Archive for June, 2011

I’m excited that another Hosmer is making headlines these days.  Eric Hosmer debuted with the Kansas City Royals on May 6.  According to a recent article on the Sports Illustrated website, “Hosmer started the season in the minors hitting like that ranking was an insult. Upon his call-up from Omaha, Hosmer was leading all levels of the minors with a .439 average and .525 on-base percentage, to go along with three home runs in 98 at bats and 26 games. By not waiting a few weeks until June before promoting him, the Royals have risked making him arbitration-eligible a year sooner than he would be otherwise, which could cost the team several million dollars down the road. But incumbent first baseman Kila Ka’aihue was hitting below .200, creating an opportunity for Hosmer.” He hit his first major league home run in Yankees Stadium on May 11.   I’m a Yankees fan, but I may need to get a Hosmer jersey.

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