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Eric Hosmer

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

AVG

.275

HR

18

RBI

76

R

62

SB

5

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

What feels like a career season for Hosmer was really more like a return to where he was in 2013 with a worse surrounding cast. The high average, high OBP and solid slugging percentage Hosmer put up i...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 10/24/1989   BORN: South Miami, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Hosmer Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year deal with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

August 27, 2016  –  Eric Hosmer News

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Eric Hosmer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 R IDA 3 14 11 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .364 .533 .545 1.078
2009 19 A WIL 27 106 97 9 20 5 2 2 1 10 0 0 9 22 0 0 0 .206 .280 .299 .579
2009 19 A BUR 79 327 280 31 71 24 17 2 5 49 3 2 44 68 0 3 0 .254 .352 .382 .734
2010 20 A WIL 87 375 325 48 115 42 29 6 7 51 11 1 44 39 0 4 2 .354 .429 .545 .974
2010 20 AA NOR 50 211 195 39 61 30 14 3 13 35 3 1 15 27 0 0 1 .313 .365 .615 .980
2011 21 AAA OMA 26 118 98 21 43 8 5 0 3 15 3 0 19 16 0 1 0 .439 .525 .582 1.107
2011 21 MAJ KC 128 563 523 66 153 49 27 3 19 78 11 5 34 82 0 5 1 .293 .334 .465 .799
2012 22 MAJ KC 152 598 535 65 124 38 22 2 14 60 16 1 56 95 0 5 2 .232 .304 .359 .663
2013 23 MAJ KC 159 680 623 86 188 54 34 3 17 79 11 4 51 100 1 4 1 .302 .353 .448 .801
2014 24 AAA OMA 2 11 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .600 .964
2014 24 MAJ KC 131 547 503 54 136 45 35 1 9 58 4 2 35 93 0 6 3 .270 .318 .398 .716
2015 25 MAJ KC 158 667 599 98 178 56 33 5 18 93 7 3 61 108 1 3 3 .297 .363 .459 .822
2016 26 MAJ KC 127 534 487 62 134 42 23 1 18 76 5 2 43 102 0 3 1 .275 .333 .437 .770
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3-Year Averages     149 630 575 79 167 51 34 3 14 76 7 3 49 100 0 4 2 .290 .346 .433 .779
Career  (View All)     855 3,589 3,270 431 913 284 174 15 95 444 54 17 280 580 2 26 11 .279 .336 .429 .764

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Eric Hosmer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 26 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .437 .770
Aug. 25 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .332 .431 .763
Aug. 24 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .433 .766
Aug. 23 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .435 .768
Aug. 21 Min 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .334 .438 .772
Aug. 20 Min 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .330 .433 .763
Aug. 19 Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .329 .433 .762
Aug. 18 Min 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .329 .436 .765
Aug. 17 @Det 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .274 .330 .438 .768
Aug. 16 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .327 .427 .754
Aug. 15 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .327 .422 .749
Aug. 14 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .331 .426 .757
Aug. 13 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .332 .429 .761
Aug. 12 @Min 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .335 .432 .767
Aug. 11 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .336 .433 .769
Aug. 10 CWS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .336 .434 .770
Aug. 9 CWS 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .338 .439 .777
Aug. 7 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .338 .439 .777
Aug. 6 Tor 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280 .338 .441 .779
Aug. 5 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .335 .439 .774
Aug. 4 @TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .338 .444 .782
Aug. 3 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .336 .441 .777
Aug. 2 @TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .337 .444 .781
Aug. 1 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .336 .443 .779
Jul. 31 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .339 .448 .787
Jul. 30 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .340 .442 .782
Jul. 29 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .340 .446 .786
Jul. 28 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .341 .440 .781
Jul. 27 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .345 .444 .789
Jul. 26 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .345 .448 .793
Last 7 Games 26 3 8 1 0 1 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .462 .862
Last 14 Games 55 7 14 3 0 3 12 5 8 0 1 0 1 1 .255 .311 .473 .784
Last 30 Games 116 12 26 4 0 5 22 10 21 1 1 0 1 1 .224 .283 .388 .671

Eric Hosmer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 124 3
2015 154 1 1 1
2014 130
2013 158 1 1 1
2012 148 3 3
2011 127

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Eric Hosmer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016153176281.242.399.670
2015244264304.279.398.730
2014148112162.264.378.676

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163304411454.288.445.804
20153557214633.310.501.885
2014355437422.273.406.732

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016229315444.293.419.781
20152865110494.311.510.894
2014242225232.219.347.607

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162543012291.256.441.745
2015313478443.284.412.757
2014261324352.318.444.815
Eric Hosmer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R IDA 14 11 21.4% 14.3% 1.50 82% .444 .181
2009 19 A WIL 106 97 8.5% 20.8% 0.41 77% .257 .093
2009 19 A BUR 327 280 13.5% 20.8% 0.65 76% .319 .128
2010 20 A WIL 375 325 11.7% 10.4% 1.13 88% .387 .191
2010 20 AA NOR 211 195 7.1% 12.8% 0.56 86% .310 .302
2011 21 AAA OMA 118 98 16.1% 13.6% 1.19 84% .506 .143
2011 21 MAJ KC 563 523 6% 14.6% 0.41 84% .318 .172
2012 22 MAJ KC 598 535 9.4% 15.9% 0.59 82% .258 .127
2013 23 MAJ KC 680 623 7.5% 14.7% 0.51 84% .338 .146
2014 24 AAA OMA 11 10 9.1% 27.3% 0.33 70% .333 .300
2014 24 MAJ KC 547 503 6.4% 17% 0.38 82% .317 .128
2015 25 MAJ KC 667 599 9.1% 16.2% 0.56 82% .338 .162
2016 26 MAJ KC 534 487 8.1% 19.1% 0.42 79% .316 .162
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3-Year Averages     630 575 7.8% 15.9% 0.49 83% .332 .143
Career     3,589 3,270 7.8% 16.2% 0.48 82% .315 .150

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2016 Stat Review for Eric Hosmer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.275 AVG
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79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.316 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.437 SLG
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.162 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.1% BB Rate
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19.1% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.770 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
GOOD

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Eric Hosmer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer and a walk in a win against the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Hosmer is only hitting .192/.246/.292 since winning the All-Star Game MVP.

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Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Rangers.

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Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his 14th of the year, in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.

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Hosmer went 0-for-4 against the Angels on Tuesday night, lowering his slash line to .223/.277/.298 over the last 30 days.

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Hosmer is not in the lineup Sunday against Seattle, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a walk and three RBI in Friday’s 10-3 victory against the Tigers.

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Hosmer went 1-for-2 with two walks in Tuesday's 9-1 loss to the Orioles.

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Hosmer went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in Tuesday’s game against the Rays.

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Hosmer hit his 10th home run as part of a 2-for-4 game with three RBI in Monday’s win over the Rays.

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Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

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Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-7 victory over the White Sox.

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Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and four RBI in Friday's 7-5 victory over the White Sox.

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Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the first game of a doubleheader against the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon.

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Hosmer went 2-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season Sunday versus Seattle.

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Hosmer went 3-for-4 against the Angels on Wednesday, but his two-run homer in the first-inning accounted for all the Royals' scoring in a 4-2 loss.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Hosmer's counting stats suffered a significant drop-off in his 2014 season, but this can be partially attributed to a stress fracture in his hand that cost him most of August. Though many thought the first baseman was poised for a breakout season, he ended up posting career-lows in home runs (nine), RBI (58), runs (54) and steals (four). His batting average dipped 32 points from the season before, but some bad luck was to blame, as he recorded his lowest BABIP (.312) since the 2012 season. By the time Hosmer was able to get hot in the playoffs, it was too late for fantasy owners, but a .983 postseason OPS is cause for optimism heading into 2015. His 83.4% contact rate was right in line with his career average, but his line drive rate dropped over five points to 16.9%. Prospective fantasy owners are surely hoping he'll square up the ball a little bit better in his age-25 season, and if he can do that, it wouldn't be overly surprising to see him return close to the .801 OPS he posted in 2013.

2014

Who knows what exactly George Brett said to Hosmer when he took over as the Royals' interim hitting coach, but whatever it was, it marked the turning point for the young first baseman and transformed him from a struggling hitter barely able to maintain a .250 average to a .300 hitter with strong gap power and the added ability to hit the long ball. Even after Brett stepped down, Hosmer continued to rake and batted over .300 in each of the final four months of the season with 16 home runs in that span. At just 24 years old, Hosmer has so much more ahead of him. If he can simply maintain his current level of plate discipline and contact rates, the power should continue to develop, giving him a very strong chance to elevate his game to a higher level worthy of an eventual place among the top-10 at the first base position.

2013

Last season quickly became one to forget for the now 23-year-old Hosmer, who failed to build on his rookie season success. Though he showed some flashes of power in the early goings, Hosmer struggled to keep his batting average above .220 for the first two months and found himself in a hole from which he just could not dig himself out. He pressed at the plate, saw his strikeout totals increase, and failed to make clean contact. He had moments during the second half where it looked like he had the potential to work his way out of his struggles, but ultimately he failed and finished the year with a .232/.304/.359 slash line and his ISO dropped nearly 50 points from his rookie year. Most of Hosmer's struggles stemmed from mental hurdles, an unusually low .255 BABIP, and a shoulder issue that occurred early in the year which apparently lingered until he was shut down in mid-September, so there is definitely hope that he shrugs off the poor sophomore campaign. His price tag on draft day should be significantly lower in 2013, which could turn him into one of the better bargains this year.

2012

Hosmer spent nearly a month at Triple-A Omaha before he was unleashed on the American League to show what all the hype was about. He finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting as he posted 19 home runs, drove in 78 runs, hit .293 and even stole 11 bases. He possesses a disciplined eye at the plate with an ability to drive the ball for power, which should serve him well for seasons to come. The only concern for fantasy owners is that there may be too much hype surrounding the 22-year-old, and he may not be able to fulfill many lofty expectations. Hosmer should make strides in 2012 toward establishing himself as the face of the Royals organization.

2011

Hosmer is the clear-cut first baseman of the future for the Royals, and it seems the future remains a year away. With Billy Butler holding things down at first and the team going nowhere in the immediate future, the Royals aren't in a hurry to get Hosmer to the majors and start his service clock. The 21-year-old has more than held his own at every level and looks to be a bright spot for an organization that is going through some dark times.

2010

Hosmer had vision problems that led to a miserable hitting campaign for the 2008 first-round draft pick (No. 3 overall). He's a left-handed hitter with raw power and overall upside, but it may take some time and lots of at-bats to reach that potential. He needs time to refine his mechanics and work on his stroke with his newly corrected vision (he had corrective surgery after the season). Hosmer's overall bat speed is evident, but he needs to learn to recognize pitches and be more patient at the plate. He could be ready by late 2012, but probably not much sooner. His draft position alone dictates that the Royals will be patient and give him every chance to succeed at lower levels before they expose him to the highest quality pitching, but he'll need to regain his confidence in 2010.

2009

The Royals drafted Hosmer third overall out of high school in the 2008 amateur draft, but his inaugural professional season was truncated to 11 at-bats because questions arose as to whether he signed his contract before the deadline. Despite this, he is already being labeled as one of the organization's top hitting prospects. He has a big league body (6-3, 210) and can hit for both power and average, but Hosmer could still start the season at rookie ball because of his lack of playing time last summer.