The Angels have acquired right-handed reliever James Hoyt from the Marlins for cash considerations, the two teams announced.
The Angels will be the fifth major league organization for the 34-year-old Hoyt, who spent last season in Miami after it acquired him from Cleveland. Hoyt ended up performing quite well over 14 2/3 innings in the Marlins’ bullpen with a 1.23 ERA and a 32.3 percent strikeout rate. On the other hand, Hoyt’s 3.71 SIERA and 12.9 percent walk rate were much less impressive, and he also saw his average fastball velocity fall from the 93-94 mph range to slightly below 89.
Overall, Hoyt has pitched to a 3.71 ERA/3.05 SIERA in 94 2/3 big league frames with strikeout and walk percentages of 31.1 and 8.5, respectively. That type of production would be useful out of any team’s bullpen, and with another minor league option left, he’ll at least give the Angels more depth.
Finally getting Trout some help!
Mike Trout is a professional baseball player.
Long Duc Dong
… the Marlins helping a trout…?
I’m sorry, but if you can have a 4 mph velocity drop and have the best season of your career, then maybe you’re a good pitcher. This could very well be a great pickup for the halos.
Today’s baseball is all about how hard pitchers throw and not about how they pitch
If you get outs, you’ll get paid. People focus on velocity because there’s often a correlation between the two. As for Hoyt, that velo decrease is obviously worrisome in the long run, despite the small sample success last season. That being said, the guy relies on his slider almost 70% of the time, which is nuts, so perhaps he doesn’t need a ton of heat to offset it.
Really nice pick up. Think angels will be better than people expect them to be, myself included
You think the Angels will be better than you’re expecting? Um….
If the Angels can get outs those 9 outs in the 6th through 8th innings, I like their chances. Of course I’m not sure why anyone would expect the Angels to get good pitching in the 6th through 8th innings.
Whose going to pitch those innings? People like this guy?
Nailed it. Rotation is decent, Iglesias is good. That bridge between the two looks shaky.
Yes I have low expectations. But they could be sneaky good
I guess that you’re one of those fans that predicts his team will win somewhere between 50 and 120 games, then claim he was right at the end of the season.
I like seeing the Front Office’s creativity around building a staff and a pen. Especially with an owner that doesn’t seem to value pitching…
Marty. Who are you expecting to be good? You’re wrong.
Opening a 40-man spot for Anthony Bender?
All these RPs available and this is who we land My prayers have been answered. In this market, there was no excuse for not having a bullpen.
Underrated pickup. Esp for cash considerations.
A 34 year old with less than 100 career innings is exactly the kind of player I would expect the Angels to bet their season on.
It’s a bet they always lose.
Lol the angels actually have a relatively deep and diverse bullpen now. May not be the best pen, but has a potential to be solid now. Definitely deeper than it’s been in years.
Good move by the Front Office! Hoyt will have a chance and makes room for one of the Rule 5 guys.
Um, I see the Angels fans praising this move. Do you all not realize that this was a move the Marlins made to clear roster space for the guys who made the team, so they went to see what they could get for Hoyt?
You know all those moves that we joke about trading a guy for a bag of balls? Yes, this was that move. They traded him for “cash considerations”. Guess what that cash will go into. Yep, a bag of balls…among other things.
It’s sad that the Marlins have to sell players, just to get “bags of balls” to play with. 😉
Uh, it’s sad that we can actually find someone desperate enough to give us something for a guy who wasn’t going to make our roster.
Given some recent bullpen moves (Jarlin García, Wittgren) and the current bullpen depth, ‘cash considerations’ sounds about fine.
Every team should be lucky enough to get something for guys that weren’t making their roster.
Wrong, it’s not so smart to sell off players for nothing but small cash considerations, when the player still has options left. They should of just stashed him in the minors for depth, like the Angels will do.