lane_anasazi2 wrote:Hosmer doesn't have Stanton's power.
And temper your expectations about him getting called up. Yes, I suppose it technically could be any day now, but I still think the most likely scenario is a September promotion. (*though if Kila continues to struggle, they might reevaluate) He's also only 1B eligible, I mean if he were a SS I could see stashing him, but honestly in a mixed league you should have someone decent at 1B anyway. In a keeper/dynasty he's probably already gone.
He doesn't have Stanton's power but he has much better plate discipline so I like him more than Stanton 5 years from now.
I also doubt he gets called up. The Royals were not expecting to be competitive this year and the start of the season isn't going to change their long term plan. By calling him up now, the Royals would lose a year of service time and push him faster than they want. Maybe he gets a call in late June or July or August or September but only if he keeps hitting and the Royals think he is unquestionably ready. But not anytime soon...it is only April. And Kila could actually start to hit.