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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #30

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 3-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
The homer was Hosmer's fifth of the month, which is his best total of any month this season. Three of those were hit in three games in Cincinnati three weeks ago. Other than that series, he still hasn't shown any signs of All-Star form in months. He's hitting .252 with just 68 RBI and 72 runs scored in 156 games. Sun, Sep 30, 2018 12:25:00 AM

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Eric Hosmer is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Giants.

Hosmer has started the last 37 games, so this is clearly just a day of rest for the 28-year-old. It's been an extremely disappointing season for the former Royal, with a .709 OPS, 17 homers and 67 RBI over 153 games. Jose Pirela gets the start at first in Hosmer's place.
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 07:31:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday’s loss to the Rangers.

His third-inning blast against Ariel Jurado was the only offense of the night for San Diego. Hosmer has enjoyed a nice little power surge of late, with four homers over his last seven games. He had four homers combined over his previous 72 games. While Hosmer is doing his best to finish strong, he’s disappointed to the tune of a .250/.316/.400 batting line with 17 homers over 144 games during his first season with the Padres.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 12:50:00 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead solo homer to propel the Padres to a win over the Reds on Sunday.

Hosmer blasted a go-ahead, solo homer off Reds closer Raisel Iglesias in the top of the ninth inning. It turned out to be the difference in this one, which took over three hours to complete thanks to an hour and a half rain delay in the eighth inning. The 28-year-old first baseman has been a massive disappointment in his first season in San Diego, but he's now gone deep in three consecutive games, and is up to 16 dingers on the year. He's hitting .254/.318/.402 with 67 runs scored, 16 homers, 62 RBI and six stolen bases in 606 plate appearances.
Sun, Sep 9, 2018 09:12:00 PM

Eric Hosmer popped a two-run home run Saturday in Cincinnati.

Hunter Renfroe led off the fourth inning with a single and Hosmer followed with his 15th longball of the season. Unfortunately for the Padres, that's all they were able to come up with against Matt Harvey and the Reds' bullpen in a rain-shortened contests. Hosmer has now gone deep in back-to-back games after a really rough two-week stretch.
Sat, Sep 8, 2018 06:15:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Hosmer opened the scoring for the Padres with an RBI single up the middle in the first to tie the game at 1-1. He also doubled, putting his season total at 28 in the 2018 season. It's been a tremendously disappointing season -- whether you consider his contract or not -- as the three hits "up" his season average to .253 and his OPS to .706 in 130 games.
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 07:10:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the Padres’ 4-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Hosmer cranked a two-run homer, his 13th of the year, to left-center field off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson in the first inning. He also singled in the fifth and struck out twice in the contest. He’s now left the yard three times in his last eight games. The 28-year-old first baseman has been a colossal disappointment -- hitting just .261/.325/.405 with 58 runs scored, 13 home runs, 54 RBI and six steals in 535 plate appearances -- in his first season with the Padres after signing a massive eight-year, $144 million deal as a free agent last offseason.
Tue, Aug 21, 2018 11:18:00 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a homer and a stolen base in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Hosmer took Robbie Ray deep in the fifth, and it was the 12th blast of the season for the 29-year-old first baseman. The steal is the sixth of the season on 10 attempts. He also knocked in a run with an RBI single in the third, giving him 51 RBI on the season. Hosmer has rebounded decently from his disastrous July (.477 OPS) with a decent August (.780), but these still aren't the numbers that the Padres -- or fantasy owners -- were hoping for when he signed with San Diego this offseason.
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 09:09:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 14, 2018 01:12:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 07:20:00 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.
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 05:41:00 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.
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 02:08:00 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.
Sun, Jul 8, 2018 10:31:00 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.
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 11:10:00 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.
Mon, Jun 25, 2018 05:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2Francisco Mejia
3Austin Allen
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Allen Craig
3Aderlin Rodriguez
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Jose Pirela
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Luis Urias
2Greg Garcia
3Javier Guerra
3B1Wil Myers
2Ty France
LF1Hunter Renfroe
2Alex Dickerson
CF1Franchy Cordero
2Manuel Margot
RF1Travis Jankowski
2Franmil Reyes
3Edward Olivares
Starting Pitcher
S1Joey Lucchesi
2Dinelson Lamet
3Eric Lauer
4Robbie Erlin
5Bryan Mitchell
6Luis Perdomo
7Jacob Nix
8Brett Kennedy
9Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
R1Kirby Yates
2Craig Stammen
3Matt Strahm
4Jose Castillo
5Phil Maton
6Brad Wieck
7Trey Wingenter
8Miguel Diaz
9Robert Stock
10Gerardo Reyes
11Jose Torres