Eric Hosmer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 226 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1989 (32)
Eric Hosmer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Eric Hosmer News
San Diego Padres' first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in the loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. He crushed a solo homer off Mychal Givens in the seventh inning for his fourth long ball of the season. The 32-year-old has now collected a hit in 10 of his last 11 games. He is off to a hot start in 2022, slashing .367/.434/.550 with four home runs, 21 RBI, and 13 runs scored across 30 games. Fantasy managers should continue to roll with Hosmer in all league formats while he's wielding a hot bat.
The proposed deal between the San Diego Padres and New York Mets that would have sent first baseman Eric Hosmer, starting pitcher Chris Paddack, reliever Emilio Pagan and cash to the Mets for first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith has hit a snag and may be off entirely. The Mets are looking for more pitching with ace Jacob deGrom (shoulder) set to miss significant time to open up the season. Hosmer and Paddack have been disappointments for the Friars, but the Mets have long had an eye on Paddack, and the right-hander could bounce back with a change of scenery. Smith, who hasn't had much of a role in Queens, would likely become the Padres primary left fielder if the trade went down. Stay tuned.
The San Diego Padres and New York Mets have been in active conversations about a trade that would send first baseman Eric Hosmer and starting pitcher Chris Paddack to the Mets in exchange for outfielder/first baseman Dominic Smith, according to sources. The potential deal would allow the Padres to unload Hosmer's contract while addressing their need in left field. For the Mets, landing Paddack would help boost a rotation that just lost Jacob deGrom (shoulder) for a significant amount of time. Since signing a big deal with San Diego, Hosmer has mostly been a disappointment. Paddack has also been inconsistent and deal with elbow issues last year. Smith was excellent in the shortened 2020 season, but he really struggled in 2021. The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that relief pitcher Emilio Pagan would also be involved in a potential deal.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer offers fantasy managers a tricky conundrum on draft day. On one hand, Hosmer is coming off a career-year posting his best batting average (.287), slugging percentage (.517), and wOBA (.359) since signing with the Padres in 2018. On the other, that came in just 156 plate-appearances thanks to two separate stints on the injured list in the already-shortened season. Hosmer did, however, make changes to his swing last season with a focus on elevating the ball more and his batted-ball data seems to validate his strong season. In 2018-19, Hosmer's launch angle on batted balls was among the lowest in baseball resulting in the second-highest ground ball-rate in the Majors. Last season, Hosmer raised his launch angle over six degrees while still posting a career-best hard-hit rate. If the changes Hosmer made last season carry over to 2021 he should put up strong numbers batting in a prime slot for a loaded Padres lineup. Expect around 25 homers with 90-100 RBI while providing enough batting average to be an asset for his position. Hosmer is a reliable 1B option available for a fair price at 133rd overall in average draft position.