A look at Eric Hosmer's batted-ball stats gives a pretty good indication why he has only one home run so far, and the good news is it's not because of diminished skills. He's simply not getting any elevation on the ball. His fly-ball rate of 19.5 percent is the third-lowest in all of baseball, behind only slap-it-and-run types Everth Cabrera and Elvis Andrus.
Of course, a relatively low fly-ball rate...
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had his first double in 16 May games Sunday against the Athletics. He was 2 of 4 for his fourth multi-hit game this month.
Hosmer is batting .254 (16 for 63) with a double, triple, home run, four RBI, six walks and seven runs in May.