DENVER (WNCT) – Former East Carolina Pirate Jeff Hoffman made his Major League Baseball debut Saturday evening, taking the mound for the Colorado Rockies.
Unfortunately, the 23-year-old left plenty of room for improvement.
Despite a solid three-inning start, Hoffman lasted just four innings as the starting pitcher for the Rockies against the Chicago Cubs.
Hoffman allowed six earned runs, gave up 7 hits, while striking out two in just four completed innings.
Hoffman pitched at ECU from 2012-2014 and was drafted in the first-round (9th overall) in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player MLB.
The 9th selection is the highest a Pirate, in any sport, has ever been drafted to the professional ranks.