|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||20.00||.285||84.00||80.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||27||6||0|| .241|| .222|| .222|
|vs Bassitt (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||355||97||7|| .326|| .406|| .273|
|12/17/2014||Brett Anderson, SP COL|
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Leonys Martin, CF TEX
|Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
J.P. Crawford, SS PHI
|12/17/2014||Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
|Evan Gattis, C ATL|
|12/17/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC||Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Christian Walker, 1B BAL
Phil Hughes, SP MIN
|Last 10 Games|
Eric Hosmer blasts extra-innings home run in Game 2 win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/4/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3 for 4 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 4-1, 11-inning win over the Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday.
The Royals became the first team to have its first three playoff games reach extra innings Friday after a well-pitched game on each side. However, Hosmer came through with the heroics, slugging a ball over the right-field fence in the top of the 11th to break a 1-1 tie and put the Royals up 2-0. Hosmer, who also went 3 for 4 in the wild-card win, has delivered a .545/.667/1.000 line in 11 at-bats over his first three postseason gams. The series moves to Kansas City Sunday.
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.
|2014 summary: Not only did a power breakout elude Eric Hosmer yet again in 2014, but he finished the year with his lowest home run total to date. It didn't help that Hosmer missed more than a month with a fractured hand, and he did manage to bang out a career-high 35 doubles. Still, a .270/.318/.398 slash line and four steals was only good enough to rank Hosmer 27th among first basemen with at least 400 at-bats in Fantasy points per game (2.34).
Playing time status: Hosmer had played more than 150 games in both 2012 and 2013, so aside from the time missed due to his hand injury, which resulted from a hit by pitch, he has been healthy and durable. Look for Hosmer to provide everyday at-bats for the Royals in 2015.
2015 outlook: Hosmer's decline in home run power isn't the result of bad luck, as he simply didn't hit the ball as far as he did in prior seasons, but he's plenty young enough to reverse the downturn. He will need to do that, because if he is no longer a double-digit steal source, Hosmer has to produce both power and batting average in order to have value for standard mixed league owners. It's not clear that he will, so he's no more than a late-round option.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||TEX||3:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ CLE||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||CIN||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|3/11/15||SD||4:05 pm|| |