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35 Eric Hosmer 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 10/24/1989 | Birthplace: South Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 95/82 | Average Draft Position: 79.70
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Eric Hosmer scratched with hand issue Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from the starting lineup Monday due to his hand injury from Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer is riding a 16-game hitting streak that dates back to June 30. He has hit .272/.319/.385 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 397 at-bats. Billy Butler will take over at first base Monday, with Salvador Perez serving as the designated hitter.


Eric Hosmer showing signs of a resurgence?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/15/2014) So far, the first few months of 2014 have gone for Eric Hosmer about like the first few months of 2013 did: with him shaping up to be one of the biggest disappointments in Fantasy. It started out well enough with him hitting .301 in April, but as we waited for the power to show up, his batting average gradually sank to the .250 range.

Things have picked up in July, though. He has hit safely in all 12 of the Royals' games for the month, batting .426 (20 for 47) with two home runs. It's not enough to right every wrong, but it's a start. And it's especially encouraging given that he had a similar turnaround last season. It came a month earlier, but from June 1 to the end of the season, he hit .318 with 16 home runs and an .862 OPS -- elite numbers, basically.

The most encouraging part? He has seven walks to just four strikeouts so far in July. When at his best, he doesn't strike out much, which certainly wasn't the case in May, when he had 23 strikeouts to six walks, or June, when he had 24 strikeouts to six walks. Maybe he was as discouraged by the lack of power in April as everyone else and began trying a little too hard to correct it.

Whatever the case, I have a hunch he's in for a big second half. He's done it before, after all.


Eric Hosmer gearing up for another second-half run?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer finally seems to be hitting his stride offensively. He's hit safely in 12 July games and carries a 13-game hitting streak into the second half.

Hosmer is batting .412 (21 for 51) with two home runs, five doubles, seven RBI, eight runs, eight walks and one stolen base during his hitting streak. His batting average has increased from .246 to .268 in his last 13 games.

This appears to be the time of year Hosmer heats up since he has a career .310/.367/.475/.842 slash line in July. His second-half career slash line is .293/.348/.442/.791. In the second half last season, Hosmer hit .323 with a .379 on-base percentage, .473 slugging percentage, .852 OPS, eight home runs, 16 doubles and 39 RBI in 69 games.


Eric Hosmer homers, reaches four times in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) 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
(7/8/2014) 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
(7/2/2014) 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. 


Hitters to start in Week 14


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/29/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 14 (June 30-July 6)? Mike Zunino, Eric Hosmer, Neil Walker, Brock Holt, Brad Miller and Steve Pearce might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Royals working on Eric Hosmer's timing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) 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.


Eric Hosmer knocks third home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-5 win over the Indians Tuesday.

Hosmer has struggled to find his power stroke this season, but Tuesday's home run was his second in three games. He has hit .259/.297/.369 with three home runs and 29 RBI in 263 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer clubs second home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 5 with his second home run of the season in his team's 8-4 win over the Yankees Saturday.

Hosmer's power has been virtually nonexistant this season, with his only other home run coming on May 5, but he was able to extend his team's lead to five runs with his seventh-inning solo shot. He owns a .259/.298/.361 line in 255 at-bats.


Royals name Dale Sveum as new hitting coach


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) The Royals have named Dale Sveum as the team's new hitting coach, according to the Kansas City Star.

The Royals have been one of the biggest disappointments on offense. The team is currently last in the majors with 21 home runs. While they feature the lowest strikeout rate in the league, the team is also near the bottom of the league in walk rate. The Royals' team on-base percentage is just .306, one of the lowest figures in the league.

Nearly every player on the club has declined offensively. After a strong spring, Mike Moustakas was demoted to the minors. Both Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer have each only hit one home run. Sveum will now be tasked with turning around those players.


Eric Hosmer collects four hits in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 4 for 7 with one RBI and two runs scored in his team's 7-4, 13-inning win over the Angels Saturday.

Hosmer picked up four hits in a game for the first time since April 22, but he's still looking to add some power to his numbers after knocking just one home run thus far. He has hit .289/.332/.391 with 22 RBI in 197 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer drives in three runs vs. White Sox Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 4 with a walk, a double and three RBI in his team's 7-6 loss to the White Sox Monday.

Hosmer opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning, then he gave his team a 6-4 lead with an RBI single in the fourth. He hadn't driven in a run in his previous eight games before racking up three RBI Monday. Hosmer has hit .292/.335/.399 with one home run and 21 RBI in 178 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer remains sizzling in defeat of Mariners


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has just one home run this season, but that hasn't prevented him from being productive. His torrid run continued Friday night in Seattle with his third three-hit game in the last five and a sacrifice fly.

Hosmer has 12 hits in his last 22 at-bats to raise his batting average from .286 to .326. He is on pace to hit a whopping 60 doubles this season.


Eric Hosmer drives in four in big win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer continues to find his swing, as he put together his second three-hit game in the last three Wednesday against the Padres.

Hosmer accounted for much of the offense in an 8-0 win, driving in four runs. He drove runs with each of his hits, as he finished the game 3 for 4, with one run scored.

Hosmer is now hitting .306 with 17 RBI in 33 games, with seven of those runs driven in coming over the last three games. He has a .349 on-base percentage and .425 slugging percentage in 134 at-bats as well.  


Better times ahead for Eric Hosmer


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/6/2014) Safe to say that after the first month of the season, Eric Hosmer isn't where anybody hoped he'd be -- myself included after labeling him a "breakout" coming into the season. But his home run Monday should serve as a reminder of how dramatically he turned things around at about this time last season.

As of now, he's batting .296 with one home run and 12 doubles. Through May 5 last season, he was batting .259 with zero home runs and only four doubles. And his numbers didn't really take off for another month. From June 1 forward, he was basically Freddie Freeman, hitting .318 with 16 home runs and 26 doubles.

Just a little perspective for all you Hosmer owners out there. Granted, players don't typically follow the same pattern of production year after year, but Hosmer has recovered from far worse and, aside from the home runs, isn't entirely off pace right now.

I recently dropped him behind Anthony Rizzo in my first base rankings, which places him 15th among first basemen, but it's more an indication of Rizzo's stock rising than Hosmer's falling.


Eric Hosmer finally connects for first home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had three hits in six at-bats, including a two-run single and solo home run, during a 6-5 loss Monday against the Padres. It was his first home run of the season and gave the Royals a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning.

"It was huge," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "I was sitting there thinking this was the perfect time for Hoz to hit his first home run and he did."

Hosmer has been on a nice run since mid-April. He is batting .318 (28 for 88) with a .466 slugging percentage, .813 OPS, one home run, 10 doubles and 12 RBI in his last 21 games.


Eric Hosmer doubles twice in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI in his team's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays Wednesday.

Hosmer opened up the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before bringing another runner home with a fourth-inning double. His power has been lacking this season, as he has yet to hit a home run, but he's still turned in a .301/.354/.388 line in 103 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer collects four hits in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three runs scored in his team's 8-2 win over the Indians Tuesday.

It was the first four-hit game of the season for Hosmer, who has yet to connect on a home run. He owns a .311/.363/.392 line and six RBI in 74 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer lacking power in early part of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 4 in his team's 10-1 loss to the Twins Friday.

Hosmer has suffered through a power outage in the early part of the season, hitting .273/.351/.333 in 33 at-bats. He has yet to hit a home run in nine games this season, and he hasn't smacked an extra-base hit since April 4. Hosmer has been good for between 14 and 19 home runs in his first three major-league seasons.


Royals announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) The Royals released their lineup for opening day against the Tigers. Right fielder Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff, and he will be followed by second baseman Omar Infante, first baseman Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Royals, Eric Hosmer avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has avoided arbitration with the club.

Hosmer is set to make $3.6 million next season. He's coming off a season in which he hit .302/.353/.448 in 623 at-bats.


Eric Hosmer wins first Gold Glove


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer won his first career Gold Glove Tuesday night in the American League. Hosmer joined Alex Gordon among Gold Glove winners for the Royals. 

Hosmer beat out Tampa Bay's James Loney and Baltimore's Chris Davis for the award. Hosmer hit .302 this season for the Royals over 623 at-bats with 17 home runs and a career-high 79 RBI. 


American League Gold Glove finalists announced


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The American League nominees are:

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Salvador Perez, Kansas City; Matt Wieters, Baltimore

First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore; Eric Hosmer, Kansas City; James Loney, Tampa Bay

Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York, Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay

Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; Manny Machado, Baltimore

Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City; Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay; J.J. Hardy, Baltimore

Left Field: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland; Andy Dirks, Detroit; Alex Gordon, Kansas City

Center Field: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City; Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; Adam Jones, Baltimore

Right Field: Nick Markakis, Baltimore; Josh Reddick, Oakland; Shane Victorino, Boston

Pitcher: Mark Buehrle, Toronto; R.A. Dickey, Toronto; Doug Fister, Detroit


Eric Hosmer on bench for season finale


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) The Royals did not include Eric Hosmer in their final starting lineup for the 2013 season. Salvador Perez started at first base in Hosmer's place at the White Sox.

Hosmer has hit .302 with 17 home runs and 79 RBI this season.