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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PK 5x5: $23 MF 5x5: $21 AP 4x4: $23
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '13
Which, given his falling Fly Ball rate, is an indication that he's going for nice even contact usually, but when he gets ahead in the count he looks for pitches to crush. In fact, all his homers have come while ahead in the count or even.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 27 '13
His standard distance which they refer to as estimated distance in feet the home run would have traveled if it flew uninterrupted down to field level, and had been hit with no wind, in 70 degree air at sea level. Standard distance factors out the influence of wind, temperature and altitude is 413.4 ft. Hosmer's is 415.9 ft.
van wilhoite LVW
Aug 27 '13
Without the marine layer, what might Trout's be?
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 27 '13
According to hittrackeronline he has the longest avg true distance per HR(min 14) this year at 419.9 ft.

Top 5
Hosmer 419.9
J Upton 419.0
Pence 419.0
Trout 415.5
Napoli 413.1

Bottom 5
Kipnis 382.6
Seager 384.3
Joyce 384.6
De Aza 385.1
Rayburn 385.3
van wilhoite LVW
Aug 25 '13
And today George Brett stepped down as hitting coach and will move back to the front office again.

Hopefully Hosmer will keep doing what he is doing.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jul 25 '13
All of a sudden, not only is he hitting, he's thriving and staring. If George Brett found something wrong with his approach, that's a great endorsement. The rest of the team isn't hitting under Brett, but June 303/347/547, July 325/361/532. I think that's what all of us were thinking after 2011. Maybe it's come true.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 25 '13
If I wrote his obit too early - see Dustin Ackley thread - I apologize. He's right where he was as a rookie, which was a solid performer. He could improve yet.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 10 '13
Another bomb today.

The Royals were 36-45 in the first half. Hosmer hit .279/.330/.419 in 298 AB. He scored 42 runs, hit 8 homers, drove in 34 and stole 7 bases. He earned $11 in both 4x4 and 5x5.

He fanned a little more often than last year, which to some extent explains the higher BABIP (.307); the better G/L/F (57/22/21) points to it as well.

Everything points to a very big second half.

Or medium big. I guess I'm expecting medium big.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4 '13
George Brett seems to have straightened this kid out. However, if hitting coaches are to get credit, they also deserve blame. The rest of the Royals are hitting worse under Brett.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 4 '13