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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
It was a modest output for the first baseman, but the two-hit night represents one of his better offensive performances through the first couple weeks. The RBI was just Hosmer's third on the season, and he's still looking for his first home run after knocking 17 over the boards last season. It's not the start fantasy owners were hoping for from the 24-year-old. Apr 15 - 11:21 PM

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Eric Hosmer had an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Hosmer has scuffled in the early going, as he's got just two RBI without a homer through his first 11 games. The double was hit only hit of the game, and the first baseman is batting just .244 out of the gate.
Apr 13 - 5:18 PM

Eric Hosmer doubled and homered in three at-bats against the Indians on Thursday.

Hosmer hit a solo homer off of Zach McAllister in the third inning, then led off with a double and scored in the fifth. He's hitting .303 with two homers on the spring, following up his 2013 when he hit .302 with 17 home runs and 11 stolen bases.
Mar 13 - 6:14 PM

Eric Hosmer finished 2-for-3 with three RBI against the Reds on Tuesday.

Hosmer hit a three-run home run against Johnny Cueto in the third inning, part of a five-run barrage in the frame. He is now hitting .500 on the spring. Hosmer posted an .801 OPS last season, something the Royals need him to replicate as they attempt to compete for a playoff spot.
Mar 4 - 6:06 PM

Royals avoided arbitration with 1B Eric Hosmer by agreeing to a one-year, $3.6 million contract.

Hosmer was arbitration-eligible for the first time after qualifying as a Super Two player. The first baseman sported a nice .302/.353/.448 batting line with 17 longballs and 11 stolen bases last season. Hosmer is a candidate to really take off in 2014.
Jan 17 - 1:02 PM

Eric Hosmer said Tuesday that he has not discussed a long-term contract extension with the Royals.

"I’m locked in for another four years, and we have guys whose contracts expire before mine," said the talented young first baseman. Hosmer, 24, is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two qualifier. He hit .302/.353/.448 with 17 home runs and 79 RBI in 159 games this past season for Kansas City.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Eric Hosmer has been announced as the 2013 American League Gold Glove winner at first base.

With Albert Pujols and Mark Teixeira hurt, this award was wide open this year. It's Hosmer's first award, as he beat out the Orioles' Chris Davis and the Rays' James Loney.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 08:42:00 PM

Eric Hosmer, Chris Davis and James Loney have been named finalists for the American League Gold Glove award at first base.

None of them have won the award before, but Hosmer was a finalist last year, which could make him the favorite. Davis' chances could be boosted due to his monster year at the plate, which doesn't make sense but is a reality. The winner will be announced next week.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Eric Hosmer hit a ninth-inning solo home run in the Royals' loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

The shot off Matt Garza gave the Royals their only run of the game. Hosmer has finished this season strong and seems poised for a truly breakout year in 2014.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:48:00 PM

Eric Hosmer delivered an RBI triple in the first inning on Saturday, providing the entirety of the game’s offense in a 1-0 victory over the Tigers.

Hosmer’s triple plated Alex Gordon who led off the game with a single. With his 2-for-4 effort on Saturday, Hosmer is now hitting .305/.359/.453 with 16 homers, 76 RBI and 11 stolen bases on the season. The 23-year-old has made his disappointing 2012 season a distant memory, and should once again be a very popular commodity heading into drafts next spring.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's triumph over Detroit.

Hosmer has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games to bump his average from .294 to .302, though this was his first round-tripper since August 23. He'll have to get hot to exceed his career-high of 19 homers, set in 2011 (Hosmer currently has 15). The first baseman has already set career marks in hits (162) and runs (75).
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Hosmer hit .323 with four home runs, 20 RBI, and 17 runs scored through 31 games in August. While he didn't show much power at all over the first two months of the season, his OPS is now up to .793 for the year.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

After struggling early in the season, Hosmer has really come on strong in the second half. The 23-year-old is now hitting .299/.346/.451 with 15 homers, 63 RBI and 10 swipes on the season. Once again, he'll be an extremely popular commodity on draft day in 2014.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Eric Hosmer reached base in all five plate appearances Friday against the Nationals, going 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored, and two walks.

Hosmer connected for a two-run home run off Gio Gonzalez in the first inning and collected an RBI single in the second. While the 23-year-old was a non-factor through May, he has hit over .300 with at least four home runs and 13 RBI in each of the last three months. And he still has some more time to do damage in August. Congratulations to those who kept the faith in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 12:38:00 AM

Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer, powering the Royals to a 3-0 victory and a sweep of Friday’s twin-bill against the Tigers.

Hosmer also homered earlier in the day to contribute to the first win. He finished the nightcap 2-for-4 and also walked and swiped his 10th base of the season. He’s been on an absolute tear since the All-Star break, hitting .333 (40-for-120) with five homers and 19 RBI in 29 games. He's finally living up to his immense potential, and fantasy owners are reaping the rewards.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Justin Maxwell
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Bruce Chen
5Yordano Ventura
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Tim Collins
4Kelvin Herrera
5Aaron Crow
6Louis Coleman
7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
10Luke Hochevar
11Justin Marks