Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:38:10 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled RP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Oklahoma City.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:33 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes worked with hitting coach John Mallee in the batting cage on the field Monday, July 28, as the hitting coach is trying to get Hoes to stay behind the ball and drive it more. "(He) gets a little to his front side and his posture, his head is more forward as opposed to the center of his body or a little behind," Mallee said. "Trying to get him to lead out with his hip, and that allows him to be direct (to) the ball and also get the barrel under his hands at contact and get left to the ball."
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:24:27 -0700
The Houston Astros placed OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain Tuesday, July 1. The move is retroactive to June 27.
Fantasy Tip: L.J. Hoes and Alex Presley should see plenty of playing time in the Houston outfield now, but don't forget about prospect Domingo Santana, who was just recalled from the minors. Santana has the most upside and should warrant regular PT with Fowler on the shelf. Santana doesn't have much speed, but the raw power will be appealing in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:57:56 -0700
The Houston Astros promoted OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Oklahoma City; demoted OF Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City; and activated SP Asher Wojciechowski from the 15-day disabled list and kept him at Oklahoma City.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:28:53 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes is hitting .465 during his 11-game hitting streak at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: Hoes has shown flashes but hasn't elevated himself past the "quadruple-A" purgatory. He's worth watching in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 25 May 2014 19:26:48 -0700
The Houston Astros have recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team also optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Fri, 09 May 2014 00:34:47 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes was hitless in his last 20 at-bats before the game Thursday, May 8, against the Detroit Tigers, but he snapped out of the slump with three singles.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:12:41 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said OF L.J. Hoes will receive a long look in left field.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:49:11 -0700
The Houston Astros acquired OF L.J. Hoes and P Josh Hader from the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 31, in exchange for SP Bud Norris. Houston also received a competitive lottery draft pick, roughly 35th overall.
Fantasy Tip: Hoes, a left-handed pure swinger, is developing some moderate power. He hit .304 with three home runs and 40 RBIs in 365 at-bats with Triple-A Norfolk. He should have a chance to see significant playing time in Houston after they traded Justin Maxwell away. Consider adding him in deep AL-only leagues. Hoes is starting for the 'Stros Wednesday.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:54:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Houston Astros have traded SP Bud Norris to the Baltimore Orioles for OF L.J. Hoes, P Josh Hader and a competitive balance draft pick.