Re: Nick Travieso to make first pro start Sunday, July 22nd
Hoover's overall professional GB rate-- including the 18 IP with Cincinnati this year-- is around 38%. (He's had a ton of really small IP lines from various leagues making this a lot harder than it should be. His three longest stints in one place are, not so coincidentally, the places where he's shown the highest GB rates-- at 47%, 42%, and 31%. The 31% GB rate came from only 81 IP though.)
That's about even with the following major league starters:
and the following closers:
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