Luke Hochevar #44 - P

Kansas City

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/09/15
  • POB: Denver, CO
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 225lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 2006 (1st round).
  • Current Status: Tommy John surgery, 60-day DL, 60-day DL

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a tremendous frame and can either start or relieve at the big-league level. Is at his best when pitching to contact. Uses a good slider as his main out-pitch.
FlawsDoesn't always command his secondary pitches well enough. Also struggles with the long ball. Has a tendency to serve up the big inning. Injuries are now a problem.
Career potentialVersatile right-hander, when healthy.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/02Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (tommy john surgery).
2014/03/29Tommy John surgery, 15-day DL.
2014/01/17Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2013/08/28Missed 3 games (paternity leave list).
2013/08/25Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2013/01/18Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2012/04/20Missed 5 games (bruised left ankle).
2012/04/14Bruised left ankle, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2011/07/09Missed 3 games (back injury).
2011/07/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/12Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2010/09/03Missed 71 games (elbow injury).
2010/09/01Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (elbow injury).
2010/06/16Elbow injury, early September.
2009/06/05Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2009/05/23Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2009/05/10Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2009/03/31Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2008/08/24Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (rib injury).
2008/08/20Rib injury, early September.
2008/04/20Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2008/03/23Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2007/09/04Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2007/03/14Optioned to Wichita (AA).
2006/08/03Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a four-year contract.


2006/06/06Re-entered MLB draft. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st Round (1st overall) in 2006.
2005/06/07Re-entered MLB draft. Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (40th overall) in 2005.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 39th round (1171st overall) in 2002.

Career Stats

2013Kansas CityAL5805220070.1411515817820.821.92
2012Kansas CityAL3232816021185.120212711827611441.425.73
2011Kansas CityAL31311111000198.019211010323621281.284.68
2010Kansas CityAL181766010103.01106155937761.434.81
2009Kansas CityAL2525713021143.016710910423461061.496.55
2008Kansas CityAL2222612000129.014384791247721.475.51
2007Kansas CityAL410100012.211431451.182.13


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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