Attended Shaker High School in Latham, N.Y., where he lettered in baseball and basketball... his number was retired in 2017...majored in sports management at East Carolina University, where he was named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in 2012 and to the All-Conference USA second team in 2013...follow on Twitter @HOFF_23 and on Instagram @JEFFHOFFMAN23.
Established career highs in apps...his .248 batting average against was the lowest of his career...From 5/27-7/20 missed 48 games while on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder soreness...Went 3-5, 5.20 in 11 starts and 0-0, 3.54 in 20 relief apps...In nine of his 20 relief apps this season threw more than 1.0 inning...Seven times threw at least 2.0 innings, including a season-high 2.2 innings in relief on 8/9 at Cle...Twice pitched on consecutive days, both times during the Reds' last homestand of the season...Retired the first batter in 14 of his 20 relief apps...stranded five of 10 inherited runners...Began the season in the Reds' starting rotation...started Game 3...Made each of his first 11 apps of this season in the starting rotation, a streak interrupted after the 10th appearance by a 55-day stint on the injured list with the right shoulder injury...With one out in the bottom of the second inning of the 5-3 loss on 5/26 at Wsh, left the game with a sore right shoulder...the next day, after an examination in Cincinnati and before that suspended game resumed in the bottom of the fourth inning, went on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement...was replaced on the active roster for the completion of the suspended game by LHP Cionel Pérez...From 6/22-7/7 made four rehab starts for Louisville (0-0, 1.76, 15.1ip, 11h, 4r, 3er, 3bb, 11k, 2hr), followed by a start for Dayton in a game eventually suspended by rain (3ip, 5h, 4er, 1bb, 5k, 3hr, 63 pitches)...Came off the IL on 7/21 to start the 7-0 loss to the Mets...was assigned to the bullpen two days later, on 7/23, when RHP Vladimir Gutierrez rejoined the starting rotation...Threw 5.0 innings in his season debut, a 12-1 win vs StL in the third game of the season...became the first pitcher to throw at least 5.0 innings in his Reds debut since Tyler Mahle threw 5.0 innings on 8/27/17 vs Pit...In the 10-3 win on 4/16 vs Cle threw a season-high 6.0 innings, his longest outing since 6/4/19 for Col at Cubs (6ip)...went 29 apps and 13 starts between those 6-inning apps...in the third inning produced his third career RBI, a run-scoring single off Logan Allen that tied the game at 1-1...During spring training led Reds pitchers with five starts and 18.0 innings.
For the Rockies made 16 apps, a single-season career-high in relief, during the shortened season...Eight times threw more than 1.0 inning, including a career-high 3.0 innings in relief on 8/8 at Sea...In that 5-0 win on 8/8 at Sea, allowed the only Mariners hit in the fifth combined 1-hitter in Rockies history...On 11/25 was traded to the Reds, along with minor league RHP Case Williams, for RHP Robert Stephenson and minor league OF Jameson Hannah.
Made 15 starts across five stints with the Rockies, his most starts since 2017 ... Went 2-6 with a 6.56 ERA (70.0 IP, 51 ER), 34 walks and 68 strikeouts ... Recalled for the first time on April 23 and started that day against Washington before being optioned the following day … did not walk a batter, his only start of the season without a walk ... Recalled for the second time on May 24 … made six starts and went 1-2 with a 6.67 ERA (28.1 IP, 21 ER) before being optioned on June 23 ... Pinch-ran and scored the game-winning run on a Tony Wolters sacrifice fly on May 26 vs. Baltimore ... Win on May 29 vs. Arizona his first since July 16, 2017 … pitched five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... Recalled a third time on July 21 and made one start, July 25 at Washington, before being optioned on July 27 ... Made his fourth stint with the Rockies on Aug. 13 in a start vs. Arizona … allowed a season-high seven runs across two innings, the shortest start of his career … was optioned the following day ... Recalled the final time on Sept. 1 and made six starts in the month, his most in any month in his career … went 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA (29.2 IP, 16 ER) ... Struck out eight batters Sept. 7 at San Diego, his second-most in any start in his career ... Posted a 4.61 ERA (13.2 IP, 7 ER) over his final three starts, allowing three or fewer runs in each start ... Made 16 starts and one relief appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque, going 6-8 with a 7.70 ERA (85.1 IP, 73 ER) … led the team with 98 strikeouts and finished the season with 371 career strikeouts in his Albuquerque career, the most ever by an Isotope.
Made one start and five relief appearances across two stints with the Rockies ... Began the season on the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation), before being reinstated and sent to Triple-A Albuquerque on April 28 ... Was first recalled by the Rockies on June 8 and made five relief appearances, going 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA (5.1 IP, 6 ER), six walks and three strikeouts … had three scoreless outings, allowed one run one time, and allowed five runs over 0.1 innings of work on June 18 vs. New York-NL ... Made one start for the Rockies on July 13 vs. Seattle and allowed three runs on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts over 3.1 innings of work in the Rockies' 10-7 win ... In 21 starts with Albuquerque, went 6-8 with a 4.94 ERA (105.2 IP, 58 ER), 47 walks and 102 strikeouts.
In his 16 starts, went 6-5 with a 5.28 ERA (90.1 IP, 53 ER) … was 0-0 with a 12.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 12 ER) across seven relief appearances...Made his first appearance with the Rockies as the 26th man of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on May 9 … pitched 1.1 innings of relief … did not make another relief appearance until September, when he would make six relief appearances with no starts...Recorded his first Major League win May 11 vs. Los Angeles-NL, starting a streak of four consecutive wins...Allowed one run in four consecutive starts May 22-June 15, going 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA (25.1 IP, 4 ER)...Pitched a career-high seven innings five times, including recording consecutive seven-inning starts two separate times … pitched seven innings in consecutive starts at Coors Field on July 3 vs. Cincinnati and July 8 vs. Chicago-AL, after never working more than 5.1 innings at home...Was 3-1 with a 3.23 ERA (30.2 IP, 11 ER) in five day game starts … was 3-4 with a 6.34 ERA (59.2 IP, 42 ER) in his 11 starts at night...In eight starts with Triple-A Albuquerque, went 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA (49.2 IP, 26 ER), 19 walks and 47 strikeouts.
Made his Major League debut, pitching for Colorado in eight games with six starts after spending most of the campaign with Triple-A Albuquerque...Debuted Aug. 20 vs. Chicago-NL at Coors Field … allowed seven hits and seven runs (six earned) with one walk and two strikeouts … fanned Jorge Soler to end the second inning for his first big league strikeout...Pitched three scoreless innings in his debut before a four-run fourth …allowed a three-run home run to Kris Bryant in the fifth inning...Was 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA (14.0 IP, 9 ER) in three starts at home … 0-3 with a 4.15 ERA (17.1 IP, 8 ER) in five games, three starts, on the road...0-4 with a 5.27 ERA (27.1 IP, 16 ER) in six starts … no decisions and a 2.25 ERA (4.0 IP, 1 ER) in two relief appearances...Spent most of 2016 at Albuquerque, going 6-9 with a 4.02 ERA (118.2 IP, 53 ER) in 22 starts … was 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA (62.2 IP, 21 ER) in 11 road starts, 2-5 with a 5.14 ERA (56.0 IP, 32) in 11 home outings...His 124 strikeouts and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings both ranked second in the Pacific Coast League at the time he joined the Rockies' roster...Allowed three runs or fewer in his first 11 Triple-A starts, posting a 2.67 … was 2-0 in April … 2-3 in June.
Went 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA (56.0 IP, 20 ER) in 11 starts with High-A Dunedin before being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire...Made two starts with New Hampshire before being traded to the Rockies...In seven starts with Double-A New Britain, went 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA (36.1 IP, 13 ER) … held opponents to a .209 batting average...In 20 total starts combined among all three clubs, went 5-5 with a 3.03 ERA (104.0 IP, 35 ER) in his first season pitching professionally.
Did not pitch his first professional season, recovering from Tommy John surgery.