Kansas City Royals
2014 Avg.
.298
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Eric Hosmer
Born  10/24/1989
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  35
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/17/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Kansas City 1B Eric Hosmer is just 1-for-10 versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Hosmer is batting a respectable .286, but is still looking for his first home run. Avoid him on Thursday.
 
4/6/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale has fanned Eric Hosmer eight times in 25 at-bats.
Insight: Hosmer has gone 5-for-14 (.357) in 2014 but he's still looking for his first homer. He's unlikely to get it off Sale, who has limited Hosmer to six hits (five singles) in 25 at-bats (.240).
 
9/29/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has struggled against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, Sunday's scheduled starter.
Insight: After a down year in 2012 and a poor start to this season, Hosmer has really turned things around and become a strong all-around fantasy first baseman. He has hit .302 with 17 homers, 79 RBI, 86 runs, 15 steals and an .801 OPS, but he's unlikely to end his season on a high note Sunday.
 
9/8/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer's 15 homers and 52 RBI since June 13 equate to 30 and 105 over 162 games.
Insight: Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer Sunday against the Tigers and is hitting .302 with 16 longballs, 73 RBI and an .808 OPS this season.
 
8/22/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been limited to two hits in 18 at-bats against Jose Quintana of the White Sox.
Insight: Hosmer has struck out five times against the Chicago left-hander. The first baseman has had a nice bounce-back campaign, hitting .296 with 14 homers, 59 RBI, 64 runs, 10 steals and a .786 OPS, but fantasy owners can avoid this matchup.
 
8/16/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a home run in both games of a doubleheader Friday at Detroit, giving him 14 this season.
Insight: That's as many home runs as he had all of last season. After hitting .274 with one homer over his first 61 games this season, Hosmer has 13 longballs to go with a .317 average over his last 57.
 
8/3/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will get a rare start in the outfield as Kansas City squeezes DH Billy Butler into the lineup at first base against the Mets in New York.
Insight: Hosmer appeared in three games as a right fielder in 2012. He has been swinging a hot bat and we have seen his batting average rise to .285 with 11 HR and 47 RBI.
 
7/27/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a .321 average in 112 at-bats against lefties this season, but he struggles against Chris Sale of the White Sox.
Insight: Hosmer also had poor career numbers against Friday's starter Jose Quintana, another lefty, and he ended up going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He's just 3-for-18 (.167) with seven K against Sale and should be benched Saturday.
 
Hot7/26/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has picked up just two hits in 15 at-bats (.133) against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: The lefty-swinging Hosmer actually has a .333 average in 108 at-bats against left-handers this season, but Quintana is one lefty he doesn't hit well against.
 
Hot7/25/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, George Brett is stepping down as the Royals hitting coach to return to the vice president of baseball operations role.
Insight: Hosmer hit .309 with 11 doubles, 10 homers, 31 RBI and an .880 OPS under Brett's tutelage after knocking just one ball out of the park all season prior to the team bringing the Royals legend.
 
Hot7/14/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has gone 6-for-16 (.375) with two homers, five RBI and four walks against Indians hurler Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Hosmer is hitting .341 with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and a 1.013 OPS over his last 22 games.
 
Hot7/4/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has homered six times in his last nine games.
Insight: Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, two runs and a walk Thursday against the Indians and is batting .308 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 32 games since George Brett took over as Kansas City's hitting coach.
 
Hot7/4/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is red hot and has a favorable matchup Thursday.
Insight: Hosmer is hitting .302 with seven homers and an .880 OPS in 135 plate appearances since George Brett took over as Kansas City's hitting coach. He's also 5-for-14 with two homers, five RBI and three walks versus Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
 
Hot7/4/2013 9:57:00 AM
Description: It's time to remove that interim tag from George Brett. The Royals hitting coach has worked his magic with first baseman Eric Hosmer.
Insight: Brett took over the job on May 30. Since then, Hosmer is hitting .302 with seven homers and an .880 OPS in 135 plate appearances. He batted .261 with a measly one home run and a .656 OPS in 194 plate appearances prior to Brett joining the coaching staff. Brett actually insisted on the interim tag while he decides if coaching is something he wants to do full time.
 
6/22/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is just 1-for-12 (.083) versus Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Hosmer (.277, 3 HR, 27 RBI) has gone 5-for-8 over the past two games, so we'd like to believe he's starting to find his swing and this unfavorable matchup will be an excellent test. If he's successful on Saturday fantasy owners may be able to put him back in lineups.
 
6/21/2013 11:02:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit just his third homer of the season Friday against the White Sox.
Insight: Hosmer went 2-for-4 in the game and is batting .316 in June. However, he won't be a fantasy option unless his power returns.
 
6/18/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is 5-for-11 with two homers, four RBI and three walks in his career against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Hosmer has displayed an incredible lack of power this season, hitting just two homers in 243 at-bats. He at least has raised his average from .232 to .272 since 2012, but his OPS is under .700 for the second straight season. That's not what fantasy owners are looking for in a first baseman, but if you do own Hosmer, Tuesday could be a nice day.
 
6/1/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a stolen base Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Hosmer is batting .270 with four steals, but that's all he offers fantasy owners. He has just one homer and 16 RBI in 51 games.
 
5/9/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer finally hit his first homer of the season Thursday against the Orioles.
Insight: Hosmer had an excellent rookie season, hitting .293 with 19 homers, 78 RBI, 11 steals and 66 runs in 128 games, but he has been a disappointment since last year, when he batted .232. This year, he's hitting a solid .277, but with no power.
 
4/29/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has five hits in eight at-bats against Cleveland right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez with a pair of homers and a 2.102 OPS.
Insight: Hosmer is batting .266 and hasn't hit a home run yet this season. The first baseman hit 14 last year and 19 in his rookie season, but with an OPS under .700 he's not a viable everyday fantasy option. Monday, however, he's worth a one-time flier.
 

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