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28 L.J. Hoes RF
Height/Weight: 6-0/198 | Birthdate: 3/5/1990 | Birthplace: Washington, DC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 351.25
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)450.002.00.27333.0063.004.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
201.200120
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014000008000
20130000047100
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Sabathia (Career)000000
vs LHP1331 .412 .462 .231
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/17/2014L.J. Hoes, RF HOU
Marcus Semien, 2B CHW
04/17/2014Luke Gregerson, RP OAK
L.J. Hoes, RF HOU
Al Alburquerque, RP DET
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA
04/14/2014Paul Konerko, 1B CHW
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Jonathan Herrera, 3B BOS
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
L.J. Hoes, RF HOU
Jarred Cosart, SP HOU
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/1NYY2111110
4/5LAA3010000
4/6LAA3110000
4/7LAA2000010
4/8@TOR3010010
4/11@TEX0000000
4/13@TEX2000010
4/16KC5000000
 
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Latest News
Astros likely to use platoon in right field
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/14) Astros manager Bo Porter said it's likely outfielders Alex Presley and L.J. Hoes will platoon in right field, according to The Houston Chronicle.
L.J. Hoes: not just for category leagues
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/26/13) Earlier this month, my colleague Nando Di Fino presaged the steals potential that L.J. Hoes could provide Fantasy owners. Despite relatively modest minor league stolen base totals, Hoes hasn't disappointed in the category, providing seven steals in 22 games with the Astros.

While steals don't mean as much to owners in points leagues, Hoes has been offering value in those formats, as well as in category leagues. Over the last 21 days, Hoes ranks 13th among outfielders in Fantasy points. A .364 batting average has been key to his success, and while he may not hit .300 the rest of the way, Hoes could still provide value to owners in deeper mixed and AL-only points leagues. He has shown some doubles and triples power in the upper minors, has drawn walks at a high rate and hasn't struck out much.

Hoes isn't likely to produce enough home runs, RBI or runs to matter to owners in standard mixed leagues, but his plate discipline alone should earn him more owners in deeper formats.

L.J. Hoes has first home run with Astros
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/19/13) Outfielder L.J. Hoes had his first home run with the Astros during Sunday's 7-5 win against the Angels. Hoes, who hit a solo home run off Jason Vargas, finished 3 for 4 with two runs.

Hoes has managed multiple hits in seven of his last 11 games. He's batting .386 (17 for 44) with a .614 slugging percentage, 1.027 OPS, one home run, one RBI, one walk, two triples, three doubles, three stolen bases and 11 runs in that span.

L.J. Hoes has some stolen base value
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/6/13) Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes -- acquired in a deadline deal with the Orioles -- has started three of five games since the trade, hitting .357 with a double and two steals in 14 at-bats.

The two steals for Hoes are a little surprising. While he can steal bases, he hasn't done it with such frequency in the past. In fact, Hoes has stolen exactly 20 bases three times in his minor league career -- all tied for his career-best. 

Whether this is a new philosophy for Hoes or just a small sample size remains to be seen. One of his stolen bases came at the hands of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who has allowed the second-most steals of any catcher in the majors this season.

Hoes is worth an add in AL-only Roto formats (pretty much any player with semi-regular at-bats is), but owners in shallower leagues should keep an eye on him; if the speed continues, he could be worth a waiver pickup for some late-season help in steals.  

L.J. Hoes traded to Houston
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/13) The Astros acquired outfielder L.J. Hoes from the Orioles Wednesday as part of the Bud Norris trade. Hoes is 0 for 4 in three career MLB games, but he hit .286 with a .366 on-base percentage, .380 slugging percentage and .746 OPS in 643 minor-league games.

Hoes was considered the Orioles' seventh-best prospect by MLB.com.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/18/14@ OAK10:05 pmSonny Gray
4/19/14@ OAK4:05 pmScott Kazmir
4/20/14@ OAK4:05 pmJesse Chavez
4/21/14@ SEA10:10 pmFelix Hernandez
4/22/14@ SEA10:10 pmErasmo Ramirez
4/23/14@ SEA3:40 pmChris Young
4/24/14OAK8:10 pmScott Kazmir
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012BAL2100000000 .000 .000 .000
2013BAL-HOU471702448110123571 .332 .365 .282
2014HOU82024114500 .333 .350 .200
Total 571912652211164071 .330 .361 .272
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012BALOF1000000 ---
2013BAL-HOUOF46429389040 .957
2014HOUOF8716151001.000
Total  5549109104140 .963
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012BAL00000000
2013BAL-HOU726210104
2014HOU00700000
Total 726910104
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 R-Orioles481593649431183022100 .416 .390 .308
2009AFX-Delmarva119431421121902472380205 .299 .318 .260
2010AA-Bowie Baysox39120001--100 .222 .222 .222
2010ASX-Aberdeen IronBirds82881351152111 .531 .821 .464
2010AFA-Frederick Keys9735352981923445370108 .375 .368 .278
2011AA-Bowie Baysox95344471051716544356167 .379 .413 .305
2011AFA-Frederick Keys41158233870317102542 .297 .342 .241
2012AA-Bowie Baysox511962552932163133125 .368 .372 .265
2012AAA-Norfolk Tides823175495144338344387 .374 .397 .300
2013AAA-Norfolk Tides9936562111251340585677 .406 .403 .304
Total 643236035067511915242802843878842 .362 .380 .286
 
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