Eric Hosmer

Kansas City Royals

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Although he has not seen a pitch in 2017, Eric Hosmer saw 15,758 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,570 seen), he had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.09 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (18% whiff/swing). When he connected (240 tracked), he generated some serious pop (94.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (0.3° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (756 seen), he had a steady approach at the plate (-0.02 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (36% whiff/swing). When he connected (97 tracked), he generated average power (90.2 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (6.7° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (374 seen), he had a very aggressive approach at the plate (-0.46 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (38% whiff/swing). When he connected (46 tracked), he generated thundering power (96.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (7.2° average spray angle).