his worth for the 2006 draft, Hochevar has joined the Fort Worth Cats of the independent American Association. His first two starts drew a flock of scouts, and he lit up the radar guns from 90-97 mph with his fastball. Hochevar also showed his mid-80s slider, and he can turn to a curveball and changeup. His command isn't as sharp and his stuff starts to drop by the fourth inning, both products of his long layoff. He has had trouble repeating his delivery, but overall he has looked just as he did early in 2005. The Dodgers still control his rights through May 29, but it's unlikely they can sign him to a deal in which both sides could come out as winners.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Kansas City Royals in 2007

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