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Here are the first basemen we have ranked 11-15, guys who will be 1B options in the middle rounds of your mixed league drafts.
11. Eric Hosmer | 1B | KC
Fantasy baseball owners were salivating over Hosmer during the 2012 draft season — reaching for the first baseman entering his sophomore season as high as the second round in some instances — based on his impressive finish to twenty-eleven. Unfortunately, Hosmer never met the expectations that fantasy analysts established for him, seemingly falling into the “sophomore slump” black hole shortly after the Royals broke camp.
Hosmer came out of the gate a little sluggish, slashing .188/.274/.388 with five homers and 13 RBIs in 95 March/April plate appearances. A...
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Kansas City Royal Eric Hosmer had all the makings of an absolute superstar at age 21. He had one of the sweetest swings in the game, and the production to match. In 2011, Hosmer posted a .293 average with 19 homers across 128 games. He finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting and combined with Mike Moustakas to provide what looked like the cornerstones of the Royals...
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SURPRISE, AZ (February 12, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that infielder/outfielder Elliot Johnson was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named in the December 9, 2012 trade that also sent right-handed pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Royals will not adopt a new pull-happy hitting philosophy in an effort to increase power production, Royals general manager Dayton Moore assured on Sunday.
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