Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer

1B - SD
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 28Country: USA

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) H #49
Best / Worst #23 / #89
ADP #82




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Eric Hosmer agrees to 8-year deal with Padres

Eric Hosmer has agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres on an 8-year contract worth $144 million. The contract includes an opt-out after five years.

Fantasy Impact

The 28-year-old has now had back-to-back 25 home run seasons despite playing in one of the worst home run parks for left-handed batters. The Padres were the worst offensive team in 2017, so a potential dip in runs and RBIs would not be surprising. He'll likely bat cleanup behind Wil Myers in the upcoming season and is a decent mid-tier option at 1B, but fantasy managers should expect some regression in batting average after he hit .318 with a .351 BABIP.

Eric Hosmer to be pursued by Boston?

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports there is an expectation that Eric Hosmer will be pursued by the Red Sox in free agency.

Fantasy Impact

The fit makes sense since Mitch Moreland is a free agent and Hanley Ramirez looks better as a full time DH. Hosmer had a career year in 2017, batting .318 with 25 homers. He's expected to command a contract north of $100 million, so Boston will have competition for the 28-year-old first baseman.

Eric Hosmer ends season with homer

Eric Hosmer went 1-1 Sunday with a solo homer off Robbie Ray. He was taken out later in the game to a standing ovation, as the Royals fan base recognized Hosmer's efforts as a Royal throughout the years.

Fantasy Impact

Hosmer had a career year, and his tenure as a Royal is likely over. Hosmer finishes the year with a .318 average, 25 homers, 98 runs, and 94 RBIs. Look for him to get a lot of money this offseason.

Carmen Maiorano24 weeks ago
Eric Hosmer goes 1-3 with RBI in losing effort

Eric Hosmer hit a double that drove in a run Thursday and later scored. However, the Royals bullpen coughed up a late inning lead to the Indians, and the Royals lost 3-2.

Fantasy Impact

Hosmer keeps doing his part to keep the Royals in the race, but his teammates has not followed his lead. Now hitting a robust .325/.393/.514 to go along with 24 homers, 89 runs, and 86 RBIs, Hosmer is one of the top players in the game.

Carmen Maiorano26 weeks ago
Eric Hosmer goes 4-4 Sunday

Eric Hosmer was perfect at the dish Sunday, going 4-4. They were all singles, and he drove in a run and scored twice. The Royals pummeled the Twins 11-3.

Fantasy Impact

Hosmer is simply on fire, raising his average to .328. With 24 homers, 87 runs, and 85 RBIs, he is one of the top players in fantasy and in real life. Look for him to garner a big paycheck in his free agent year.

Carmen Maiorano27 weeks ago