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3. Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer’s breakout performance has truly been a joy to behold over the first six weeks of this season. He had displayed flashes before, but this feels different. Perhaps it is due to his run of success in the postseason, but we now have a Hosmer how looks confident at the plate, and has been driving the ball consistently.
This past week was no exception. Hosmer produced a .346/.452/.615 batting line, hitting two home runs and a double. He continued to get on base at an excellent clip, drawing five walks. Even though it was broken up on Saturday, Hosmer had also put together a twelve game hitting streak.
Hosmer, along with Mike Moustakas and a reborn Kendrys Morales, may be the among the biggest reasons why the Kansas City Royals are in the position they are right now. In what is a strange turn of events, especially given last season, the Royals offense is carrying the team, and the performance of Eric Hosmer has been a big part of why.
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