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Looking Back At Eric Hosmer's First Weekend

So far so good.

When you look at Eric Hosmer's career so far through three games with the Kansas City club he has shown thus far that he is ready to hit at the major league level. He's 3-for-9 at the plate (.333 average), has a double, and an RBI. Listening to the Royals broadcast on the radio Sunday afternoon it sounded as though Hosmer's double very well had the distance to be a home run as well.

Patience is something many rookies struggle with when they first come up as they feel the need to make contact right away and show their worth, however Hosmer has worked three walks into his arsenal, while striking out twice. If you remember back to Friday evening, he actually walked in his first two plate appearances after being called up from AAA Omaha.

Hosmer also stole a base on Friday night, and is currently sporting a .500 on-base-percentage and a .444 slugging percentage. He did commit an error on Sunday, but from everything that has been written about him and everything that I've seen in person so far, I don't believe his glove will be an issue for the Royals. Hosmer has legitimate gold glove potential at first base and his continued growth will benefit Mike Aviles and Chris Getz (or whoever is playing second base), as Hosmer's range will require them to cover less ground.

Next up for Kansas City is a visit to Yankee Stadium, where it can be a daunting task for anyone visiting for the first time. However with an offensive friendly park layout and a short field in right, it shouldn't be any trouble for the rookie to continue doing what he does best.