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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #35

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
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Major League Baseball's qualifying offer amount for this offseason has been set at $17.4 million.
A previous report from MLB.com's Jon Morosi had the offer valued at $18.1 million, but Morosi has now confirmed Dierkes' report that it will be set at $17.4 million. It's an increase of $200,000 over last year's amount. The number is determined by taking the average of the top 125 salaries across baseball. Oct 13 - 1:50 PM

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Eric Hosmer homered in what could have been the last game as a member of the Royals on Sunday.

The homer gives him 26 on the season. He, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustaskas all came off the field together in the seventh, as all four are free agents who very well could be playing somewhere else. Hosmer will be a highly sought-after free agent in 2017, as he's coming off a career year and plays a position that is scarce in quality bats. He's at very worst a first-division player at the corner infield position.
Oct 1 - 7:19 PM

Eric Hosmer went 4-for-4 with two doubles in an 11-3 thrashing of the Twins on Sunday.

Hosmer is now 7-for-7 over the last two games, as he went 3-for-3 on Saturday. The Royals offense has had zero consistency for the most part, but Hosmer has stood out with a .910 OPS and 24 homers. The Royals are still battling for the second Wild Card, and the Royals have him to thank for it.
Sep 10 - 6:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-3 with a key RBI and a run scored during a 5-2 win over the Twins on Saturday.

He was instrumental in helping his club take the lead in the eighth inning. He singled in the go ahead run and came around to score an insurance tally on an Alcides Escobar sacrifice fly. Hosmer's .323 batting average is by far the best of his career. The first baseman has 24 home runs, 84 RBI and 85 runs scored in 141 games.
Sep 9 - 10:47 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Twins

Hosmer now has 24 homers, one shy of his career-high from last season. The impending free agent has managed to increase his contact rate this year while batting .319/.385/.507 over 140 games.
Sep 9 - 1:59 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and a walk in Monday’s 7-3 win over the Tigers.

Hosmer plated a run with a single in the first inning before connecting for a two-run homer in the third. The 27-year-old has put together a heck of a year, batting .318/.385/.504 with 23 homers, 80 RBI, and six steals over 136 games. The impending free agent is looking at a major payday this winter.
Sep 4 - 4:52 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer Tuesday as the Royals topped the Rays 6-2.

The Royals finally got back on the board tonight after being shut out in four straight games. It was 3-2 in the seventh when Hosmer broke the game open by homering off Dan Jennings. He has 22 homers on the year, leaving him three shy of matching last year's career high.
Aug 29 - 11:42 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his first career walkoff homer off Greg Holland in the bottom of the ninth as the Royals beat the Rockies 6-4.

The slider that Hosmer hit out had nothing on it; the only question was whether Hosmer had started his swing too early to keep the ball fair. He did sneak it inside the foul pole for a three-run blast, his 21st homer of the year. He also singled twice and walked in the contest. He's shaken off a brutal April to have what will likely go down as his best season to date.
Aug 24 - 12:22 AM

Eric Hosmer finished 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's game in Oakland.

It's the second consecutive season Hosmer has reached 20 homers after failing to reach the plateau in each of his first five campaigns in the majors. He has a chance to surpass his career-high 25 homers set last season, but he'll be hard-pressed to better his 104 RBI from 2016.
Aug 16 - 1:53 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 and belted a solo home run in a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

His first-inning dinger off James Shields got his team off on the right track. After turning in a .266 batting average a year ago he is up to .312/.371/.493 with 19 home runs, 62 RBI and 72 runs scored in 116 games in 2017.
Aug 12 - 11:23 PM

Eric Hosmer homered for the second straight game Monday in the Royals' loss to the Cardinals.

Hosmer took Carlos Martinez deep for a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Royals were already down big at that point. The impending free agent first baseman is slashing .315/.371/.498 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 111 games this year for Kansas City.
Aug 7 - 11:09 PM

Eric Hosmer clubbed his 17th home run of the season on Sunday as the Royals salvaged the second game of a doubleheader against the Mariners.

His solo blast in the sixth inning increased the Royals' advantage to 5-1. Hosmer also singled twice in the contest, finishing the day 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. He's hitting a robust .316/.372/.493 with 17 bombs and 60 RBI on the season.
Aug 6 - 9:10 PM

Eric Hosmer went 5-for-6 with a grand slam, five runs, six RBI and a stolen base as his team crushed the Tigers on Wednesday.

He blasted a grand slam off reliever Warwick Saupold in the Royals' nine-run seventh-inning outburst. Hosmer singled four times in the ballgame, two of which drove in runs. He scored every time he reached base. The monster evening boosted his triple slash to .319/.375/.501 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI on the season.
Jul 27 - 1:07 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Royals bombarded the Tigers 16-4 on Thursday.

Hosmer got all of a solo homer in the third inning, taking Tigers starter Michael Fulmer out for a 444-foot blast. It was perhaps a metaphor for the game itself, as the Royals pounded Fulmer and company at every turn. Hosmer has five multi-hit games in his last nine contests to raise his season line to .315/.372/.493 with 14 homers, 46 RBI and 55 runs scored overall.
Jul 21 - 12:17 AM

Eric Hosmer was hitless over four at-bats with two strikeouts Saturday against the Rangers to snap his 16-game hitting streak.

Hosmer entered the day hitting .391 (25-for-64) with 10 runs scored, four homers and 12 RBI during his impressive run, but left-hander Cole Hamels was too tough in this pitcher's duel. He'll look to start a new hitting streak on Sunday, but he faces another tough matchup against Yu Darvish.
Jul 16 - 2:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado