|30 Jeff Hoffman|
2014: Drafted ninth overall (first round) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays - ECU's highest draft pick of the four major American sports ... Appeared in 10 games (all starts) posting a 3-3 record with a 2.94 ERA ... Finished season with 72 strikeouts to 20 walks in 67.1 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .216 composite batting average ... Allowed 26 runs (22 earned) on 53 hits ... Surrendered three or less earned runs in seven of 10 starts ... Tallied double-digit strikeouts against Western Kentucky (14) and a career-high 16 against Middle Tennessee (tied for fifth most in school history) ... Led the squad with eight quality starts ... Fanned six or more batters in seven outings ... Worked into the seventh frame nine times and eighth inning on three occasions ... Earned first C-USA and Louisville Slugger Player-of-the-Week honor after allowing one run (unearned) on five hits in eight innings with a then career-best 14 strikeouts against WKU ... Tossed eight scoreless frames surrendering just three hits and one walk to go with a career-high 16 punch-outs against MTSU which earned him C-USA and NCBWA Pitcher-of-the-Week accolades as well as his second Louisville Slugger National Player-of-the-Week honor ... Preseason All-America selection by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game ... Golden Spikes Award Watch List candidate ... Returned as top starter in weekend rotation ... Named to three preseason All-America squads (First-Team/Baseball America, First-Team/Perfect Game and Third-Team/Collegiate Baseball) ... Preseason C-USA First-Team selection by leagues head coaches, College Sports Madness and Perfect Game ... Named preseason C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Year by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball ... Projected by several publications as a possible first round selection in the 2014 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... Rated as the No. 2 overall prospect by Baseball America and Perfect Game ... Listed as Top Breakout Player in 2014 by Perfect Game ...
2013: Second-Team All-Conference USA selection ... Midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List selection (May 2) ... Posted 6-7 mark in 15 starts with a 3.20 ERA ... Led Pirates in quality starts (11), innings pitched (109.2) and strikeouts (84) ... Ranked second in walk-to-strikeout ration (0.46) ... Earned C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week accolades for the second time in his career after tossing a complete game, one-hit shutout against N.C. Central (Mar. 29) ... Became the 13th pitcher in C-USA history to work 9-plus innings in a game (9.2 at Tulane/Apr. 12) ... Notched league wins against UAB, Southern Miss and Marshall ... Other wins Illinois, St. John's and NCCU ... Suffered C-USA losses against Houston (twice), Rice, Memphis and UCF ... No decision at Tulane ... Worked into the seventh inning in 12 of 15 starts (eighth inning eight times) ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in innings pitched (109.2/5th) and strikeouts (84/9th) ... Stood 98th nationally in strikeouts ... Allowed three or fewer runs in 11 starts ... Fanned five or more batters 11 times with a season-high nine against Illinois and Rice ... Named Williams Jungle Pitching MVP ... Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage recording eight putouts and 23 assists in 31 chances ... Picked off a pair of base runners ... Suffered loss to Houston in Conference USA Tournament after allowing six runs (all earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 5.1 innings ... Surrendered three or fewer runs in all six wins (one or less in three), where the Pirates outscored opponents 37-13 ... Allowed three home runs (Virginia/Feb. 15, Monmouth/Mar. 8, Memphis/Apr. 26) ... 2013 Summer: Played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League for the second-straight summer ... Named 2013 Robert A. McNeese Award winner for Outstanding Pro Prospect in CCBL ... Made four starts posting a 2-0 record with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP ... Fanned 33 batters, held opposing hitters to a .217 composite average and posted a 0.15 walk-to-strikeout ratio ... Threw 7.2 innings of shutout ball against Orleans (July 17) scattering three hits, walking one and striking out 11 where he earned Coca-Cola Pitcher-of-the-Week honors ... Selected to second-straight All-Star squad.
2012: Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors following stellar rookie season ... Appeared in 19 games making 10 starts ... Posted a 3-2 record with one save ... Allowed 33 runs (30 earned) on 60 hits in 73.2 innings ... Struck out 55 while walking 21 ... Named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week after pitching career-best game at Elon (Apr. 10), where he fanned 10 batters in eight shutout innings ... Opened the season in the bullpen making his collegiate debut against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) working a scoreless inning with one strikeout ... Earned first collegiate save against No. 20 Louisville (Mar. 11) at the DRASH Classic, where he tossed four scoreless innings with one punch out ... First collegiate start came against No. 11 NC State (Mar. 20) allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with two strikeouts in a no-decision ... Picked up first collegiate win at UNC Wilmington (Apr. 3) tossing 6. 1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in the Pirates 5-0 win ... Second win of the season was against Marshall (May 6) in a relief appearance ... Worked 2.1 innings versus The Herd allowing two runs (one earned) on a pair of hits with one strikeout ... Final win of the season was in the C-USA Tournament against UAB ... Surrendered three runs (all earned) on six hits in 7.0 innings with two punch outs in a 10-3 victory ... Six of 10 starts were against instate teams ... Tossed seven shutout innings at No. 10 North Carolina scattering five hits and striking out five in a 1-0 extra-inning loss ... Moved into the weekend rotation at Southern Miss (May 12) allowing two runs (both earned) on three hits in six innings with five strikeouts ... Started a pair of post-season games (UAB, St. John's) ... Got the opening game start against the Red Storm in the Chapel Hill Regional surrendering four runs (all earned) on seven hits in 4.1 innings ... Did not allow a run in six appearances ... Struck out multiple batters in a contest 11 times ... Had five or more punch outs on six occasions ... Worked at least one inning of relief in eight of nine bullpen outings ... Pitched into the fifth inning in seven of 10 starts and the seventh inning on five occasions ... Held opposing hitters to a .224 composite average ... Pirates posted a 5-5 ledger in his 10 starts ... Recorded five quality starts (6.0-plus innings with three or less earned runs) ... Out of the bullpen sported a 1.84 ERA in nine games surrendering just five runs (three earned) on eight hits in 14.2 innings with a win and one save ... Appeared in five games (one start) in league play ... Posted a 3.75 ERA against C-USA foes allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits with eight strikeouts in 12.0 innings ... Led the Pirates with a 2.49 ERA in six games (three starts) against nationally-ranked opponents, while tying Jharel Cotton with 25.1 innings of work ... Tossed two scoreless innings of relief against Purdue in the LeClair Classic ... Finished the season ranked among the league leaders in opposing batting average (.224/5th), fewest hits (60/t6th), fewest walks (21/t6th) and fewest runs (33/10th) ... Ranked among the NCAA leaders in hits allowed per nine innings (7.33/92nd) ... 2012 Summer: Played alongside Ben Fultz and Andy Smithmyer for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) ... Posted a 2-1 record in seven games (five starts) with a 2.32 ERA ... Allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 21 hits with 30 strikeouts to just 10 walks in 31.0 innings ... Won last two starts of the season after opening the season with an 0-1 ledger in four appearances ... Tossed seven scoreless frames with a season-high nine strikeouts against Brewster (July 13) ... Followed that with an eight-strikeout performance against Wareham (July 20) before the all-star break ... Participated in the mid-summer classic tossing a scoreless inning of relief retiring all three batters faced ... Entered the all-star contest in the fifth frame setting down the side on 11 pitches.
Shaker High School: Five-time lettermen (baseball 3, basketball 2) ... Two-time team captain (junior, senior) for coach Steve Frank ... During senior season helped Shaker to a 19-7 overall record ... Posted a 7-2 record with one save and a 1.56 ERA ... Allowed 14 runs in 63 innings with 75 strikeouts and 18 walks ... Led Shaker to its first N.Y. State Championship tossing a complete game shutout ... Named First-Team N.Y. All-State, Suburban Council Pitcher-of-the-Year, Albany Times Union Pitcher-of-the-Year and Troy Record Player-of-the-Year ... Closed out career as Blue Bison's all-time wins leader (14), while ranking second in strikeouts (101) and ERA (1.73) ... Played summer ball for South Troy Dodgers where he went 5-1 with one save ... Struck out 54 and walked 15 ... Allowed 11 runs in 42.0 innings sporting a 1.83 ERA ... On the hardwood, averaged 11 points and six rebounds a game ... Named team captain ... Second-Team All-Suburban Council ... Named to Pep Sand All-Tournament Team ... Ray Holmes Award winner ... Helped the Blue Bison to a 15-5 record as a junior ... First-Team All-Suburban Council selection after posting a 7-0 record on the mound ... Struck out 26 and walked five in 34.0 innings of work with a 2.06 ERA ... Received the Justin Perry Courage Award on the diamond ... Named 2009-10 Most Improved Player on the basketball court ... Played travel ball for Bill Carroll and the Greenbush Devilcats posting a 4-2 record with an 0.81 ERA ... Fanned 49 while walking just seven in 39.0 innings.
Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Robert Hoffman ... Born January 8, 1993 ... Son of Jeff and Michele Hoffman ... Has two siblings (Arianna and Tyler) ... Majoring in recreation and parks management ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Spring of 2012.
Career Notes: Recorded 25 career quality starts ... Second-Team All C-USA (2012) ... C-USA All-Freshman Team (2011) ... Four-time C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week selection ... Lone collegiate save was against No. 20 Louisville in the 2011 DRASH Classic ... Fanned 10 or more batters three times and seven or more on 12 occasions ... Tossed complete game, one-hit shutout against N.C. Central on Mar. 29, 2012 ... Named to Midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List in 2012 ... Spent two summers playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Named 2013 Robert A. McNeese Award winner for Outstanding Pro Prospect ... Selected and participated in the 2012 CCBL All-Start Game.
Career Numbers: 12-12, 3.27 ERA, 250.2 IP, 44 games (35 starts), 212 Hs, 105 Rs, 91 ERs, 80 BBs, 211 Ks, 1 CG, 2 SHOs.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 9.2 vs. Tulane (4/12/13); strikeouts: 16 vs. MTSU (4/17/14); walks: 7 vs. Marshall (3/8/14); hits: 12 vs. Memphis (4/26/13); runs: 7 at Houston (3/22/13); earned runs: 6 (three times, last vs. Houston 5/23/13).