|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||20.00||.285||84.00||80.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||68||21||1|| .324|| .471|| .309|
|vs Scherzer (Career)||34||7||0|| .265||.243||.206|
|vs RHP||331||89||7|| .322|| .399|| .269|
|09/15/2014||Steve Pearce, 1B BAL|
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Brian Dozier, 2B MIN
|09/14/2014||Jon Gray, RP COL||Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
|09/14/2014||Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Jason Hammel, SP OAK
Chris Archer, SP TB
|Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Jake Petricka, RP CHW
Yunel Escobar, SS TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Eric Hosmer benched Wednesday against Chris Sale |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Royals first baeman Eric Hosmer is sitting Wednesday against White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale as Billy Butler is taking his place.
Hosmer is 6 for 28 against Sale in his career and has just eight homers in 462 at-bats on the season.
|Eric Hosmer showing some life again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/16/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored Monday against the White Sox, which was enough to earn him a mention in my latest blog post chronicling the major happenings in Monday's games.
It doesn't seem like much on its own, but with that performance, he's now batting .321 (9 for 28) with two homers and a 1.049 OPS in his last eight games. Whoop-ti-do.
After the way his season has gone, he'd have to do something Herculean to convince us to draft him as a top 10 first baseman again next year. I'm talking a Ryan Zimmerman-in-2013-type correction so complete that we forget he was having a down year before it, as in a .380 batting average or so and half a dozen home runs. Real craziness.
But as we watch it all unfold, I think it's worth reminding everyone he's only 24. We probably have at least another five years of overreacting to every hot streak, wondering if it's a harbinger of more. And I remain convinced, given his pedigree and those stretches every other year when he appears oh so studly, that one day it will be.
Here's hoping he doesn't have that Herculean finish so we can get him for dirt cheap next year.
|Eric Hosmer collects two hits in first rehab game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. Hosmer collected a pair of hits, finishing 2 for 6 with two RBI while playing first base. He has been sidelined since July 31 with a hand issue.
|Eric Hosmer to begin rehab stint Saturday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/29/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Saturday with Triple-A Omaha, MLB.com reports. Hosmer has been sidelined since July 31 with a hand issue.
|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|
|9/20/14||DET||1:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|9/21/14||DET||2:10 pm||Rick Porcello|
|9/22/14||CLE||6:05 pm|| |
|9/22/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|9/23/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Danny Salazar|
|9/24/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|9/25/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|