Eric Hosmer 1B KC 3 weeks ago

Hosmer went 2-for-4 with his fifth homer, a walk, three RBI and two runs in Thursday's win over Cleveland.

Hosmer is making the nonbelievers look foolish, as he's off to an outstanding start to the season, sporting a .324 average, .968 OPS and 23 RBI in 28 games. We believe that he can hit for average; the question is whether Hosmer can sustain his power-hitting prowess.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 3 weeks ago

Hosmer went 2-for-4 from the plate in Tuesday's win over the Indians with a triple, a home run and four RBIs.

Hosmer is now hitting .320 on the season while getting on base 40 percent of the time. His .940 OPS is good for 10th in the American League, and has a WAR of 1.5, which is tied for third in the AL along with Mike Trout.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 4 weeks ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

Hosmer knocked out his second long ball of the year in the sixth inning off Danny Salazar, but it wasn't enough to help the Royals stave off defeat. The young first baseman now has five hits in his last three games, and owns a .867 OPS through 80 at-bats this season. From a fantasy standpoint, Hosmer is certainly meeting expectations.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the year and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Hosmer's getting off to a nice start after disappointing fantasy owners mightily last season with just nine homers and a .716 OPS. He's still only 24 years old, so he has time to break out yet, but it's questionable whether Hosmer will ever develop enough power to be a particularly viable fantasy option at first base.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a RBI and a strikeout in Monday's game against the White Sox.

He slotted in as the cleanup hitter in Kansas City's first game of the season and will probably remain in that spot in the order for most, if not all of 2015. The Royals face Jose Quintana and the White Sox again Wednesday, but Hosmer has just six hits in 35 career plate appearances against Quintana, so he's not a great play in daily leagues.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 3 months ago

Hosmer has agreed to a two-year, $13.9 million dollar deal with the Royals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.The Royals avoided arbitration with Hosmer to keep their first baseman in Kansas City. Hosmer is eligible for one more year of arbitration, but won't be a free agent until after the 2017 season.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 7 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.

Hosmer's sixth-inning RBI put the Royals up 3-0 at the time and after giving up two runs in the bottom of the inning, they held the Giants scoreless from there on out to take a 2-1 series lead. While the hit Thursday was a big one, Hosmer is just 1-for-10 in the series.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 8 months ago

Hosmer continued his late-season hot streak Thursday against the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.

He's hit in seven straight, notching multiple base knocks in five of those games. And although he still hasn't been hitting many home runs (Thursday's was his first since Sept. 14), Hosmer has rapped out five doubles over the course of this streak. It's not going to be enough to endear him to fantasy owners for next year, though.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 8 months ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Manager Ned Yost decided that with lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox, it was an optimal time to give Hosmer a day off. He's been in the lineup for each of the Royals' 15 games since being activated from the DL on Sept. 1, batting .264/.339/.472 during that time.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 8 months ago

Hosmer was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a losing cause against the Red Sox on Friday night.

His seventh home run was the first Royals hit to leave the yard in a week (the only other home run over that span was of the inside-the park variety hit by Lorenzo Cain). The Royals have struggled to score runs and are last in the American League in long balls so they really need to execute when they put men on base.