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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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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Hosmer picked up an RBI single against Francisco Liriano in the fourth inning to give the Royals an early 2-0 lead, but the Blue Jays would come roaring back with a bevy of runs to win by an 8-2 final. The 27-year-old first baseman has put in a sturdy enough season with the bat, hitting .303/.361/.458 with nine homers and 32 RBI in 74 games. Jun 25 - 5:42 PM

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Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He went yard with the bases empty against starter Marco Estrada in the fourth inning to put his team ahead 2-1. Hosmer has an even .300 batting average with nine homers, 40 runs and 31 RBI. He's chipped in three stolen bases without getting caught.
Jun 24 - 5:55 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his eighth homer and walked twice versus the Red Sox on Monday.

Thanks to a .308 average, Hosmer's now having one of his better seasons, at least from an OPS perspective. Still, while the power production is getting better, he's currently on pace for just 70 RBI after finishing with 93 in 2015 and 104 last year. It should help now that the Royals are getting a little more OBP from the top of the order.
Jun 20 - 12:50 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a win over the Padres on Saturday.

The Royals were actually trailing late in the game before they scored nine runs in the eighth inning, which was kicked off by Hosmer's two-run shot. The homer was his sixth of the year. Hosmer is hitting a healthy .311/.361/.455 through 61 games this year.
Jun 11 - 12:12 AM

Eric Hosmer was ejected from Saturday's game against the Indians for arguing a check swing.

Hosmer struck out on a check swing with the bases loaded in the first inning and gave home plate umpire Bill Welke a piece of his mind. Manager Ned Yost was also tossed after coming to Hosmer's defense. The ejection was the second of Hosmer's career. Cheslor Cuthbert is now in at first base.
May 27 - 4:38 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI double in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Hosmer put the Royals ahead with a double off Vidal Nuno in the bottom of the eighth inning. The 27-year-old is batting .403 (25-for-62) with two home runs and 10 RBI over his last 16 games.
May 12 - 11:28 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and two runs scored as the Royals topped the Rays 7-3 on Monday night at Tropicana Field.

Those were the first two stolen bases of the year for Hosmer, who tallied just five steals over 158 games in 2016. He slumped through the first month of the 2017 regular season, but the 27-year-old first baseman is suddenly 13-for-28 (.464) with seven RBI and six runs scored over eight games in May.
May 8 - 11:06 PM

Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s 3-1 victory over the Indians.

His fifth-inning blast off Danny Salazar put the Royals ahead for good. It was a legitimate bomb to the fountain beyond the right-center field fence. Hosmer has had a quiet start to the season overall (.711 OPS), but he has hit safely in nine straight, including three straight multi-hit games.
May 6 - 12:00 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-2 with a sac fly and a walk Wednesday against the White Sox.

Slowly but surely, Hosmer is getting it together. Four productive plate appearances tonight was more than he had most weeks in April. Facing Mike Pelfrey did help some. OK, probably a lot.
May 3 - 11:14 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his second homer of the year, a two-run shot off the White Sox's Dylan Covey, in Monday's win.

While a homer off a Rule 5 pick doesn't tell us much, Hosmer has put together a little five-game hitting streak, so maybe he's getting it turned around. His slugging percentage is over .300 for the first time since April 9.
May 1 - 11:18 PM

Eric Hosmer finished 0-for-4 in the Royals' blowout loss to the White Sox on Monday.

Hosmer had a promising 2-for-4 showing on Sunday in Arlington, Texas, but the offensive struggles returned on Monday night in Chicago. The impending free agent first baseman is batting just .192/.253/.247 through 19 games this season for Kansas City.
Apr 24 - 11:13 PM

Eric Hosmer is starting at first base and batting cleanup for the Royals in Sunday's game against the Astros.

The Royals are rolling out their regular lineup versus a right-hander. Hosmer is 4-for-20 with one home run in the early going this season.
Apr 9 - 11:33 AM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox could be a team to watch for Eric Hosmer if the Royals shop him this summer.

Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas are headed for free agency and the Royals could shop all three if the team falls out of contention by the trade deadline. Adding Hosmer to an already stacked Boston lineup would make the Red Sox heavy favorites to win the American League. Of course, he'd only be a rental as top prospect Sam Travis is considered Boston's first baseman of the future.
Source: Boston Globe
Mar 25 - 11:41 PM

Eric Hosmer launched a go-ahead two-run home run in helping to lead the United States to a 4-2 comeback victory over Venezuela in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic showdown.

The United States was unable to put a run on the board until the seventh inning, when they drew to within 2-1 on a sacrifice fly. The eighth inning would be the money frame, though. In that inning, Adam Jones cracked a solo home run to knot the score at 2-2. That was followed by a Christian Yelich single. One out later, Hosmer took Hector Rondon deep to jump his US crew to a 4-2 lead. They would hang on in the ninth without incident.
Mar 16 - 12:27 AM

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer to lead the Royals to a 3-1 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

He finished 1-for-2 on the day and is batting .333 so far this spring. He took an Antonio Senzatela offering over the wall with a runner aboard in the fourth inning. It was his first homer of the pre-season. The 27-year-old is coming off a year in which he hit 25 home runs, drove in 104 runs and had a .266 batting average. He will be a free agent after the season.
Mar 2 - 7:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn