On Hoffman: Possesses a plus fastball and good offspeed pitches to keep hitters off balance ... Has pitched both as a starter and reliever during his career and may again do both in 2008 ... Capable of having a breakthrough season after a successful campaign during his junior season.
Career: Appeared in 34 games with 18 starts ... Missed the 2005 season with an injury and received a medical redshirt ... Can pitch out of the bullpen or as a starter ... In 97 2/3 innings has allowed 137 hits and 61 walks with 82 strikeouts ... 6-8 record and 6.73 ERA ... Allowed 91 runs (73 earned) and a .329 opponent batting average.
2007: Started the season as a weekend starting pitcher and remained in that role much of the year ... Made 14 starts and four relief appearances while totaling 70.0 innings pitched ... Compiled a 4-8 record and 6.30 ERA with one complete game ... Struck out 63 while walking 37 ... Allowed 99 hits ... Pitched a complete game in a 7-2 win in the rubber game of a three-game series against Cincinnati ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings in a win over Seton Hall ... Defeated Maine with one run on seven hits over five innings for his first win of the year ... Pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against Pittsburgh on April 21 ... Allowed only two earned runs in 11.0 innings in his four relief appearances.
2006: Returned from an injury to provide late-inning relief service and serve as a spot starter when needed ... Appeared in 11 games with two starts ... Struck out 15 batters in 21.0 innings while allowing 19 hits and 13 walks ... Opposing batters hit only .247 against him ... Had a 2-0 record and 4.29 ERA ... Allowed only three earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched over his two starts ... Allowed only 7 of 21 leadoff hitters to reach base (33.3 percent) and held opponents to a .237 batting average when runners were on base ... Pitched one-third of an inning in his only Big East appearance.
2005: Received a medical redshirt.
2004: Appeared in five games, including two starts, and pitched a total of 6.2 innings.
Our Lady of Lourdes: Three-year baseball letterwinner; Received All-League honors in 2002 and 2003; A two-time All-County performer; Named to the All-Section squad in 2003; Section 1A Pitcher of the Year in 2003; An All-County Student-Athlete in 2001-03.
Personal: Business management major; One of three children of Robert and Theresa Hoffman; Father, Robert, played baseball for three years at Manhattan College; Born 10/10/85 in Mount Kisco, N.Y.