So who is Jamie Hoffman?

When the Yankees traded Brian Bruney to the Nationals they received the first pick in the 2009 Rule 5 draft. And with that pick they chose Jamie Hoffman of the Dodgers. Now just in case you were unaware, the rule with Rule 5 picks is that the player must remain on the 25 man roster all year or be offered back to the team he was taken from. So if the Yankees don’t keep Hoffman on the 25 man roster all year, they have to offer him back to the Dodgers and they will likely take him back. So therefore I’d say Hoffman has a good shot at making the team out of Spring Training. But who is this Jamie Hoffman? Well if you would like a scouting report on him, Mike Axisa of RAB did an excellent profile on Hoffman. It is definitely worth a read.

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