Kansas City Royals Week Five Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not
By David Hill
Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
1. Eric Hosmer
Yes, other players on the Kansas City Royals hit for a higher average or got on base more frequently. However, none of them made the type of impact that Eric Hosmer made on the Royals with his bat and defense.
Hosmer continued to produce in the middle of the Royals batting order, posting a .346/.370/.731 batting line, hitting two home runs and driving in ten. He accounted for 38.5% of the Royals RBI last week, equaling the combined total of Omar Infante, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon, who were the next three in runs batted in for the week.
This just furthers what appears to be that breakout season for Hosmer that we have been awaiting. He has been hitting for power, drawing walks and looking like that middle of the order bat the that Kansas City Royals had been promising for year. Suddenly, the Royals offense is a true asset.
Seemingly every week, someone else is driving the bus for the Royals. This week, that honor goes to Eric Hosmer.