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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Eric Hosmer has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner at first base.
Often the biggest criteria for winning a Gold Glove is having won one before, and Hosmer takes his second straight here even though the metrics didn't rate him terribly well. He beat out Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera for the award. Nov 4 - 7:18 PM

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Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored, but it wasn't enough as the Royals were drubbed by the Giants in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

The Royals were able to pound out 12 hits, but scored only the four runs all of which came in the third inning. Hosmer tied the game at 1-1 after beating out an infield single which allowed Alex Gordon to score from third base. He also doubled to lead off the fifth inning but was stranded. Hosmer entered the night with just one hit in 10 at-bats in the World Series. The Royals certainly hope he's able to bring his Game 4 performance into the rest of the series.
Oct 26 - 12:19 AM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 and drove home the eventual game-winning run on Friday as the Royals topped the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco.

Hosmer’s two-out RBI single came off tough opposing southpaw Javier Lopez after an 11-pitch battle in the sixth inning, increasing the Royals advantage to 3-0 at the time. That run would prove to stand tall though after the Giants pushed across a pair in the bottom of the sixth inning. Hosmer has had a tremendous postseason, slashing .359/.479/.564 with a pair of long balls and nine RBI.
Oct 24 - 11:36 PM

Eric Hosmer will bat cleanup in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Ned Yost isn't making any changes with the Royals on the verge of a trip to the World Series. The full lineup: SS Alcides Escobar, RF Norichika Aoki, CF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, LF Alex Gordon, C Salvador Perez, 2B Omar Infante, 3B Mike Moustakas. Jason Vargas will oppose Miguel Gonzalez.
Oct 15 - 11:32 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's ALCS Game 2 win over the Orioles.

With two runners on in the first inning, Hosmer came through with a two-run single to give the Royals an early lead. He has three hits in nine at-bats in his first Championship Series. The Royals head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 series lead.
Oct 11 - 8:28 PM

Eric Hosmer is crediting a shortened swing for his resurgence at the plate.

While on the disabled list with a broken right hand, Hosmer and hitting coach Dale Sveum watched video of sluggers like Jose Abreu, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. "There would be a lot of times where I would be loading, and my hands wouldn’t be in the launch position," Hosmer said. "You’re trying to generate power, and it just cuts off their whole swing path. But when you see guys like Abreu or guys like Miguel Cabrera, when they load and they’re ready to attack the ball, their hands are fully back in that position, ready to attack the baseball." Hosmer had a .689 OPS prior to going on the DL and an .843 OPS in his final 27 regular season games after returning. He's since gone 7-for-14 with two homers in four playoff games and is the Royals' most dangerous hitter as they head into the ALCS.
Oct 10 - 8:50 AM

Eric Hosmer belted a two-run home run for the second consecutive game on Sunday, helping to power the Royals to a decisive victory over the Angels in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Hosmer's two-run shot in this one came against opposing southpaw Hector Santiago in the third inning, increasing the Royals advantage to 5-1. He has been on an absolute tear in the playoffs, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with two homers and six RBI in his four contests.
Oct 5 - 11:38 PM

Eric Hosmer blasted a two-run homer off Kevin Jepsen in the 11th inning on Friday, powering the Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

That gives the Royals their third consecutive extra-inning victory in the postseason, a feat which had never been accomplished prior. Hosmer is absolutely locked in at the plate at the moment, finishing the night 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. The Royals now head home up two games to none, looking to advance to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1985.
Oct 4 - 1:36 AM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's Wild Card Game win over the Athletics.

Hosmer put the Royals ahead with an RBI single in the third, scored a run to pull them within one in the eighth and scored following a leadoff triple in the 12th. Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Billy Butler and Omar Infante also tallied multi-hit efforts, with Cain and Butler driving in a couple runs apiece.
Oct 1 - 1:10 AM

Eric Hosmer was a big contributor to Thursday's victory over the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run.

Hosmer is now on a seven-game hitting streak as he attempts to bat the Royals into the post-season. He singled in the Royals' first run in the first inning, then tied the game up at 3-3 with his sixth-inning solo home run off of Jose Quintana. It's only his ninth home run of the season and he's hitting .276/.323/.406 with 65 RBI.
Sep 25 - 11:48 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Hosmer hit the home run, his eighth of the season, off Joe Kelly in the second inning. He also walked twice in the game, reaching in three of four plate appearances. Hosmer has two homers in his last three games and is looking to finish strong in what's been largely a lost year for the 24-year-old.
Sep 14 - 6:53 PM

Eric Hosmer blasted a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Hosmer took opposing starter Allen Webster deep in the fourth inning, pulling the Royals to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they'd get. The 24-year-old slugger left the yard for just the seventh time this season, and is now hitting .267/.312/.383 with 50 RBI.
Sep 13 - 12:20 AM

Eric Hosmer had an RBI single in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Hosmer's single in the third inning gave the Royals a 2-0 lead, and they would win by the same score. It was his only hit in three at-bats. The first baseman has 47 RBI to go with a .263/.308/.372 line. A popular breakout candidate before the season, it's been mostly a lost year for the 24-year-old.
Sep 7 - 5:11 PM

Royals activated 1B Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list.

Hosmer took about a month to heal a stress fracture in his right hand. The Royals are struggling for offense at the moment and need their talented first baseman to finally hit his stride over the final month of 2014.
Sep 1 - 2:08 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Hosmer began swinging a bat earlier this week and took batting practice Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. The first baseman should only need a handful of rehab games before being activated, so a return next week is looking likely.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
4Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Carlos Peguero
3Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Tim Collins
12Michael Mariot
13Joe Paterson