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ECU's Jeff Hoffman selected #9 overall in MLB draft
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ECU's Jeff Hoffman selected #9 overall in MLB draft
Went to the Toronto Blue Jays. Congrats Jeff!

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Hoffman went undrafted as a senior at an upstate New York high school in 2011, but he drew six-figure free-agent offers from pro teams after starring that August at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. He stamped himself as a potential 2014 first-rounder when he hit 95 mph during the 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star Game, and he reaffirmed that status with another strong performance in the Cape last summer. Though he lacked consistency this spring, Hoffman also had some dominant outings, and he was in the mix to go No. 1 overall to the Astros. That changed when he missed two starts in late April and early May, and East Carolina announced he would require Tommy John surgery. Because the track record with elbow reconstructions is encouraging, and he has so much upside, Hoffman still should factor into the first round, perhaps even the upper half. Hoffman hasn't fully grown into his lanky 6-foot-4 frame, yet at times he works in the mid 90s and hits 98 mph with his fastball. His big-breaking curveball can be equally devastating and his changeup can be a plus pitch at times. He throws a decent amount of strikes but will need to refine his command to become a frontline starter in the big leagues.
06-05-2014 09:32 PM
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RE: ECU's Jeff Hoffman selected #9 overall in MLB draft
And we had another draftee as well.

Pretty cool NCSU got 2 and we got 1 as first rounders.
06-07-2014 01:28 PM
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