Hoes is a player I would personally consider calling up. He is a really consistent player whom may not be anything more than average in the MLB...but that is better than what the Orioles have in their DH/Bench role. If he continues to be fairly productive within the next month, and Pearce/Dickerson/whoever struggles, I could see them just calling up Hoes to play some LF and be a reserve player.
His hit tool is basically what it is at this point IMO, which is a solid but unspectacular contact-driven style. average to a tick below-average power, but makes solid contact and can sometimes surprise with pop and gap power. Unless he adds on some weight or alters his swing towards a more power-driven style.
If he could still play 2B (which he can't), he would be the O's starting 2B.
Some points I agree with here. Mainly if you believe his ceiling is as a 4th OF (which I do, and I believe most do); than he should be in the mix competing for time with Pearce / Dickerson etc.
The count argument would be that even if you believe he is a 4th, give him additional ab's at AAA (had just over 300 last year).
Also, as Tucker says here, his power is below average.. but he does have some gap power. Had 35 xbh's in his 513 ab's last year. Some gap power + his plate discipline could make him a useful roster player.
Lastly, I also agree it is a shame he was not able to stay at 2nd.