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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #35

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
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Eric Hosmer smashed his fourth home run of the season on Sunday, leading the Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Mariners in Seattle.
Hosmer's blast off Vidal Nuno capped off the game's scoring in the eighth inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-4. He has been mighty impressive through the first month of the 2016 campaign, slashing .333/.374/.538 with four long balls and nine RBI. May 1 - 8:27 PM

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Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double versus the Angels on Wednesday.

Hosmer's two were the Royals' only extra-base hits of the night. He's been off to a great start, with a .333 average and three homers among his nine extra-base hits, but since Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain have done a poor job of getting on base, he has just eight RBI.
Apr 28 - 3:14 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Astros on Thursday.

Hosmer's two-run double in the sixth inning sparked a five-run frame that broke the game open. He's 9-for-21 (.429) in his last five games, raising his season line to .343/.395/.429. He's still looking for his first home run, but that's about the only complaint that can be levied against the 26-year-old at this point.
Apr 14 - 10:56 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 and drove home a run as the Royals outlasted the Mets 4-3 in a World Series rematch on Opening Night in Kansas City on Sunday.

Hosmer got the Royals on the board in the first inning with a run-scoring single away from the shift that plated Mike Moustakas (who had reached base on a costly error in right field by Yoenis Cespedes). Hosmer took advantage of the shift a second time later in the ballgame when he dropped down a bunt to the left side and slid in safely at first base ahead of a weak throw from David Wright. The 26-year-old is a five-category contributor at first base and should be in store for a terrific 2016 campaign.
Apr 4 - 12:12 AM

Eric Hosmer socked a solo homer in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

It was his third Cactus League homer. Hosmer posted a career-high .822 OPS last season while tallying 93 RBI, but he has yet to reach 20 home runs in a season. His stock is already on the rise in fantasy leagues, but adding some power would certainly help him stand out more among first base options.
Mar 24 - 7:05 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks.

Hosmer had two of the team's six hits against Rubby De La Rosa and company, managing the only extra-base hit for the blue side in the process. With the two-hit afternoon, Hosmer is now batting .400 with a 1.154 OPS this spring. Hosmer quietly had his best offensive year to date in 2015, batting .297/.363/.459 with 18 homers, 93 RBI and 98 runs scored. The 26-year-old is off to a good start in hopes of continuing such success in 2016.
Mar 12 - 5:53 PM

Eric Hosmer keyed a critical rally in the ninth inning on Sunday as the Royals came-from-behind to beat the Mets in Game 5 of the World Series to secure their second title in franchise history.

As a team, the Royals were only able to muster four singles through eight scoreless innings against Matt Harvey, but the tide changed when Lorenzo Cain led off the ninth inning with a walk. After he deftly swiped second base, Hosmer delivered an RBI double to get them on the board. He advanced on a ground ball and then darted home on a ground ball to third base as David Wright threw to a first. A decent throw from Lucas Duda would have nailed him and extended the series, but it was way off target and Hosmer was able to dive in safely with the tying run. He finishes the postseason hitting just .212/.236/.288, though he came through when it mattered most and drove home 17 runs.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday's 7-1 win in Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets.

Hosmer rapped an RBI single off Mets starter Jacob deGrom with two outs in the fifth inning. It made the score 3-1. The Royals first baseman would come around to score on a Mike Moustakas single later in the frame. With the two RBI, Hosmer has now 15 this postseason. The two hits were his first of this World Series.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:12:00 PM

The Royals are using their standard lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets on Wednesday.

Coming off a thrilling 14-inning victory in Game 1, Royals manager Ned Yost isn't making any changes. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will start for the Royals while Jacob deGrom is on the hill for the Mets.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Eric Hosmer drove home Lorenzo Cain from first base with an RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Royals to a pennant-clinching 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the ALCS.

The real hero of the play though was Lorenzo Cain, who sped around the bases and took advantage of Jose Bautista throwing the ball in to second base by scampering home. Hosmer has had a bit of a rough time at the plate this postseason, hitting just .222/.234/.311, but he continues to come through in clutch situations and has driven home 11 runs.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:35:00 AM

The Royals are using their standard lineup for Monday's Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays.

No surprises here, as manager Ned Yost will trot out his normal starting nine. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will be toeing the bump for the Royals opposite of Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. The Royals are looking to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven affair.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI double as the Royals topped the Blue Jays to take Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday in Kansas City.

Hosmer's run-scoring double off LaTroy Hawkins in the eighth inning just missed being a three-run home run by a matter of inches. While he's hitting just .200/.200/.360 in the postseason, his hits have been timely, with a homer and six RBI to his name.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:23:00 PM

The Royals will be using the same lineup as they did in Game 4 for Wednesday's Game 5 ALDS showdown with the Astros.

Manager Ned Yost is opting to stick with the same lineup that earned the club a comeback victory in Game 4 on Monday. Game 5's complete lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will take the ball for the Royals while Collin McHugh toes the rubber for the Astros. The winner of Game 5 will move on to the ALCS to face the winner of the Rangers-Blue Jays series.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Royals' ALDS Game 4 win over the Astros.

Hosmer was retired in his first three at-bats of the afternoon, but he hit an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run in the Royals' big five-run eighth inning and then the 25-year-old first baseman cranked a two-run shot for insurance in the top of the ninth. It was a remarkable comeback for the visiting Royals. This best-of-five will be decided on Wednesday in Kansas City.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in Friday's win over the Twins.

Hosmer drove in his lone run of the game via a fielder's choice in the third inning. He's hitting .299/.364/.461 with 18 homers and 92 RBI as the regular season winds its way down. Obviously, his bat will have more to say once the postseason commences.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Danny Duffy
6Chien-Ming Wang
7Tim Collins
8Miguel Almonte