Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer #35

  • 1B
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/225
  • Age: 25


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Eric Hosmer Stats

.299 18 93 7 .825

Eric Hosmer MLB Career Stats

.280 77 368 49 .764

Eric Hosmer Bio

  • Full Name: Eric John Hosmer
  • Pronunciation: Hoz-mur
  • Born: 10/24/1989 in South Miami, FL
  • Draft: 2008, Kansas City Royals, 1st rd. (3rd overall)
  • High School: American Heritage School, Plantation, FL
  • Debut: May 6, 2011
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2015 Stats 596 98 178 18 93 7 .299 .364 .825
MLB Career Stats 2780 369 779 77 368 49 .280 .336 .764

Eric Hosmer 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 27 5 6 2 6 5 7 1 .222 .344 .593
Last 15 Games 63 11 18 4 11 5 9 1 .286 .343 .587
Last 30 Games 114 18 28 4 16 14 19 1 .246 .331 .421
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
10/1 @ CWS 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
10/2 @ MIN 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
10/3 @ MIN 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Last 3 Games
10/1 @ CWS
10/2 @ MIN
10/3 @ MIN
2015 Games by Position: 1B (153) RF (1)

Eric Hosmer Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Royals AL 663 366 91.17 205.49 2.33 6.97 28.27
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Eric Hosmer 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
2 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
159 603 99 179 276 33 5 18 94 61 6 109 7 3 .297 .363 .458 .820
Rest of Season

Eric Hosmer News

Eric Hosmer Fantasy News

September 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Hosmer could make strong contributions Saturday

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, a DraftKings Daily Pick, has a great chance to make strong contributions Saturday against the Indians.

September 25, 2015 at 5:51 PM ET

Hosmer not in Friday lineup

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is out of the lineup against the Indians on Friday.


Eric Hosmer Awards

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2011 Kansas City AL
09/2011 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2010 Wilmington CAR

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2010 Surprise AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2010 Surprise AFL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2010 NW Arkansas TEX Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Kansas City AL

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Wilmington CAR

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Wilmington CAR

Eric Hosmer Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2011 .293 19th in AL
2013 .302 9th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2013 .801 21st in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .353 22nd in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2013 .448 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 86 18th in AL


Season H Rank
2013 188 7th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2013 34 23rd in AL
2014 35 10th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 159 11th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 623 10th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 680 14th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2013 279 15th in AL

Eric Hosmer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated 1B Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list.
August 30, 2014 Kansas City Royals sent 1B Eric Hosmer on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 1, 2014 Kansas City Royals placed 1B Eric Hosmer on the 15-day disabled list. Stress fracture in his right hand
May 5, 2011 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of 1B Eric Hosmer from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 31, 2011 Eric Hosmer assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
January 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster 1B Eric Hosmer to spring training.
July 17, 2010 Eric Hosmer assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
July 14, 2010 Eric Hosmer roster status changed by Wilmington Blue Rocks.
July 11, 2010 Wilmington Blue Rocks placed 1B Eric Hosmer on the reserve list.
July 18, 2009 1B Eric Hosmer assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Burlington Bees.

Eric John Hosmer Bio Info

Full name is Eric John Hosmer...participated in the 2011 and 2013 Royals FanFest and 2013 Caravan...Named prior to the 2012 season as a celebrity spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City along with Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and championship boxer Victor Ortiz...Graduated from American Heritage High in Plantation, Fla., 2008...batted .470 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 49 runs, and 14 stolen bases as a senior to earn Player of the Year honors from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel...Played in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic in 2007...Prior to the 2008 draft, he was rated as the high school player with the best power and the prep talent that is closest to the Majors by Baseball America.


Eric got off to a slow start, but finished strong despite missing a month with a fractured right hand...Batted .321 (53-for-165) with 14 doubles, a triple, five homers and 23 RBI after July 1...His .509 slugging percentage in that span ranked 11th in the American League...Earned his second-straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award…became the first American League first baseman to earn back-to-back honors since Mark Teixeira (2009-10)…he's the only Royals first sacker to win a Gold Glove...Ranked fourth in the American League, hitting .318 (83-for-261) on the road, while he batted just .219 (53-for-242) at 'The K'...Also hit .314 (70-for-223) with runners on base, compared to a .236 average with nobody on...Recorded his 40th career stolen base on June 18 in Detroit to become the Royals' all-time leader in steals by a first baseman, passing George Brett (39)...Had a career-best 16-game hitting streak from June 30-July 20, where he batted .413 (26-for-63) with six doubles, two homers and nine RBI...Streak was the longest by a Royal since Salvador Perez hit safely in 17-straight games in 2012...Suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand and missed 29 games, being placed on the disabled list August 2...Reinstated September 1...Batted .290 (27-for-93) with a .495 slugging percentage after he returned from the D.L....Recorded three games with four hits, including April 22 in Cleveland when he collected a pair of doubles and scored a season high three runs...His 97 multi-hit games over the past two seasons are third among Major League first basemen, trailing only Miguel Cabrera (107) and Freddie Freeman (100)...Hit the game-tying home run in the sixth inning of KC's 6-3 win in Chicago on September 25, reducing KC's Magic Number to one.

Eric enjoyed a breakout season, setting career bests in several categories and earning his first Rawlings Gold Glove award...became the first Royals' first baseman to win the Gold Glove... Named the Les Milgram Royals' Player of the Year by the KC Chapter of the BBWAA... Topped the American League in multi-hit games (60), which also tied for the fifth-highest total in club history, matching Alex Gordon's 2012 total... Ranked seventh in the league in hits (188) and ninth in batting average (.302)...his hit and multi-hit game totals were the most by a Royals' first sacker... Hit .323 (70-for-217) against left-handed pitching, which ranked sixth in the A.L...also ranked ninth in the league with a .305 average (96-for-315) on the road... Collected a Major League-best 156 hits after May 19, batting .317 with 30 doubles, 16 homers and 68 RBI over the final 4 1/2 months...hit over .300 in each of the last four months of the season... Tied with Texas' Adrian Beltre for the MLB lead with 65 hits after the sixth inning...second to Beltre with a .353 batting average from the seventh inning and later, which included seven homers and 29 RBI...recorded a .571 slugging percentage after the sixth, which was second in the A.L. to Baltimore's Chris Davis (.575)... Named Royals' Majestic Player of the Month three times (June, July and August)... Recorded a career-high five RBI vs. Minnesota on August 5, going 3-for-5 with a double and a homer. Registered second career multi-homer game - first since 2011 - on June 28 at Minnesota...also added a pair of round-trippers vs. Baltimore on July 24... Became first Royal since 1998 (Dean Palmer) to homer in both games of a doubleheader on August 16 at Detroit... Collected a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to beat Detroit, 3-2, on June 12...blasted go-ahead homer in 6-5 win over Cleveland on July 3...hit game-tying homer in the seventh inning the following day in KC's 10-7 come-from- behind triumph over the Indians... Recorded go-ahead two-run double in St. Louis on May 30 for a 4-2 win, which snapped a season-long eight-game losing was delayed over four hours due to rain following Hosmer's two-run hit.
2012 Eric struggled offensively in his sophomore season...posted a .255 batting average of balls in play, the seventhlowest in baseball...finished the season hitless in his last 18 at bats as he struggled with a right shoulder strain that caused him to miss the final six games...Was one of three finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove among American League first basemen...Has 38 go-ahead RBI since beginning of 2011 (debuted on May 6), the second-most on the team behind Billy Butler with 42...also leads the Royals since 2011 with 21 game-winning RBI...Swiped 16 stolen bases, tied with Jeff King (16 in 1997) for the most-ever by a Royals first baseman. 2011 Eric opened the season in Omaha and was leading all of minor league baseball in average and on-base pct. when his contract was selected on May 6 ... spent the remainder of the season in KC where he posted a sensational season and finished third in the A.L. Rookie of the Year voting (38 points). ... Was voted by the KC Chapter of the BBWAA as the Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner. ... Named Larry Doby A.L. Rookie of the Year by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. ... Led all qualified MLB rookies (min. 3.1 PA/game) in batting average, go-ahead RBI (26) and game-winning RBI (13) ... led A.L. rookies in hits, runs and multi-hit games (42) while ranking second in RBI, doubles, total bases (243) and extra-base hits (49), third in home runs, walks and slugging and fourth in on-base percentage. ... Of his 19 home runs, 12 either tied the game (4) or gave the Royals the lead (8). ... Singled on May 7 vs. Oakland's Brandon McCarthy for his first Major League hit ... hit first career home run off the Yankees' A.J. Burnett on May 11 in New York. ... Named the July A.L. Rookie of the Month ... led all rookies during the month with 34 hits and 12 doubles ... also had a .358 OBP and .523 SLG...also voted September A.L. Rookie of the Month, hitting .349 with 5 homers and 19 RBI. ... Became the 17th rookie in club history to post a multi-homer game on August 31 at Detroit. ... Posted the 39th game of 5 of more hits in franchise history, going 5-for-5 on September 20 vs. Detroit ... also became the sixth Royals rookie to collect 5 or more hits in a game. 2010 Had a breakout season after some struggles in 2009, becoming one of baseball's top overall prospects...Began the campaign by dominating pitchers in the Carolina League with Wilmington...despite playing his final 50 games of the season with NW Arkansas (AA) in the Texas League, reached the minimum plate appearances to qualify for the Carolina League batting title...also led the league in on-base percentage and OPS (.974)...tied for seventh in the league in triples...Started at first base for the U.S. at the XM Futures All-Star Game in Anaheim on July 11 and went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored...Spent the fi nal two months of the season with NW Arkansas and helped lead the Naturals to the Texas League title...hit six home runs and drove in 12 in 9 playoff games...hit a pair of 2-run homers in Game 4 of the North Division Series to force a Game 5...then recorded a game-winning 2-run home run in Game 3 of the Championship series at Midland to give the Naturals a 2-to-1 series lead...Honored by the Royals as the 2010 Frank White Award winner, given to the best defensive minor leaguer...Enters 2011 rated as the top prospect in the Royals system according to Baseball America...also the "Best Hitter for Average"...ranked by as the fifth-best prospect and as the eight-best entering 2011...Rated by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in both the Carolina League and Texas League...Was one of a record six Royals farmhands to represent Team USA at the Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament...hit .389 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 7 RBI as Team USA finished tied for third and qualified for the 2011 Pan Am Games as well as the 2011 World Cup...Capped 2010 playing for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League...participated in the AFL's Rising Stars Game and following the season was rated by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the AFL. 2009 Entered 2009 as the second-best prospect in the Royals organization according to Baseball America...publication also ranked him as the system's "Best Hitter for Average". 2008 Signed on August 15, 2008 and played just 3 games for Idaho Falls (R) that season.