Re: Braves Acquire Juan Francisco from the Reds for RHP J.J. Hoover
Did a little digging of my own on JJ Hoover...
He was rated as Atlanta's 13 best prospect by MLB.com and they had this to say about him...
"While Hoover has had some success as both a starter and a reliever, he really took off in 2011 with a move to the bullpen. Between Double-A and Triple-A, he compiled a 0.79 ERA with 47 strikeouts and just 17 hits allowed in 24 innings of relief. His experience as a starter makes him a better pitcher, and he showed more than enough fastball and slider to compete in a big league bullpen soon."
I like that reliever stat they had in there, and their ETA of him making it to the bigs is this year!