Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 days ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup Sunday against Detroit, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be a rare day off for Hosmer, the everyday first baseman who served as the DH on Saturday night. Kendrys Morales will DH on Sunday, while Whit Merrifield enters the lineup at first.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 days ago

Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a ninth-inning go-ahead three-run homer in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

After a largely miserable performance in which he struck out three times, Hosmer stepped up when it counted most, blasting a 399-foot shot to right off perennial All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez that plated Paulo Orlando and Cheslor Cuthbert in the ninth to snap a 4-4 tie. The round-tripper was Hosmer's first in nearly two weeks, with his last homer having come on Sep. 11. The 26-year-old has cooled off considerably since a hot start to the season, but his 23 homers and 100 RBI are both career highs.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 weeks ago

Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and a strikeout Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

While Hosmer doesn't have the sheer power of other first basemen, he now has 22 homers, 90 RBI and 74 runs scored on the season and is slashing .275/.339/.447. He's been particularly productive over the last seven days, with seven runs, seven RBI and two homers.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 weeks ago

Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk, four RBI and two runs scored in an 11-5 win over the Twins on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer's blast came in the eighth inning with the Royals already up 8-5, effectively icing the game. It was Hosmer's 21st of the season, already a career-high with still nearly a month left in the season. He's sacrificed average for the power a bit this season, hitting .273, down from .297 a year ago, and striking out a career-high 112 times.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 weeks ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his 20th of the season, and two strikeouts in a 5-2 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer has never been a major power-hitting first baseman, but he has now attained a career high with 20 dingers on the season and is an instrumental piece on a Royals squad that is chasing the second American League wild card slot. He's slashing .273/.336/.433 for the year with 66 runs scored and 81 RBI.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
1 month ago

Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman opened the scoring with a 364-foot shot to left center in the first that drove in Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain. Hosmer has now reached safely in 10 straight games, with four multi-hit efforts over that span. His 18 RBI in August also serve as his second-best total in a month during the 2016 campaign.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
1 month ago

Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer and a walk in a win against the Tigers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It was a big homer, too, a ninth-inning shot that broke a 1-1 tie. Hosmer had been stone cold since the All-Star break, but he's now homered in consecutive games and driven in four runs over the last thee; looks like his bat's waking up just in time for the stretch run.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
1 month ago

Hosmer is only hitting .192/.246/.292 after winning the All-Star Game MVP.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old hit .299/.355/.476 in the season's first half, but his production has since dropped off. One cause for his struggles is a league-leading 61 percent groundball rate.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer's 15th bomb of the season came in the first inning, giving the Royals their only lead of the day in a losing effort. He finished the month by slugging homers in two of his last three games, and he's now slashing .280/.339/.448 on the year.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his 14th of the year, in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting 10 longballs in the first two months of the season, Hosmer has sent just four over the fences since May 31. The first baseman, who is now hitting a season-low .282, is just one of many Royals who have cooled down in recent weeks. Hosmer is still on pace to set a career high in home runs, but his fantasy value is likely at a season low in most formats.