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Luke Hochevar
Birthdate: 9/15/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $10M / 2 Years (2015 - 2016)
RotoWire News: Hochevar's 2017 option has been declined by the Royals, making him a free agent, the Kansas City Star reports. (11/8/2016)
Injury: Shoulder, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Hochevar’s 2017 fantasy value will be extremely limited, as he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome last July. He performed decently as a setup man before the injury, but now his future is clouded. The success rate with thoracic outlet syndrome is low, so teams will likely be hesitant to sign him without seeing him pitch effectively. Now it's time to move into "Assumption Land". Assume he signs with a team as a productive and healthy setup man. He’s probably a 7th-inning guy at best who who can strikeout a batter per inning but gives up a ton of home runs. This is the best case scenario, and it's not good. On the other end of the possibility spectrum, he stays hurt, unsigned, and doesn’t throw a pitch all year. Either way, he is not worth owning in fantasy. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Hochevar has almost no fantasy value because of an injury and his unknown role on an unknown team.

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