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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #30

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 went yard Wednesday in the Padres’ Cactus League win over the White Sox.
Hosmer broke a 1-1 tie by taking Reynaldo Lopez deep for a two-run homer in the fifth. He walked, reached on a fielder’s choice and grounded out in his other three plate appearances. The 28-year-old has struggled to a .255 average this spring but has shown off his power stroke by crushing four long balls in 47 Cactus League at-bats. Mar 21 - 7:14 PM

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI as the Padres played the Reds to a 3-3 tie in Cactus League action on Tuesday.

Hosmer opened the game's scoring with an RBI double off of Tyler Mahle in the first inning. He's starting to settle in during his first spring training with his new club, hitting .250 with three homers and nine RBI in 14 Cactus League contests.
Mar 21 - 1:06 AM

Eric Hosmer connected for a two-run homer against the Royals on Friday.

Yes, it’s still weird to see Hosmer playing against the Royals. This was his third homer this spring and his second in the span of 24 hours. Hosmer still has a rough .189/.189/.459 batting line through 13 games in Cactus League action, but there’s no cause for concern leading into draft day.
Mar 16 - 11:14 PM

Eric Hosmer blasted his second home run of the spring Thursday in the Padres’ Cactus League win over the Giants.

He staked the Friars to a 4-0 lead by belting a two-run shot off Jeff Samardzija in the third inning. It was otherwise a quiet night for Hosmer, who struck out in his other two plate appearances. The 28-year-old has struggled to a .176 average this spring but it’s nothing for fantasy owners to be concerned about.
Mar 16 - 1:01 AM

Eric Hosmer hit his first homer in a Padres uniform on Sunday in a 12-4 loss to the Athletics in the Cactus League.

Hosmer's first blast, a two-run shot, came off Frankie Montas in the third inning. While he doesn't have elite power, Hosmer did hit 25 homers in each of the last two seasons with the Royals, and another 20-homer season is certainly possible in 2018 even playing half his games in San Diego. He'll bat in the middle of the Padres' lineup, and he should put up solid -- if not spectacular -- numbers in 2018.
Mar 4 - 6:11 PM

Padres manager Andy Green indicated Tuesday that Eric Hosmer is likely to see most of his at-bats out of the No. 3 spot this season.

Hosmer will make his Padres debut out of the cleanup spot on Wednesday, but Green explained that he liked the idea of Hosmer in the three-spot and Wil Myers in the cleanup spot during the regular season. Green also mentioned Carlos Asuaje, Cory Spangenberg, and Freddy Galvis when talking about the No. 2 spot in his lineup.
Feb 27 - 1:43 PM

Padres signed 1B Eric Hosmer to an eight-year, $144 million contract.

Hosmer passed his physical Monday and the Padres have officially announced the deal. He will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday. The contract contains an opt-out clause after five years, so the Padres are technically only on the hook for $105 million. Hosmer has failed to produce at a high level consistently at the plate, but he is coming off the best season of his career, having put up a .318/.385/.498 batting line with 25 home runs. He will push Wil Myers to a corner outfield spot.
Feb 19 - 10:39 PM

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Eric Hosmer is at the Padres' spring training complex Monday in order to take his physical.

Assuming there aren't any red flags in the results, the Padres will make the contract with their new first baseman official and introduce Hosmer at a press conference Tuesday. Hosmer will make $105 million in the first five years of the deal ($5 million of that is a signing bonus) and $39 million in the three years after that if he doesn't exercise his opt-out.
Feb 19 - 4:31 PM

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have agreed to a deal with free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.

Finally, Hosmer is off the board. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that it's an eight-year deal with an opt-out after five years. Meanwhile, Scott Miller of Bleacher Report hears the deal is worth $144 million. Of course, it has been reported for weeks that Hosmer had seven-year offers from both the Padres and the Royals, but San Diego apparently upped the ante to get a deal done. The deal blows away the previous franchise record (Wil Myers - $83 million) for a signing. By the way, with the addition of Hosmer, the Padres will shift Myers back to the outfield.
Feb 17 - 11:26 PM

Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the Padres have engaged in "regular dialogue" with Eric Hosmer's agent, Scott Boras, over the past several days.

Lin adds that this contact followed a period where neither side was showing much urgency. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a radio interview last week that he's had a lot of recent discussion with Hosmer, so barring a mystery team, this still appears to be a two-horse race. It's believed that the clubs each have seven-year offers on the table, with the Padres' reported offer checking in at around $140 million while the Royals' reported offer was estimated at around $147 million. Boras apparently hasn't given up on the possibility that the Padres could top it.
Source: The Athletic
Feb 12 - 1:21 PM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in an interview on Sports Radio 810 WHB in Kansas City on Monday that he's had "a lot of discussion over the last week" with Eric Hosmer.

"I can’t say we’ve made much progress, but whenever you’re talking that not a bad thing," Moore said. The GM added that club and the first baseman's agent, Scott Boras, have "exchanged contract numbers" but "it doesn’t make sense for a team like us to set the market on a player like Hosmer." Moore also reiterated that Hosmer is a "priority" for them. At this point the market for Hosmer appears to be the Royals and Padres, with both teams reportedly offering seven-year deals in the $140-147 million range (Kansas City's offer reportedly is higher). Boras is said to be seeking an eighth year for his client.
Feb 5 - 7:07 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, "Eric Hosmer's camp has continued pushing for" a contract of more than seven years.

Hosmer has a couple of seven-year offers on the table -- one from the Padres reportedly worth around $140 million and one from the Royals that is said to be worth $147 million -- but the 28-year-old free agent and his representatives are hoping a club will ultimately reach a little higher. Morosi notes that the Royals' capacity to pay Hosmer increased somewhat with Monday's trade of Brandon Moss. Hosmer posted a career-best .318/.385/.498 batting line with 25 home runs and 94 RBI over 162 games for Kansas City in 2017.
Jan 31 - 3:59 PM

Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler indicated during an appearance on The Mighty 1090 that the club isn't planning to make significant changes to their offer to free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.

It was reported earlier this month that the club made a seven-year offer to Homser valued at less than $140 million. They appear to be holding firm for now. "I think we were pretty creative in the way we put a contract proposal together," said Fowler. "We like it. I don’t know if Mr. Boras likes it, but that’s probably another story." The Royals are likely the Padres' primary competition for Hosmer's services, though the Cardinals have also been mentioned as a possibility. Scott Boras is known for being patient with these situations, but something will have to give here soon.
Jan 16 - 1:05 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears the Padres' seven-year offer to Eric Hosmer is for less than $140 million.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today pegged the offer right at $140 million in a report from Wednesday morning, but it sounds like the Padres haven't gone quite that high in their pursuit of the 28-year-old free agent first baseman. They might have to if they want to land him, as Nightengale also reported Wednesday that the Royals have made Hosmer a seven-year, $147 million offer to return to Kansas City. It's unclear where the Cardinals stand in all of this.
Jan 3 - 2:29 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Royals have offered Eric Hosmer a seven-year, $147 million contract.

That would be double the largest contract the Royals have ever given to one player. Nightengale also notes that the Padres have a seven-year, $140 million deal on the table for Hosmer -- exactly $1 million less per year than the offer from Kansas City. It's unclear where the Cardinals -- Hosmer's other known suitor -- sit in this market. The 28-year-old first baseman posted a career-best .318/.385/.498 batting line with 25 home runs and 94 RBI over 162 games for Kansas City in 2017. He also won his fourth career Gold Glove, though advanced defensive metrics don't love him quite as much as the voting bloc. We might finally see some movement soon among the game's top free agents.
Source: USA Today
Jan 3 - 9:23 AM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Carlos Asuaje
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
4Allen Craig
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
3Travis Jankowski
RF1Wil Myers
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Luis Perdomo
3Dinelson Lamet
4Bryan Mitchell
5Tyson Ross
6Colin Rea
7Matt Strahm
8Robbie Erlin
9Chris Young
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Jose Torres
5Carter Capps
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Kazuhisa Makita
9Jordan Lyles
10Colten Brewer
11Kyle McGrath
12Jonathan Aro