|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||20.00||.285||84.00||80.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||46||12||1|| .271|| .413|| .261|
|vs Porcello (Career)||16||5||2|| .688||.368||.313|
|vs RHP||261||71||5|| .326|| .391|| .272|
|Last 10 Games|
|Eric Hosmer homers, reaches four times in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer reached base four times Wednesday, in a 5-4 win over the Rays.
Hosmer extended his hitting streak to nine games by going 1 for 2 with a home run, but he did extra damage without swinging the bat. Hosmer walked four times and scored twice in the win.
Hosmer has struggled through the first half of the season, but is hitting .400 with eight walks over his last nine games. He is hitting .260/.310/.366 in 369 at-bats overall.
|Manager: Eric Hosmer has 'power surge' on horizon |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Ned Yost has no crystal ball, but he sees some home runs coming off the bat of Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer in the near future.
"The timing is starting to get there," Yost told MLB Network Radio. "I think we're gonna see a real power surge from him in the weeks to come."
Hosmer hasn't had a power surge this season aside from a three-homer explosion during one week in early June. He has not gone yard since over a period of 20 games. The result is a disappointing slugging percentage of .353, though he does own a seven-game hitting streak in which he is 11 for 29.
|Slumping Eric Hosmer puts together four-hit game |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/2/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer put together his first two-hit game in more than a month Tuesday, in a 10-2 loss to the Twins.
Hosmer strung four singles together to go 4 for 4 in the loss, without an RBI or run scored to show for it. He improve his batting line to .254/.295/.351 with the performance.
|Royals working on Eric Hosmer's timing |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/24/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 0 for 12 over the weekend against the Mariners and has not drawn a walk in his last 44 at-bats. "It's a matter of getting his timing down," manager Ned Yost told MLB Network Radio. "[Hitting coach] Dale Sveum and him have worked on some adjustments so he's ready to strike quicker."
Hosmer is hitting .248/.287/.354, with four homers and 35 RBI in 314 at-bats.
Porcello outpitches Shields, Tigers beat Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Rick Porcello has an AL-leading 12 wins and a 3.39 ERA for the first-place Detroit Tigers. His manager believes that's good enough for the right-hander to be on the All-Star team.
Porcello outduels Shields, Tigers take down Royals
Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night.
Porcello outduels Shields, Tigers beat Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night.
Tigers edge Royals, stretch out Central lead
Anibal Sanchez tossed seven stingy innings, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera drove in runs and the Detroit Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Sanchez helps Tigers squeak out 2-1 win over KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was feeling ill even before Friday night's game against Kansas City, so he told bench coach Gene Lamont in the second inning that he was heading upstairs.
|Eric Hosmer began 2013 much like his 2012 season ended -- with him struggling to regain the approach that made him a formidable presence as a rookie in 2011. Hosmer hit just .261 with a .333 slugging percentage, .653 OPS, one home run and 16 RBI through the first two months last season. Then, the baseball gods delivered Hosmer the jolt he needed. The Royals fired hitting coach Jack Maloof, replacing him with George Brett and Pedro Grifol. The duo simplified Hosmer's approach, sparking a turnaround. Hosmer would hit .318 with a .367 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage, .862 OPS, 16 home runs, 26 doubles, 63 RBI and 68 runs over his final 109 games. After averaging 11.1 Fantasy points through the first nine scoring periods, Hosmer averaged 21 Fantasy points over the final 17. Despite the sluggish start, Hosmer finished with career bests in batting average (.302), on-base percentage (.353), OPS (.801), RBI (79), doubles (34) and runs (86). He also finished as the seventh-highest scoring Fantasy first baseman. Hosmer might not fit the typical mold of what we envision for a high-end Fantasy first baseman because his home run totals are lacking, but he got the job done last season and should be an early round Fantasy pick in 2014.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/13/14||DET||2:10 pm||Justin Verlander|
|7/18/14||@ BOS||7:10 pm|| |
|7/19/14||@ BOS||7:10 pm|| |
|7/20/14||@ BOS||1:35 pm|| |
|7/21/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm|| |
|7/22/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm|| |
|7/23/14||@ CHW||2:10 pm|| |