James Hoyt
James Hoyt
33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in December of 2019.
Back with Tribe
PCleveland Indians
December 4, 2019
Hoyt re-signed Wednesday with the Indians on a one-year contract.
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The Tribe non-tendered Hoyt two days earlier, likely as a means of avoiding the hike in salary he would have been due in arbitration. He'll return to the 40-man roster at what's presumably a more club-friendly price, but that won't necessarily help the right-hander's chances of breaking camp with the big club. Hoyt spent the bulk of the 2019 campaign at Triple-A Columbus but performed well in his eight appearances with Cleveland, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB in 8.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does James Hoyt generally throw?
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
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121+
What part of the game does James Hoyt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-80%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .297 121 35 10 33 6 2 5
Since 2017vs Right .216 125 41 7 25 4 0 4
2019vs Left .333 17 4 2 5 0 1 2
2019vs Right .067 15 6 0 1 0 0 0
2018vs Left 1.000 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
2018vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .284 102 31 7 27 6 1 3
2017vs Right .240 109 35 7 24 4 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
2018
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-7%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.00 1.19 27.0 1 0 0 12.0 1.7 2.0
Since 2017Away 4.06 1.39 31.0 0 0 0 11.6 3.5 0.9
2019Home 1.69 0.75 5.1 0 0 0 10.1 1.7 1.7
2019Away 3.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 12.0 3.0 3.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0.00 6.00 .333333 0 0 0 0.0 27.0 0.0
2017Home 4.57 1.29 21.2 1 0 0 12.5 1.7 2.1
2017Away 4.23 1.34 27.2 0 0 0 11.7 3.3 0.7
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Stat Review
How does James Hoyt compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
2.2
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
2.16
 
WHIP
0.96
 
BABIP
.229
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Left On Base
115.4%
 
Exit Velocity
92.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.0%
 
Spin Rate
1996 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
50.0%
 
Swinging Strike
17.1%
 
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Hoyt was in the mix for a bullpen spot with the Astros out of spring training, but he suffered an oblique injury and started the season on the disabled list. He wound up spending much of the first half in the minors before being traded to the Indians. He barely got to pitch following the transaction, however, as he landed on the disabled list with knee soreness after just three appearances with Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate. He wound up missing the rest of the season, tallying only 30.1 innings between the majors and minors. His performance in the minors was promising (2.93 ERA, 35:10 K:BB in 30 innings), but the injury issues are concerning. He was non-tendered but returned to the Indians on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. It seems like he's on the outside looking in for a bullpen spot.
Hoyt was a relatively overlooked piece in the Houston bullpen last season, as he quietly made 43 appearances while posting a strong 12.0 K/9 with an improved walk rate (2.6 BB/9) from his 22-inning debut with Houston in 2016. His ERA should have checked in close to the low-to-mid 3.00 range, as his primary skill flaw was a slightly elevated home-run rate (1.28 HR/9). Hoyt has shown more of a groundball tilt at previous stops -- including his time at Triple-A in 2017 -- so it's possible that he'll be able to whittle away at the long balls in 2018. Hoyt leaned heavily on his fastball, which averaged 93.4 mph last season, and his slider, which he's used 51.2 percent of the time over his two seasons with Houston. With a deep group of relievers ahead of him in the pecking order for saves, Hoyt will be more valuable to the Astros than he will be to fantasy owners in 2018.
Hoyt began 2016 with Triple-A Fresno and absolutely mowed down minor league hitters. He struck out a remarkable 93 batters in 55 innings while putting up a 1.64 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. He got promoted by the Astros in early August, but didn't pitch as well at the big league level (4.50 ERA over 22 innings). Hoyt's peripherals were actually quite good, with a 1.14 WHIP and 11.5 K/9. He gave up 2.1 HR/9, due in large part to his 33 percent HR/FB, which ranked second-highest in the majors among pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched. In all, Hoyt's numbers suggest some bad luck and give reason for optimism in 2017. A 30-year-old rookie who began his professional career undrafted in independent ball, Hoyt is an unorthodox pitcher who threw more than 50 percent sliders in 2016 despite standing 6-foot-6 and possessing a decent fastball. He has posted high strikeout numbers throughout his career, and could have value in very deep leagues as a high-strikeout reliever for the Astros in 2017.
Acquired by the Astros as part of the Evan Gattis trade, Hoyt posted a remarkable 1.29 ERA and 40:4 K:BB ratio out of the bullpen for Triple-A Fresno over the final two months of 2015. With two plus-pitches in his fastball that sits 94-96 mph and a slider, the 6-foot-6 right-hander nearly broke camp with Houston this spring, but he narrowly missed the cut and was sent back to Fresno to open 2016. If Hoyt continues making improvements with his control, he'll contribute in the Astros bullpen this season and eventually could become a late-inning weapon.
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Fails to receive contract
PFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Hoyt was non-tendered by the Indians on Monday, Tribeinsider reports.
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Designated for assignment
PCleveland Indians
December 2, 2019
Hoyt was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Monday.
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Contract selected by Indians
PCleveland Indians
September 1, 2019
Hoyt had his contract selected by the Indians on Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Sent to minor-league camp
PCleveland Indians
Knee
March 11, 2019
Hoyt (knee/elbow) was moved to minor-league camp Monday.
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Working back from injury
PCleveland Indians
Knee
March 7, 2019
Hoyt (knee/elbow) has been throwing off the mound and facing hitters in live batting practice this spring but is without a timeline to make his Cactus League debut, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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