Eric Hosmer

Kansas City Royals

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Eric Hosmer has seen 14,344 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (777 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.06 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (19% whiff/swing). When he connects (107 tracked), he generates some serious pop (95.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (-0.8° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (352 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.03 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (30% whiff/swing). When he connects (43 tracked), he generates average power (89 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (0.2° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (172 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.36 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (37% whiff/swing). When he connects (22 tracked), he generates thundering power (101.2 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (1.4° average spray angle).