Re: Reds trade Juan Francisco to Braves for RHP J.J. Hoover
Hoover's numbers last year:
2.64 ERA, 10.0 K/9, 3.4 K/BB,
Hoover's numbers from the Futures game:
1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.
And here's some quotes from a Braves board about Hoover, concerning the trade:
"He would have likely been in the bullpen as early as late this season. He is a very, very solid right handed reliever."
"Juan Francisco provides depth for the Braves while Chippity is out -- or if he even returns. But giving up JJ Hoover? That was a lot to give up. I would have given up Todd Redmond instead. JJ Hoover is going to be a pretty good middle of the rotation starter and/or middle reliever "
"Everytime I walked into my local minor league stadium (Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs) last season JJ Hoover was on the board showing the International League stat leaders. And now we trade him for some guy that evidently showed up to Spring Training overweight and without having properly rehabilitated his leg issue in the offseason. "
"117 strikeouts in 107 innings. 2.64 ERA. Hoover is a good pitcher. Francisco is one of the worst players that the Braves could get. They already have a power hitter who strikes out a lot."
"Hoover was a top ten prospect for the Braves."