Eric John Hosmer is an American professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He played for the Kansas City Royals from 2011 through 2017. A highly touted prospect coming out of American Heritage High School in Florida, Hosmer was described as a "left-handed hitter with raw power" by scouts. The Royals selected him with third overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft, and he received a $6 million signing bonus. He advanced in Minor League Baseball before debuting in MLB during the 2011 season. He finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting after the 2011 season after hitting.293 with 19 home runs in 128 games. Hosmer won consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 2013 through 2015 and again in 2017, when he also won the Silver Slugger Award. He was the MVP of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, and was a member of the 2015 World Series champions. After the 2017 season, Hosmer became a free agent, and signed an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
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About Eric Hosmer
MLB first baseman who helped the Kansas City Royals win the World Series in 2015. He had his breakout during the 2014 postseason, when he and the Royals won the American League pennant. In 2018, he joined the San Diego Padres.
Eric Hosmer Before Fame
He was selected 3rd overall in the 2008 MLB Draft after earning national attention at American Heritage High School.
Achievement of Eric Hosmer
He ascended from the minor league ranks and made his MLB debut on May 6, 2011 for the Royals. He finished third in Rookie of the Year voting in 2011.
Eric Hosmer Family Life
He was raised with an older brother named Mike Hosmer Jr.
Associations of Eric Hosmer
He was praised by former Kansas City great George Brett for his potential and intensity.
Information related to Eric Hosmer
- Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVPs
- Idaho Falls Chukars players
- Surprise Rafters players
- Sportspeople from the Miami metropolitan area
- Northwest Arkansas Naturals players
- Wilmington Blue Rocks players
- Omaha Storm Chasers players
- Burlington Bees players
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Gold Glove Award winners