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Luke Hochevar    \HO-chay-vur\

Luke Anthony Hochevar

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: September 15, 1983 in Denver, CO
High School: Fowler HS (Fowler, CO)
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed August 4, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 2007 (Age 23.358, 16,826th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Royals 2007-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed, 2 yrs/$10M (15-16) & 17 mutual option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 6.151, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Matt Sosnick [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 0 1 .000 2.13 4 1 1 0 0 0 12.2 11 4 3 1 4 0 5 3 0 1 54 220 5.13 1.184 7.8 0.7 2.8 3.6 1.25
2008 24 KCR AL 6 12 .333 5.51 22 22 0 0 0 0 129.0 143 84 79 12 47 1 72 5 0 7 566 78 4.43 1.473 10.0 0.8 3.3 5.0 1.53
2009 25 KCR AL 7 13 .350 6.55 25 25 0 2 1 0 143.0 167 109 104 23 46 0 106 8 0 9 631 68 4.84 1.490 10.5 1.4 2.9 6.7 2.30
2010 26 KCR AL 6 6 .500 4.81 18 17 0 1 0 0 103.0 110 61 55 9 37 1 76 4 1 2 450 87 3.93 1.427 9.6 0.8 3.2 6.6 2.05
2011 27 KCR AL 11 11 .500 4.68 31 31 0 0 0 0 198.0 192 110 103 23 62 4 128 7 2 7 835 87 4.29 1.283 8.7 1.0 2.8 5.8 2.06
2012 28 KCR AL 8 16 .333 5.73 32 32 0 2 1 0 185.1 202 127 118 27 61 3 144 13 0 8 800 73 4.63 1.419 9.8 1.3 3.0 7.0 2.36
2013 29 KCR AL 5 2 .714 1.92 58 0 22 0 0 2 70.1 41 15 15 8 17 1 82 1 0 2 262 215 2.96 0.825 5.2 1.0 2.2 10.5 4.82
2015 31 KCR AL 1 1 .500 3.35 37 0 15 0 0 1 40.1 39 17 15 5 10 0 42 0 0 3 167 124 3.42 1.215 8.7 1.1 2.2 9.4 4.20
8 Yrs 44 62 .415 5.02 227 128 38 5 2 3 881.2 905 527 492 108 284 10 655 41 3 39 3765 84 4.30 1.349 9.2 1.1 2.9 6.7 2.31
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .415 5.02 43 25 7 1 0 1 169 173 101 94 21 54 2 125 8 1 7 721 84 4.30 1.349 9.2 1.1 2.9 6.7 2.31
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 12.2 4 1 4 2.84 5.16 0.25 -0.24 102.0 4.76 3 0.3 .2 -0.1 0.3 4 .567 .502 $575,000
2008 24 KCR AL 129.0 22 22 84 5.86 4.74 -0.48 0.18 101.8 5.50 -8 -0.7 -0.1 0.5 9 .467 .495 $1,200,000
2009 25 KCR AL 143.0 25 25 109 6.86 4.81 -0.70 0.19 99.3 5.66 -20 -1.9 -0.1 -0.5 -3 .424 .488 $1,325,000
2010 26 KCR AL 103.0 18 17 61 5.33 4.60 -0.63 0.15 99.7 5.37 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.1 1.0 11 .498 .500 $1,760,000
2011 27 KCR AL 198.0 31 31 110 5.00 4.45 0.12 0.16 99.2 4.46 -13 -1.3 -0.1 0.6 8 .459 .492 $1,760,000
2012 28 KCR AL 185.1 32 32 127 6.17 4.50 0.07 0.17 100.3 4.62 -32 -3.1 -0.1 -1.3 -13 .403 .481 $3,510,000
2013 29 KCR AL 70.1 58 0 15 1.92 4.36 0.44 -0.32 103.5 3.73 13 1.4 1.1 -0.1 2.0 21 .525 .509 $4,560,000
2015 31 KCR AL 40.1 37 0 17 3.79 4.29 0.35 -0.32 103.7 3.76 -0 -0.0 .9 -0.1 0.3 4 .499 .500 $4,000,000
8 Seasons 881.2 227 128 527 5.38 4.58 -0.16 0.10 100.5 4.86 -58 -5.4 1.0 -0.8 2.8 40 .476 .497 $18,690,000

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2007 23 KCR AL 4 54 46 4 11 3 0 1 0 0 4 5 .239 .340 .370 .709 .250 17 3 3 1 0 0 1
2008 24 KCR AL 22 566 511 84 143 28 2 12 14 4 47 72 .280 .345 .413 .758 .305 211 15 5 1 2 1 7
2009 25 KCR AL 25 631 575 109 167 38 7 23 19 4 46 106 .290 .351 .501 .852 .323 288 16 8 2 0 0 9
2010 26 KCR AL 18 450 405 61 110 22 5 9 16 2 37 76 .272 .337 .417 .754 .314 169 10 4 2 2 1 5
2011 27 KCR AL 31 835 762 110 192 44 11 23 20 3 62 128 .252 .313 .429 .742 .276 327 18 7 2 2 4 6
2012 28 KCR AL 32 800 719 127 202 44 6 27 15 7 61 144 .281 .347 .471 .818 .318 339 17 13 4 3 3 6
2013 29 KCR AL 58 262 242 15 41 7 1 8 4 3 17 82 .169 .227 .306 .533 .217 74 4 1 2 0 1 1
2015 31 KCR AL 37 167 156 17 39 8 2 5 2 0 10 42 .250 .293 .423 .716 .309 66 2 0 0 1 0 1
8 Yrs 227 3765 3416 527 905 194 34 108 90 23 284 655 .265 .328 .436 .764 .299 1491 85 41 14 10 10 36
162 Game Avg. 43 721 654 101 173 37 7 21 17 4 54 125 .265 .328 .436 .764 .299 286 16 8 3 2 2 7
MLB Averages .258 .324 .406 .730 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2007 23 KCR AL 3.2 0.3 55 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 .37 0.1 -0.4 2.5 0.2 1.04 0.7 0 0 3
2008 24 KCR AL -16.4 -1.5 589 -1.6 8.9 -10.5 .93 -0.4 -1.3 -13.9 -1.3 0.95 -4.7 0 0 0
2009 25 KCR AL -32.5 -3.0 664 -2.9 10.0 -12.9 .92 -2.2 -1.0 -31.8 -2.9 0.92 -23.3 0 0 0
2010 26 KCR AL -7.7 -0.8 469 -0.5 7.4 -7.9 .97 -0.9 0.3 -11.2 -1.1 0.97 -8.1 0 0 1
2011 27 KCR AL -11.9 -1.2 868 -0.4 14.6 -15.0 .98 -0.5 0.1 -10.0 -1.0 0.91 -5.9 0 0 0
2012 28 KCR AL -31.0 -3.0 835 -2.2 12.6 -14.8 .91 -2.8 0.3 -29.0 -2.8 0.93 -25.9 0 0 0
2013 29 KCR AL 17.3 1.8 275 1.2 4.1 -2.9 .74 1.9 -0.3 21.1 2.2 0.87 22.0 17 11 30
2015 31 KCR AL 3.1 0.3 173 0.7 2.5 -1.8 .74 0.5 0.5 2.3 0.2 0.97 1.4 8 9 19
8 Yrs -75.9 -6.9 3928 -5.8 60.4 -66.2 .91 -4.2 -2.2 -70.1 -6.4 0.93 -43.8 25 20 53

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2007 23 KCR AL 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 44.0 44 44 2 0 0 1 2.0 0.0 3.0 51 1 0 0 0 51
2008 24 KCR AL 22 22 6 12 4 0 1 7 15 .318 0 3 0 0 8 36% 44.4 67 16 10 4 0 11 2.8 3.0 5.9 94 3 14 5 0 114
2009 25 KCR AL 25 25 7 13 5 2 1 9 16 .360 2 3 2 1 9 36% 42.8 85 9 13 6 0 14 4.4 4.5 5.7 94 4 11 10 0 116
2010 26 KCR AL 18 17 6 6 5 1 1 8 9 .471 2 2 1 0 8 47% 48.4 72 -1 9 2 0 8 4.6 5.0 5.9 93 4 6 7 0 109
2011 27 KCR AL 31 31 11 11 9 3 3 17 14 .548 3 3 0 0 16 52% 49.7 81 20 26 10 0 16 5.2 5.4 6.4 101 1 11 19 0 117
2012 28 KCR AL 32 32 8 16 8 2 3 13 19 .406 3 3 2 1 13 41% 45.6 87 1 20 11 0 18 4.0 3.8 5.8 94 5 13 14 0 115
6 Yrs 132 128 38 59 31 8 9 54 74 .422 10 14 5 2 54 42% 46 87 -1 80 33 0 68 4.2 4.4 5.9 95 18 55 55 0 117
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 102 -16 4.4 4.4 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2007 23 KCR AL 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .368 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 9.7 43
2010 26 KCR AL 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .970 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 53
2013 29 KCR AL 58 58 22 5 2 5 2 3 40% 14 9 28 6 21% 8 .743 17 11 30 24 8 26 17 41 19 11 21 4 3.6 18
2015 31 KCR AL 37 38 15 1 1 2 1 1 50% 7 5 16 4 25% 8 .742 8 9 19 19 4 15 10 28 7 7 8 5 3.2 18
4 Yrs 117 100 38 6 3 7 3 4 43% 21 14 44 10 23% .831 25 20 53 43 12 45 27 73 30 18 33 9 3.7 19

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2007 23 KCR AL 54 52% 1.9% 9.3% 7.4% 7.4% 36% 1.73 2.00 74% 5% 8.3% 20% 18 3 17%
2008 24 KCR AL 566 49% 2.1% 12.7% 8.3% 7.4% 29% 1.06 1.49 76% 18% 6.1% 7% 107 15 14%
2009 25 KCR AL 631 50% 3.7% 16.8% 7.3% 10.8% 41% 0.89 1.27 71% 19% 10.4% 10% 105 16 15%
2010 26 KCR AL 450 50% 2.0% 16.9% 8.2% 8.0% 33% 0.84 1.24 72% 20% 5.8% 13% 86 10 12%
2011 27 KCR AL 835 45% 2.8% 15.3% 7.4% 9.3% 41% 1.00 1.42 73% 16% 8.6% 14% 132 18 14%
2012 28 KCR AL 800 46% 3.4% 18.0% 7.6% 9.6% 38% 0.76 1.09 69% 20% 9.2% 10% 143 17 12%
2013 29 KCR AL 262 47% 3.1% 31.3% 6.5% 6.1% 39% 0.55 0.79 58% 23% 9.9% 21% 35 4 11%
2015 31 KCR AL 167 60% 3.0% 25.2% 6.0% 9.0% 39% 0.64 0.84 66% 24% 8.6% 17% 27 2 7%
8 Yrs 3765 48% 2.9% 17.4% 7.5% 8.9% 37% 0.87 1.24 71% 19% 8.4% 12% 653 85 13%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.8% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 21% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2007 23 KCR AL 54 180 3.33 107 59.4% 23.4% 11.2% 26.2% 39.3% 76.6% 0.0% 45.6% 85.4% 53.7% 3.7% 2 2 18.5% 10 6 0 1 4 20.0% 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 KCR AL 566 2077 3.67 1282 61.8% 28.0% 11.7% 25.8% 34.5% 72.0% 0.5% 44.5% 83.7% 54.6% 5.1% 29 19 17.7% 100 54 5 22 50 30.6% 17 9 0 0 0
2009 25 KCR AL 632 2349 3.72 1501 63.9% 26.6% 15.2% 26.8% 31.4% 73.4% 0.0% 46.9% 79.3% 57.6% 5.5% 35 20 22.8% 144 89 12 21 85 19.8% 16 15 0 0 0
2010 26 KCR AL 450 1642 3.65 1015 62.0% 25.9% 16.7% 24.5% 32.8% 74.1% 0.6% 45.9% 77.4% 53.8% 6.4% 29 17 17.8% 80 37 4 16 60 21.1% 13 11 0 0 0
2011 27 KCR AL 837 3118 3.73 1929 62.1% 26.8% 14.6% 25.6% 33.1% 73.2% 1.2% 45.5% 80.1% 57.3% 5.7% 48 26 22.2% 186 102 10 25 103 19.5% 26 18 0 0 0
2012 28 KCR AL 803 3007 3.74 1884 62.9% 28.8% 15.0% 25.3% 30.9% 71.2% 1.1% 44.8% 78.9% 58.8% 5.6% 45 26 22.9% 184 115 22 36 108 25.0% 25 15 0 0 0
2013 29 KCR AL 262 1044 3.98 692 66.3% 25.7% 21.5% 29.3% 23.4% 74.3% 0.3% 49.3% 71.0% 69.1% 3.4% 9 7 27.9% 73 40 4 18 64 22.0% 15 2 0 0 0
2015 31 KCR AL 167 650 3.89 438 67.4% 25.6% 18.5% 29.7% 26.3% 74.4% 0.0% 50.2% 75.2% 63.5% 2.4% 4 3 24.6% 41 25 3 16 26 38.1% 7 1 0 0 0
8 Yrs 3771 14067 3.73 8848 63.1% 27.1% 15.3% 26.1% 31.5% 72.9% 0.7% 46.0% 79.0% 57.9% 5.3% 201 120 21.7% 818 468 60 155 500 23.7% 119 71 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.5% 27.6% 15.4% 27.1% 29.9% 72.4% 1.5% 46.0% 78.7% 59.3% 4.8% 23.3% 24.5%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2007 23 KCR AL 54 11 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 1 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 24 KCR AL 566 143 16 3 12 1 9 4 8 3 9 25 13 4 52% 7 7 0 218 14 4 78% 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 13 0
2009 25 KCR AL 631 167 18 0 23 1 7 10 13 8 15 32 21 4 66% 9 9 0 224 19 4 83% 18 4 1 0 0 0 4 2 12 0
2010 26 KCR AL 450 110 12 1 9 0 12 4 5 4 5 17 12 2 71% 5 2 1 161 16 2 89% 13 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 8 0
2011 27 KCR AL 835 192 22 6 23 0 10 15 8 9 14 48 23 8 48% 6 7 0 272 20 3 87% 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2012 28 KCR AL 800 202 20 4 27 2 17 13 14 16 11 48 32 9 67% 6 8 4 265 15 7 68% 12 6 3 1 0 0 1 1 19 0
2013 29 KCR AL 262 41 5 0 8 0 2 4 4 3 5 2 1 1 50% 1 2 0 83 4 3 57% 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
2015 31 KCR AL 167 39 3 0 5 0 2 3 2 1 4 8 4 3 50% 1 3 0 64 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 Yrs 3765 905 97 14 108 4 59 54 54 44 64 181 106 32 59% 36 39 5 1316 90 23 80% 77 18 13 3 0 2 5 3 74 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2007 23 0 1 .000 2.13 4 1 1 0 0 0 12.2 11 4 3 1 4 0 5 3 0 1 54 220 1.184 7.8 0.7 2.8 3.6 1.25 220
2008 24 6 13 .316 5.21 26 23 1 0 0 0 141.2 154 88 82 13 51 1 77 8 0 8 620 84 1.447 9.8 0.8 3.2 4.9 1.51 84
2009 25 13 26 .333 5.88 51 48 1 2 1 0 284.2 321 197 186 36 97 1 183 16 0 17 1251 75 1.468 10.1 1.1 3.1 5.8 1.89 75
2010 26 19 32 .373 5.60 69 65 1 3 1 0 387.2 431 258 241 45 134 2 259 20 1 19 1701 78 1.457 10.0 1.0 3.1 6.0 1.93 78
2011 27 30 43 .411 5.29 100 96 1 3 1 0 585.2 623 368 344 68 196 6 387 27 3 26 2536 81 1.398 9.6 1.0 3.0 5.9 1.97 81
2012 28 38 59 .392 5.39 132 128 1 5 2 0 771.0 825 495 462 95 257 9 531 40 3 34 3336 79 1.403 9.6 1.1 3.0 6.2 2.07 79
2013 29 43 61 .413 5.10 190 128 23 5 2 2 841.1 866 510 477 103 274 10 613 41 3 36 3598 83 1.355 9.3 1.1 2.9 6.6 2.24 83
2014 30 43 61 .413 5.10 190 128 23 5 2 2 841.1 866 510 477 103 274 10 613 41 3 36 3598 83 1.355 9.3 1.1 2.9 6.6 2.24 83
2015 31 44 62 .415 5.02 227 128 38 5 2 3 881.2 905 527 492 108 284 10 655 41 3 39 3765 84 1.349 9.2 1.1 2.9 6.7 2.31 84

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2007 23 1 0 1.000 2.77 13.0 10 4 4 1 4 5 3 1.077 6.9 2.8 3.5 1.25 0.7 4
2008 24 6 8 .429 4.88 129.0 139 78 70 12 46 72 5 1.434 9.7 3.2 5.0 1.57 0.8 22
2009 25 6 10 .375 5.73 143.0 162 101 91 22 45 106 8 1.448 10.2 2.8 6.7 2.36 1.4 25
2010 26 5 6 .455 4.72 103.0 110 60 54 9 37 76 4 1.427 9.6 3.2 6.6 2.05 0.8 18
2011 27 10 12 .455 4.45 198.0 193 109 98 23 62 128 7 1.288 8.8 2.8 5.8 2.06 1.0 31
2012 28 8 13 .381 5.45 185.0 204 124 112 27 62 144 13 1.438 9.9 3.0 7.0 2.32 1.3 32
2013 29 4 4 .500 1.67 70.0 41 14 13 8 17 82 1 0.829 5.3 2.2 10.5 4.82 1.0 58
2015 31 2 2 .500 3.60 40.0 40 18 16 5 10 42 0 1.250 9.0 2.3 9.5 4.20 1.1 37
8 Yrs 42 55 .433 4.68 881.0 899 508 458 107 283 655 41 1.342 9.2 6.7 2.31 1.1 227



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Started s c a p y
2012 AL  32 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2009 AL  2 (9th)
2012 AL  2 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2009 AL  1 (7th)
2012 AL  1 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
2008 AL  12 (10th)
2009 AL  13 (2nd)
2012 AL  16 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  104 (3rd)
2011 AL  103 (6th)
2012 AL  118 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2009 AL  9 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 AL  13 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1738), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1466), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1386th), 2.8 career WAR/4.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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