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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The final 2010 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $2 MF 4x4: $4 AP mixed: $1
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
When you watch a condensed game, you aren't concerned about sample size, you are looking to see what kind of grounders are being hit. If they are weak grounders, you are more impressed than if they are hard grounders; that's all.

Alas, there was no condensed game posted for last night's KC-Detroit game. Based on a 414 IP sample size, I likewise would keep the bets this weekend very modest. But in the right circumstances, I would say $2 when somebody else said $1, based on Hochevar's spring training stats and what I've seen him do in the past. With a little bit of encouragement from his first outing.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '10
@MikeG: Speaking of- I got Dice-K for $11 in one league and $9 in the other. Both 5x5. Kazmir went on the DL after both drafts and he went for $17 and $16 respectively.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 8 '10
I'm with Eugene. My bid is slightly more aggressive than Peter's, but there are better bets out there.

One thing I'm noticing as I go through my A.L. lists yet again is that it seems like half the pitchers worth buying are on the D.L.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 8 '10
Alex, Don't forget about sample size. One game is nice, but even Johnny Vander Meer threw consecutive no hitters. His career best ERA+ was 137. His career ERA+ 107. That year it was only 117.

I wouldn't take one start from Hochevar, no matter how promising, and put him past Peter's 5x5 bid.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 8 '10
7 bucks will still get him this weekend, but that was a very encouraging outing last night. P/S 89/57, G/F 16/5. If I have time later today, I'm going to watch the game on condensed play at MLB.TV, see how many of the groundball outs were routine, how many hit hard. When I see one easy grounder after another, I'm much more inclined to credit the pitcher than blame the batter.

(For those wondering what the hell I'm talking about -- how obvious can you get? -- this is my continuing conversation with Voros McCracken.)
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '10
7 bucks? He's yours.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Mar 23 '10
NSH: If Casey Kotchman plays, let us know how he looks. Thanks!
Shawn Douglas ShawnD
Mar 11 '10
NSH - Adam Moore and if he pitches Ryan Rowland-Smith. Thank you.
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 10 '10
Any Mariners or Royals anyone would like comments on? Seeing them on Friday out at Peoria.
Noah Hirsch NSH
Mar 10 '10