- Steve Klippenstein
RHP Logan Hofmann, 5th round (138th overall) -- Signed $125,000 -- Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Logan Hofmann
Hometown: Muenster, Sask.
Height/Weight: 5’10” 190 lbs.
Scout: Phil Huttmann
Slot Money: $402,000
School: Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Coach: Bobby Barbier
Past Teams: Colby Community College Trojans, Falmouth Commodores, Muenster Red Sox, Team Saskatchewan (two-time Canada Cup national champion), Moose Jaw Miller Express
Past Coaches: Ryan Carter, Jeff Trundy, Greg Brons, Chad Hofmann.
Twitter Handle: @lhofman11
Most influential people in his baseball life: “My dad (Chad Hofmann. Muenster) because he coached and mentored me for 13 years in Muenster growing up. Spent countless hours developing skills and teaching me how to be a good player and a great teammate.
“Greg Brons (Team Saskatchewan) developed the fundamental skills of pitching with me in high school and gave me a good base as a pitcher to move on to the college level.
“Josh Oller (Colby), my pitching coach. Introduced me to new aspects of training, tools, and techniques to improve as a pitcher. He pushed me to be a better athlete in the weight room and on the baseball field as well as accomplish things I didn’t think were possible for me.
“Ryan Carter, (Colby) my coach took a chance on me out of high school and made me feel comfortable moving to a place completely unknown to me. He taught me many life lessons aside from the baseball aspect at Colby. Forever grateful for the opportunities I got while attending Colby.
“Falmouth Commodores coaching staff. I appreciate them giving me an opportunity to pitch in the best summer collegiate league in the country. They made me feel welcome in a place very unknown to me and made it the best summer of my life.
“Bobby Barbier (Northwestern State) head coach/pitching coach at NSU. Pushed me to try new things as a pitcher and have confidence in situations I may have been uncomfortable with before. Gave me the opportunity to succeed at the highest level of college baseball.”
Best pitch: Muenster change up.
2019 Draft: Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 35th round (1,055th overall) ... Opted to go to Northwestern State.
Ranked on other lists: 477th In Baseball America’s top 500 combined list of high schoolers and collegians (May 8) ... 235th on Perfect Game’s combined list (March 24) ... 10th on Southland Conference draft prospect according to D1Baseball.com.
Prospects Live (August 2019)
“A right-hander with a three-pitch mix and a fluid delivery with over-the-top arm action. His change up flashed above-average with some nice tumble and run. It was an effective offering, stealing strikes from left-handed hitters to his arm side. His curve ball has 11-5 break with some twist at the end. The curve ball was his best swing-and-miss pitch. Overall a decent pitch mix, good mechanics and a pair of good secondaries make Hoffman a legit bullpen option in pro ball, even if he’s below average size and lacks huge fastball velocity.”
“Hofmann is a short, 5-foot-10 righthander who led all Division I with a 0.00 ERA in 28 innings with 38 strikeouts. Hoffman doesn’t overpower batters, but he has a fringe-average 90-91 mph fastball and an above-average 12-to-6 curveball with some power.”
2020 season, junior year at Northwestern State: Made a statement in his pandemic-shortened first taste of NCAA Division I competition, going 4-0 in four starts for the Demons while not allowing an earned run ... Struck out 38 to lead the conference ... His 28 scoreless innings was THE BEST in the NCAA ... Allowed 14 hits, walked five and hit one batter, good for a 0.68 WHIP ... Opponents hit .141 against him ... One of eight Division I pitchers to finish the season with a 0.00 ERA ... Stormed out of the gate with 11 strikeouts in seven shutout innings against Wichita State, allowing just two hits in his Demons debut ... Followed that up with 10 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in an 8-2 win against North Alabama ... Did himself one better versus Eastern Illinois, notching 11 strikeouts in eight innings while stranding four runners in a 3-0 win ... Touched for an unearned run in five innings to earn the win over Abilene Christian, striking out nine.
2019 summer in Cape Cod League: With the Falmouth Commodores, went 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA across 16 innings (10 games, one start) ... Struck out 22, walked seven and allowed 11 hits and seven runs (six earned).
2019 season, sophomore year at Colby: Pitching for the Trojans (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference), led all Canadians in college with 128 strikeouts in 89 2/3 innings ... Posted an 8-4 record with a 3.11 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts) ... Led the Trojans staff in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts ... Struck out 10 or more opponents five times ... Set the conference career strikeout record with 230 ... Had victories against Lamar (four innings, one run, seven strikeouts), New Mexico Military (seven innings, zero earned runs, 14 whiffs), Seward County (seven innings, zero earned runs, seven strikeouts), Indian Hills (five innings scoreless, four earned runs, eight strikeouts), Butler (six innings, two runs, 12 strikeouts), Dodge City (seven innings scoreless, 13 strikeouts), Garden City (seven scoreless, six strikeouts), Pratt (five innings, two runs, 11 strikeouts) and Coffeyville (seven innings, one run, 10 strikeouts.)
2018 season, freshman year at Colby: Went 8-3 with three saves in 16 games with 24 walks and and 102 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings ... Earned wins over Lamar (two runs in four innings with five strikeouts), Hutchinson (seven innings two earned runs, 10 strikeouts), Pratt (four innings nine hits, eight runs and four whifss in 22-10 victory), Seward County (six innings, zero earned runs, 12 strikeouts), Butler (nine innings, one earned run), Dodge City (seven innings, one run, seven strikeouts), Garden City (seven inning, three runs, five strikeouts) and Independence (eight innings, three runs, five whiffs).
2020 Season _ second-team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball Magazine … Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week (March 3) ...
2019 Season _ CCBL West Division all-star ... Named KJCCC western division Pitcher of the Year ... First-team All-KJCCC West and third-team All-American honours ... Voted onto the CBN All-Canadian Second Team ... Graduated with a 3.38 GPA and named to President’s Honour Roll ...
2018 Season _ Selected All-KJCCC First Team.,
2016 season _ Winner of the Brennan Luffman and Baseball Saskatchewan award.