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Luke HochevarTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2007-2016
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion
Futures Game

PositionsP-332Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLuke Anthony Hochevar
Height6-5Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 15,1983 [34.277]PlaceFowler,Colorado
High SchoolFowler (Fowler,CO)
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville,TN)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (40th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 39th round (1171st overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$3,500,000Signing ScoutsPhil HuffmanGerald TurnerService Time8.151 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-MLB-#32 ... 2007-KCA-#2 ... 2008-MLB-#63 ... 2008-KCA-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 8,2007 [23.359]
OrganizationsKCA [10] Awards5
TBC Player ID41945Retrosheet IDhochl001MLBAM ID460024
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (36.94%) -- Cutter (18.84%) -- Sinker (15.61%) -- Curveball (11.93%) -- Slider (11.17%) -- Changeup (5.53%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 94.39 - [2015] - 94.43 - [2013] - 95.57 - [2012] - 92.57 - [2011] - 92.76 - [2010] - 93.29
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Player Notes:   Member of the 2004 United States National Baseball team ... Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 2011
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts64Walks68Hittable63SO/BB72vsPower63Hitting0Durability59Team.484Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003TennesseeSECNCAA-1Fr19S/R19654.6421516100377.2874740924732001.4310.081.042.788.463.04.545-
2004TennesseeSECNCAA-1So19S/R20422.861192210063.0522220723607001.197.431.003.298.572.61.667-
2005TennesseeSECNCAA-1Jr19ST211532.26191903100139.2104463595415411301.136.700.583.489.922.85.833-
2006Fort Worth CatsAmerAssocInd--ST22112.38440000022.22076111341001.377.940.404.3713.503.09.500-
2006Burlington BeesMidwAkca-ST22011.17440000015.083222161000.654.701.171.179.398.00.000-
2007Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-ST23364.6917161000094.011062491326946001.4510.531.242.499.003.62.333-
2007Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST23135.1210100000058.05334331121442001.288.221.713.266.832.10.250-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0494.86272610000152.0163968224471388001.389.651.422.788.172.94.308-
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44S/R23012.13413001012.211431451031.187.820.712.843.551.25.0005.13
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca19ST24112.60330000017.0117526123100.985.711.043.126.232.00.500-
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44ST246125.51222200000129.014384791247727051.479.980.843.285.021.53.3334.43
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca44ST25511.50880110048.041118212360001.107.690.382.256.753.00.833-
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44ST257136.55252502100143.016710910423461069081.4910.511.452.906.672.30.3504.84
2010Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST26001.8022000005.03110142000.805.40--1.807.204.00--
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44ST26664.81181711000103.01106155937762141.439.610.793.236.642.05.5003.93
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44ST2711114.68313100000198.019211010323621287271.288.731.052.825.822.06.5004.29
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44ST288165.73323202100185.0202127118276114480131.429.811.312.966.992.36.3334.63
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44Rel29521.92580580022270.0411515817822010.825.251.022.1810.494.82.7142.96
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca46S/R31017.84945000010.0169928102002.3213.941.746.978.711.25.000-
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44Rel31113.73490490016150.2492321716493011.288.701.242.848.703.06.5004.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44Rel32233.8640040001037.031171669402031.077.471.452.179.644.44.4004.06
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter46654.9827912815152403927.0946550514116299702413451.349.161.122.906.802.35.4141.22
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter10133.88534761100247.1242127107327621616101.288.781.162.767.842.84.435-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter763.63322751100138.2124625617481069101.248.051.103.126.882.21.538-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter364.6917161000094.011062491326946001.4510.531.242.499.003.62.333-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter011.17440000015.083222161000.654.701.171.179.398.00.000-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112.38440000022.22076111341001.377.940.404.3713.503.09.500-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25103.055133186203279.0243115952510128720301.237.800.803.249.212.84.714-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter46654.9827912815152403927.0946550514116299702413451.349.161.122.906.802.35.414-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11154.986630361091220.02241301222771166101111.349.161.122.906.802.35.4231.22
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings9123.88474251100220.021511395286719214101.288.781.162.767.842.84.429-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44p2413000000000301000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44p2525000000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44p2611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44p2712000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44p28325010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.000.1770.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter98160100000001001000.063.063.063.1261017.167.000.000.0000.0058.820.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162260200000001702000.063.063.063.1262028.167.000.000.0000.0058.820.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Burlington Bees MidwAkca22P4--11--221.0000.50------4100.02.9
2007Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca23P17--2161-1918.9471.06------17100.012.1
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca23P10--210--12121.0001.20------10100.06.9
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P411314-1551.0001.250.38-----4100.02.5
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca24P3--12--331.0001.00------3100.02.1
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P2222129611121817.9440.770.13-----22100.013.6
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca25P8--361-109.9001.13------8100.05.6
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P25251431020-130301.0001.200.21-----25100.015.4
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P1817103512111817.9440.940.17-----18100.011.1
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27P31311981722314239.9291.260.20-----31100.019.1
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P3232185628-134341.0001.060.1815768.2-32100.019.8
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P58-70431-87.8750.120.104357.1-58100.035.8
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31P9--1---111.0000.11------9100.06.3
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31P49-5047-211111.0000.220.223175.0-49100.030.2
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32P40-37-3-1331.0000.080.083260.0-40100.024.7
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P27912892853110610169163.9640.580.18251365.8-2790.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P32--7191-2726.9630.81------320.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P17--2161-1918.9471.06------170.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4--11--221.0000.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Burlington Bees MidwAkca224----------
2007Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca2317----------
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca2310----------
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca234----------
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca243----------
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2422----------
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca258----------
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2525----------
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca262----------
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2618----------
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2731----------
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2832----------
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2958----------
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca319----------
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3149----------
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3240----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Cotuit KettleersCape Cod LeagueCollege19111.1011011000616.116620321001.188.820.001.6511.577.003.31.500
2006Surprise RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor22009.0033000008.013108028001.8814.630.002.259.004.0011.25.000
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23000.0010100002.0100011001.004.500.004.504.501.000.00.000
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24002.2531200008.0722013101.007.880.001.133.383.002.25.000
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.00000000026.01300020000.584.500.000.690.000.000.00.000
2010Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26013.15550000020.0201371810101.409.000.453.604.501.255.85.000
2011Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27105.68440000012.21988227001.7213.501.421.424.973.505.681.000
2012Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28312.84505000019.021661221101.219.950.470.959.9510.502.84.750
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29107.07927001014.01711112715001.7110.931.294.509.642.147.071.000
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30000.0010100002.0100002000.504.500.000.009.0000.00.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31003.1860600005.2322136001.154.761.594.769.532.003.18.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB31000.0020200202.23000020001.3610.120.000.006.7500.00.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB31100.0030300103.01000000000.333.000.000.000.0000.001.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB31100.0040400005.02000120000.603.600.001.803.602.000.001.000
2016Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32014.5010010000010.01055046001.409.000.003.605.401.504.50.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs111.1011011000616.316620321001.168.820.001.6511.577.003.31.500
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs009.0033000008.013108028001.8814.630.002.259.004.0011.25.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 10 yrs533.094412320010119.3112474173071301.198.450.532.265.352.373.54.625
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200202.7300002001.1210.120.000.006.7500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs100.0030300103.0100000000.333.000.000.000.0000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs100.0040400005.0200012000.603.600.001.803.602.000.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2011Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2723000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs73000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20051st Team College All-American (SP) ... Roger Clemens Award ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (SP) ... Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year4
2007Kansas City Royals Minor League Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-11-04RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentActivated from DL and granted free agency (mutual option declined)33.050  
2016-09-02RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL32.353Team Roster on 2016-09-02
2016-07-29RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms32.318Team Roster on 2016-07-29
2015-05-07RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.235Team Roster on 2015-05-07
2015-04-11RPKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-DL-15InjuredAssigned to Omaha (AAA) for rehab31.209Team Roster on 2015-04-11
2015-04-05RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DL-15InjuredDL15 Recovery from right elbow surgery31.203Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2014-12-05RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-ActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($10m) Option year for 201731.081Team Roster on 2014-12-05
2014-10-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.046  
2014-06-02RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL30.261Team Roster on 2014-06-02
2014-03-30RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Tommy John Surgery30.197Team Roster on 2014-03-30
2014-01-17RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($5.21m) Avoiding arbitration30.124Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-08-28RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from Paternity Leave list29.348Team Roster on 2013-08-28
2013-08-25RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on Paternity Leave list29.345Team Roster on 2013-08-25
2013-01-18RPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($4.65m)29.125Team Roster on 2013-01-18
2012-05-06SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActive--28.234Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-09-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-09-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2010-06-16InjuredDisabled -- Right Elbow Strain 
2008-11-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-24InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-08-20InjuredDisabled -- Rib cage contusion 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2006Kansas City Royals-223,500,000-------3,500,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (1st round - 1st overall)
2007Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll23380,000-73742-2,459,737380,0003,880,000
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll24390,000-75343-2,696,252390,0004,270,000
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25400,000-72441-2,746,792400,0004,670,000
2010Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll261,760,000-34713622,812,412400,0006,430,000
2011Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll271,760,000-3487622,722,607414,0008,190,000
2012Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll283,510,000-253873++2,954,887480,00011,700,000
2013Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll294,560,000-220776++3,023,990490,00016,260,0002013-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($4.65m)
2015Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll314,000,0007.1512691470++3,571,283507,50020,260,0002014-12-05 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($10m) Option year for 2017
2016Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll325,500,0008.1512191376++3,498,245507,50025,760,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red