Eric Hosmer San Diego Padres

Age: 31 (October 24, 1989) | 6' 4" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-32 DH-5 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2017 162 603 98 192 66 104 31 1 25 94 6 1 .318 .385 .498 10 15 .351 56/22/22 31 30
SD NL 2018 157 613 72 155 62 142 31 2 18 69 7 4 .253 .322 .398 9 21 .302 60/20/20 17 17
SD NL 2019 160 619 72 164 40 163 29 2 22 99 0 3 .265 .310 .425 6 24 .323 56/21/23 17 17
SD NL 2020 38 143 23 41 9 28 6 0 9 36 4 0 .287 .333 .517 6 18 .296 46/20/34 28 24
SD NL 2021 7 26 4 9 2 7 2 0 2 7 0 0 .346 .414 .654 7 24 .412 68/11/21 2 2
Career 11yrs 1410 5392 718 1501 473 1054 274 20 178 777 71 26 .278 .336 .436 8 18 .315 n/a
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No. 7 on Keith Law's list at ESPN Insider of the top 50 under-25-year-olds in the majors (i.e., doesn't count Bryce Harper), well ahead of Brett Lawrie (No. 10), Mike Trout (No. 11) and Dustin Ackley (No. 14).

Top guy is Justin Upton.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 11 '11
Pitchers have figured something out. What, with his swing, I couldn't say. But he'll make the adjustment.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 25 '11
Has been more than a little bit impressive playing in Yankee Stadium in front of his family.
Alex Patton Alex
May 13 '11
List of firstbasemen from John Sickels from the same period. He ranks the top 50 hitters, so I've included the 1B.

Lars Anderson
Justin Smoak
Logan Morrison
Freddie Freeman
Eric Hosmer
Matt LaPorta
Kyle Blanks
Angel Villalona
David Cooper
Beau Mills

In 2009 I took Eric Hosmer in the first round of my reserve draft. I dropped him because he was terrible. Nobody took him last year. This year he was taken #2 after Trout. I don't expect to get him back... ever.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 5 '11
Funny - was purging some old files today, and came across Jeremy Deloney's (one of Shandler Enterprises minor league experts) rating of 1st Base Prospects in spring 2009:
Overall (1-15):
Justin Smoak
Eric Hosmer
Yonder Alonso
Lars Anderson
Freddy Freeman
Beau Mills
Chris Marrero
Logan Morrison
Angel Villalona
Mark Trumbo
Kyle Blanks
David Cooper
Chris Carter (Oak)
Sean Doolittle
Brandon Snyder

also rans that didn't make his top 15:
Brandon Allen, Mike Carp, Allen Dykstra and ... uhhh ... Ike Davis.

With prospects - we're all throwing darts.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 5 '11
Called up today to replace Ka'aihue, who was sent down. Will make his major league debut tomorrow night....looking forward to it.
Keith Cromer Slyke
May 5 '11
Don't go using NL affiliated players against me. I only know who Rizzo is because he used to be in the Boston system. If you make me open Sickels book to figure out who someone is I'm going to be mad.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 30 '11
I think Rizzo's about the same age.

Your point is fair but so is mine.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 30 '11
It's a small sample size regardless. But, when looking at minor league OPS+ or even OPS, not only do you have to look at league rank, but also then look at the ages of the players ranked toward the top. I would venture to guess than nobody younger than 21 is ahead of him in AAA.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 29 '11
I obviously like Hosmer long term but these PCL stats must be taken in context. He's 16th overall in OPS. Very good but not excellent when the context is taken into account.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 29 '11