Hoffpauir had a nice little rebound season for Memphis, hitting .299/.367/.496 in 375 at-bats. The equivalent is a .713 OPS. The problem is he was repeating triple-A, was 26 years old, and at least according to Total Zone (a respected defensive metric), Hoff had a glove o’lead. Over his past two seasons, he was minus 25 runs over 229 games.
Now Memphis manager Chris Maloney has no excuse to take away precious development time for Dan Descalso at second base. I like the Hoff, and we’ll always have 2007 when we thought he might be a late-bloomer, but the bottom line is Hoffpauir is about as fungible as they come.