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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Must read piece at fivethirtyeight.com about missing hit data from Statcast. It seems that the systems struggle with pop ups and ground balls, basically low velocity hits. This confirmed by comparing the Statcast results with BIS's observed rates of GB, LD, FB and Pop. 

Rates and misses vary by stadium, too, which definitely shapes our view of a hitter.

Hosmer's adjusted average exit velocity is 2 MPH slower than his average as counted by Statcast, once you add imputed exit velocities for the missed data.

Read the story here. Our amazing new toy isn't perfect yet.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 26 '16

No one in the 15 year history of G/L/F data has hit 20 HRs with a 60%+ GB rate. Hosmer has a legit shot at being the first.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 20 '16

Coming to the plate 0-for-4, ended the game in the 11th inning with a drive over the right fielder on a 3-2 pitch with no outs. Hosmer attempted to bunt the runners over on the first one.

"Pretty much the whole night I've been seeing a lot of off-speed stuff," Hosmer said. "I had just told myself that at-bat, show bunt early. If they get behind in the count and it's a fastball count, then we'll swing it."

The sixth-straight win for the Royals and their eighth walk-off win. It feels like Hosmer has been involved in most of them.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 20 '16

Hosmer was quietly a Top 25 bat and a Top 35 player in 5x5 last year. Another case of non-dominant versatility being underrated. Hosmer could LOSE production from last year and still make a profit at his current ADP.

scott pianowski ballfour
Mar 24 '16

"He's not going to morph into a masher," writes Dave Alder in the latest Facts Or Flukes installment at BBHQ.

While a breakout doesn’t look imminent, Hosmer should remain productive:

  • He makes good contact and exhibits decent plate patience, so he should continue to be a threat to hit .300.
  • Hosmer hits the ball hard, with plenty of line drives in 2015, so good things happen when he makes contact.
  • But with a lot of ground balls, and league-average power, he’s unlikely to see a big boost in HR. Playing half his games in Kauffman Stadium (-12% LH HR) doesn't help.
  • baseballhq.com
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13 '16