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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Eric Hosmer said Sunday that he and his agent were discussing a long-term contract extension with the Royals.

Hosmer understands the nature of the business though and has said that if the two sides don't reach a deal before Opening Day, that he'll test out the free agent market next winter. Hosmer joins a long list of Royals veterans who are entering their walk year, making it a strong possibility that the club could sell off and start rebuilding if they fall out of playoff contention.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 19 - 7:09 PM

Royals and 1B Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $12.25 million contract.

It was the first baseman's final year of arbitration eligibility. Hosmer slugged a career-high 25 home runs while driving in 104 last season, although his overall .266/.328/.433 batting line left something to be desired. He'll look to improve in his walk year.
Jan 13 - 1:47 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports hears that Eric Hosmer will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

This past campaign, Hosmer slashed .266/.328/.433 with 25 homers and 104 RBI across 605 at-bats. Both the home run and RBI numbers stand as career bests, though his overall batting line was a noticeable step down from the .297/.363/.459 mark he posted in 2015.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup for the second straight day Sunday due to a wrist issue.

The Royals are saying the injury isn't a big deal, but now we know why he's sat out a couple games this weekend. Kendrys Morales is at first base.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Indians.

Just a routine day off for the hard-hitting first baseman who has seen his offensive production really tail off in the second half. Daniel Nava is starting in his place at first base and will bat seventh for the Royals on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday’s loss to the Indians.

Hosmer now has 104 RBI to go along with 25 homers. The increased run production has been useful for fantasy owners, but he has sacrificed some contact in the process. His OPS has dropped from .822 to .761 this year.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Eric Hosmer stroked his 25th home run of the season to help lead the Royals over the Twins on Wednesday.

The two-run blast in the third inning was his only hit in four chances tonight. Hosmer's batting average took a hit this year but his power reached a new level. He hit .297 with 18 homers last year, and is at .268 with 25 bombs this year. His 103 RBI this season are a career high as well. The 26-year-old may yet take another step forward as he reaches his prime.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:44:00 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It looks to simply be a rare day off for the first baseman. Whit Merrifield is filling in for Hosmer.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Eric Hosmer dealt a blow to the Tigers playoff chances on Saturday, clubbing a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, propelling the Royals to a 7-4 victory in Motown.

The Royals entered the inning trailing 4-2 and were down to their final strike before Paulo Orlando came through with a two-run double to tie the game. That set the stage for Hosmer's heroic blast off of Tigers' closer Francisco Rodriguez. It was Hosmer's lone hit in five at-bats on the afternoon. He's been a terrific source of run production this season, slashing .268/.329/.434 with 24 homers and 100 RBI.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against the White Sox on Monday.

Hosmer had RBI singles in the fifth and sixth innings. He has improved his career-best RBI total to 97 for the year. The batting average has dropped off this season (.272 after Monday’s game), but he has made up with his increased run production for fantasy owners.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Eric Hosmer notched two of the Royals' four hits on Wednesday, finishing 2-for-3 in a loss to the Athletics.

Both hits were singles. The Royals couldn't get anything started all night. The first baseman has cooled off markedly since the All Star Break but still has a solid .275 batting average with 23 home runs and 91 RBI. He has already set a new career best in homers and needs three more RBI to do the same.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Eric Hosmer clubbed a two-run homer on Saturday, helping to lead the Royals to a 6-5 victory over the White Sox.

His two-run blast off of James Shields got the Royals on the board in the first inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .275/.339/.447 to go along with 22 homers and 90 RBI.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Hosmer was in the right place at the right time, scoring on both of Kendrys Morales' homers as the Royals put up 10 runs against Ervin Santana and the Twins bullpen. The first baseman now has 88 RBI and 72 runs scored in 137 games. Hosmer is hitting .275/.339/.443 with 21 home runs overall.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Travis Wood
5Chris Young
6Scott Alexander
7Kevin McCarthy
8Al Alburquerque
9Brian Flynn
10Mike Minor
11Peter Moylan
12Seth Maness