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Eric Hosmer
2008 GRAD
 |  1B/LHP
 |  Cooper City, FL
MLB DRAFT
ROUND 1 - 2008
MLB DEBUTED
May 06, 2011
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING FL STATE RANKING
4 NA
NA NA
OVERALL 1B OVERALL 1B
The best hitting prospect at PG National. Great body and athletic, Connie Mack MVP, Aflac All American, MVP Jupiter, Good this spring!
American Heritage
HIGH SCHOOL
6-4
  210

HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
BATS/THROWS
34 and 4 mos
AGE
18 and 7 mos
Age at 2008 Draft
WANT VIDEO?
PG EVENT RESULTS
83 mph
FB VELO 6/11/2005
7.30 sec
60 YARD DASH 12/28/2006
86 mph
IF VELO 10/1/2005
92 mph
1B VELO 6/15/2007
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2007 National Showcase  
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.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
-0.53 SEC
60 Time since 06/11/2005
+8 MPH
1B Velo since 06/11/2005
Best PG Grade: 10
PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2008 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 83 mph 81 mph
56.51%
60 7.30 sec 7.44 sec
61.93%
IF 86 mph 76 mph
94.81%
1B 92 mph 75 mph
99.84%