Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer

1B - SD
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 29Country: USA

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Hosmer had a career-year at just the right time, hitting 25 home runs for the second consecutive season but raising his batting average to an impressive .318. That season garnered him a large contract from the Padres (after a lengthy wait), where he'll man first base for the next several seasons. Petco Park isn't nearly the pitcher's park it once was, and Hosmer shouldn't see too much of a dip in power with the move from Kauffman Stadium. The bigger issue for Hosmer is whether he can keep his average gains despite an extremely high ground ball-rate (fourth-highest in the league among qualified hitters last season). If he does, expect him to be a low-end starting first baseman in mixed leagues or a strong corner infielder.

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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.

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Projections
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ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
5768516929223916411252.293.364.471.834
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015KC158599981783351893611087.297.363.459.822
2016KC1586058016124125104571325.266.328.433.761
2017KC162603981923112594661046.318.385.498.883
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GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Oct 1vs. ARIL, 14-212100111001.0001.0005.000
Sat, Sep 30vs. ARIW, 3-42010000000.500.5001.000
Fri, Sep 29vs. ARIW, 1-24010001000.250.250.000
Thu, Sep 28vs. DETL, 4-13000000000.000.000.000
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GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Mar 29thvs MIL4:10pm
Fri, Mar 30thvs MIL10:10pm
Sat, Mar 31stvs MIL8:40pm
Mon, Apr 2ndvs COL10:10pm