Eric Hosmer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 226 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1989 (32)
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After a disappointing 2021 campaign, San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer enters the offseason with doubts about his role as an everyday player. With an outsized contract and uninspiring 102 wRC+, the 31-year-old was often the scapegoat for the Friars second half collapse. Across 565 plate appearances, Hosmer recorded a .269/.337/.395 slash, 12 homers, five steals and 118 runs-plus-RBI, posting his worst offensive output since 2014. Although he's still signed through 2025, it's possible the Padres force him into a reduced role in 2022. With a vanilla fantasy profile, a reduction in volume would further dampen Hosmer's marginal value. Consider him an option only in deep leagues going into early drafts.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB.com. After posting a .851 OPS in the shortened 2020 season, Hosmer's been more of an average hitter this season. He's slashed .270/.338/.396 with just 12 HRs in 149 games. Jake Cronenworth will play first in his place, and Ha-Seong Kim will start at second and bat sixth. His first season in the Majors hasn't gone as planned, as he's hit a meagre .205 and owns a .629 OPS. There is no reason for fantasy managers in any league to pick Kim off the waiver wire, as there are far better options out there.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres will match up with right-handed starter Adam Wainwright but will do so without Hosmer in the lineup. The veteran is batting .267 with a .335 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and five stolen bases in 524 plate appearances this season. Jake Cronenworth, who is hitting second on Saturday, is moving over to first base to start in Hosmer's place. Hosmer has started each of the Padres' previous seven games, but his playing time will be worth monitoring for fantasy managers down the stretch if Cronenworth continues to start games at first base.
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.