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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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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. Dec 7 - 11:02 PM

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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.
Oct 2 - 1:21 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.
Oct 1 - 1:01 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.
Oct 1 - 12:24 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.
Sep 28 - 11:44 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.
Sep 25 - 10:35 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.
Sep 24 - 5:34 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.
Sep 19 - 5:20 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.
Sep 14 - 10:25 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.
Sep 11 - 1:22 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.
Sep 6 - 11:58 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Monday's victory over the Twins.

His three-run shot off of left-hander Pat Dean in the eighth inning padded the Royals' lead to 11-4 at the time. He also added a single, sac fly and a walk in an all-around productive day at the dish. Hosmer now has 21 longballs on the season, which is two more than his previous career high. He's also on pace for a career-high 103 RBI.
Sep 5 - 5:51 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his 20th home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Hosmer took Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer deep for a two-run job in the fourth inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 20 homers are a new single-season best for the 26-year-old, whose previous high was 19 set in his rookie season in 2011. Hosmer is on pace to set a new career high in runs batted in as well, as he's now got 83 RBI on the year. His previous best in 93 RBI, which he did last year. Hosmer is hitting .272/.335/.438 overall.
Sep 4 - 12:01 AM

Eric Hosmer hit his career-high tying 19th homer Wednesday against the Yankees.

He also hit 19 homers as a 21-year-old rookie in 2011. It was Hosmer's fourth homer in 15 games following a lengthy power drought.
Sep 1 - 12:47 AM

Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the Royals topped the Twins 5-4 on Friday.

The game ended after 2 a.m. CDT following a lengthy rain delay and then another delay because a bank of lights went out at Kauffman Stadium. Hosmer's single was his first hit of the game. Even though he's had a truly poor couple of months, he remains on pace to establish new career highs in homers (just two away) and RBI (22 away).
Aug 20 - 3:26 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jarrod Dyson
3Paulo Orlando
DH1Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Yordano Ventura
3Ian Kennedy
4Jason Vargas
5Chris Young
6Mike Minor
7Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Scott Alexander
5Brian Flynn
6Andrew Edwards
7Alec Mills
8Kevin McCarthy