Kansas City Royals
2014 Avg.
.270
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  Eric Hosmer
Born  10/24/1989
Height  6-4
Weight  225
Number  35
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
9/1/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (hand) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: This move makes it tough on management because Billy Butler has hit much better since he started playing in the field. The 24-year-old Hosmer is hitting .267 with just six homers, 46 RBI, 45 runs and a .689 OPS in 409 at-bats this season, not good enough for a fantasy first baseman.
 
8/25/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (hand) has been cleared to swing a bat, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Hosmer, who is out with a fractured hand, hopes to begin a rehab assignment in a week. The 24-year-old is hitting .267 with just six homers, 46 RBI, 45 runs and a .689 OPS in 409 at-bats this season, not good enough for a fantasy first baseman.
 
8/1/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right hand and could be sidelined up to six weeks, according to a Kansas City Star report.
Insight: Initial estimates of four weeks were apparently low. Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez should pick up most of the additional work.
 
7/24/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer exited Wednesday's game with "decreased grip strength in his hand," and has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Hosmer has missed a few games due to the bruised right hand and it's still bothering him. First basemen with a .701 OPS are a dime-a-dozen and not in high demand by fantasy owners.
 
7/24/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer exited Wednesday's game with "decreased grip strength in his hand," and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Hosmer has missed a few games due to the bruised right hand and it's still bothering him. First basemen with a .701 OPS are a dime-a-dozen and not in high demand by fantasy owners.
 
7/23/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer exited Wednesday's game with "decreased grip strength in his hand," the team announced. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, KC Star
Insight: Hosmer missed the past two games due to a bruised right hand and it's still bothering him.
 
7/23/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (hand) is in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Hosmer missed the past two games due to a bruised right hand. The first baseman has hit safely in 16 straight games (.413, 6 2B, 2 HR).
 
7/21/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (hand) has been scratched from Monday's lineup.
Insight: Hosmer is dealing with a hand contusion, according to Andy McCullough of the KC Star. The first baseman has hit safely in 16 straight games (.413, 6 2B, 2 HR).
 
6/13/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a career .083 hitter (2-for-24) with seven strikeouts versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Hosmer's numbers are way down this season, batting .259 with three homers, 29 RBI and a .668 OPS. Avoid this matchup.
 
6/11/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: Hosmer appears to be following the same path he took last season, when he hit .318 with 16 homers, 58 RBI and an .874 OPS in his last 98 games after batting .274 with one home run and 21 RBI through June 12. This season, he had one home run through June 6 but hit two in the past three games.
 
6/7/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit his second home run of the season Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: There's still time for Hosmer (.259) to turn his season around. He was hitting .274 with one home run and 21 RBI on June 12 last year but hit .318 with 16 homers, 58 RBI and an .874 OPS in his last 98 games.
 
5/25/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer notched four hits in Saturday's extra inning victory over Los Angeles.
Insight: All four of his hits were singles. Hosmer had been just one for his last 12 heading into Saturday. His .289 average in 197 at bats leads the team.
 
5/21/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Kansas City 1B Eric Hosmer can't be thrilled to be facing White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana on Wednesday.
Insight: He's hitting .095 against him with seven punchouts in 21 at bats. Hopefully Hosmer (.290, 1 HR, 21 RBI) isn't your only option at first base today.
 
5/18/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is 9-for-23 (.391) with two home runs and six walks against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Hosmer has just one homer all season but is hitting .294 with 15 doubles. He'll get Jimenez on Sunday.
 
Hot5/7/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B Eric Hosmer smashed three hits in Wednesday's win over San Diego.
Insight: Hosmer had an excellent series, going 7-for-15 with seven RBI during the team's three-game visit to Petco Park. His batting average is now up to .306 for the season. That's tied for 14th-best in the American League.
 
5/6/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit his first homer of the season Monday at San Diego.
Insight: Hosmer went 3-for-6 with three RBI in the game and is hitting .296 with a .754 OPS this season. The first baseman also went all of April last year without hitting a homer and had just one in his first 61 games but finished with 16 in his last 98.
 
5/4/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is still looking for his first homer this season.
Insight: He went 0-for-5 Sunday against the Tigers and is batting .286 with a .717 OPS. The first baseman also went all of April last year without hitting a homer and had just one in his first 61 games but finished with 16 in his last 98.
 
5/2/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a career .357 hitter against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello with a pair of homers and a 1.223 OPS.
Insight: Hosmer is still hitting for a decent average this season (.299), but hasn't hit a home run after averaging almost 17 over the past three seasons. Today could be his lucky day.
 
4/25/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a career .364 hitter against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez with a pair of homers and a 1.098 OPS.
Insight: Hosmer is hitting for a decent average this season (.301), but he's yet to go deep. Also beware that the weather in Baltimore is questionable with rain in the forecast this evening.
 
4/22/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer blasted four hits Tuesday in an 8-2 win over Cleveland.
Insight: Hosmer hasn't found his home run stroke yet (still homerless in 74 at bats) but who needs the long ball when you're hitting over .300? Here's another thing Hosmer owners should be thrilled about: the 24-year-old has just six strikeouts in 19 games. With a contact rate like that, Hosmer should be in for a great season.