Originally Posted by dougdirt
JJ Hoover throws significantly harder.
Hmm, looks like I mixed up the velocities from Hoover's time as a relief pitcher and that as a starter. He does throw significantly harder now.
Nonetheless, they do both get praised significantly for their command and both have the standard 4 pitches with none of them particularly plus, with the exception of Hoover's recent fastball development. Cisco is slightly shorter and has less potential to fill out, but I could see him taking a similar route to the majors via the bullpen if no room is available.