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John A. Logan JC
Plainfield East (HS) • IL
6' 5" • 200LBS
R/R • 24yr 3mo
Travel Team: Top Tier - Hoffmann


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With hesitation added to his delivery since my look last fall at the 2019 Puma Classic, the 6-foot-5 transfer from John A. Logan JC has also begun to fill out in his once lanky frame. Although the pause for greater deception has removed some fluid athleticism from his delivery, Hoffmann’s stuff remains. His heater tops at 93 mph, mostly sitting 90-92 with spin rates into the 2400s from a high three-quarter slot. On this look his slider was his best pitch, thrown consistently for strikes in the low-80s. The pitch played above average. Another above average offering is his low-spin changeup and he’s also added a curve ball since last fall to complete his four-pitch arsenal. Super competitive, Hoffmann has always performed. As a freshman starter at Oakland University (Mich.) in 2019 he struck out 46 in 56 IP then dominated the Northwoods League that summer, going 8-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 58 IP. With another strong season this spring to add to his resume, look for Hoffmann to be considered during Day Two this July.


Long bodied at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Hoffmann showed an athletic delivery with a loose arm from a high three-quarter slot. He featured a cutting 89-91 mph fastball and above average sinking changeup (1400-1500 rpm) at 78-80 mph. He also mixed in an above average slider at 75-77 mph to complete his three-pitch arsenal during his one inning of work. Was a weekend starter at Oakland University last spring and went 8-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 58 IP in the Northwoods League this past summer. Hoffmann has committed to the University of Illinois for next year.


Oakland commit. 6-foot-5, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, long lanky frame, slender build. Delivery is under control and balanced, easy effort, high front side and long levers. Arm action has length, loose and easy, high ¾ slot. Showed ability to command his fastball, worked both sides of the plate at times, command potential is there, slight arm side action, sat 85-86, touched 87 early. Curveball has feel, was able to drop for strikes in any count, 72-74 mph, rarely expanded for strikeouts. Flashed sinking changeup with armside action, rarely used. Final line - 5IP, 6H, 2K, 2BB.

7.10.17 - Verbally committed to Oakland.

6.15.17 - 6-foot-4, 170-pound right-handed pitcher with a lanky frame. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action. Tall at balance point with a drop and drive delivery and some effort. Square landing working in line with home plate. Fastball sat 85-86 topping out at 87 mph. Throws a curveball and a slider, slider projects better. Slider has sweeping action at 73-75 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 70-73 mph. Changeup has sinking action at 75-79 mph.

3.24.17 - 6-foot-3, 170-pound right-handed pitcher, long limbed, lanky frame, high waisted. Works downhill out of a long high 3/4 slot, short draw with slight cup on backside. Fastball has tilt, gets downhill, sat 82-84, touching 85-86 on occasion. Curveball able to drop for strikes, 70-72 mph. Changeup is 73-76 mph, deceptive sinking action.

2.19.17 - Projectable frame, long levers, 6-foot-3, 170-pounds, projects as a right-handed pitcher. Delivery is slightly rotational, tall and fall with higher front side, regular effort. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot. Fastball touched 87 mph, sat 83-85 mph, occasional sink to arm side. Curveball has 11/5 shape, showed consistent ability to drop for strikes, 69-71 mph. Straight changeup thrown with arm speed, 75-77 mph, some feel. RIght-handed hitter, tall setup with open stance. Long arms worked loosely, uphill path, slight pull side tendency. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Arm played at 82 across the diamond, serviceable actions around the bag. 7.72 runner in the 60.

8.21.16 - 6-foot-3, 160-pound two-way player, long lanky frame. On the mound, arm action is long and loose, works well out front, high ¾ slot. Fastball is straight, 77-79 mph, touched 80 mph with slight arm side run. Curveball showed feel, gradual action on 11/5 plane, 65-68 mph. Changeup fades to arm side, 70-74 mph. Right-handed hitter, slightly open setup, short stride, good balance. Loose and easy bat, level path. 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed similar arm across the diamond as on the mound. Average hands, 79 mph across the diamond. 8.03 runner in the 60.

6.18.16 - went 2-for-3 with a pair of opposite field singles.

1.17.16 - 6-foot-2, 150-pound right-handed hitting 3B/RHP with a thin, lanky frame. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Average hands with fluid footwork and athletic actions. Threw 75 mph across the infield. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a smooth load and short stride. Line drive hitter with fluid rhythm and simple mechanics. 75 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.03. On the mound work form a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action and slight stab on the backside. Tall and fall online delivery with good balance throughout. Square landing with an athletic finish. Threw fastball for strikes with slight running action at 76-77 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape with gradual action at 63-67 mph. Maintained armspeed on changeup at 66-68 mph. Projects well on the mound.

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