Eric Hosmer San Diego Padres

Age: 29 (October 24, 1989) | 6' 4" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-157 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2015 158 599 98 178 61 108 33 5 18 93 7 3 .297 .363 .459 9 16 .336 52/23/24 28 27
KC AL 2016 158 605 80 161 57 132 24 1 25 104 5 3 .266 .328 .433 9 20 .301 59/16/25 23 22
KC AL 2017 162 603 98 192 66 104 31 1 25 94 6 1 .318 .385 .498 10 15 .351 56/22/22 31 30
SD NL 2018 157 613 72 155 62 142 31 2 18 69 7 4 .253 .322 .398 9 21 .302 60/20/20 17 17
SD NL 2019 77 297 44 84 25 63 12 1 11 51 0 1 .283 .340 .441 8 19 .324 58/21/22 12 12
Career 9yrs 1282 4901 663 1371 447 919 249 19 156 686 67 24 .280 .340 .434 8 17 .315 n/a
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Just bunted his way onto base with a man on first, his team trailing 2-0 in the ninth inning.

The sabremetricians groan. I stand up and cheer.

Alex Patton Alex
May 16

Aguilar's upward regression was very short lived.

Hosmer, thankfully, is looking like he's ready for another odd-year rebound.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 10

Regression police have their way ... both ways!  (Also see Aguilar, J)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 1

It's always good to complain.

Just as it's always bad to brag.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 29

He's doing better since Tex's query ... I'm not a willing seller ... but then again, I've ridden many into the dirt ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 28

What the hell has happened to this guy?

K rate keeps going up ... walk rate keeps going down ... and the BABIP has collapsed.

The weird thing is that his hard hit ball rate is at a career high (42.6%).

The elusive buy low candidate?  I've got to think that the first 4 weeks of the season have made a lot of his owners willing sellers.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 26

1B is a weird ass position this year.

You've got 3 studs - Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo.

You've got some guys with decent baselines, but good upside - Votto, Abreu, Bellinger

You've got guys who should be ok, but you don't want to rely on for much - Carpenter, Muncy, Hosmer, Bell, Olson

You've got guys who might be ok, but might fall off a cliff - Encarnacion, Santana, Cabrera, Smoak

We're used to feeling good about our 1B coming out of the auction.  That's a luxury you're going to have to pay for this year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 13

Got sniped in the tenth round of the LABR Mixed and didn't have a pivot ready. Got rushed into Hosmer, and felt sick about it. The corners who went in the mid-to-late teens are close to a coin flip against him. 

Generally I like overpaid-in-real-life guys, because sometimes they're seen as bad fantasy plays because of the contract - an irrelevant connection. But you have to get the discount, too. Hosmer around Pick 140 is not the idea. Damn. 

scott pianowski ballfour
Feb 13

Look at that increasing GB rate. 600 AB and favorable HR/Fly is keeping his HRs in double digits......or at least above 15. 

van wilhoite LVW
Feb 13