Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:36:01 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP J.J. Hoover from Class AAA Reno on Friday, March 31.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:00:31 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent RP J.J. Hoover (Reds) to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training Tuesday, Jan. 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:09:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover has elected to become a free agent Monday, Oct. 17.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:19:29 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds sent RP J.J. Hoover outright to the minor leagues on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:13:41 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover was optioned to Class AAA Louisville Wednesday, June 29.
Fantasy Tip: Hoover has been awful all year despite the team essentially handing him the closer role to open the year. He has a 13.50 ERA and allowed 10 runs in his last two outings. He could receive one more shot later in the season if Tony Cingrani falters, but he shouldn't be owned for now.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:39:41 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B/SS/OF Javier Baez went hitless in his first six at-bats Tuesday, June 28, but made up for a lousy night at the plate with one swing, jumping on a 1-2 fastball from Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover in the 15th inning and sending it over the fence in center for his first career grand slam.
Fantasy Tip: The 15th-inning grand slam is the latest such hit by a Cub in team history. Baez hasn't seen the kind of playing time some had hoped this spring and especially after Kyle Schwarber was lost for the season, so he's been a bit of a disappointment despite the fact he can play so many positions. He's still valuable enough to keep on most fantasy rosters but should be riding the bench in most leagues.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:03:11 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Jose Peraza and RP J.J. Hoover were recalled from Class AAA Louisville Tuesday, June 14. In corresponding moves, P Daniel Wright was optioned to Louisville and INF/C Jordan Pacheco (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.
Fantasy Tip: Peraza is a notable Reds second base prospect, but he didn't show well after being called up earlier this year. He'll get another chance, but it remains to be seen how much he'll play. He's worth a pickup in deep mixed and NL-only leagues for his speed, mainly. Hoover entered the year as the favorite to close, but his ghastly numbers (14.34 ERA, 2.34 WHIP, six homers allowed) got him demoted quickly. He's unlikely to pitch in high-leverage situations.
Sun, 08 May 2016 07:15:51 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have demoted RP J.J. Hoover to Class AAA Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: Hoover began the 2016 season as the Reds' ninth-inning man but went 0-1 with a 14.34 ERA in 12 appearances. The club is using a closer-by-committee setup for the time being, with Tony Cingrani, Caleb Cotham and Ross Ohlendorf serving as the most likely candidates to receive save opportunities. These pitchers should be rostered in NL-only fantasy formats or by owners who are desperate for saves.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:43:50 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover allowed four runs on five hits while recording just two outs in an 8-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, April 22, in his first appearance since he was told by manager Bryan Price that he will no longer be pitching exclusively in the ninth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Hoover's ERA sits at 19.50, and if it weren't for the state of Cincinnati bullpen, he would be out the closer conversation completely. As it stands, he could still find his way to some save chances and is worth hanging on to in deeper mixed and NL-only formats.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:02:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RPs Tony Cingrani, J.J. Hoover and Caleb Cotham will be employed in a closer-by-committee approach moving forward, according to manager Bryan Price.
Fantasy Tip: Cingrani likely has the most fantasy appeal at this point because of his strikeout upside. The converted starter owns a career 11.4 K/9 through 52 appearances as a reliever. Cothmam and Hoover should also be owned in the majority of leagues, and especially if you're chasing saves.