KC Royals: The Biggest Impact Hitter Thus Far

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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) – Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Making The Case For Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer has struggled to reach his potential his whole career. He has teased the Royals and their fans with flashes of greatness, but buried them with under achievement.

That appears to be all behind him now. Hosmer may have finally turned that corner, and he has stepped boldly into the spotlight as a team leader in this lineup.

His numbers might suggest this is the case.

  • Home Runs – 7 – 1st
  • Runs Batted In – 29 – 2nd
  • Runs Scored – 25 – tied for 3rd
  • Batting Average – .324 – 1st
  • Doubles – 9 – 4th
  • Hits – 49 – 1st
  • Walks – 20 – 1st

If Lorenzo Cain is approaching stardom, Eric Hosmer may be sprinting toward it. He has been the stat filler the Royals always hoped he would be. He makes a very strong case at being the most important key in this offense.

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