Jeff Hoffman To Make Pro Debut on May 20th
We already posted a "Throwback Thursday" for the UAlbany men's basketball team today, as today marks the two month anniversary of Peter Hooley's shot that sent the Danes to the NCAA tournament.
How about another? This time regarding Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and Toronto Blue Jays farmhand. This tweet comes from Hoffman's dad.
One year ago today, Hoffman had Tommy John surgery for his torn UCL. He was drafted ninth overall weeks later by the Jays, and on May 20th, after months of rehab, he will make his pro baseball debut.
According Sportsnet.ca, Hoffman will throw four innings for the Dunedin Blue Jays (Single-A) against the Tampa Yankees.
He will also take an extra day of rest before his next start, where he will throw five innings.
Shi Davidi writes that Hoffman has been throwing 95 MPH consistently and has touched 98-99 in his rehab.
For those asking how quickly Hoffman may move up the Jays' system, Davidi offers this:
"Once activated, how quickly Hoffman progresses through the Blue Jays system depends fully on his performance – there will be no extra measures in place to protect him, so he’ll be treated like any other healthy pitcher."