Originally written February 27, 2013 on i70baseball:
The Kansas City Royals are poised to turn a corner in 2013.  Eric Hosmer and his return to form would be a big part of that. Photo courtesy of Charles Sollars – copyright i70baseball In a dismal sophomore year for Eric Hosmer, there was an encouraging statistic that jumps out.  His power numbers took a big dip but he started to show patience at the plate and was able to increase his walks dramatically.  During his rookie campaign, Hosmer drew 34 walks and increased that number to 56 during the 2012 season.  Early on in Spring Training, he is showing good pitch selection once again. It is hard to make much of Spring stats.  It is even harder to try to find something substantial about the stats this early.  The one thing that jumped out of the recent box scores to me was Hosmer drawing two walks and then drilling an RBI triple on Tuesday. The two walks brings his Spring total to three, in eleven plate appearances.  His average is still low and, other than the triple, there are no extr...
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