|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||21.00||.273||70.00||71.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||7||1||0|| .250|| .143|| .143|
|vs Griffin (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||93||23||1|| .330|| .333|| .247|
|05/14/2013||Fernando Rodney, RP TB|
Michael Cuddyer, RF COL
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
Josh Hamilton, RF LAA
|05/14/2013||Dexter Fowler, CF COL|
Lance Berkman, DH TEX
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Brandon Moss, 1B OAK|
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Adam Dunn, 1B CHW
|05/14/2013||James Shields, SP KC|
B.J. Upton, CF ATL
Brett Anderson, SP OAK
Dan Straily, SP OAK
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
|Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Jim Henderson, RP MIL
Travis Snider, RF PIT
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|Last 10 Games|
|Eric Hosmer finally slugs first homer|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has struggled to get going as the team's primary cleanup hitter, so manager Ned Yost decided to move him back to the fifth spot in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles.
Hosmer responded, slugging his first home run of the season in his 26th start. Hosmer's shot was a two-run shot to left center in the fourth inning, the team's second of the frame. Hosmer finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored in a 6-2 win.
Hosmer has started just 19 games out of the fifth spot in the lineup in his career, but has been productive there. He entered Thursday with a .290 batting average and .900 on-base plus slugging percentage batting behind the cleanup hitter.
|Ned Yost has high hopes for Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Royals manager Ned Yost is considering changes to his current lineup and believes two players could have vastly different roles in the future, the Kansas City Star reports Wednesday.
While Eric Hosmer has spent a lot of time cleaning up for the Royals this year and Mike Moustakas has been lower in the order, Yost has higher hopes for both down the line when they are finally ready.
"I still believe when it all is said and done that (Eric) Hosmer is going to be a three hitter," Yost said, "and that Moose (Moustakas) is going to be a four or five hitter. It just takes time in the big leagues to get yourself established. You’re still projecting younger players who you think are going to be really productive -- Sal (Perez), Moose, Hos and Cain. It just takes time."
Hosmer is heating up in May and already has seven hits in the month over five games to raise his average to .269 with nine RBI. He's yet to homer. Moustakas has been slow to hit all season with an average below the Mendoza line.
|Eric Hosmer still looking for first home run|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had five home runs in 2012 by the time May rolled around. This year, he still has zero homers after 88 plate appearances this season.
Hosmer's start to 2013, which includes a .250/.341/.303 line, no home runs, 10 walks and 19 strikeouts, looks similar to his June performance of his rookie year in 2011, when he hit .253/.312/.293 with no home runs, eight walks and 19 strikeouts in 109 plate appearances. He was able to hit .308/.345/.502 with 14 home runs in 348 plate appearances from July 1 on during his rookie year.
|Eric Hosmer's average quickly approaching .300|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/25/13) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer managed his third double and finished 2 for 5 with one strikeout Thursday at Detroit. Hosmer extended his hitting streak to four games.
Hosmer has managed three multi-hit games during his streak, which has produced a .467 average (7 for 15). Hosmer's batting average has increased from .216 to .288 during his streak.
|Eric Hosmer worth a little patience|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/23/13) Wait a second. Back in March, everyone was so sure Eric Hosmer was in line for a rebound performance because his 2012 season was complete anomaly and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and now, because of what he hasn't done in a span of only 46 at-bats, we're willing to abandon all that? Seems kind of short-sighted to me.
Not that I'm 100 percent convinced he's going to rebound. I never was. But you can bet if I paid a premium for him on Draft Day, I'm giving him more than 46 at-bats to prove his worth.
In addition to some of the encouraging batted-ball trends that Michael Hurcomb pointed out, another reason for optimism with Hosmer is that he has yet to play an uninterrupted week this season. The Royals have already played two series in NL parks, costing them the DH spot for five games. You should at least give Hosmer a chance to get comfortable before you make long-term decisions with him.
Athletics 2, Royals 1
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Growing Hosmer looking to chase away Royals baseball blues
With their best chance to win in years, the Royals need a lot of things to happen -- including, and especially, a big summer from slugger Eric Hosmer. Is this the year the No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 draft will reach his potential and lead the Royals to a crown?
Pettitte, Wells lead Yankees to tight win in Kansas City
Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer and made a long running catch to preserve a 3-2 victory for Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 7
Which hitters are trending in a negative direction? Which upcoming schedules may favor some of your sluggers in Fantasy Week 7? Our Scott White shares his take on all of your bats in his Hit Parade.
|After an impressive rookie showing in which he hit .357 with nine home runs and a .965 OPS in his final 143 at-bats -- numbers that more or less jibe with his minor-league track record -- something went horribly wrong for Eric Hosmer in 2012. At first, the league-wide infatuation with the infield shift seemed to be to blame. He was batting only .204 over the first two months. But even after he made the necessary adjustments, he wasn't back to being the player we saw in 2011, hitting just .246 the rest of the way. His strikeout rate was up. He wasn't driving the ball. In short, he was a mess. Now, he wouldn't be the first high-profile youngster to struggle in his sophomore season. Jason Heyward was just as bad in 2011 before bouncing back in 2012. But Heyward could blame a shoulder injury for his regression. By all accounts, Hosmer was healthy in 2012 -- well, until late September, anyway, when he suffered a tear in his rotator cuff. Who knows how that will affect him going forward? Hosmer is only 23, so with a few minor adjustments, he could tap back into his elite offensive potential and come roaring back in 2013. But as few glimpses as he gave of that potential last year, you'd be taking a leap of faith by investing more than a late-round pick in him. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ OAK||4:05 pm||A.J. Griffin|
|5/20/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/21/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Bud Norris|
|5/22/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|5/23/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Joe Blanton|
|5/24/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/25/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Tommy Hanson|