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Low Profile Hoffman Battles Way to Success

Matt Hoffman has followed an interesting career path. A 26th round pick by the Tigers in the 2007 draft out of Owasso High School in Oklahoma, he wasn't what one would call a high profile prospect – coming into the 2011 season, TigTown.com had him rated as the Tigers' No. 31 prospect.

Even more interesting, he started his professional career starting games in the Detroit organization. However, after three seasons of inconsistent performances, Hoffman has finally found a niche in the Mud Hens' bullpen. "Just changing what I did, coming out and throwing strikes," Hoffman said. "Last year I came [to Toledo] trying to do more than I was capable of and I paid for it, but this year...