in 151 games with san diego in 2021, his .337 on-base percentage was the highest since his .385 obp in 2017 with the kansas city royals… his 55.7 ground ball percentage was second-highest in the national league behind col raimel tapia 68.1%… tied with victor caratini for the most double plays with ground balls on the team (13)… from july 1 to the end of the season, he hit . 290 (71 for 245) with a .366 obp, .441 slg and .807 ops, even though sd was 29-49 in that time when he appeared in a game…he posted a .337 obp compared to his .333 obp in 2020, but he also had a .395 slg compared to his .517 slg in 2020… his appearance of 3.89 pitches per plate was the most in a season in his career… he hit .291 with runners in scoring position (44 of 151) and . 299 (23-for-77) with risp/2 out…his 44 hits with runners in scoring position tied with manny machado for the team lead and t-5th most in the NL…his 37 hits with risp from the beginning of the season until Aug. 1 led the nl…against nl west teams, batted .299 (73 for 244) with a .351 obp and .434 slg…had his best month of the season in July, when posted a .912 ops in 25 games… in the field, played in 131 games at first base, made 129 starts… in his 1,113.1 innings, made seven errors in 1,008 total chances for a .993 fielding percentage.
Missed 11 of the first 14 games of the season due to stomach illness…in his first 3 games of the season, he went 5-for-10 (.500) with 2 doubles, 1 hour and 7 RBIs …his illness, however, allowed NL rookie of the year candidate jake cronenworth to fill his shoes at 1b…he had a career-tying 6-RBI game on opening day (24 of Julio vs. Ari)….It was the most RB by any Padre in team history in the first game of the season…Hosmer doubled twice with the bases loaded, and before that, the Padres had never cleared the bases with a double twice in the same game. ..in the entire 2019 season, the Padres cleared the bases with a double just once…hosmer did it twice in 2 innings…in Aug. 20 vs. tex, hit a grand slam off kyle gibson, making the Padres the first team in mlb history to hit a grand slam in 4 straight games… it was hosmer’s third career slam and first since august . 4, 2019 @ lad, and it was the Padres’ fifth grand slam in a span of 10 games, joining the Mets (July 2006) and Expos (April 1996) as the only teams to accomplish this feat…placed in the September 8th of 10 days after breaking his left index finger in a bunt attempt…he missed 9 games and was reinstated on September 8th. 19… finished the year with multiple hits in 3 of his last 4 games (6 of 14, .429)… in his last 17 g, he batted .328 (21 of 64) with 2 2b, 3 h, 15 rbi and 10 r…set a career high in slg (.517) in 2020, with his previous best coming in 2017 (.498)…after posting a 61.0 ground ball percentage in 2018 and 56.6% in 2019 with sd, had career best 46.2 ground ball percentage in 2020…hit 9h in 38 games posting career best 15.89ab/h percentage…posted highest line percentage of his career (28.2)…hit .300 with risp (12 for 40)…hit .313 with 2 outs (15 for 48).
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postseason: made his first postseason appearance in a father’s uniform and first since November 1, 2015 @ nym, the day the kansas city royals won the world series…he batted safe in 4 of 6 postseason games in 2020, going 4-for-25 (.160) with a double, homer and 4 RBIs…started at 1b in all 6 games and played all 52.0 innings.
In his second season with sd, he led the Padres in games played (160), ab (587), pa (667), hits (164), 2b (29) rbi (99), ranked t-1 in go-forward rbi (18) and runs created (86), 2nd in runs (72), t-2nd in xbh (53) and t-4th in h (22)… his .464 average going to the opposite field ranked 3rd (min. 100 pa), behind javy baez (.533) and freddie freeman (.488)… ranked 7th in the majors with 212 “hard balls”, which statcast defines like a batted ball with an exit velocity of 95 mph or more…his .373 average (25-for-67) with risp/2 out led all NL hitters and ranked second in the majors with andrew benintendi (min. 70 pa), behind only dj lemahieu (.388)…his .328 average (42 of 128) with risp ranked 18th in the majors and 8th among all hitters in the league nat (min. 140 pa)…hit safely in one run – 13 straight road games May 14-June 15, bat I’m .389 (21-for-54) with 3 2b, 2h and 14 RBI down the stretch… tied with manny machado’s 13-game road streak for longest on the club… hitting for sure in Season-high 10 straight games, May 21-June 1 (.375, 3 hrs, 10 RBIs), longest hitting streak as a father … scored a season-high 3 runs , on may 25 at tor in sd’s 19 -4 win, marking the 12th time in his career (first as parents) that he scored more than 3 runs in a game…recorded multiple RBIs in 4 consecutive games, the career high jun 13-16…was the only sire to record multiple 5 rbi games (july 29 vs bal & aug 4 vs lad)…july 29 also marked game 5 of several hours of his career and the first as a father … he reached the second grand slam of his career on August 4 vs. lad de kenta maeda… posted multi-hit efforts on september 1-2 at ari, his only multi-hit games of the month, raising his season average to .288 before going 11-for-87 (.126) at the remaining 24 games in September, finishing with a .265 average … struck out a career-high 163 times, topping his previous career 142 strikes from 2018 … his 36.0% swings putting the ball in game was a run low…he did not steal a base in a season for the first time in his career (previous career low: 4 in 2014 with kc)…among all ml first basemen in 2019, ranked third in games started (155) and fourth in innings played (1356.0)… his 14 errors were a career high and the most among all ML first basemen.
led fathers in runs (72), hits (155), rbi (69), at bats (613), xbh (51), total bases (244), bb (62), multi-hit games (44) and times on base (218)… tied with freddy galvis for the team lead with 31 doubles and ranked third with 18 hrs… had the second most starts (155) among all top ML base and ranked third in innings played (1,378.0), tied for third in fielding percentage (.997), and fourth in total chances (1,341), putouts (1,231) and assists (106)…since who entered the league in 2011, ranks first among all ML first basemen in hits (1,273), games played (1,186) and at bats (4,548), second in sb’s (67), fourth in runs (611) , total bases (1,972) and triples (18), fifth in rbi (627), sixth in doubles (231), xbh (393) and bb (411), eighth in hr (144) and 10th in average (.280 )…his 72 hits to the opposite field led the majors…his . 490 clip going the other way (min. 100 pa) led the national league and tied for highest in the majors (also: tex shin-soo choo)… his six team doubles the first nine games of a dad were the most in team history…hit .290 (29-for-100) in his first 26 games between March and April with 12 multi-hit efforts, tied for most in ml with four others in that time … he recorded a career-high four walks and went 2-for-2 at the plate on 4/23 at col, becoming the first dad to reach base six times in a single game since adrian gonzalez on 11/8/09 vs. mil … collected multi-hit efforts in five straight games tied 4/28-5/2 for the third time in his career, slashing .524/.583/. 952 down the stretch…was the longest multi-hit streak by a father since wil myers in 2016 (6/4-8)…had two separate nine-hit streaks (7/23-8/2 and 8/12-21)…homered in a career-high three straight games since 9/7-9 in five….slashed .295/.368/.462 with 23 doubles and 14 hours against right-handers compared to a .179/.240/.287 slash line with eight doubles and four hours against left-handers…hit .286 with 20 doubles and eight hours at petco park compared to a . 223 clip with eight hours on the road…he went 2-for-9 during the mexico vs. boy series at monterrey stadium, with both of his hits being home runs…in father wins, he slashed .323/. 402/. 494, while in losing Padres, he slashed .202/.262/.329… collected a career-high 10 intentional walks and struck out a career-high 142 times… he took advantage of first pitches and was ahead in the count, hitting .310 (26-for-84) on 0-0 counts, .488 (20-for-41) on 1-0 counts, .438 (14-for-32) on 2-1 and .538 (7-for-13) on 3-1 counts.
played in all 162 games (160 starts) for kc, setting career highs in hits (192), batting average (.318), on base percentage (.385), slugging percentage (.498), ops (.882), total bases (300), walks (66) and war (4.0), while tying career highs in home runs (25), runs (98) and fielding percentage (.997)…he made 160 starts, including 155 at beginning. base and five as a designated hitter… he was one of only five players in the majors in 2017 to play 162 games, joining kc’s alcides escobar, cin’s joey votto, tex’s rougned odor and phi’s freddy galvis… it’s only the sixth royal to play in all 162 games… finished among the AL leaders in hits (second), average (tied for third), on-base percentage (fourth) and multi-hit games (53, tied for fourth) )… the only players in mlb in 2017 who matched his combination of home runs (25), rbi (94), and average (.318) were col charlie blackmon and joey votto… they ranked second in the majors with a . 335 average (137 of 409) against rhp, trailing only jose a ltuve (.344)… ranked third in the league with a .326 average on the road (102 of 313)… connected 16 of his 25 home runs at home, setting the single-season home run record at kauffman stadium by a left-handed hitter…had 37 RBIs in the seventh inning or later, second-most in the AL behind justin upton (38)…hit .185 (12-for-65) in his first 17 games, but hit .335/.400/.528 (180-for-145) from 4/23 through the end of the season… recorded his 1,000th career hit on 5/31 against det and finished the year with 1,132 for his career, ninth in royal history and third among left-handed hitters, behind george brett (3,154) and alex gordon (1,337 )…had a 16-game hitting streak from 6/24 to 7/14, in which he hit . 391/.435/.625 (25-for-64), matching the second-longest streak of his career…homered in back-to-back games 10/6-11 and 6/8-7, the 16th and all 17 times in his career has homered in consecutive games…was a career best 5 for 5 with five runs, six RBIs and first career grand slam on 7/26 in det…also stole a base…turned into one of three players since at least 1913 with five runs, five hits, six RBIs and a steal in a game, joining yoenis cespedes (2015) and reb russell (1922)…hit first career start time 8/23 vs. col, a three-run homer off former teammate greg holland…reached smoothly in 21 straight games from 6/8-27, matching the second-longest streak of his career…hit .347/.449 /.573 with five home runs and 17 RBIs down the stretch…had one hit in nine consecutive at-bats from the eighth inning on 8/9 through the second inning on 9/11…according to elias, he matched danny valencia for longest streak in the majors in 2017… hit .786/.813/1.143 (11-for-14) vs. min of 9/7-10 …his 11 hits were one short of the club record in a four-game series, behind george brett vs. california in 1975… ended the season with a 31-game on-base streak in interleague play dating back to 6/22/16, the longest active streak in the majors since joe mauer de min reached 31 straight from 21 /05/13 to 06/15/15…named Royal Heart and Hustle Award recipient by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) for the second consecutive season…the award honors To the active players who demonstrate a passion for the game and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game… won a gold medal with Team USA. /.500/.615 (10-for-26) and matched the team lead with 10 hits and tied for second in runs (six) and rbi (five)… hit a two-run winning hour in the eighth inning in a 4-2 victory over Venezuela in the second round at Petco Park.
named the most valuable player at the all-star game in san diego…homered in the second inning and had an RBI single in the third, becoming only the second royal to earn game mvp honors all-star, joining bo jackson…his solo homer was the first all-star home run by a royal since jackson’s in 1989 (salvador perez also homered later in the inning)…won his second les milgram award royals player of the year, setting career highs in home runs (25) and rbi (104)…played in 158 games, matching his 2015 total, one shy of a career best (159) set in 2013… made 154 starts at first base and four as a designated hitter…became the fifth royal (10th time) to record a 100 rbi season as a left-handed hitter and the first since raul Ibanez (103) in 2002…his 104 rbis are the most by a royals left-handed hitter since georg e brett (112) in 1985…had 34 RBIs for the go-ahead, tied for second in the majors, behind only albert pujols (35)…also had 16 game-winning RBIs, tied for fourth AL place behind pujols (20), david ortiz (18), and miguel cabrera (17)…hit a career-high 25 home runs, surpassing his previous record of 19 in 2011…became the 12th royal (18th time) to have at least 25 home runs and 100 RBIs and the first since billy butler (29 hours, 107 RBIs) in 2012…became the third royal left-handed hitter (sixth time) to record a 25 home run season and first since george brett (30) in 1985… brett also hit 25 home runs in 1983, joining john mayberry who did it three times… enjoyed the best 18-game hitting streak from April 10-29, batting .366 (26-for-71) … was tied for fourth-longest streak in the league AL in 2016 and the longest streak by a royal since alex gordon batted in 19 straight games in 2011… safely on base in 30 straight games since september. 27, 2015-April 29, tied for the 10th longest streak in franchise history…was the longest streak by a royal since billy butler reached 32 straight games in 2013…named royal player majestic for the month of April, batting .326/.368/.506 (29-for-89) with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight RBIs in 23 games…hit .330 (65-for-197) for April 3 as of May 31, ranking 6th in the American League…batted just .235 (96-for-408) with a .375 slugging percentage from June 1 through the end of the season…had six games with three hits, all before June 1. .had an rbi in six straight games (14 total) from May 25-31… also had a seven-game rbi streak (8 total) from August 25-31. 15-21 … recorded his fourth career multihomer game on June 10 at U.S. cell field, carrying lefty chris goes deep twice…became the first left-handed batter to hit a home run out of the sale since 2012, snapping a streak of 518 homerless at-bats against lefties…collected 7th rbi of his career, with a single the winning run in Aug. 19 j.t. minnesota chargois for a 5-4 victory in 11 innings…homered in consecutive games four times: May 8-9, May 17-18, Aug. 16-17 and Sept. 10-11, the last of which was the 15th time in his career that he’s homered in consecutive games…recorded 23 RBIs in 19 games against the White Sox…among AL players, Robinson alone Cano (25 RBIs vs. Houston) and Khris Davis (24 RBIs vs. Texas) had the most RBIs against a single opponent.
Eric was one of the most consistent players in royalty, setting career bests for runs scored, triples, RBIs, walks and on-base percentage… he won a Rawlings Gold Glove for the third time in as many seasons… he became the first al. first baseman to win three straight since rafael palmeiro (1997-99)…tied for 8th in the league in runs scored and hits (178) and tied for 12th in rbi…also tied for 7th ranks with Seattle’s Robinson Cano in multi-hitting (51)… over the past three seasons, his 148 multi-hitting games are tied for 10th in the major leagues… batting .311 (89-for-286) in kauffman stadium with a .510 slugging percentage (19 doubles, four triples, 10 homers) at home… home average ranked 12th in the american league. in 2014, he hit just .219 in ‘the k’ with a .347 slg… he ranked fourth in the a.l. with 28 go-ahead RBIs…37 of his 93 RBIs tied the score or gave KC the lead…also hit .310 with a .501 slugging percentage against right-handed pitchers…hit . 315 (52 for 165) in day games…tied with teammate lorenzo cain for fourth in the league with 67 two-out hits…also ranked second on the junior circuit, scoring 46 runs after two against, trailing only toronto’s jose bautista (47) …recorded a season-best 14-game hitting streak between July 18 and August 1, batting .500 (28-for-56) with three doubles , two triples, three home runs and 13 RBIs during that span… also had a 10-game hitting streak, from August 9-19… led the American League with a .385 batting average (40 of 104) during the month of July…also hit .310 in the month of April…also enjoyed a streak of 10 straight games with a rbi, Aug. 7-16, which was the longest streak of its kind in the major leagues in 2015 and the third-longest in royal history…his 22 rbis during the month of August tied for fifth place in the American League…recorded the third hit of his career, doubling the winning run in the ninth to beat Minnesota, 3-2, July 5…had two hits to win the game in extra-innings at u.s. cell field…doubled the go-ahead run in the 13th inning on april 23 in a 3-2 kc victory…also hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning for the winning margin in a win from 5-3 on September 30. ..went 4-for-4 with a double in kc’s 3-0 win over toronto on july 10 at kauffman stadium…marked eighth career game with four or more hits…recorded four RBIs in a game twice, both times vs. cleveland, on may 5 at home and july 27 on the progressive field…his 21 RBIs against Tribe were tied for second by any player against an opponent, trailing only nolan arenado’s 24 RBIs Colorado vs. San Francisco. .tied for the AL lead among first basemen with a .997 fielding percentage…set a postseason royalty record with 17 RBIs in his 16 games…finished four runs off the record for major leagues, which was established by st. louis david freese (21) in 2011…also scored 10 runs in the postseason, which tied for 5th among all entrants in 2015…his 29 career postseason rbis are the most in The story of royalty, beating George Brett (23) during the World Series…his career total is also tied for eighth all-time by a first baseman with Bill Skowron (1955-63). … hit just .212 with two doubles and a home run during the postseason…yet he hit .333 (12-for-36) with runners on and .320 (8-for-25) with runners in scoring position… had at least one rbi in 11 of his last 13 postseason games, including six in a row from game 4 of the alds to game 4 of the alcs…recorded a postseason record with three RBIs in game 4 of the alds in houston, which included a two-run homer in the ninth inning of a 9-6 victory… had three game-winning rbi: u A go-ahead single in the eighth inning of game 6 alcs vs. Toronto…also scored the winning run in the 14th inning in Game 1 of the World Series, collecting a sacrifice fly…sco red the tying run in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, coming in from the third with a ground ball by salvador perez.
eric got off to a slow start, but finished strong despite missing a month with a broken right hand… hit .321 (53-for-165) with 14 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 23 RBIs after of July. 1…his .509 slugging percentage in that span ranked 11th in the AL…won his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award…became the first AL first baseman in winning back-to-back honors since mark teixeira (2009-10)…is the only royal first catcher to win a gold glove…ranked fourth in the American league, batting .318 (83-for-261) in the road, while hitting just .219 (53 for 261). -242) on ‘the k’…also hit .314 (70-for-223) with runners on, compared to a .236 average with no one on base…recorded 40th career stolen base on June 18 at detroit to become the royal all-time leader in steals by a first baseman, passing george brett (39)…had career best 16-game hitting streak of 30 from june to july 20, where he batted .413 (26-for-63) with six doubles, two home runs and nine rbi…the streak was the longest by a royal since salvador perez hit safely in 17 straight games in 2012…suffered a small fracture in his right hand and missed 29 games, being placed on the disabled list Aug. 2…reinstated Sept. 1…batted .290 (27 93) with a .495 slugging percentage after returning from the d.l….he recorded three four-hit games, including April 22 at cleveland when he got a pair of doubles and scored a season-high three runs… his 97 multi-hit games over the past two seasons are third among major league first basemen, behind only miguel cabrera (107) and freddie freeman (100) … tied the game-tying home run in the sixth inning of KC’s 6-3 victory at Chicago on September 25, reducing KC’s magic number to one.