2009 Stats: Non existant.
Jamie Hoffman was the player the Yankees chose in the rule 5 draft when they traded Brian Bruney to the Nationals to claim the first pick in the draft. Hoffman is most known for his being a former Hockey player. When a baseball player is most known for their Hockey skills it can be slightly concerning, but the word is that Hoffman can hit left handers really well. Granderson, cannot. And thus a good balance is being created.
2010 Prediction: Hoffman will be a staple on the Yankees roster, but is mainly kept there for bench clearing brawls. He continues to hit lefties well, only he does it in fist fights, not ball games. He counters south paws like nothing, weaving and dodging while landing decisive head shots all throughout the season. This talent later translates to an ultimate fighting career he begins after celebrating the 28th world championship with the Yankees.
Little Known Hoffman Fact:
Before hockey, Hoffman was an accomplished ballerina.