Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and four RBI during Tuesday's loss in Oakland. Simply put, the 27-year-old is having an outstanding season. The lack of offense around Hosmer has certainly hindered his value, but the first baseman remains a top option at the position. He's played in all 119 of his team's games while posting a career-high .314 batting average and .186 ISO.
Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's victory over the White Sox. The first baseman got the party started with two outs in the top of the first inning by smashing his 19th home run of the year. Hosmer used an aggressive approach Saturday, seeing just nine pitches over his four at-bats while bumping his RBI total to 62. His .312 batting average and 72 runs scored are both in the top 10 of the American League.
Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to St. Louis. Hosmer has quietly gone about his business this season to the tune of 18 homers, 61 RBI, six stolen bases, 68 runs and a .315/.371/.498 slash line. He doesn't have the power that the top-tier first basemen offer, but Hosmer's reliability and cross-category production are still extremely valuable.
Hosmer went a combined 3-for-9 with a home run and four RBI in a doubleheader against Seattle on Sunday. After a trio of 0-for-4 goose eggs against the Mariners, the first baseman was productive in the second half the twin bill, swatting three hits -- including his 17th homer of the year in the sixth inning. Hosmer has now reached the 60-RBI threshold for the sixth time in seven seasons and continues to hit north of .300 (.316) this year.
Hosmer was named the team's Player of the Month after slashing .379/.434/.592 over 103 at-bats in July, KFH Radio reports. Over 26 games in July, Hosmer ranked among the AL leaders in hits (39), RBI (21), runs (22), batting average and on-base percentage. The third baseman managed 14 multi-hit efforts, including a five-hit game on July 26 that included a grand slam. As a bonus, Hosmer doubled his season's stolen base total by swiping three bags last month. Now in his seventh big-league season, the 27-year-old's .877 OPS through 106 contests is well beyond Hosmer's career mark of .775.
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