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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #35

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the Royals topped the Twins 5-4 on Friday.
The game ended after 2 a.m. CDT following a lengthy rain delay and then another delay because a bank of lights went out at Kauffman Stadium. Hosmer's single was his first hit of the game. Even though he's had a truly poor couple of months, he remains on pace to establish new career highs in homers (just two away) and RBI (22 away). Aug 20 - 3:26 AM

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double in a win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

His seventh-inning double broke up Anibal Sanchez' bid for a no-hitter. The two-run bomb in the top of the ninth inning provided the decisive runs in the game. Hosmer has failed to put up the stellar numbers he produced last year, but he has not been bad. He has 17 home runs and is likely to beat his career high of 19 set in his rookie season back in 2011. His .274/.330/.438 slash line with 57 runs and 69 RBI is useful in fantasy leagues but won't carry his owners to a championship.
Aug 17 - 10:19 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a stolen base in the Royals' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Hosmer came up with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and delivered a base knock, plating what ended up being the winning run. The stolen base was his fifth of the season. The 26-year-old doesn't rank high on many leaderboards this year, but he's hitting a solid .280/.338/.441 with 15 homers, 61 RBI and 54 runs scored in 109 games to date.
Aug 7 - 12:56 AM

Eric Hosmer clubbed a two-run homer in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

Hosmer has been in quite the slumber at the plate, as his sixth-inning blast against A.J. Griffin snapped a 2-for-33 stretch. The homer was his first since July 4. He’s batting just .233 over his last 50 games.
Jul 30 - 12:33 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Royals doubled up the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.

Hosmer and his Royals teammates put up four runs in the first inning against Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey, and he added an RBI single in the fifth. The All-Star Game MVP is batting .299/.357/.475 with 13 homers, 50 RBI and 47 runs scored on the year.
Jul 16 - 11:42 PM

Eric Hosmer was named the MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in the American League's 4-2 victory over the National League.

Hosmer got to choose between a new Chevy Camaro and Chevy Colorado during the live pregame ceremony and elected to go with the truck for his dad. He slugged a solo homer off National League starter Johnny Cueto in the bottom of the second inning and then added an RBI single against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in the bottom of the third. Now the American League can claim homefield advantage in the 2016 World Series. Hosmer and his reigning-champion Royals would obviously like to be direct beneficiaries.
Jul 12 - 11:38 PM

Eric Hosmer is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Hosmer is hitting just .244/.280/.333 over his last 82 plate appearances to drop his average below .300 for the first time since April. He'll get a breather against southpaw Mike Montgomery. The Royals have Kendrys Morales at first base, Salvador Perez in the designated hitter spot (and the second spot in the lineup) and Drew Butera at catcher.
Jul 10 - 11:14 AM

Eric Hosmer went 0-for-4 on Friday and is hitting .258 with one homer in his last 105 at-bats.

Hosmer is still hitting .300 for the year, but he hasn't maintained that early-season power spike of late and he's sporting a career-worst strikeout rate (72 K in 330 PA). It'd be awfully bad news for the Royals offense if his fade continues into the second half.
Jul 8 - 11:19 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Hosmer now has three multi-hit games in his last four starts and has doubled in three straight. It's been a quiet month by his standards -- he's got two home runs while hitting "just" .272 -- but Hosmer is as steady as they come at first base. The 26-year-old is batting .311/.370/.502 with 12 home runs, 48 RBI and 43 runs scored on the year.
Jun 28 - 11:39 PM

Eric Hosmer smoked two solo home runs off White Sox ace Chris Sale and now owns 12 longballs on the year.

Hosmer is having the kind of season fantasy owners love. He has no weaknesses and delivers plus production in every category. Hosmer now has a .324 AVG, 38 RBI, 32 runs and four steals to go along with the 12 homers. After some up and down seasons that drove his owners mad in the past, Hosmer can now be relied upon as a fantasy stalwart. All three stats in his .321/.381/.520 slash line are career highs.
Jun 11 - 1:21 AM

Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Hosmer continues to punish the baseball, as he's now recorded five consecutive multi-hit games. In those games, the first baseman is 13-for-22 with three doubles, two home runs, six runs scored and 12 RBI. That's good. So is his .330/.376/.553 line overall.
Jun 1 - 12:26 AM

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Royals to a 6-2 win over the Rays on Monday.

After Lorenzo Cain put the Royals in front with an RBI single, Hosmer took Erasmo Ramirez deep to put the game out of reach. Hosmer also singled and is now hitting a robust .323/.370/.547 with ten home runs on the season. He is on pace to bust his "every other year" cycle of good and bad seasons.
May 31 - 12:03 AM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a homer and a season-high four RBI in Friday’s 7-5 victory over the White Sox.

Hosmer drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning and slugged a solo homer in the sixth before adding a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh. The 26-year-old has picked up the power production of late and is now batting .307/.359/.520 with nine homers and 27 RBI through 47 games. He has never hit more than 19 home runs in a season before, but he’s in good position to top that this year if he can stay healthy.
May 27 - 11:55 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.

Hosmer connected for his two-run shot against Red Sox starter Steven Wright in the first inning. He has homered in two straight games and has driven in four runs over his last three contests. In May, he has hit safely in 15 of 16 games. For the season, Hosmer is slashing .336/.398/.568 with eight homers and 20 RBI across 146 at-bats.
May 18 - 5:09 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his seventh home run of the season in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Hosmer lifted a Rick Porcello pitch for a solo shot in the third inning. The first baseman has now hit safely in 14 of 15 games this month, with four homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored in that span. The good first half of the month has his overall line up to .336/.399/.552, giving him the seventh-best OPS in the American League among qualified hitters.
May 17 - 11:51 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm