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Eric Hosmer

24-Year-Old First Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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.298

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RBI

5

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4

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 226   DOB: 10/24/1989   BORN: South Miami, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Hosmer Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Royals in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 18, 2014  –  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 Bur 79 327 280 31 71 24 17 2 5 49 3 2 44 68 0 3 0 .254 .352 .382 .734
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
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 MAJ KC 15 63 57 4 17 4 4 0 0 5 0 1 5 6 0 0 1 .298 .365 .368 .733
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eric Hosmer
3-Year Averages MAJ   146 612 560 72 155 45 27 2 16 72 12 3 47 92 0 4 1 .277 .332 .418 .750

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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
Apr. 19 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .343 .344 .687
Apr. 18 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .365 .368 .733
Apr. 17 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .356 .358 .714
Apr. 16 @Hou 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .364 .367 .731
Apr. 15 @Hou 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .347 .364 .711
Apr. 13 @Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .317 .628
Apr. 12 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .317 .297 .614
Apr. 11 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .333 .684
Apr. 9 TB 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .364 .345 .709
Apr. 8 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .345 .320 .665
Apr. 7 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .360 .364 .724
Apr. 6 CWS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .381 .389 .770
Apr. 5 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .471 .500 .971
Apr. 4 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .462 .545 1.007
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
Mar. 31 @Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 28 0 8 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
Last 14 Days 54 4 15 3 0 0 5 4 6 0 1 1 0 1 .278 .339 .333 .672
Last 30 Days 61 4 17 4 0 0 5 5 6 0 1 1 0 1 .279 .343 .344 .687

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Eric Hosmer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
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
2013217185301.323.442.797
2012182203147.220.308.591
201115291134.237.303.585

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201340668124910.291.451.803
20123534511469.238.385.700
20113715718657.315.531.886

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133084710412.299.461.813
2012253308318.233.375.679
2011245353344.318.441.804

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013315397389.305.435.790
2012282356298.230.344.649
20112783116447.270.486.793
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 Bur 327 280 13.5% 20.8% 0.65 76% .319 .128
2009 19 A Wil 106 97 8.5% 20.8% 0.41 77% .257 .093
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 MAJ KC 63 57 7.9% 9.5% 0.83 89% .333 .070
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eric Hosmer
3-Year Averages MAJ   612 560 7.7% 15% 0.51 84% .308 .141

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2014 Stat Review for Eric Hosmer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.298 AVG
GREAT
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.368 SLG
POOR
.070 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.83 BB/K
ELITE
7.9% BB Rate
AVERAGE
9.5% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.733 OPS
WEAK
.365 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Eric Hosmer (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Gio Gonzalez WAS 6 4 2 4 3 1 0 .667 1.667 2.444
Ervin Santana ATL 9 4 2 7 1 1 2 .444 1.222 1.722
Brandon Morrow TOR 12 6 2 2 0 3 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 11 5 2 4 0 0 0 .455 1.000 1.455
Ivan Nova NY-A 9 4 1 3 0 0 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Zach Stewart ATL 9 4 1 1 0 1 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Jesse Crain HOU 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .833 1.405
Dallas Keuchel HOU 6 4 0 0 0 2 0 .667 .667 1.333
Jerome Williams HOU 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .857 1.286
Andrew Miller BOS 7 4 0 1 0 2 0 .571 .714 1.286

Worst Matchups for Eric Hosmer (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lucas Luetge SEA 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Jason Vargas KC 13 1 0 1 2 3 1 .077 .077 .277
Jose Quintana CHI-A 21 2 0 0 0 7 0 .095 .095 .190
Addison Reed AZ 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Garrett Richards ANA 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
James Shields KC 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Tommy Hunter BAL 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Yu Darvish TEX 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Saunders TEX 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Hosmer was 2-for-4 with two runs scored Wednesday against the Rays.

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Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and one RBI against the Indians on Thursday. He is now batting .303 this spring with six extra-base hits.

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Hosmer and the Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.6 million deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Hosmer is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hosmer went 2-for-4 against the Mariners on Tuesday and notched his ninth multi-hit game of September.

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Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a walk against the Rangers on Sunday and has now hit safely in six-straight games.

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Hosmer reached base all five times he stepped up to the plate, was a triple short of the cycle and went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI, three runs scored and a pair of walks against the Nationals on Friday.

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Hosmer homered in both games of Friday's double-header against the Tigers.

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Hosmer hit his 14th home run of the season in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

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Entering Sunday's game, Hosmer has 65 hits in his last 45 games, including 11 doubles and 10 home runs. Only Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez have more hits than Hosmer in that span, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.