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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby TexasStampede » Wed May 13, 2009 1:33 am

good news is he should get a 2nd start on sunday so if he pitches well (cant get much worse) those rough stats should even out....i hope. :-{
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby horatio » Wed May 13, 2009 2:15 am

Who said no love for him in Oakland? He gave up 8 runs in the second inning, what's not to love? Bring him back anytime.
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby Yoda » Wed May 13, 2009 9:26 am

Cards07Champs wrote:[I think Hochevar has a far better fastball than Webb and doesn't have as good a sinker as Webb.


I LOL'd at this post. Webb has one of the best fastballs in the game. The dude's average fastball is < 90 MPH and gets awesome results with it.
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed May 13, 2009 11:19 am

here he probably thought he had a nice cushy first assignment against a punchless A's lineup... whoops.

was watching the mlb network last night and i was surprised to hear his name pronounced ho-shaver. always though it was ho-cheyvar. wonder how many other names i've butchered. chone, anyone? :-B
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby B-Chad » Wed May 13, 2009 3:10 pm

Last year I thought Johnny Cueto's name was pronounced with an S sound until he got his first Major League start... oops
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby B-Chad » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:22 pm

Interesting article on fangraphs about Luke Hochevar (here: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... m-hochevar). It discusses his use of his offspeed stuff (namely his curveball which the article states as his best pitch when he was drafted, and a plus offering). Anyone buying into him now that he's struck out 22 and walked 0 in his last 13 IP? He hasn't been lights out, but he appears to be serviceable, and if things have clicked, a pitcher with his GB rate would seemingly be a pretty hot commodity if he were able to maintain even a bit of his gains and say post a K/9 of 7.4-ish. Just curious if anyone's been watching his starts, I haven't, so I'd like some eye ball feedback, and not just gamelogs and box scores. Thanks.
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby J35J » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:54 pm

B-Chad wrote:Interesting article on fangraphs about Luke Hochevar (here: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... m-hochevar). It discusses his use of his offspeed stuff (namely his curveball which the article states as his best pitch when he was drafted, and a plus offering). Anyone buying into him now that he's struck out 22 and walked 0 in his last 13 IP? He hasn't been lights out, but he appears to be serviceable, and if things have clicked, a pitcher with his GB rate would seemingly be a pretty hot commodity if he were able to maintain even a bit of his gains and say post a K/9 of 7.4-ish. Just curious if anyone's been watching his starts, I haven't, so I'd like some eye ball feedback, and not just gamelogs and box scores. Thanks.


I love to see his recent success but the fact that he is doing it primarily with his curveball makes me wonder if he can keep it up. He's a sinker ball pitcher and was suppose to be having success with that and using his secondary offerings to keep people honest but these last two games he's really went with his curveball a ton and while it is a good pitch it's not ridiculous good....so I'm more thinking he's just caught teams off guard with the fact he's went more breaking ball instead of fastball....we'll see. I'll be excited to see if he can keep this up even a little but the fact that he's not dominating with his fastball does make me take a step back and not go overboard.
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby B-Chad » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:38 pm

J35J wrote:
B-Chad wrote:Interesting article on fangraphs about Luke Hochevar (here: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... m-hochevar). It discusses his use of his offspeed stuff (namely his curveball which the article states as his best pitch when he was drafted, and a plus offering). Anyone buying into him now that he's struck out 22 and walked 0 in his last 13 IP? He hasn't been lights out, but he appears to be serviceable, and if things have clicked, a pitcher with his GB rate would seemingly be a pretty hot commodity if he were able to maintain even a bit of his gains and say post a K/9 of 7.4-ish. Just curious if anyone's been watching his starts, I haven't, so I'd like some eye ball feedback, and not just gamelogs and box scores. Thanks.


I love to see his recent success but the fact that he is doing it primarily with his curveball makes me wonder if he can keep it up. He's a sinker ball pitcher and was suppose to be having success with that and using his secondary offerings to keep people honest but these last two games he's really went with his curveball a ton and while it is a good pitch it's not ridiculous good....so I'm more thinking he's just caught teams off guard with the fact he's went more breaking ball instead of fastball....we'll see. I'll be excited to see if he can keep this up even a little but the fact that he's not dominating with his fastball does make me take a step back and not go overboard.


Thanks, I was figuring I could count on you to make a post and give me thorough insight (being your are the most avid Royals fan on the board ;-D ).
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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:26 am

B-Chad wrote:
J35J wrote:
I love to see his recent success but the fact that he is doing it primarily with his curveball makes me wonder if he can keep it up. He's a sinker ball pitcher and was suppose to be having success with that and using his secondary offerings to keep people honest but these last two games he's really went with his curveball a ton and while it is a good pitch it's not ridiculous good....so I'm more thinking he's just caught teams off guard with the fact he's went more breaking ball instead of fastball....we'll see. I'll be excited to see if he can keep this up even a little but the fact that he's not dominating with his fastball does make me take a step back and not go overboard.


Thanks, I was figuring I could count on you to make a post and give me thorough insight (being your are the most avid Royals fan on the board ;-D ).


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Re: Where's the love for Luke Hochevar?

Postby Tavish » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:32 am

I can't talk about Pena Jr anymore so there is nothing left.
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