22 year old L.J. Hoes has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the Orioles in 2012. After starting the year off at AA Bowie, Hoes forced his way to AAA Norfolk. From there, he has caught fire after an initial struggle.
I have had the privilege of watching Hoes over the years, even dating before his days with the Orioles. Therefore, I have built a strong understanding of his game, both with the glove and bat. Below are some observations and analysis on Hoes from this season and on his potential in the future.