Luke Hochevar Kansas City Royals

Age: 38 (September 15, 1983) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right P-40
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2011 11 11 0 0 31 31 198.0 192 23 62 128 4.68 1.28 1.30 2.8 5.8 .282 50/18/32 3 6
KC AL 2012 8 16 0 0 32 32 185.0 202 27 61 144 5.74 1.42 1.48 3.0 7.0 .317 43/22/35 -12 -4
KC AL 2013 5 2 2 0 58 0 70.0 41 8 17 82 1.93 0.83 0.88 2.2 10.5 .222 35/19/46 18 16
KC AAA 2015 0 1 0 0 9 4 10.1 16 2 8 10 7.84 2.32 2.23 7.0 8.7 .422 n/a
KC AL 2015 1 1 1 0 49 0 50.2 49 7 16 49 3.73 1.28 1.33 2.8 8.7 .309 37/17/46 1 3
KC AL 2016 2 3 0 0 40 0 37.1 31 6 9 40 3.86 1.07 1.19 2.2 9.6 .277 36/15/48 4 4
Career 9yrs 46 65 3 0 279 128 928.2 946 116 299 702 4.98 1.34 1.37 2.9 6.8 .302 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '09
Really no surprise at all. Despite his "success" in AAA he has yet to show good skills against advanced hitters at any level.

He might one day turn into a decent #3-4, but he's still a work in progress. I'd rather have someone a) who's got more upside or b) who's a better bet to be at least mediocre to decent all year.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
May 16 '09
It's not just pedigree---he had the minor league numbers to support a call up, and since he's got a pulse, another key requirement to be "better than Sidney Ponson". Patience. Let's not be the 80s Yankees.
Mike Landau ML-
May 14 '09
I'll admit, I thought he had a good chance to succeed in this turn against Oakland. Instead, the A's took batting practice. It's hard to let go of the pedigree sometimes.
scott pianowski ballfour
May 12 '09
You're making it sound like you'd rather have Hochevar rather than, say, Cahill--another young GBer who at least has a) had success in the minors with flashes of brilliance and b) solid, solid, solid peripherals.

The list of guys who get by JUST with good GB rates is pretty short... and the margin of error is razor thin.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Apr 22 '09
I'm with Slyke. No reason he can't be a Wang (pre-2009 version) given his high GB rates.
Mike Landau ML-
Apr 22 '09
I picked up him in our farm draft. I still like him lonog term.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Apr 22 '09
G/F of 1.65. 54.1% groundballs.

http://minorleaguesplits.com/
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 22 '09
The peripherals are fine if he's getting grounders.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 22 '09
I think Hochevar can get by as a #4 or maybe even a #3 MLB starter but that's it. Sickels has admitted he was too high on him early on. There's nothing wrong with taking a guy like this in your minor league/reserve draft, but no reason he should have been #1 unless there were a bunch of minor leaguers frozen.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 21 '09