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In 2011, Eric Hosmer was third in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting. This season, Kansas City’s first baseman was second to none in terms of fantasy disappointment. The numbers were down everywhere.
His batting average dropped more than 60 points, from .293 to .232. Homers went down from 19 to 14 and his RBI dropped from 78 to 60. His slugging percentage took a deep drop from .465 to .359. Sure, he walked 22 more times, but that couldn’t help his OBP, which fell from .334 to .304.
Adding to the frustration is that the 2011 numbers came after a May call up, while he spent all of 2012 in the majors. Fantasy owners expected an extra month of solid production, but instead were likely benching him with more than a month left in the regular season.
After a disappointing 2012, he will certainly fall down draft boards in 2013, but how far should he drop?
Well, basically, 2012.
Even if you took his best month from 2012 and averaged it out over a full season, Hosmer wo...
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