Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spring Preview: Extended Outfield Edition

Jamie Hoffman

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.

5 comments:

lady gaganonymous said...

For whatever reason, I think I'm really gonna like this kid.

Also, Hoffmann. Two Ns. Or I'm gonna get confused and think the Yankees got Trevor Hoffman. Which, I mean, we need, because he's so much better than that choker Mariano Rivera. Trevor never blew a World Series game, so that is better. /someone actually told me this'd

Dylan Murphy said...

I think you're being a little harsh on Mo. For the amount of World Series saves he has, he's bound to blow a few.

lady gaganonymous said...

I didn't say that, that was some random Yankee-hater/idiot. I worship Mariano.

Of course, Trevor Hoffman has had way fewer opportunities to be in the World Series, though the stupidest thing about that person saying he's better than Mariano because "he never blew a World Series game" is the fact that Hoffman actually, you know, BLEW A WORLD SERIES GAME!

Roberto said...

What Trevor Hoffman does behind closed doors is his business.

lady gaganonymous said...

That actually made me laugh out loud (and gave me a TERRIBLE mental picture!).