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Jesse Hoover

RHP | YankeesNYY
Jesse Hoover
Name: Jesse A. Hoover
Born: Jan 8, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas USA
College: Indiana Tech
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1643.071.294.399.77
Drafted in the 5th round (159th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2004 (signed for $90,000)
Hoover has been one of the surprise names in Indiana this spring, as he's progressed from a junior-varsity pitcher on an NAIA team, to going undrafted as a junior, to becoming a possible fourth- to sixth-round pick as a senior. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has gained 10 mph on his fastball in his college career and topped out at 97 this spring. He normally works at 94-95, but the pitch gets on hitters quickly and has explosive life. It was his primary weapon as he set a school record this year by striking out 137 batters in 84 innings--14.7 strikeouts per nine--while going 7-2, 2.47. His curve was a tighter, more consistent pitch this year, but the rest of his stuff was below-average. He projects as a closer in pro ball, his role as a sophomore and junior at Indiana Tech before he moved into the rotation this year.
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