Tampa Bay Rays

Paul Hoover

Rookie Card


YEAR: 1999

BRAND: Topps Co.

SET: Bowman

Paul Hoover


RESUME: Named to New York-Penn League (A) All-Star Team in 19989...Went 28-for-32 in SB department for two teams...Has hit .303, .283 and .290 for his three minor league squads to date.

SKILLS: Line drive swing...Has command of strike zone...Assumes control of the game defensively...Potent arm...Runs well.

UP CLOSE: Was drafted as a shortstop in 23rd round because he lacked fluidity, but became a prospect immediately upon conversion to catcher.