Hoffman Throws Scoreless Frame in Futures Game
Shaker High School graduate Jeff Hoffman took the mound in his biggest stage to date on Sunday night, throwing a scoreless inning for the U.S. team in the MLB Futures Game in San Diego.
The game, which serves as a precursor to the MLB All-Star Game, highlights the top prospects in baseball. Hoffman struck out the first batter he faced on a 96 MPH fastball and surrendered just one hit, but the U.S. team lost to the World team, 11-3. The loss ended the six-game win streak for the U.S. team.
Hoffman is the top-rated pitching prospect in the Colorado Rockies system and should make his debut sometime in the second half of the season.
Kudos to the Rockies, I thought he would be up earlier in the year with the team struggling, but they've held true to their word of not rushing him to the big leagues.
Hoffman was acquired last year by Colorado in the big Jose Reyes-Troy Tulowitzki deal with the Blue Jays.