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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #35

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 finished 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's game in Oakland.
It's the second consecutive season Hosmer has reached 20 homers after failing to reach the plateau in each of his first five campaigns in the majors. He has a chance to surpass his career-high 25 homers set last season, but he'll be hard-pressed to better his 104 RBI from 2016. Aug 16 - 1:53 AM

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 and belted a solo home run in a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

His first-inning dinger off James Shields got his team off on the right track. After turning in a .266 batting average a year ago he is up to .312/.371/.493 with 19 home runs, 62 RBI and 72 runs scored in 116 games in 2017.
Aug 12 - 11:23 PM

Eric Hosmer homered for the second straight game Monday in the Royals' loss to the Cardinals.

Hosmer took Carlos Martinez deep for a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Royals were already down big at that point. The impending free agent first baseman is slashing .315/.371/.498 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 111 games this year for Kansas City.
Aug 7 - 11:09 PM

Eric Hosmer clubbed his 17th home run of the season on Sunday as the Royals salvaged the second game of a doubleheader against the Mariners.

His solo blast in the sixth inning increased the Royals' advantage to 5-1. Hosmer also singled twice in the contest, finishing the day 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. He's hitting a robust .316/.372/.493 with 17 bombs and 60 RBI on the season.
Aug 6 - 9:10 PM

Eric Hosmer went 5-for-6 with a grand slam, five runs, six RBI and a stolen base as his team crushed the Tigers on Wednesday.

He blasted a grand slam off reliever Warwick Saupold in the Royals' nine-run seventh-inning outburst. Hosmer singled four times in the ballgame, two of which drove in runs. He scored every time he reached base. The monster evening boosted his triple slash to .319/.375/.501 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI on the season.
Jul 27 - 1:07 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Royals bombarded the Tigers 16-4 on Thursday.

Hosmer got all of a solo homer in the third inning, taking Tigers starter Michael Fulmer out for a 444-foot blast. It was perhaps a metaphor for the game itself, as the Royals pounded Fulmer and company at every turn. Hosmer has five multi-hit games in his last nine contests to raise his season line to .315/.372/.493 with 14 homers, 46 RBI and 55 runs scored overall.
Jul 21 - 12:17 AM

Eric Hosmer was hitless over four at-bats with two strikeouts Saturday against the Rangers to snap his 16-game hitting streak.

Hosmer entered the day hitting .391 (25-for-64) with 10 runs scored, four homers and 12 RBI during his impressive run, but left-hander Cole Hamels was too tough in this pitcher's duel. He'll look to start a new hitting streak on Sunday, but he faces another tough matchup against Yu Darvish.
Jul 16 - 2:00 AM

Eric Hosmer slugged his 12th home run of the season as the Royals fell to the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.

Hosmer's two-run shot off of Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning provided the entirety of the Royals' offense in the contest. He also collected a pair of singles against the star southpaw, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4. He finishes the first half hitting .318/.374/.492 with 12 homers and 42 RBI.
Jul 9 - 7:22 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's road loss against the Mariners.

The single was good enough to push his hitting streak to 13 games, second-longest active streak in the majors. He is hitting .373 (19-for-51) with nine runs scored, three homers and 10 RBI during the impressive stretch.
Jul 8 - 4:42 AM

Eric Hosmer finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's game against the Twins.

Hosmer finished 6-for-17 with a double, two home runs and six RBI in the four-game set against the Twins, and he has now hit safely in each of his past nine meetings with Minnesota. Hosmer has also hit safely in nine straight overall, going 13-for-36 (.361) with five runs scored, three homers and eight RBI during the impressive span.
Jul 3 - 12:10 AM

Eric Hosmer launched a two-run home run off of rookie Felix Jorge in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Twins.

Hosmer is starting to pick up the pace in the power department. He managed five homers with 21 RBI over his first 60 games, but he has cracked six clouts with 16 RBI over his past 20 outings.
Jul 2 - 1:58 AM

Eric Hosmer socked a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Twins.

Ervin Santana was charged with an error on a potential double play ball in the bottom of the fourth inning and Hosmer made him pay for it. While Hosmer still doesn’t hit many fly balls, he now has five homers in his last 18 games. Thanks in part to an improved contact rate, he’s batting .304/.362/.470 overall.
Jun 30 - 11:23 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Hosmer picked up an RBI single against Francisco Liriano in the fourth inning to give the Royals an early 2-0 lead, but the Blue Jays would come roaring back with a bevy of runs to win by an 8-2 final. The 27-year-old first baseman has put in a sturdy enough season with the bat, hitting .303/.361/.458 with nine homers and 32 RBI in 74 games.
Jun 25 - 5:42 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He went yard with the bases empty against starter Marco Estrada in the fourth inning to put his team ahead 2-1. Hosmer has an even .300 batting average with nine homers, 40 runs and 31 RBI. He's chipped in three stolen bases without getting caught.
Jun 24 - 5:55 PM

Eric Hosmer hit his eighth homer and walked twice versus the Red Sox on Monday.

Thanks to a .308 average, Hosmer's now having one of his better seasons, at least from an OPS perspective. Still, while the power production is getting better, he's currently on pace for just 70 RBI after finishing with 93 in 2015 and 104 last year. It should help now that the Royals are getting a little more OBP from the top of the order.
Jun 20 - 12:50 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Jake Junis
7Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Eric Skoglund
11Miguel Almonte