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Eric Hosmer
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Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 65.41
Position: 1BBorn: 10/24/1989 Birthplace: South Miami, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Royals (2008)

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June 18 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Hosmer had two hits with three RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 20 for 45 with 18 RBIs and 11 runs scored in his last 11 contests.
June 16 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 9-4 home win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Hosmer, who is batting .318 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs on the season, had been hitting .256 with only two extra-base hits and three RBIs in his previous 13 games.
June 11 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Hosmer homered twice and drove in three runs Friday, but the Royals' losing streak reached eight games with a 7-5 defeat to the White Sox.
Analysis: Hosmer had failed to drive in a run in his previous eight games, but he still leads Kansas City with 38 RBIs and 12 home runs.
June 1 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Hosmer had three hits and drove in two runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 13 for 30 with 13 RBIs on this homestand.
May 31 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Hosmer hit a three-run homer Monday night.
Analysis: Hosmer bats .200 against lefties so sit him in those spots.
May 30 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Hosmer capped a big weekend by going 3 for 4 with an RBI in Sunday's comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: He played a big part in Kansas City's three-game sweep, recording eight hits and seven RBIs in 13 at-bats. Hosmer is now hitting .319 with 30 RBIs and could be headed for another All-Star Game appearance.
May 29 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Hosmer contributed two hits and two RBIs to Saturday's improbable comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: After going through a 2-for-25 slump, Hosmer is back to doing damage at the plate. He's 6 for 13 with a home run and eight RBIs over Kansas City's last three games.
May 28 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Hosmer was the hero in Friday's comeback win over the White Sox, recording two of his four RBIs on a go-ahead single in the seventh inning.
Analysis: Hosmer also homered earlier in the game and finished 3 for 4. The first baseman was just 3 for 29 with 11 strikeouts over his previous seven contests.
May 10 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 extended his hitting streak to eight games with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Hosmer had a two-run shot Sunday in Cleveland, so his power is coming around. He's been consistently good all season, recording a .336 overall average and a .370 mark with three homers and eight RBIs over his current streak.
May 8 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Hosmer contributed two hits and an RBI to Saturday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Hosmer has been raking since the season started and is hitting .394 with seven RBIs over his last nine games. His .336 average ranks third among AL hitters.
May 2 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 4 with a solo homer in Sunday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: Batting a robust .333 thus far, Hosmer has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games and is 7 for 16 with two homers over his past four.
Apr. 28 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Hosmer was 3 for 4 with a jack on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer has established a career high with a 17-game hit streak in which he is batting .358.
Apr. 27 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Hosmer had a single in Tuesday's loss to the Angels to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.
Analysis: He's batting .333 over a run that's matched a career high and stands as the longest active streak in the majors.
Apr. 25 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 3 with a home run Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .339 over the run, now the longest active streak in the majors after Baltimore's Manny Machado went 0 for 3 Sunday. He's reached base in 26 straight dating back to last season.
Apr. 15 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Thursday's 6-2 win at Houston.
Analysis: Hosmer killed the Astros throughout the four-game series, going 8 for 17.
Apr. 12 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Hosmer had three hits in Monday's loss in Houston.
Analysis: Hosmer had been 1 for 14 in his previous four games.
Apr. 8 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-The Royals first baseman rescued a girl from being trampled after she was knocked down outside the Sprint Center following a Bieber concert Wednesday night.
Analysis: When Hosmer was spotted leaving the concert with several teammates, he was mobbed by mostly teenage girls, with one getting knocked to the ground. Hosmer said Friday before the Royals played the Minnesota Twins that he simply did what anybody would do: "You see a gal on the floor, you help her up."
Apr. 4 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET0:30 ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST12:00 AM VEN8:30 UAE11:30 PM CT-Hosmer was 3 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Hosmer and the Royals have Monday off before facing the NL champs one more time.

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