Paul Hoover Catcher

     
 

Born: April 14, 1976
Columbus, OH
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 23rd round, 1997 by TB;
64th round, 1994 by HOU
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Feb. 2011)
College: Kent State
High School: Steubenville (OH)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Released (May 2011)

Scouting Report
: Journeyman catcher with major league experience in several different organizations.  Intelligent, veteran presence.  Solid defensively.  Also able to back up first base and play third base in a pinch.  Inconsistent bat, minimal power or speed.  Average plate discipline.

 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  1997 Princeton App Rk TB 21 66 251 55 76 16 4 4 37 112 20 37 7 4 0.303 0.363 0.446 0.809
  1998 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TB 22 73 269 51 76 20 1 4 37 110 39 44 26 3 0.283 0.388 0.409 0.797
  1998 Charleston (Sc) SAL A TB 22 40 124 24 36 10 1 3 19 57 22 29 2 1 0.290 0.417 0.460 0.877
  1999 St. Petersburg FSL A+ TB 23 118 408 66 111 13 6 8 54 160 54 81 23 7 0.272 0.376 0.392 0.768
  2000 Orlando Sou AA TB 24 106 360 54 90 20 4 3 44 127 67 66 9 8 0.250 0.382 0.353 0.735
  2000 Durham IL AAA TB 24 4 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0.300 0.364 0.300 0.664
  2001 Durham IL AAA TB 25 89 293 37 63 18 4 3 21 98 11 66 5 3 0.215 0.260 0.334 0.594
  2001 Tampa Bay MLB MLB TB 25 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
  2002 Durham IL AAA TB 26 69 227 27 50 12 3 5 20 83 18 67 3 3 0.220 0.285 0.366 0.651
  2002 Tampa Bay MLB MLB TB 26 5 17 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 0 0.176 0.176 0.176 0.352
  2003 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 27 81 256 35 69 22 2 5 40 110 18 62 10 3 0.270 0.321 0.430 0.751
  2004 Durham IL AAA TB 28 16 54 9 16 1 0 1 8 20 4 15 0 0 0.296 0.350 0.370 0.720
  2004 Edmonton PCL AAA Mtl 28 69 194 27 56 14 1 1 20 75 20 46 4 0 0.289 0.361 0.387 0.748
  2005 Durham IL AAA TB 29 79 257 32 60 17 1 5 26 94 25 56 5 1 0.233 0.314 0.366 0.680
  2006 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 30 92 302 38 84 21 1 6 41 125 33 71 3 2 0.278 0.351 0.414 0.765
  2006 Florida MLB MLB Fla 30 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
  2007 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Fla 31 7 25 7 11 5 0 0 4 16 0 5 0 0 0.440 0.423 0.640 1.063
  2007 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 31 31 96 11 28 7 1 4 21 49 7 18 0 1 0.292 0.333 0.510 0.843
  2007 Florida MLB MLB Fla 31 3 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0.375 0.375 0.375 0.750
  2008 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 32 50 175 27 44 8 0 6 19 70 14 44 1 1 0.251 0.316 0.400 0.716
  2008 Florida MLB MLB Fla 32 13 40 1 8 1 0 0 2 9 2 17 0 0 0.200 0.238 0.225 0.463
  2009 Lehigh Valley IL AAA Phi 33 73 245 26 62 16 1 1 28 83 29 66 1 1 0.253 0.329 0.339 0.668
  2009 Philadelphia MLB MLB Phi 33 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0.750 0.750 0.750 1.500
  2010 Lehigh Valley IL AAA Phi 34 77 255 23 63 13 3 2 21 88 26 65 0 0 0.247 0.326 0.345 0.671
  2010 Philadelphia MLB MLB Phi 34 9 22 6 5 2 0 0 2 7 3 5 0 0 0.227 0.320 0.318 0.638
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 6, 1997 by Matt Kinzer (TB)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1997 (Princeton)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 8, 2011 (TB)
 
     
  Awards
1998 New York-Penn League All-Star
2000 Southern League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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