School: Cal State Fullerton; Class: Junior
Position: RHP; B/T: R/R
Height: 6-2; Weight: 200
Previously Drafted: N/A
Background: Kept in the depths of Cal State Fullerton’s bullpen for all but two games of his three-year collegiate career, Hockin has been limited to just over 60 innings. So needless to say, there’s not a whole lot to write about. He’s averaged just 7.43 K/9 and just 2.43 BB/9 to go along with a respectable 2.86 ERA.
Projection: Well, the sample size is pretty limited – he’s thrown no fewer than 27 innings in each of his three seasons. But Hockin has been pretty dependable over the past two seasons, posting a 40-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 44 innings. The problem, though, is that he’s never been particularly dominant sans an 8.2-inning stint with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.
With that being said, Hockin would be an interesting gamble in the third/fourth rounds – perhaps a team could even experiment in stretching him out into a starter. Eventually.
Ceiling: 1.0- to 1.5-win player
Floor: Replacement Level
Risk: Moderate to High
Grade: Third/Fourth Round