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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in Friday's win over the Twins.
Hosmer drove in his lone run of the game via a fielder's choice in the third inning. He's hitting .299/.364/.461 with 18 homers and 92 RBI as the regular season winds its way down. Obviously, his bat will have more to say once the postseason commences. Oct 2 - 11:45 PM

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Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer off David Robertson in the 10th inning Wednesday to lead the Royals past the White Sox 5-3.

Hosmer has four homers in 10 games after going five weeks without one. This is going to go down as the best offensive season of his career to date. However, he's still one homer shy of matching the 19 he hit in 128 games as a 21-year-old rookie in 2011.
Oct 1 - 12:25 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with his 17th home run of the season in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Hosmer got the Royals on the board in the sixth inning with the solo dinger. He's now got 17 homers on the year and his .823 OPS would be the highest of any of his five seasons in the majors. The first baseman is hitting .302/.364/.459 with 89 RBI and 95 runs scored -- both also personal bests -- on the season.
Sep 29 - 11:36 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Like many of the other Royals' regulars, he's getting a day off. Drew Butera is at first base in Hosmer's place.
Sep 25 - 4:01 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Tigers.

In a back and forth contest, Hosmer's fingerprints were everywhere. He scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to tie the game, then homered in the eighth to tie it again after the Tigers had gone in front. All of this for naught, though, as the Motor City Kitties ultimately walked off on an Ian Kinsler homer in the bottom of the 11th. For the season, Hosmer's hitting .303/.367/.454 with 15 homers and 84 RBI.
Sep 19 - 11:31 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the first inning that proved to be the difference in the game, as the Royals bested the Twins 4-2 on Tuesday.

Hosmer and the Royals got to Twins starter Kyle Gibson early, scoring four times in the first inning before Gibson settled down. The big blow was Hosmer's double that plated three runs. He finished 1-for-4 with the three RBI and a run scored. Hosmer is batting .311/.373/.465 with 84 runs scored and a career-best 81 RBI on the year.
Sep 8 - 11:13 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Kendrys Morales is at first base Sunday, while Alex Gordon is in the designated hitter spot.
Sep 6 - 11:36 AM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Angels.

Hosmer's two-run homer in the sixth inning lifted the Royals to a 3-1 lead. They would not surrender aforementioned lead. The 25-year-old first baseman has homered in three of his last four games and maintains a .317/.374/.491 triple-slash with 14 home runs and 69 RBI. He's driven in at least one run in each of his last eight games.
Aug 15 - 12:51 AM

Eric Hosmer launched his 13th home run of the season as the Royals fell to the Angels on Thursday night.

Hosmer came through with an RBI single in the seventh inning to increase the Royals lead to 4-1. He later connected on a solo homer off closer Huston Street with two outs in the ninth inning, pulling the Royals to within a run at 7-6. With his two-hit effort, Hosmer is now hitting an impressive .318/.375/.486 with 13 homers and 67 RBI on the year.
Aug 14 - 12:07 AM

Eric Hosmer did a bit of everything Tuesday, homering, stealing a base, driving in two and scoring two runs in a win over the Tigers.

Hosmer hit a two-run blast in the first inning, his only hit in four at-bats. In the eighth, he reached on an error, stole a base -- his fifth of the season -- and scored. The first baseman is hitting .317/.376/.479 with 12 homers, 64 RBI, 67 runs scored and five steals overall.
Aug 12 - 12:09 AM

Eric Hosmer was responsible for both runs as the Royals edged the Indians on Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4.

Hosmer broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with an RBI single, then broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with a solo home run off of Trevor Bauer. He broke a 25-game homerless drought last week and now has three round-trippers in his last seven games. Hosmer has 11 home runs overall with 55 RBI and a .313/.372/.478 batting line.
Jul 28 - 10:35 PM

Eric Hosmer had a big night in a win against the Indians on Monday, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.

Hosmer put the Royals on the board with three-run home run off of Cody Anderson in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth. The first baseman appears to be back in the swing of things after a summer swoon, as he's resuscitated his batting line back up to .308/.368/.467 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI.
Jul 27 - 10:14 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his first home run since June 19, helping the Royals take down the Pirates on Wednesday.

Hosmer finished 2-for-3 on the night. He tied the game up at one apiece in the fourth inning, drilling a solo home run to right field off of Charlie Morton. He's started to heat up over the last two weeks, bringing his triple-slash line back to .301/.361/.452 with nine home runs and 49 RBI.
Jul 22 - 10:55 PM

Eric Hosmer went 4-for-4 against the Blue Jays on Friday, raising his average to .292.

Hosmer has hit just one homer since May 14, but he's kept his average up and that's good enough for now, at least it is for the Royals. Fantasy owners have every right to be disappointed, not just by the lack of homers, but by the lack of RBI (he has 14 in his last 45 games).
Jul 11 - 1:45 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double and a single in Thursday afternoon's win over the Rays.

Hosmer also scored twice in the contest. His first inning RBI double off Rays starter Nathan Karns opened the scoring as the Royals went on to rack up eight runs on 13 hits. Hosmer struggled in June, hitting just .267/.302/.322 with one homer over 90 at-bats, and July has been even worse, so it seems the All-Star Break is coming at the right time to help him clear his head for the second half of the season. Overall, he's hitting .283/.347/.428, most of that coming in April and May.
Jul 9 - 5:30 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Yordano Ventura
3Edinson Volquez
4Kris Medlen
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Danny Duffy
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Louis Coleman
13Joba Chamberlain
14Brian Flynn