8/15/22 Cape Cod: Led the club in appearances, coming out of the pen 14 times for the Firebirds and totaling 23.2 innings, while striking out 23 and walking just six. A two-way talent both at Fresno State and with the Firebirds, Hopfe provides more value at present on the bump where his compact “phone booth” delivery and staggered timing melds with average stuff to keep hitters off balance. The righty is among the youngest draft eligible collegians in the 2023 class and will not turn 21 until next October. He looks the part of a dev play with youth on his side – an athletic foundation to build upon but work to do sharpening his secondaries and perhaps. There’s a non-zero chance we see the outfielder/pitcher take a step forward offensively, as well, where he already shows hints of impact power in the box.