Eric Hosmer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 226 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1989 (31)
Eric Hosmer Season Stats
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Eric Hosmer News
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is not in the starting lineup on Friday night against the Mets. It appears to just be a night off for Hosmer, who has appeared in 19 of the team's last 20 games. With Hosmer out, Jake Cronenworth slides over to first base and will bat third against Jacob deGrom. Look for Hosmer to return to action on Saturday.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (shoulder) was removed from Friday's game against the Astros. The veteran was hit in the right shoulder by a pitch in the first inning. He remained in the game to run the bases but was subsequently replaced by Jorge Mateo in the second. Hosmer should be considered day-to-day. However, his status for Game 2 of the series with Houston is up in the air.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. In a thrilling contest, Hosmer's long ball in the sixth inning temporarily put the Friars ahead in the eventual 6-5 loss. The 31-year-old has had a solid campaign, slashing .293/.350/.427 with five homers, four steals and 45 runs-plus-RBI over 180 plate appearances. However, with a 0.2 degree launch angle, he holds a meager barrel rate of three percent, resulting in just 12 extra-base hits. While he'll never possess the prototypical power of first basemen, Hosmer's broad category contributions make him a reasonable fantasy option in deeper and NL-only leagues.
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.