Vahe Gregorian

June 28, 2013 2:33 PM

Hochevar’s Royals career hasn’t gone as planned, but he’s focused on new role

It was “a miracle,” the devout Luke Hochevar said then, to be chosen No. 1 overall by the Royals in the 2006 draft. But maybe it was a burden, too. Hochevar to this day insists he never “got caught up” in the massive expectations of others because his own expectations were deeper than anyone else’s. But that logic doesn’t so much erase the heaviness of expectations from the equation as it does merely reroute the source of it.

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