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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #30

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Hosmer went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and an RBI sacrifice fly in the Padres' extra-innings loss to the Angels on Monday.
Hosmer came on as a pinch-hitter to face Angels starter Andrew Heaney with runners at the corners and nobody out in the eighth inning. He drove a ball to the wall in left field, but was forced to settle for a game-tying sacrifice fly after Justin Upton made a fantastic catch to rob him of a potential go-ahead homer. Hosmer left no doubt in his next at-bat, going deep off Angels closer Blake Parker, to cut the Padres' deficit to three runs in the 10th inning. The 28-year-old has been a massive disappointment from a fantasy perspective, hitting just .255 with 53 runs scored, 11 homers, 49 RBI and five steals in 504 plate appearances this season. Aug 14 - 1:12 AM

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as the Padres topped the Phillies on Sunday afternoon.

Hosmer drove in a run with an RBI ground out in the eighth inning that capped the scoring in the contest. He has been extremely disappointing in his first season in San Diego, slashing .254/.321/.381 with 10 homers, 47 RBI and five stolen bases.
Aug 12 - 7:20 PM

Eric Hosmer finished 0-for-5 as the Padres combined for 13 hits, six walks and eight runs against the Brewers on Thursday.

Hosmer came up with the bases loaded, none out and the Padres down by two in the ninth and hit a weak fly to right. Fortunately, Hunter Renfroe bailed him out afterwards, delivering a go-ahead grand slam. If performance was all that mattered, Hosmer would get benched when Wil Myers returns from the disabled list. Of course, it's not and he won't be. He's sporting a .699 OPS right now, though.
Aug 9 - 5:41 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

Hosmer smacked a two-run homer off Kyle Hendricks in the first inning for his lone hit on the evening. The dinger was his 10th of the campaign. After signing a monster eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres over the winter, the first baseman has largely been spinning his wheels this season, slashing .247/.316/.397 over the course of 365 at-bats. It's hard to believe, but Saturday's home run was Hosmer's first since June 12.
Jul 15 - 2:08 AM

Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's 16-inning loss in Arizona with just one hit, a double, and an RBI across eight at-bats while striking out three times.

July has been a trying month of Hosmer, as he is just 2-for-29 (.069) with a double, two RBI, one run scored and 10 strikeouts over seven outings to drop his average from .273 to .256 since flipping the calendar from June. He hasn't looked terribly comfortable in his first season in the National League, and his 0.7 WAR is on pace to be his worst since 2012 when he was a member of the Kansas City Royals. Still, fantasy owners should stick with him. He averaged 25 homers and 99 RBI over his past wo campaigns in K.C., so a big second half might be on the horizon.
Jul 8 - 10:31 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI and he drew a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

His single was one of just four Padres hits in the whole ballgame, and his knock was the one that busted up Mike Minor's bid for a perfect game in the seventh inning. It was Hosmer's walk that drove in the run, coming with the bases loaded in the eighth inning against reliever Jose LeClerc. The former Royals first baseman is having a decent season at the plate but he needs to pick up the pace soon if he hopes to match the stats his fantasy owners have grown accustomed to in recent years. He has a .272 batting average with nine home runs, 36 RBI and 36 runs scored in 78 games.
Jun 27 - 11:10 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Padres' lineup Monday.

It's a rare day off for Hosmer. Wil Myers is moving in from the outfield to start at first base.
Jun 25 - 5:06 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run double in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

With two on and two out in the eighth inning, Braves reliever Dan Winkler made a mistake with a fastball that Hosmer yanked inside the first base bag and into the right field corner. The runs batted in gives Hosmer 33 RBI in 67 games, 29 of which have come since the start of May. The 28-year-old is hitting .289/.368/.480 on the year.
Jun 15 - 12:10 AM

Eric Hosmer smashed a solo home run Tuesday in the Padres' win over the Cardinals.

Hosmer's home run was arguably the only hard-hit ball the Pads had off Miles Mikolas all night, but it was a blast to dead-center field to lead off the fourth inning. San Diego notched two more runs in the frame with four straight singles. Hosmer now has nine home runs on the season, with two of them coming over his last three contests.
Jun 12 - 11:02 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer on Sunday in a victory over the Marlins.

Hosmer's homer gave the Padres a 3-1 lead, and the two-run shot came off Jose Urena in the top of the sixth inning. It gives him eight homers on the season, and Hosmer is now slashing .292/.375/.479 in his first 63 games with San Diego.
Jun 10 - 3:42 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double as his team got shut out by the Marlins on Friday.

The veteran first baseman's slash line of .289/.373/.470 is better than his career line but the counting stats are not keeping up the pace in his first season in the National League with the Padres. He has seven homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored in 61 games.
Jun 8 - 11:29 PM

Eric Hosmer homered, doubled and drove in three runs Monday against the Braves.

Hosmer had a rough three-week run in May in which he hit .195 over 20 games, but he's bounced back with 15 hits in his last seven games to push his average back up to .293. The homer tonight was his first since May 15.
Jun 5 - 1:22 AM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a run scored and a walk in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

Hosmer picked up a two-run single against Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning and added an RBI single in the eighth inning. The slugger has posted three-hit games in two of his last three contests to give him three such showings this year. In his first season wearing a Padres uniform, Hosmer is slashing a solid -- if unspectacular -- .282/.373/.461 with six home runs and 23 RBI across 54 games played.
Jun 1 - 12:25 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, leading the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Friday night in Pittsburgh.

Hosmer also drew a walk, reaching base safely in three of his four plate appearances, and scored a pair of runs. His RBI double got the Padres on the board in the fourth inning, and he came around to score on a ground out later in the inning to give the Padres the lead. He doubled again with two outs in the sixth inning, scoring on Franchy Cordero's RBI single with the go-ahead and eventual winning run. Hosmer is hitting .277/.375/.503 with six homers, 20 RBI and three stolen bases in his first season with the Padres.
May 18 - 11:02 PM

Eric Hosmer had a double and three RBI in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

Hosmer had an RBI groundout in the third inning before swatting a two-run double in the fifth. After a month of April in which the first baseman couldn't buy an RBI -- he drove in two runs in the entire month -- Hosmer now has 15 RBI through a little over half of May. Interestingly, as his run production has gone up, his hitting has gone a little cold, dropping his line to .269/.367/.487 in 41 games overall.
May 17 - 11:32 PM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Jose Pirela
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Christian Villanueva
LF1Franchy Cordero
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Joey Lucchesi
3Eric Lauer
4Luis Perdomo
5Robbie Erlin
6Brett Kennedy
7Jacob Nix
8Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
R1Kirby Yates
2Craig Stammen
3Phil Maton
4Matt Strahm
5Jose Castillo
6Robert Stock
7Bryan Mitchell
8Jose Torres
9Trey Wingenter
10Colten Brewer
11Kazuhisa Makita