Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 weeks ago

The Royals will take trade offers for Hosmer as the team prepares for a rebuilding stage, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's time for the organization to unload the group that brought it a title in 2015, and Hosmer is one of the most valuable trade chips the Royals have. His .305 average sits at a career high, but the first baseman's other numbers are lacking. Although, a major reason for his dip in counting stats is the poor offense he's stuck in. A move to a playoff contender should boost Hosmer's fantasy appeal.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 weeks ago

Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 10-7 loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer tagged former closer Francisco Rodriguez for a 382-foot shot to left in the seventh, bringing home Lorenzo Cain to give the Royals a temporary 6-5 lead. The veteran first baseman's bat has come alive in May after a sluggish opening month of the season, as Monday's production brought his monthly line to .366/.425/.574 over 113 plate appearances and he's now tallied 12 multi-hit efforts since May 3.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
1 month ago

Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases during Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The stolen bases are a nice bonus, and after stealing 38 bags through his first three years in the league, Hosmer has the potential to improve on his five swipes from last season. He's also beginning to heat up with an active 18-for-40 stretch that's resulted in eight runs, two home runs, eight RBI and a 1.200 OPS. Following a disappointing start (.500 OPS through the first 20 games of the season), Hosmer appears to be rounding into the reliable form he's shown over the past two years.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer attributes his slow start to a lack of plate discipline and trying to pull the ball, Lee Judge of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 6-foot-4 first baseman has made a name for himself by using his long frame to bombard the opposite field with hits. That being the case, Hosmer understands the strategy for opposing pitchers is run fastballs in on his hands. "That's been the book on me for the last couple of weeks," he said. According to the 27-year-old, he needs to lay off that inside pitch so he can handle the ones out over the plate: "I've got to give that pitch to the pitchers," Hosmer added. Entering Wednesday, his .250 BABIP and .093 ISO sit well off his career marks of .311 and .149, respectively.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-1 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The dinger was Hosmer's second of the season after he struggled to a .225/.281/.292 slash line in the season's opening month. Perhaps this will get him going for the month of May. The 27-year-old is still making plenty of contact but has been a bit unlucky with a .250 BABIP, so expect things to improve eventually. The window is still open to buy low on the left-handed slugger.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer struggled through the season's opening month, hitting just .225/.281/.292 with just one home run, six RBI and four runs over 96 plate appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Over the past three seasons, Hosmer has destroyed the ball in the early going. From 2014-2016 combined, the first baseman hit .312 while averaging 10-plus RBI and runs during the opening month. The Kansas City offense has been awful as a whole, so it's fair to say his numbers have been slighted by those around him. Furthermore, Hosmer's seeing the ball well and owns a career-high contact rate. Although he's not squaring the ball up by his standards, the 27-year-old is still putting oomph into it when he connects. The glaring stat, a career-low .257 BABIP, suggests Hosmer's been a bit unlucky and due for an about-face.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a triple during Wednesday's loss to Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a dreadful start to the season for the first baseman, as Hosmer sports a .220/.273/.293 slash line. Patience will likely pay off, though. His three-year averages entering 2017 went to the tune of 77 runs, 17 home runs, 85 RBI and a .278/.338/.432 line, and he improved significantly each of the past two seasons. Expecting his 2016 numbers might be asking too much, but Hosmer's track record suggests this is a potential buy-low spot.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
2 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer's first blast of the season came in a six-run eighth inning that propelled Kansas City to their second win in a row. The first baseman was just 3-for-19 until hitting the home run that also earned him his first RBI of the campaign. Although the counting stats are slow to roll in, Hosmer does have himself a quaint four-game hitting streak going.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 at the dish in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals offense has been dreadful over its first two games with a combined seven hits, and the burden will fall on Hosmer, the club's cleanup hitter, to spark a turnaround. The 27-year-old has yet to fully morph into the slugger the organization envisioned when he was a top prospect six years ago, but he had a minor breakthrough in 2016, when he smacked a career-high 25 homers. If his prior history is any indication, Hosmer should heat up from his 1-for-7 start to the campaign before long, as he's slashed .313/.376/.456 in April over the last three seasons.

Eric Hosmer
1B KC
3 months ago

Hosmer (elbow) is batting fourth and playing first base during Sunday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hosmer was hit by a pitch in the elbow during the World Baseball Classic and suffered some swelling. It appears that the swelling has subsided enough to return to live action.