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Kansas City Royals: Eric Hosmer Market Value

Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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Eric Hosmer – Kansas City Royals (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Eric Hosmer – Kansas City Royals (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Comparing Eric Hosmer to Anthony Rizzo, Paul Goldschmidt, and Chris Davis

Anthony Rizzo, who has a career WAR of 23.5, signed a deal early in his career. It was good for only seven years, $41 million and is good through 2022.

Paul Goldschmidt, with his 31.8 WAR, also signed early on. He has a five-year $32 million contract that is good through 2020.

The other first baseman’s contract that might come into play here is that of Chris Davis. Before the 2016 season, Davis signed with the Orioles for seven years and $161 million, averaging $23 million a year.

Davis is pretty much a pure power hitter. He has four seasons with 33 or more home runs and has 47 in one season and 53 in another. He also owns a paltry .247 career batting average.

These players are all of a similar age as Hosmer and have about the same experience. Yet, Hosmer’s numbers are distant fourth to this group of first basemen.