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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 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Angels.
Hosmer's two-run homer in the sixth inning lifted the Royals to a 3-1 lead. They would not surrender aforementioned lead. The 25-year-old first baseman has homered in three of his last four games and maintains a .317/.374/.491 triple-slash with 14 home runs and 69 RBI. He's driven in at least one run in each of his last eight games. Aug 15 - 12:51 AM

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Eric Hosmer launched his 13th home run of the season as the Royals fell to the Angels on Thursday night.

Hosmer came through with an RBI single in the seventh inning to increase the Royals lead to 4-1. He later connected on a solo homer off closer Huston Street with two outs in the ninth inning, pulling the Royals to within a run at 7-6. With his two-hit effort, Hosmer is now hitting an impressive .318/.375/.486 with 13 homers and 67 RBI on the year.
Aug 14 - 12:07 AM

Eric Hosmer did a bit of everything Tuesday, homering, stealing a base, driving in two and scoring two runs in a win over the Tigers.

Hosmer hit a two-run blast in the first inning, his only hit in four at-bats. In the eighth, he reached on an error, stole a base -- his fifth of the season -- and scored. The first baseman is hitting .317/.376/.479 with 12 homers, 64 RBI, 67 runs scored and five steals overall.
Aug 12 - 12:09 AM

Eric Hosmer was responsible for both runs as the Royals edged the Indians on Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4.

Hosmer broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with an RBI single, then broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with a solo home run off of Trevor Bauer. He broke a 25-game homerless drought last week and now has three round-trippers in his last seven games. Hosmer has 11 home runs overall with 55 RBI and a .313/.372/.478 batting line.
Jul 28 - 10:35 PM

Eric Hosmer had a big night in a win against the Indians on Monday, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.

Hosmer put the Royals on the board with three-run home run off of Cody Anderson in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth. The first baseman appears to be back in the swing of things after a summer swoon, as he's resuscitated his batting line back up to .308/.368/.467 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI.
Jul 27 - 10:14 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his first home run since June 19, helping the Royals take down the Pirates on Wednesday.

Hosmer finished 2-for-3 on the night. He tied the game up at one apiece in the fourth inning, drilling a solo home run to right field off of Charlie Morton. He's started to heat up over the last two weeks, bringing his triple-slash line back to .301/.361/.452 with nine home runs and 49 RBI.
Jul 22 - 10:55 PM

Eric Hosmer went 4-for-4 against the Blue Jays on Friday, raising his average to .292.

Hosmer has hit just one homer since May 14, but he's kept his average up and that's good enough for now, at least it is for the Royals. Fantasy owners have every right to be disappointed, not just by the lack of homers, but by the lack of RBI (he has 14 in his last 45 games).
Jul 11 - 1:45 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double and a single in Thursday afternoon's win over the Rays.

Hosmer also scored twice in the contest. His first inning RBI double off Rays starter Nathan Karns opened the scoring as the Royals went on to rack up eight runs on 13 hits. Hosmer struggled in June, hitting just .267/.302/.322 with one homer over 90 at-bats, and July has been even worse, so it seems the All-Star Break is coming at the right time to help him clear his head for the second half of the season. Overall, he's hitting .283/.347/.428, most of that coming in April and May.
Jul 9 - 5:30 PM

Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's game against the Twins by hitting a walk-off double to score Lorenzo Cain.

Cain reached on a walk to start the ninth. After a pitching change, Hosmer delivered a double against Twins reliever Aaron Thompson to bring his teammate home and end the festivities. He also walked once to finish 1-for-3. Hosmer recently missed three games with a sprain of the left ring finger, but the injury was not of the major variety and he should be fine moving forward. The 25-year-old first baseman is slashing .287/.354/.437 with eight homers and 41 RBI this season.
Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) singled and drew a walk in four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Hosmer had missed the last three games with a minor left ring finger sprain. He should be fine.
Jul 3 - 8:51 AM

Eric Hosmer (finger) took some soft-toss swings on Wednesday.

Hosmer remains out of the lineup, but he's working toward a return in the coming days. The first baseman also planned to play catch and field some grounders before Wednesday's game. The left ring finger sprain is still day-to-day at this point.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Thursday.

Hosmer is nursing a sprain of his left ring finger. He had to be pinch-hit for on Sunday due to the ailment and will not play in the series versus the Astros that runs through Wednesday. The disabled list doesn't appear to be under consideration at this point. Kendrys Morales will handle first base until Hosmer is ready.
Jun 29 - 6:23 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) is expected to miss the next few games.

Hosmer is dealing with a mild sprain of his left ring finger. He was able to start Sunday's game in the designated hitter spot but had to be removed late for a pinch-hitter. It doesn't sound like the disabled list is under consideration at this point, but it appears we won't see him again until later on in the week.
Jun 29 - 5:02 PM

Eric Hosmer is nursing a mild sprain of his left ring finger.

It's not keeping him from playing, but he will be used in the designated hitter spot rather than at first base Sunday, flip-flopping with Kendrys Morales. The ailment doesn't seem to affect Hosmer at the plate, so fantasy owners shouldn't have second thoughts about using him.
Jun 28 - 2:52 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the A's on Saturday.

The multi-hit game was his fifth in his last nine contests. Hosmer now has four steals to go with a .294/.358/.450 line, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Jun 27 - 7:10 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn