Jeff Hoffman RHP
East Carolina University- Junior
6'4" 185 Lbs.
Hoffman can already dial his fastball up to 97 and comfortably sat in the 92-95 range this spring, and his 6'4" and 185 lb. frame offers a lot more of projection. If he puts on a lot of weight he could be a guy who hits triple digits someday. In his first start on the Cape he generated a lot of buzz by routinely hitting 96 on the gun and impressing scouts with a plus curve. His flashed an impressive change up at times too, all though he has less command of it than his other offerings. His change gives him him the potential to have three plus pitches in his arsenal.
Hoffman's biggest area for improvement is with his command. If he develops a better feel for pitching he could really break out and be one of the top pitchers off the board in a year loaded with arms. His stuff and upside is right on par with Rodon, Beede, and Cederoth.