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Eric Hosmer
.270 9 58
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-4 / 226 NFBC ADP: 151.80
Position: 1BBorn: 10/24/1989 Birthplace: South Miami, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Royals (2008)

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Sep. 26 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET10:45 ET14:45 GMT22:45 7:45 AM MST9:45 AM EST10:15 AM VEN18:45 UAE9:45 AM CT-Hosmer homered and drove in two runs as the Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Hosmer had three hits to improve his average to .325 in his last 23 games.
Sep. 25 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Hosmer was 2 for 5 with his sixth double in nine games in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Hosmer owns an OPS of .718, but he's ending the season in strong fashion with a 1.009 OPS over his last 16 contests.
Sep. 1 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET18:29 GMT2:29 11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Hosmer was activated from the disabled list on Monday.
Analysis: Hosmer, who had been out with a fractured right hand, was 3 for 10 in two rehab games for Triple-A Omaha.
Aug. 25 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand.
Analysis: Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals' game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin taking dry swings. The hope is that Hosmer can ramp it up to hitting off a tee and in the cage in the next week.
Aug. 1 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET0:13 ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST11:43 PM VEN8:13 UAE11:13 PM CT-Hosmer will be out three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand.
Analysis: He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing in the fourth inning of a 6-3 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler hit for Hosmer in the sixth and X-ray's revealed the fracture. Hosmer was hit by a pitch by Jon Lester on July 20 at Boston and did not start six of the next seven games.
July 23 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Hosmer is back in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Minnesota after starting just once in the last seven games because of a bruised hand.
Analysis: Hosmer pronounced himself fit after taking batting practice against rehabbing left-hander Jason Vargas, who threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium.
July 21 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-Hosmer has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hand.
Analysis: Hosmer was hit on the hand by a pitch from Boston's Jon Lester on Sunday at Fenway Park. The first baseman was in the original lineup Monday night batting third, but was removed about an hour before game time.
July 19 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Hosmer went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Friday's 5-4 loss at Boston.
Analysis: Hosmer has hit safely in 14 straight, batting .429 with nine RBIs.
July 13 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Hosmer stretched his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Hosmer, batting .268, is 20 for 47 (.426) in his last 12 games with four doubles and two home runs.
July 12 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Hosmer collected three more hits in Friday's 2-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .442 with two homers and six RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.
July 11 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Hosmer extended his hit streak to 10 games by going 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in a 16-4 loss to Detroit on Thursday.
Analysis: Hosmer, batting .263, is 16 for 39 (.410) during his streak with three doubles and two home runs.
July 8 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with two runs Monday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 11 for 29 during a seven-game hitting streak.
July 2 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Hosmer had four hits in Kansas City's 10-2 drubbing at Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Analysis: It was the third four-hit game this season for Hosmer, who was 5 for 36 (.139) in his previous nine games.
June 11 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in Tuesday's 9-5 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Hosmer had been just 2 for 21 with a home run and two RBIs over his previous five home games.
May 25 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Hosmer finished with four hits and drove in a run in Saturday's 7-4, 13-inning road win over the Angels.
Analysis: Hosmer had been 5 for 40 over his previous 10 games.
May 12 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET20:19 ET0:19 GMT8:19 5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST7:49 PM VEN4:19 UAE (+1)7:19 PM CT-Hosmer stayed hot with two doubles in a 9-7 win at Seattle on Sunday.
Analysis: Hosmer went 14 for 31 with eight RBIs in his last seven games.
May 10 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon each had three hits in a 6-1 win over Seattle on Friday night.
Analysis: Hosmer, now batting .326, is 14 for 31 (.452) with three doubles, one home run and eight RBIs in his last seven games.
May 8 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Hosmer enjoyed his second three-hit performance in three games, going 3 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .338 over his last 15 games with 12 RBIs.
May 6 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Hosmer had three hits with a homer and three RBIs Monday.
Analysis: Hosmer's last homer was on Sept. 21 so that drought is over.
May 4 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Hosmer had two doubles in a 9-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: Hosmer is on a 15-for-45 tear for K.C.
May 1 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Hosmer had two hits and two RBIs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is up to .301 but he has yet to homer with a mediocre .388 slugging percentage, making him a flawed fantasy player.
Apr. 24 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Hosmer had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 6 for 10 in his last two games for manager Ned Yost.
Apr. 23 10:48 AM PT11:48 AM MT12:48 PM CT1:48 PM ET13:48 ET17:48 GMT1:48 10:48 AM MST12:48 PM EST1:18 PM VEN21:48 UAE12:48 PM CT-Hosmer had a season-high four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a run in an 8-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hosmer, now batting .311, is 13 for 33 (.394) in his last eight games.

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