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Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals Starting pitcher Luke Hochevar delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 23, 2009. St. Louis defeated Kansas City 5-0. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Luke Anthony Hochevar (pronounced /hoʊˈtʃeɪvər/; born September 15, 1983) is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals organization of Major League Baseball. He is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee. He throws and bats right-handed.

While attending Fowler High School in Fowler, Colorado, he was the 2A Player of the Year (senior year). During his senior year, he was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Hochevar was selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 39th round (1,191st overall) of the 2002 MLB amateur entry draft, but decided on college instead. Hochevar attended University of Tennessee. In 2005, he struck out a school record 154 batters while posting a 15-3 record and 2.26 ERA for the season. He was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and Roger Clemens Award.

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