The ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft, Jeff Hoffman came to the Rockies as part of the much-discussed trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that sent Troy Tulowitzki north of the border. With his high draft pick and being the key piece of the Tulo deal, there has been pressure on Hoffman to perform in a Rockies uniform since that late July day in 2015.
Hoffman made his Major League debut in 2016 and has been a part of the last four campaigns for the Rockies, both as a starter and reliever. His combined 6.11 ERA has shown that he hasn’t yet grasped the potential that Colorado fans have been hoping to see.
Now out of minor league options, Hoffman is at a crossroads with the Rockies. If and when a 2020 season occurs, the 27-year-old right-hander will have to show he can make an impact or his days in Colorado could well be numbered.
For Hoffman to improve, it has to start at home. His 7.03 ERA at Coors Field is much higher than his road ERA (4.88).