2016 Draft Profile: Chad Hockin

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

 

 



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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.