Latest Update Hosmer left game due to 'decreased grip strength in his hand' Wed Jul, 23, 04:57 PM
Owns a sweet left-handed stroke. Has power potential and plate patience, can hit for average and is also a very good glove man and athlete. Displays all-round ability.
Flaws: : Must prove capable of hitting left-handers with consistency at the big-league level. Must also meet expectations, especially in terms of his home-run prowess.
Hosmer missed the last two games with a hand injury and there was word that playing Wednesday might have been too soon. Obviously that's the case. Consider him day-to-day and expect to see Billy Butler at first on Thursday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hosmer had taken the last two days off with a sore hand, but is not only in the lineup for Wednesday, but is back at first base as well. Feel free to move forward with him as your corner infielder, but understand that Hosmer will never be that coveted first baseman people thought he was a few years ago.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Royals will face a tough lefty in Jose Quintana, so that combined with Hosmer's thumb bruise is a good cocktail to take the day off. He will try to return on Thursday against Cleveland.Analyst: David Kerr
Hosmer has a hand contusion and will miss his second straight game. Talk about a player that has underperformed, Hosmer has only six home runs and three stolen bases on the season. He is barely rosterable in 12 team leagues.Analyst: Mark Kaplan