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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 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Hosmer also walked twice, reaching base four times in the win. The first baseman is now second in the American League with 27 RBI, and he's got a nine-game hitting streak going. The good stretch has his overall line up to .326/.401/.566. May 13 - 12:21 AM

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Eric Hosmer blasted a three-run home run on Thursday, powering the Royals to a 7-4 victory over the Indians.

Hosmer's three-run blast capped a four-run first inning against Indians ace Corey Kluber and put the Royals on top to stay. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now slashing an impressive .315/.394/.550 with five homers and 23 RBI on the season.
May 7 - 8:26 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 5-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Hosmer blasted a three-run homer in the first inning, his fourth homer of the year, before adding an RBI triple in the eighth. Hosmer's 19 RBI ranks him among the league leaders in the category, and he's hitting .320/.400/.540 overall.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer off Danny Salazar in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

It was Hosmer's second homer, the first coming in the Royals' second game of the season on Apr. 8. He ended up 5-for-13 in the series against the Indians, raising his average to .313.
Apr 29 - 10:40 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 and doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th as the Royals edged the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday.

Hosmer's second double of the game plated Jarrod Dyson. He had just one double and three extra-base hits for the season coming into this one. He has, however, been a great on-base guy with a .339 average and 11 walks in 59 at-bats. Last year, he walked 35 times in 503 at-bats.
Apr 24 - 12:45 AM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Friday as the Royals topped the Athletics 6-4.

After dropping their first two games of the season against the Twins, the Royals got back to their winning ways on Friday. Hosmer plated the team's first run with an RBI single in the third inning and scored on a run-scoring knock by Alex Gordon. Hosmer is off to a terrific start in 2015, slashing .302/.340/.395 with a homer and nine RBI.
Apr 17 - 11:05 PM

Eric Hosmer was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against the Twins on Monday.

Five Royals had at least two hits on the day. Hosmer smacked an RBI double in the sixth inning and added a sacrifice fly in the Royals' six-run eighth. While he disappointed on the power front last year, it's easy to forget that he's still just 25 years old. He's hitting .290 (9-for-31) with a home run, a double, and seven RBI through seven games.
Apr 13 - 7:29 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Royals topped the White Sox on Wednesday.

Tyler Flowers had hit a three-run home run for the White Sox in the top of the second, so Eric Hosmer exacted revenge with a three-run homer of his own in the bottom of the third off of Jose Quintana to give the Royals back the lead at 4-3. Hosmer hit well during the spring, perhaps an indication that he's ready to break out. He disappointed last season with a below-average .716 OPS and only nine home runs, a career low in four seasons.
Apr 8 - 11:31 PM

Eric Hosmer blasted his fourth Cactus League home run as the Royals drubbed the Astros 11-1 on Friday.

His two-run drive off Pat Neshek in the eighth inning was Hosmer's lone hit in five at-bats in the ballgame. He's had himself a tremendous spring at the dish, hitting .344 (21-for-61) with four long balls and 14 RBI.
Apr 3 - 11:30 PM

Eric Hosmer blasted a two-run homer in the first inning on Friday, powering the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League play.

He victimized opposing starter James Paxton with the towering drive to right field. It was Hosmer's lone hit in three at-bats, striking out in his other two trips. The 25-year-old is having a strong spring, hitting .319 (15-for-47) with three homers and 10 RBI. The former top prospect could be in line for a breakout season in 2015.
Mar 27 - 11:45 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored versus the Giants on Sunday.

Hosmer doubled and scored in the fourth inning, helping to break a 0-0 tie. The 25-year-old has had a terrific spring, now batting .353 (12-for-34) with four doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI. The Royals are hoping it is the start of a breakout campaign for the former top prospect.
Mar 22 - 6:59 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his second Cactus League home run in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Hosmer took Matt Shoemaker deep in the first inning with a runner on base to give the Royals a short-lived lead. The 25-year-old also homered on Wednesday, so he's off to a good start. He hit a career-low nine home runs last season, so the Royals are hoping for a return to form in 2015.
Mar 8 - 7:32 PM

Eric Hosmer finished Wednesday's Cactus League opener 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI as the Royals skated to a 13-2 win over the Rangers.

Hosmer, a former top prospect, has yet to fully live up to expectations despite helping the Royals advance to the World Series last season. He posted career-lows in home runs and RBI with nine and 58, respectively. The 25-year-old is due for a bounce-back year, if not a breakout campaign.
Mar 4 - 6:28 PM

Royals and 1B Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $13.9 million contract.

The deal buys out Hosmer's second and third years of arbitration-eligibility; he'll be arbitration-eligible again in 2017 and can become a free agent a year later. The 25-year-old first baseman had a disappointing 2014 regular season, but the hope is that his excellent postseason showing will spur a true breakout in 2015. Talent has never been the issue.
Feb 18 - 5:49 PM

The Royals and Eric Hosmer have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday.

Hosmer requested $6.7 million and was offered $4.6 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged. There's still a chance the two sides can work out a last-minute agreement, but otherwise the panel of arbitrators will pick one salary or the other for 2015.
Feb 18 - 12:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn