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L.J. Hoes

L.J. Hoes 28 CF

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Jerome O'Bryan Hoes
  • Age: 27 (March 5, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Washington, DC
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 200
  • Draft: Round 3 (2008, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/25/2012
  • School: St. John's College, Washington, DC
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L.J. Hoes  28 CF

L.J. Hoes
  • Full Name: Jerome O'Bryan Hoes
  • Born: March 5, 1990
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Washington, DC
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 200
  • Draft: Round 3 (2008, BAL)
  • School: St. John's College, Washington, DC
  • MLB Debut: 09/25/2012

2015 Highlights
• Spent majority of season with Triple-A Fresno, batting .295 with three home runs, 24 doubles and 53 RBI in 99 games
• Named to the Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star Team
• Produced a career-high tying five hits, 4/22 at Salt Lake City (5-5, four singles, double, RBI)
• Led PCL with a .418 average (23-55) in April while tying for second in the league with nine doubles
• Registered 29 multi-hit games on the season, including 10 games with at least three hits
• Had a career-high 26 stolen bases on 34 attempts, nine behind teammate Jonathan Villar (35) who led the PCL
• Hit .375 (51-136) with 14 doubles, 19 walks and a .447 on-base percentage against left-handed pitching
• Tied a career high for stolen bases in a game with three on June 3 at Colorado Springs
• Hit .340 (34-100) with 46 RBI with runners in scoring position
• Made five appearances for Fresno in the PCL playoffs, batting .158 (3-19) with a double and three walks
• Had two stints with the Astros (4/28-5/2 and 7/11-7/28) hitting .267 (4-15) with one RBI
2014: Played in a major league career-high 55 games with the Astros after making the club out of spring training...  
Had three stints with Houston, over which he hit .172 with three home runs and 11 RBI...Stated Opening Day in right field vs. New York and homered off of C.C. Sabathia in a 6-2 Astros win...In 35 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, batted .297 with two home runs and 15 RBI...Had a 16-game hitting streak with OKC from 6/12-8/22, over which he hit .410 (25-61) with a .500 OBP. It was tied for the sixth-longest hitting streak in the PCL in 2014.
2013: Played in 99 games to open the season with Norfolk, hitting .304 with three home runs, 25 doubles and 40 RBI...Was ranked among International League leaders in OBP (3rd, .406), runs (T-3rd, 62) and hits (5th, 111) before being traded to Houston in exchange for RHP Bud Norris on July 31...Had more walks (58) than strikeouts (56) with the Tides...Joined Houston on July 31 and made his Astros debut against Baltimore at Camden Yards that night...His first major league hit came on August 1 at Baltimore, a single off of Bud Norris (whom he was traded for on July 31)...Appeared in 46 games with Houston, batting .287 with 10 doubles, 10 RBI and a .337 OBP...Belted first major league home run on August 18 at Los Angeles, a solo shot off of Jason Vargas. 
2012: Named Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year by the Orioles...Opened season with Double-A Bowie, hitting .265 with two home runs, 16 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 51 games before joining Norfolk on June 1...Batted .300 with three home runs, 38 RBI and 54 runs scored in 82 games with the Tides...Finished 32 plate appearances shy of qualifying among the International League leaders, where his .300 average would have ranked seventh in the league...His .287 average between Bowie and Norfolk ranked fourth among Orioles minor leaguers...Ranked fifth among O's farmhands with 20 stolen bases...Put together a 20-game hitting streak from June 18 to July 12, over which he batted .447 (34-for-77) with a home run, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored; The streak was tied for the 2nd-longest in the IL in 2012 and was the 4th-longest in Tides franchise history...Had his contract selected by Baltimore on September 11...Made major league debut as pinch runner on September 25 vs. Toronto.
PERSONAL: Jerome O'Bryan Hoes (L.J.) was acquired by Baltimore from Houston, in exchange for cash considerations, on 11/25/15...Originally selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2008 draft...Graduated from St. John's College High School (DC)...Signed with the Orioles instead of attending the University of North Carolina...Named the 2007 and 2008 Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for Washington, DC, and was the 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year for DC...Also named as an Under Armour All-American in 2007.