Jeffrey Robert Hoffman, born on January 8, 1993, is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Cincinnati Reds (MLB). He was previously with the Colorado Rockies. Hoffman attended East Carolina University during his collegiate baseball career.
Hoffman started 10 of the 19 games he participated in as a freshman for the East Carolina Pirates in 2012, earning a 3–2 record, one save, a 3.67 earned run average (ERA), and striking out 55 hitters in 72+23 innings thrown.
East Carolina advanced to the Division I Baseball Tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Before his injury, Hoffman was regarded as one of the greatest talents available in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, with the potential to be picked first overall.
Hoffman was taken ninth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round, and he signed with Toronto on July 2 for the entire bonus slot worth $3.1 million.
Hoffman was assigned to the Rookie Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the 2014 season despite his inability to pitch. He began pitching in February 2015 and made his professional debut on May 20 with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Advanced-A Florida State League. During his debut start, Hoffman’s fastball touched 99 mph (159 km/h).
How Much Does Jeff Hoffman Make?
Jeff currently earns $585,500 per year.