Runs Batted In
Mike – Eric Hosmer
Batting in the middle of the lineup he’ll have plenty of chances to drive in runs.
He also just seems to come up big when needed.
David – Eric Hosmer
It’s time to take that step to being a star, and if it’s going to happen, it will be here.
Hitting behind Cain will help with the RBI.
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John – Eric Hosmer
Hoz is the most successful situational hitter in baseball since his rookie season of 2011, according to Fangraphs’ clutch metric.
This is the year he gets bushels of RBI with a strong bat behind him (Kendrys Morales).
Ryan – Eric Hosmer
I’m going to come out and be honest again, which seems to be a trend when I talk about Hosmer. I am not a fan of the RBI stat. It is a stat that is heavily dependent on the guys around you and has made some really bad players not look half bad (hint: his name starts with a Y, not a B).
However, if 2016 is anything like 2015, Alcides Escobar won’t get on base and Kendrys Morales will steal all of Hosmer’s RBI, driving in guys like Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, and Hosmer himself. Three guys who should get on base.
Fans – Eric Hosmer
This was one of the closest races, with Hosmer narrowly beating Morales.
No player not named in the poll received a vote.
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