Eric Hosmer

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 3 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) 1B  LHP
Ht/Wt 6-4, 210 lb
B/T L/L
School  American Heritage
Hometown  Cooper City, FL USA
Summer Team  Midland Redskins
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Royals  5/6/11
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Royals  in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
Florida - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
4
Position - 1B
NA
The best hitting prospect at PG National. Great body and athletic, Connie Mack MVP, Aflac All American, MVP Jupiter, Good this spring!
FL State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - 1B
NA
GPA
3.0
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Arizona State 

College(s) interested in
Arizona State 
Clemson 
Miami 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
12/28/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Eric Hosmer is a 2008 1B/P with a 6'4'', 210 lb. frame from Cooper City, FL who attends American Heritage HS. He has a Big League body, with excellent strength and proportions and is in top level shape. Hosmer did nothing in Cincinnati to make anyone question that he is the top hitter in the 2008 class. He is a pure hitter with bat speed, confidence and a very mature ability to adjust to different pitches and make solid contact to all fields. Hosmer realizes he doesn't have to show his light tower power every swing but it's there if he sees his pitch. There haven't been many better in the last generation of high school hitting prospects in our opinion. Lost in the talk about Hosmer's hitting ability as a prospect are his other tools. He is an outstanding defensive first baseman with light feet and soft hands and polished balance round the bag. He threw 92 mph from first in infield drills, which is unheard of from a first baseman, and we've heard he's thrown up to 94 mph this summer from the mound from the left side, although he didn't pitch in Cincinnati. Hosmer has a verbal commmitment to Arizona State but he should be one of the top picks in the 2008 draft if nothing steps in his way. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
6/11/2005
88.60% Rank
best 89  avg 78
 (2008 class in 2005)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.30 sec
12/28/2006
70.09% Rank
best 6.53  avg 7.51
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 86 mph
10/1/2005
98.39% Rank
best 88  avg 73
 (2008 class in 2005)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
1B 92 mph
6/15/2007
99.69% Rank
best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class)
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