J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
2 hours ago

Hoover tossed a scoreless inning in relief during Thursday's 6-2 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Though the Diamondbacks held a four-run lead when Hoover entered the game in the top of the ninth inning, his appearance did bear some resemblance to a save situation and perhaps gave manager Torey Lovullo a glimpse of how the right-hander would perform in such a scenario. In generating three groundball outs in 12 pitches, Hoover seemingly aced the test, and it appears likely that he'll be the leading candidate to close out games in the event that the struggling Fernando Rodney is removed from the role. Rodney has converted 6-of-7 save chances this season, but owns a bloated 11.00 ERA and 2.11 WHIP to go with a 11:5 K:BB ratio over nine innings.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
1 week ago

Hoover scattered two hits and struck out three batters over two scoreless innings en route to collecting his first win of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Issues with keeping the ball in the park had doomed Hoover over his last three seasons with the Reds, and though he doesn't benefit much from calling Chase Field his home park these days, he's quickly cemented himself as one of the top setup options to closer Fernando Rodney. Hoover has supplied a 2.70 ERA and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 6.2 innings on the season, with only one of the seven hits he's allowed going for extra bases.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
1 month ago

Hoover has earned a spot on the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander signed on as a non-roster invitee this spring and made the most of his opportunity. He fired 10.2 scoreless frames while fanning 12 batters and walking just one this spring. He'll slot in as a middle reliever out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
3 months ago

Hoover signed a minor league contract with Arizona on Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal includes an invitation to spring training and could be worth up to $900,000 if he makes the team. Hoover had a disastrous end to his time in Cincinnati, posting a 13.50 ERA over 18.2 innings before being demoted to Triple-A Louisville. The 29-year-old joins a D-Backs bullpen which allowed 311 earned runs in 2016, second most in the majors.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
6 months ago

Hoover will not be re-signed by the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to general manager Dick Williams, "it's not in the plans to have him [in Cincinnati]". Hoover spent a bit of time as the Reds closer and is still arbitration-eligible, but the fact that he coughed up 28 earned runs in just 18.2 innings pitched could make things difficult for the right-hander this offseason.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
9 months ago

Hoover cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover was designated for assignment after compiling a 4.76 ERA over his last 10 appearances for Triple-A Louisville but did not get picked up by another club during his waiver period and will remain with Cincinnati. He'll head back to Louisville where he'll reassume a 3.71 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 26.2 innings for the minor league affiliate.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
10 months ago

Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday by the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Though he hasn't yet been designated off the 40-man roster, it's possible that this could be the end of Hoover's tenure with the Reds. It certainly seems as if he's beyond repair, at least by them.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
10 months ago

Hoover was crushed by the Cubs in the 15th inning Tuesday, giving up five runs on three hits, including a grand slam homer by Javy Baez.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover's also walked two batters in the loss. His line nearly mirrored his most recent disaster last weekend against the Padres, though at least in that one he managed to get two strikeouts. He has allowed homers in three consecutive outings and has given up a whopping nine homers in 18 appearances for the season.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
10 months ago

Hoover was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover opened up the season as the Reds' closer but struggled mightily in that capacity, ultimately posting unsightly numbers with a 14.34 ERA and 2.34 WHIP over 10.2 innings before being sent down to the minors. The 28-year-old reported making a mechanical adjustment and was able to get straightened out somewhat in the minors, but he doesn't figure to slot back into a back-of-the-bullpen role immediately upon rejoining the big league club.

J.J. Hoover
RP ARI
12 months ago

Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds announced a series of moves Saturday afternoon, and Hoover will head to Triple-A as right-hander Drew Hayes comes up from Louisville to assume his spot on the roster. Hoover struggled mightily in 12 appearances for the Reds, conceding 19 hits and 17 earned runs across just 10.2 innings.