Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 days ago

Hosmer launched a game-winning, two-run home run in the eighth inning during Team USA's World Baseball Classic win over Venezuela.

EDGE Analysis

After San Diego's thick-aired marine layer cost him a tater earlier in the game, the Royals' first baseman connected on a shot that cleared the right-centerfield fence. The impending free agent looks set to at least come close to matching his 25 home runs from 2016, but he'll need to reverse the two-year increase that gave him a 58.9 groundball percentage. Of course, that big-fly total was the six-year veteran's best, and if the 27-year-old takes to the air more, he'll offset the downside. Count him as a steady mixed league buy in the middle rounds, though overvaluing the power jump in AL-only leagues could hurt his owners.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer agreed to a one-year, $12.25 million deal with the Royals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He received a $4 million raise over what he made in 2016 and will become a free agent after the 2017 season. Hosmer is entering his age-27 season, for what it's worth, and coming off a year where he set career highs in home runs (25) and RBI (104), but his .266 average was his lowest mark since 2012.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 months ago

Hosmer is out Sunday due to wrist soreness, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer has reportedly been dealing with wrist soreness for the last few weeks. However, manager Ned Yost has said that the injury isn't anything serious. Looking onto the 2017 season, there's no reason to believe Hosmer's wrist ailment should hinder his future performance.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 months ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer will be out of the lineup for the second consecutive day, as Kendrys Morales is set to start at first base Sunday afternoon. Over the last 14 games, Hosmer has gone just 10-for-50 at the plate, bringing his batting average down to .266 for the year.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 months ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup Saturday against the Indians, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals are resting several regulars Saturday as they play out the string. Daniel Nava is starting at first base and hitting seventh against Trevor Bauer and the Indians.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's contest against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer's third-inning blast extended his career-high total to 25, and pushed his career-best RBI mark to 103. The first baseman is hitting just .250 this month, but he's fairly compensated by mashing five homers, tallying 21 RBI and scoring 14 runs during September.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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.