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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At a time when good (i.e., overworked) set-up guys tend to flag, Hochevar strikes out all five batters he faces, the last four swinging. When he comes into the game, the Royals are clinging to a two-run lead in the seventh with a runner on second. Hochevar fans Swisher and Kipnis. In the eighth he fans the rest of the heart of the order: Santana, Brantley and Cabrera.

In the ninth, now with a three-run lead, Holland retires Gomes, Kubel and Ramirez for the save.

Holds can be more epic than saves, for sure. (As wells as be a lot more feeble. The reliever can get the hold, see his ERA skyrocket, and get the loss all at the same time, or close to the same time.)

Strangely enough, Hochevar's hold last night was only his sixth of the year.

I hope you kept him on your team, Slyke. Also Ubaldo.
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11 '13
So CBS has this new feature, where each week on the day after your league's weekly scoring ends, you get a custom analysis of your league as well as your individual team. You get an e-mail and it is posted on the main page of the league site.

So this was the first e-mail and post I received this morning:

Remember the Good Times
Fantasy Journalist
07:42 am ET

Last week's 2.76 ERA performance was something to remember... this week's performance is one that Patton & Co will likely try to forget. In a display that would make Sandy Koufax cry, they collectively notched a 6.10 ERA. Coach Cromer can blame the poor result on Vinnie Pestano, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Luke Hochevar, who together produced a 13.50 ERA in 10 innings. As a result, Patton & Co fell from 4th to 8th in the ERA standings.

Good grief. I really could have done without that recap, CBS.
Keith Cromer Slyke
May 27 '13
Another player, like Cecil, who seems to have found a home in the bullpen.

Every time he gets a save, I'll be groaning.
Alex Patton Alex
May 16 '13
The way it worked out: Ross pitched just fine last week, while Hochevar continued to be lights out.

The reason I didn't claim Hochevar last Monday was that I was on the phone and felt there was no reason to be rude for such a very trivial thing.

Today I made Hochevar my first waiver claim. Unfortunately, someone else bid $1.

I should have hung up politely.
Alex Patton Alex
May 6 '13
Could have gotten him on straight waivers this morning. To take place of Robbie Ross. So we'll see how that works out.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 29 '13