James Hoyt, Relief Pitcher, Houston Astros, #51
Date of Birth: 9/30/1986
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho
College: Palomar College / Centenary College of Louisiana
James Hoyt, relief pitcher for the Houston Astros, began his professional baseball career in the North American League, the American Association, and the Mexican League in 2012. He was signed to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves in November, 2012. He was traded to the Astros on January 14, 2015. He spent all of 2013 through 2015 in the minor leagues.
Hoyt pitched in 22 games with the Astros in 2016. He finished with 1 win to 1 loss, 28 strikeouts to 9 walks, and a 4.50 ERA in 22.0 innings. He also played in 49 games in the minors.
Pitching statistics for Hoyt as a minor league player from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 187 games played
- 246.0 innings pitched
- 10-10 win-loss record
- 46 saves
- 341 strikeouts to 92 walks