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L.J. Hoes | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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L.J. Hoes went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Hoes is fortunate Robbie Grossman got off to a poor start or he'd have been the one sent to the minors or at least given a reduced role to make room for George Springer. As is, he's still battling Alex Presley for starts and he's only guaranteed to be in there against lefties. Apr 17 - 12:58 AM

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L.J. Hoes went 0-for-3 as the Astros' leadoff man Sunday, dropping his average to .188.

Hoes might be the Astros' starting right fielder anyway, but he certainly isn't winning the job. He's without an extra-base hit, and he's walked just twice in 32 at-bats this spring. He'll probably be one of the AL's worst regulars for fantasy purposes until he's eventually replaced, possibly by George Springer.
Mar 23 - 4:09 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes that L.J. Hoes is "probably a favorite" to start in right field.

He'll have to hold off numerous competitors, including top prospect George Springer, as well as J.D. Martinez, Marc Krauss, Jesus Guzman and Adron Chambers. Krauss and Guzman are also in the mix to start at first base. Hoes hit a decent .287/.337/.371 last year in 46 games for the Astros and offers some speed, but he really shouldn't be more than a fourth outfielder over the long haul for the 'Stros.
Feb 28 - 9:25 AM

L.J. Hoes finished 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

Hoes, who was acquired from the Orioles last month in the Bud Norris trade, is batting .283/.327/.387 with seven extra-base hits (one home run), five RBI, seven stolen bases and 18 runs scored through his first 113 plate appearances in the majors. Astros manager Bo Porter appears content to use the 23-year-old as his primary No. 2 hitter and right fielder, so while he doesn't offer much in the way of power, he should be a useful option in AL-only leagues the rest of the way.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:48:00 PM

L.J. Hoes went 2-for-3 with a double, a steal and two runs scored against the Red Sox on Monday.

The Astros have started Hoes in four of six games since acquiring him in the Bud Norris deal, and they brought him off the bench in the other two. There's little fantasy upside here -- he has very little power and he's not all that good of a basestealer -- but he has a little value in AL-only leagues at the moment.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Astros acquired OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader and a competitive balance pick from the Orioles for RHP Bud Norris.

Hoes is starting in right field and batting second for the Astros on Wednesday. A former third-round pick, Hoes hit .304/.406/.403 with three homers, seven steals and 40 RBI in 99 games this season at Triple-A Norfolk this season. He can play all three outfield spots. There should be ample playing time available in Houston to make Hoes worth picking up in AL-formats.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk.

A former third-round pick, Hoes is batting .304/.406/.403 with three homers, seven steals and 40 RBI in 99 games this season at Norfolk this season. He can play all three outfield spots and could also fill in some at DH.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 10:46:00 AM

L.J. Hoes is being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

The move will either be made official on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Hoes, a third-round draft pick of the O's in 2008, has batted .304/.406/.403 with three homers, seven steals and 40 RBI in 99 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 23-year-old probably won't play enough this time around to take on significant fantasy value.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Orioles reassigned OF L.J. Hoes to minor league camp.

Hoes will report to Triple-A Norfolk when the regular season begins. The talented 23-year-old outfielder hit .320/.320/.400 this spring in the Grapefruit League.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk.

Hoes, a third-round pick back in 2008, has a .283/.358/.375 batting line over parts of five seasons in the minors. The 22-year-old doesn't have much pop in his bat, but can run a little bit and has solid plate discipline, as evidenced by his 226/331 K/BB ratio. He could sneak his way into some playing time down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 03:27:00 PM

L.J. Hoes went 0-for-4 on Saturday and is hitting just .226/.262/.274 for low Single-A Delmarva.

Hoes turned heads by hitting .308/.416/.390 with 10 steals in 10 tries in the GCL after debuting last year, but the 2008 third-round pick may not have been ready for full-season ball as a 19-year-old. He has a 14/3 K/BB ratio and he's just 1-for-2 stealing bases so far.
Sun, May 3, 2009 02:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Marc Krauss
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Alex Presley
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Brett Oberholtzer
4Dallas Keuchel
5Brad Peacock
6Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jesse Crain
2Josh Fields
3Matt Albers
4Chad Qualls
5Raul Valdes
6Anthony Bass
7Jerome Williams
8Paul Clemens
9Alex White