KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections – Infielders

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Apr 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of the hat and glove of Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer the field prior to a game against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Hosmer, First Base

May 14, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) singles during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Stats

GP: 40

AB: 156

H: 50

AVG: .321

HR: 7

RBI: 30

R: 28

SB: 3

Slash: .321/.395/.545


Hosmer is having the coming out party many fans were hoping for this season. But it’s not just a good season for him, it’s a great one for anyone in the league. Put it this way, the only AL first baseman to have a higher batting average, more RBI, and better on-base percentage is Miguel Cabrera. Throw in the fact he leads the AL in doubles, and it’s been a pretty good offensive season for the 25-year-old to say the least.

Will he or won’t he?

While his numbers are impressive, unlike Perez, Hosmer plays a position full of guys with power numbers. Even though his seven home runs are not eye-popping it still puts him on pace for 28, with 122 RBI. If he keeps his .321 average, those are MVP-type numbers, especially given the fact he’s committed just one error in 362 chances. Cabrera is a given to make the team, and Mark Teixeira and Edwin Encarnacion are having fine seasons, but Ned Yost is not going to allow Hosmer to miss out on this year’s squad.

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