Jeffrey Robert Hoffman, son of Jeff Hoffman and Michelle Hoffman-Krege … has two siblings, brother, Tyler, and sister, Arianna...Married to Marissa, they reside in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the offseason...Attended Shaker High School in Latham, N.Y., where he lettered in baseball and basketball … had his number retired by the school in 2017...Majored in sports management at East Carolina University and was named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in 2012...Originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (ninth overall), of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina University … is East Carolina's highest draft pick ever in the four major sports...Enjoys playing golf and Xbox in his free time...Twitter handle is @hoff_23.
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.