BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting / Add In Deeper Leagues
ANALYSIS: Seemingly a throw-in player for the deal between for Astros and Orioles for starter Bud Norris, L.J. Hoes is actually a former 3rd round pick who has just taken a little longer to get his opportunity in the Big Show. Now that he's landed in Houston (aka the land of milk and honey for any aspiring Quad A players), he is getting regular playing time as the Astros begin their long term talent evaluation process on the big league level. So far through is first 100 AB and his last 30 days of action, Hoes has held his own posting .290 BA with 1 HR, 17 Runs and 7 thefts. At only 5% owned in Yahoo leagues, the Washington D.C. native is surely worth is flier if you need some cheap speed for the home stretch.