Going into 2011, Eric Hosmer was atop the prospect list for the Kansas City Royals. But, after 2 years of not to exciting results, his prospect shine was starting to fade. Then came 2013, when Hosmer finally broke out and became the player the Royals thought he would be. After a banner year, one would think the Royals will try to lock him up, and keep him in Kansas City for a long time. This is not the case, as we are told by Kansas City Star sports writer Bob Dutton via tweet.
Hosmer says no talks w/#Royals on long-term deal: “I’m locked in for another 4 years, and we have guys whose contracts expire before mine.”
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) November 5, 2013
He is indeed locked in for another 4 more years of arbitration because he is a super 2 player. An extension for the 24 year old Hosmer would have to be upwards of 6 years, maybe even 7, for it to be worth it on the Royals side.
In 2013, Hosmer was worth 3.1 fWAR (compared to -1.7 in 2012) while appearing in 159 games for the ...