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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||450.00||2.00||.273||33.00||63.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||4||2||0|| .500|| .500|| .500|
|vs Williams (Career)||2||1||0||1.000||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||112||33||0|| .344|| .366|| .295|
|03/09/2014||L.J. Hoes, RF HOU|
Alex Presley, CF MIN
|Adam Jones, CF BAL|
|03/08/2014||L.J. Hoes, RF HOU||Marcus Stroman, RP TOR|
|03/08/2014||Marcus Semien, SS CHW||Nick Franklin, 2B SEA|
L.J. Hoes, RF HOU
Wei-Yin Chen, SP BAL
Michael Saunders, CF SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Orioles have L.J. Hoes in lineup |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(7/28/13) The Orioles officially recalled outfielder L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk Sunday. Hoes got the start against the Red Sox as he was batting eighth and playing left field. Jairo Asencio was designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
|L.J. Hoes began 2013 with the Orioles, but it wasn't until the Astros acquired him in the Bud Norris deal that he got a chance to show what he could do. He immediately took over as the team's regular right fielder and hit .333 in his first 21 games with his new club. But he came down to earth after that, right? Well, yeah, for a couple weeks, but then he went on to hit .395 in 12 games to close the season. He wasn't much of a home run threat, just like in the minors, but he demonstrated better-than-expected steals potential and some doubles and triples pop. Hoes was basically just a third-tier prospect in the Orioles system -- good enough to crack the team top-10, but off the radar nationally -- so he may not hold up in an everyday role. But in his first crack at it, he performed well enough to merit sleeper consideration in AL-only leagues. Just understand that if he gets off to a slow start, he may be the one clearing the way for George Springer.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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