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Eric Hosmer    \Hoz-mur\

Eric John Hosmer (twitter: @TheRealHos35)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: October 24, 1989 in South Miami, FL
High School: American Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 2011 (Age 21)
Team: Royals 2011-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 1 yr/$3.6M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.146, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 21 KCR AL 128 563 523 66 153 27 3 19 78 11 5 34 82 .293 .334 .465 .799 118 243 13 1 0 5 7 *3 RoY-3
2012 22 KCR AL 152 598 535 65 124 22 2 14 60 16 1 56 95 .232 .304 .359 .663 81 192 10 2 0 5 4 *3/9
2013 23 KCR AL 159 680 623 86 188 34 3 17 79 11 4 51 100 .302 .353 .448 .801 119 279 15 1 1 4 4 *3/D9 GG
2014 24 KCR AL 15 63 57 4 17 4 0 0 5 0 1 5 6 .298 .365 .368 .734 107 21 4 1 0 0 0 *3
4 Yrs 454 1904 1738 221 482 87 8 50 222 38 11 146 283 .277 .333 .423 .756 106 735 42 5 1 14 15
162 Game Avg. 162 679 620 79 172 31 3 18 79 14 4 52 101 .277 .333 .423 .756 106 262 15 2 0 5 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2011 21 KCR AL 128 563 9 2 1 -9 -7 -4 -0.4 20 16 1.5 .496 .497 2.5 -1.7 25 *3 RoY-3
2012 22 KCR AL 152 598 -15 3 2 -6 -8 -25 -2.6 22 -2 -0.4 .483 .484 0.3 -1.6 4 $502,500 *3/9
2013 23 KCR AL 159 680 16 0 0 3 -9 10 1.3 24 34 3.6 .506 .506 3.1 -0.5 31 $528,250 *3/D9 GG
2014 24 KCR AL 15 63 0 -1 -0 1 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .491 .499 -0.0 0.1 0 $3,600,000 *3
4 Seasons 454 1904 10 4 2 -11 -26 -21 -1.8 69 48 4.8 .495 .496 5.9 -3.7 59 $4,630,750

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2011 KCR AL 21 1B 127 127 127 1135.2 1182 1096 78 8 101 .993 -9 -9 -10 -9 9.30 9.24 .993 9.30 9.24 RoY-3
2012 KCR AL 22 1B 148 142 140 1277.0 1295 1183 103 9 132 .993 -12 -5 -12 -5 9.06 8.69 .994 9.27 9.22
2012 KCR AL 22 OF 3 2 2 16.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -3 -1 -203 -75 1.12 0.67 .987 2.19 2.17
2012 KCR AL 22 RF 3 2 2 16.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -3 -1 -203 -75 1.12 0.67 .983 1.97 1.97
2013 KCR AL 23 1B 158 153 152 1372.1 1335 1205 122 8 118 .994 5 3 4 3 8.70 8.40 .994 8.90 8.87 GG
2013 KCR AL 23 DH 1 1 GG
2013 KCR AL 23 OF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20 GG
2013 KCR AL 23 RF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10 GG
2014 KCR AL 24 1B 15 15 15 134.0 133 121 11 1 5 .992 1 10 8.87 8.80 .990 9.27 9.29
4 Seasons 1B 448 437 434 3919.0 3945 3605 314 26 356 .993 -16 -10 -5 -3 9.00 8.75 .994 9.15 9.10
2 Seasons OF 4 3 2 22.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -3 -1 -147 -54 0.82 0.50 .987 2.21 2.17
2 Seasons RF 4 3 2 22.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -3 -1 -147 -54 0.82 0.50 .983 2.00 2.00
4 Seasons TOT 452 440 436 3941.0 3948 3606 315 27 356 .993 -19 -11 -6 -3 8.95 8.67 .994 9.11 9.04
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Gold Gloves
2013 AL (1B)

Batting Average s c a p y
2013 AL  .302 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
2013 AL  623 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2013 AL  188 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
2013 AL  134 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2014 AL  4 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
2012 AL  94.12 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
2014 AL  9.5 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.4 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
2012 AL  1,184 (2nd)
2013 AL  1,205 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2012 AL  148 (3rd)
2013 AL  158 (1st)
2014 AL  15 (5th)
Active  448 (19th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2012 AL  1,183 (2nd)
2013 AL  1,205 (2nd)
Active  3,605 (19th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2011 AL  78 (5th)
2012 AL  103 (4th)
2013 AL  122 (1st)
2014 AL  11 (2nd)
Active  314 (14th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2011 AL  8 (3rd)
2012 AL  9 (2nd)
2013 AL  8 (1st)
Active  26 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2012 AL  132 (1st)
2013 AL  118 (3rd)
Active  356 (18th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2013 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2011 AL  9.30 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2011 AL  9.24 (3rd)
2013 AL  8.40 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2014 AL  .992 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
2011 AL  born 1989-10-24 (10th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1581), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1757), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1831), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (264th), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 2008: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
201222Kansas City Royals$502,500contracts
201323Kansas City Royals$528,250contracts
201424Kansas City Royals$3,600,000
2014 Status1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,630,750
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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