Draft Day: Royals Take Eric Hosmer

Player Name: Eric Hosmer
Position: First Baseman
School: American Heritage HS (Fla.)
Birthdate: Oct. 24, 1989
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 215 lbs.
Bats: Left  Throws: Left 

Check out the stats and scouting report on the Royals first-round selection here on mlb.com.

More on Hosmer…

From the press release: The Kansas City Royals have selected Eric Hosmer, a first baseman from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida, with the third overall pick of the June Free Agent Draft. Hosmer, who bats and throws left-handed, hit .470 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 49 runs, and 14 stolen bases as a senior.

Hosmer participated in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic in 2007 and was named the 2008 Player of the Year by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Baseball America’s 2008 draft preview rated Hosmer as the high school player with the best power as well as being the prep talent that is closest to the majors.

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