LJ Hoes

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) OF  IF, RHP
Ht/Wt 6-0, 190 lb
School  St. Johns Literary Institution
Hometown  Mitchellville, MD USA
Summer Team  Dirtbags
Fall Team  Dirtbags
MLB Debut 
Orioles Sep 25, 2012
MLB Draft 
Round 3 by Orioles in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Atlantic - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
Lots of tools, runs, throws, hits, fashes power potential, outstanding outfielder, good at PG National, good at USA and Jupiter
MD State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

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4 yr Commitment
North Carolina

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
LJ Hoes is a 2008 OF/IF/P with a 6'0'', 190 lb. frame from Mitchellville, MD who attends St. John's HS. Has a very strong and athletic build and has done a great job adding good strength over the last year. Hoes has played both infield and outfield in the past but it seems to us that his tools play better in the outfield. He has centerfield type instincts and jumps and a cannon right field arm that threw 95 mph during drills and threw lasers in the games. There won't be too many better defensive outfielders in the 2008 class. Offensively, Hoes is really concentrating on staying short and quick to the ball. He has a simple, short load and good rhythm getting his hands moving and squared up on just about everything he swung at, hitting hard line drives and ground balls to all fields. It's easy to see that there is a lot more power in Hoes with his bat speed and strength but his present approach is very impressive for a young hitter and he has a great base to build from. We've seen Hoes frequently in the past and know him to be an outstanding base runner with plus instincts and solid speed (6.77 in Cincinnati). He's a winning type of player who performs and should keep getting better. Hoes has a verbal commitment to North Carolina.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
86.58% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 6.77 sec
95.35% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 95 mph
99.34% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
IF 84 mph
94.79% Rank
best 87  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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