Eric John Hosmer is an American professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He was born on October 24, 1989. From 2011 through 2017, he was a member of the Kansas City Royals.
Scouts regarded Hosmer as a “left-handed batter with raw power” coming out of American Heritage High School in Florida.
In the 2008 MLB draft, the Royals selected him with the third overall pick and paid him a $6 million signing bonus. Before making his MLB debut in 2011, he advanced through Minor League Baseball.
After hitting.293 with 19 home runs in 128 games, he finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting after the 2011 season. From 2013 to 2015, Hosmer won back-to-back Gold Glove Awards, as well as the Silver Slugger Award in 2017.
He was the 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP and a member of the 2015 World Series-winning team. Hosmer signed an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres after becoming a free agent after the 2017 season.
Hosmer married Fox News sports host Kacie McDonnell in October 2020. On December 31, 2021, the couple married. Hosmer is a Florida resident.
What Is Eric Hosmer’s Current Batting Average?
As of June 2022, Eric Hosmer has a.278 batting average with 1,682 hits and 192 home runs. Hosmer had a batting average during the 2021 season, with 12 home runs and 65 RBIs, he hit.269/.337/.395.