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Postby Bravos of Steel » Thu May 05, 2011 5:54 pm

per Rotoworld.com

Royals purchased the contract of 1B Eric Hosmer from Triple-A Omaha.
Hosmer is expected to arrive in Kansas City in time for Friday's game and should get his first career major league start. The promising first base prospect has been on an absolute tear at the Triple-A level, sporting a .439/.525/.582 batting line and three home runs through 118 plate


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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu May 05, 2011 5:59 pm

I'm surprised he is up now. if they waited until June 1st then the Royals would have had another year of eligibility right? so why now? I assume Hosmer is full time 1B with Butler DH. so does that mean Betemit is out?
I do love that he is up now, picked him up.
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 05, 2011 6:01 pm

Whoever that dude who was saying he was definitely coming up soon should be arriving any minute to pat himself on the back :-b

Expectations have to be tempered in the short term I would think? I can't see him batting higher than 7th or maybe 6th out of the gate, and it seems that some of the other KC bats have been cooling.
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby Super Manny » Thu May 05, 2011 6:08 pm

I'm literally sweating on whether Hosmer is worth a pickup at the expense of Joe Nathan. :-o

I drafted Nathan as my top closer (insert cringes and points-and-laughs here), so I'm reluctant to cut him, but have pieced together a fantasy bullpen of Andrew Bailey, Kyle Farnsworth, Jordan Walden, Eduardo Sanchez, and Vincente Padilla. With this said, Nathan is probably expendable, but if he has a realistic shot of getting the closer job back, I hate to drop him outright. (PS - This is a "holds" league, too...)

What say you, guys...?
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu May 05, 2011 6:08 pm

Gordon and Francouer are still pretty hot and Aviles is heating up. I agree he'll probably hit 6th or 7th, but this is the guy who I've recently been hearing is considered the #1 (fantasy) prospect in all of minor league baseball. With any guy like this there's the chance for a rough start or a complete faceplant, but I'd say he's worth a pickup in almost all leagues.

I would cut Nathan for Hosmer. Capps is doing fine and there's no guarantee Nathan closes again this year.
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu May 05, 2011 6:19 pm

Only 3 HR and a .143 ISO from a first baseman in 118 AAA PA so far? Nice AVG but he's looking an awful lot like James Loney right now.
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby Tennessee Jed » Thu May 05, 2011 6:20 pm

Had him stashed in my Dynasty League, this is great news although I would have loved to see him stew in AAA at least until June.

That being said, any insight on how much or little he's going to produce?
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu May 05, 2011 6:23 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Only 3 HR and a .143 ISO from a first baseman in 118 AAA PA so far? Nice AVG but he's looking an awful lot like James Loney right now.


He had plenty of XBH power last year and this year's sample is pretty small. He's hitting .439 so I'd imagine he'll have a lower average, but higher ratio of XBHs in the majors.
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby Millhouse » Thu May 05, 2011 6:35 pm

For those wondering about why him and not Moustakas, figure they had a need to fill with Kila not producing, and Betemit is producing at 3B (where Mous plays). But I'm sure some KC homers would know more...
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Re: Hosmer Up

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu May 05, 2011 6:39 pm

Millhouse wrote:For those wondering about why him and not Moustakas, figure they had a need to fill with Kila not producing, and Betemit is producing at 3B (where Mous plays). But I'm sure some KC homers would know more...


It seemed like people were considering Hosmer a better or more major league ready prospect than Moustakas at last check. I think this was per ESPN's Jason Grey.

Edit: Moustakas currently hitting .235 in AAA (4 HRs)
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