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Prospect Profiles 2009: Jamie Hoffmann

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Overview-Back in 2003, Hoffmann had a decision to make between baseball and hockey. He was offered a free agent contract by the Dodgers around the same time that he was drafted by the Hurricanes. In the end, Hoffmann choose baseball, but he still carries a hockey mentality around. A hard worker with solid tools, Hoffmann has to prove that he's not just a future reserve.

Hitting-Hoffmann is a strong guy, but he has some swing inefficiencies that sap his bat speed. As a result of this, he ends up with below average pop. He has above-average plate discipline, he's good at making contact, and he sprays balls to all fields, but his home run power is almost strictly to left. When he's not right, he'll roll over on balls and hit a...

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