Eric Hosmer Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Eric Hosmer, also known as Eric John Hosmer, is often called “Hoz” or “Papo”. Born on October 24, 1989, in South Miami, Florida, he’s now 33 years old. He stands tall at 6′-4″ and weighs 226lb. Eric is a professional baseball player. The Kansas City Royals picked him in the 2008 MLB draft.

His major league debut was on May 6, 2011, with the same team. Eric plays as a first baseman and bats and throws with his left hand. His jersey number is 51. Over his career, he’s hit 198 home runs and has an earned run average of .276.

For his education, Eric went to American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. Later, he attended Arizona State University. He has amassed a net worth of $50 million, with career earnings of $142,949,577. Currently, he earns a salary of $720,000.

Personal details include his father, Mike Hosmer, mother, Ileana Hosmer, and a sibling named Mike Jr. Eric tied the knot with Kacie McDonnell-Hosmer in 2021, and they have a child named Jack.

Quick Facts About Eric Hosmer

NameEric Hosmer
Real NameEric John Hosmer
NicknameHoz Or Papo
Birthday/AgeOctober 24, 1989 (Age 33)
Weight226Lb(102Kg)
Height193Cm(6′-4″)
BirthplaceSouth Miami, Florida, U.S.
ResidenceFlorida, U.S.
ProfessionAmerican Professional Baseball Player
DraftDrafted By The Kansas City Royals In The 1St Round (3Rd) Of The 2008 Mlb June Amateur Draft From American Heritage Hs (Plantation, Fl).
Mlb Debut DateMay 6, 2011
Mlb Debut TeamKansas City Royals
Batted/ThrewLeft/Left
PositionFirst Baseman
Jersey Number51
Earned Run Average.276
Home Runs198
High SchoolAmerican Heritage Hs (Plantation, Fl)
CollegeArizona State University
Net Worth$50 Million
Career Earnings$142,949,577
Salary$720,000
FatherMike Hosmer
MotherIleana Hosmer
SiblingsMike Jr.
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKacie McDonnell-Hosmer( M. 2021)​
ChildrenJack

Eric Hosmer Biography

Eric John Hosmer, born October 24, 1989, is a well-known American baseball player. A free agent now, he’s played for top MLB teams like the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs.

Emerging from American Heritage High School in Florida, scouts recognized him as a “left-handed hitter with raw power”. The Royals secured him as their third pick in the 2008 MLB draft, rewarding him with a $6 million bonus. After showcasing his skills in Minor League Baseball, he stepped into the major league in 2011. That year, he impressed with a .293 batting average and 19 home runs in 128 games, finishing third in the Rookie of the Year race.

Between 2013-2015 and again in 2017, Hosmer earned the Gold Glove Awards. In 2017, he also nailed the Silver Slugger Award. Notably, he was the MVP of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game and played a pivotal role in the Royals’ 2015 World Series victory.

Post the 2017 season, Hosmer signed a significant eight-year deal with the Padres. However, in 2022, he was traded to the Red Sox. After a short stint, he moved to the Chicago Cubs.

Reflecting on his school days, during his senior year, Hosmer boasted a .470 batting average with 11 home runs. His team dominated, ranking in USA Today’s Super 25 for most of the year and grabbing a state championship.

Eric Hosmer Net Worth

Eric Hosmer Net Worth

Eric John Hosmer has accumulated a significant net worth, standing at $50 million. Throughout his impressive baseball career, he’s garnered career earnings of a whopping $142,949,577. 

As of now, his salary is $720,000. In branch to his baseball earnings, he also benefits from endorsement deals, further enhancing his financial portfolio.

Estimated Career Earnings

YEARTEAMAWARDSSALARYSIGNING BONUSINCENTIVETOTAL CASH
2008$6,000,000$6,000,000
2011$414,000$414,000
2012$502,500$502,500
2013AL GOLD GLOVE:1B$528,250$528,250
2014AL GOLD GLOVE:1B$3,600,000$3,600,000
2015AL GOLD GLOVE:1B$5,650,000$50,000$5,700,000
2016$8,250,000$100,000$8,350,000
2017AL GOLD GLOVE:1B,
AL SILVER SLUGGER:1B
$12,250,000$12,250,000
2018$20,000,000$5,000,000$25,000,000
2019$20,000,000$20,000,000
2020$7,407,407$7,407,407
2021$20,000,000$20,000,000
2022$246,154$246,153
2022$19,753,846$19,753,846
2023$12,280,000$12,280,000
2023$720,000$720,000
2023$197,421$197,421
Est. Earnings(13 seasons)$131,799,578$11,000,000$150,000$142,949,577

Source: Spotrac-cash-earnings

Eric Hosmer Contract Details

YEARTEAMBASE SALARYSIGNING BONUSDEAD SALARY
2023Boston Red Sox$720,000$720,000
2024Boston Red Sox$740,000$740,000
2025Boston Red Sox$760,000$760,000

Source: Spotrac

Eric Hosmer Injuries

DATETEAMREASONDAYS MISSEDCASH PAID WHILE INJURED
08/23/2022 – 10/03/2022BOSBack42$4,615,380
05/12/2021 – 05/19/2021SDCovid-198$860,216
09/08/2020 – 09/19/2020SDFinger12$1,326,696
08/01/2020 – 08/08/2020SDStomach8$884,464
70$7,686,756

Source: Spotrac-injuries

Eric Hosmer Early Life

Eric John Hosmer’s journey to baseball stardom began in Cooper City. From a tender age, his passion for baseball was evident. Using a Tony Gwynn teeball hitter, he would practice his swings diligently.

The Hosmer family’s dedication to Eric’s baseball dreams was outstanding. They traveled extensively, from within their state to as far as Cooperstown, New York, the mecca of baseball, to participate in tournaments. Eric, a keen learner, would study Florida Marlins games from home, analyzing the hitting techniques of the players to refine his skills.

His parents played fundamental roles in his growth. After enduring long work hours, his father would assist him in batting practice. His mother, on the other hand, took care of his academic needs and meticulously recorded every baseball game. This allowed them to review and enhance Eric’s prowess on the field. By high school, Eric was already a dedicated athlete, spending almost seven hours daily on workouts and maintaining a protein-rich diet to build his physique.

To further sharpen his skills, the Hosmers employed the expertise of Bladimir Marrero, a famous hitting instructor. Their investment bore fruit as, during his teenage years, Eric was part of multiple Little League teams that clinched state championships.

A significant transformation occurred during his early years of high school. Growing eight inches, he emerged as a tough prep baseball prospect, showcasing power and potential.

Eric Hosmer Career

Eric Hosmer Career

By his 2008 graduation, Eric Hosmer was recognized as a top-five prep baseball player in the U.S. by major scouting agencies. Scouts praised him as one of the top power hitters in high school baseball.

With such honor, the Kansas City Royals selected Hosmer in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft, making him the third overall pick. Negotiations between the Royals’ general manager, Dayton Moore, and Hosmer’s agent, Boras, spanned the summer.

Meanwhile, Hosmer’s Cincinnati-based team clinched second place at the American Amateur Baseball Congress Connie Mack World Series.

The Royals and Hosmer finally struck a deal minutes before the signing deadline on August 15, 2008. He received a record-breaking $6 million signing bonus, the highest ever for a Royals draft pick.

After sealing his contract, the Royals sent Eric Hosmer to play in Minor League Baseball with the Idaho Falls Chukars, a rookie-level team in the Pioneer League. The Royals’ general manager, Moore, emphasized that Hosmer’s ascent to the Majors would be quick. He believed in letting Hosmer progress through the Minor Leagues at a natural pace.

However, Hosmer’s journey with the Chukars was short-lived due to a contract dispute involving another player represented by Boras: Pedro Álvarez, the second overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The contention was over the timing of Álvarez’s contract signing. Boras argued that the contract was signed post the deadline, and as a result, Álvarez wouldn’t join the Pirates. This dispute expanded to include Hosmer, as the Major League Baseball Players Association claimed both Hosmer’s and Álvarez’s contracts were signed after the deadline, suggesting the deadline had been extended without proper authorization.

A month later, the dispute was resolved, allowing both players to join their respective teams. It’s worth noting that Hosmer never contested his original contract. Instead of rejoining the Chukars, he proceeded to train in the Arizona Fall League.

In his rookie year, he came in third in the AL Rookie of the Year vote, trailing behind Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels and the award winner, Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays. Hosmer’s stats were commendable, recording a .293 batting average with 19 home runs and 78 RBIs in just 128 games. The Kansas City Royals’ manager, Yost, had high praise for Hosmer and another standout rookie, catcher Salvador Pérez. He labeled them as “future perennial All-Star players”.

On May 5, 2011, the Royals recalled Eric Hosmer. To make room on the roster, Jason Kendall was moved to the 60-day disabled list. Hosmer debuted against the Oakland Athletics, replacing Kila Ka’aihue. He was heralded as the Royals’ biggest rookie since Bo Jackson. In his debut, Hosmer struggled, going hitless in two at-bats, but managed two walks and a stolen base. The Royals lost 3-2 in front of a large crowd.

In February 2015, Eric Hosmer and the Royals settled on a two-year contract worth $13.9 million. His earnings were set at $5.65 million for 2015 and $8.25 million for 2016, with arbitration eligibility in 2017.

The 2015 season was stellar for Hosmer, recording a .297 batting average, 18 home runs, and 93 RBIs. Notably, he matched George Brett’s record for most RBIs in a postseason for the Royals and surpassed it during the 2015 World Series.

His crucial plays in the series significantly contributed to the Royals’ World Series win. Hosmer’s efforts on the field were recognized as he secured his third consecutive Gold Glove Award that season.

On August 20, 2020, Eric Hosmer hit a grand slam against the Texas Rangers. This achievement marked the Padres as the first MLB team to record grand slams in four back-to-back games. Preceding Hosmer’s slam were grand slams by Fernando Tatís Jr., Wil Myers, and Manny Machado. Despite the 2020 season being shortened, Hosmer finished strong with a batting line of .287/.333/.517. He hit nine home runs and accumulated 36 RBIs in just 38 games.

On August 2, 2022, Eric Hosmer, along with minor-leaguers Max Ferguson and Corey Rosier and some cash, was traded to the Boston Red Sox. In return, the Padres received minor-league pitcher Jay Groome. Interestingly, Hosmer was initially set to be part of a major trade to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Juan Soto. However, he used his no-trade clause to reject that deal.

After joining the Red Sox, Hosmer took on the role of the main first baseman. Unfortunately, he faced an injury setback and was listed as injured on August 23 due to low back inflammation. He made a return on October 3, just in time for the season’s final series.

In January 2023, Eric Hosmer signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. He participated in 31 games, posting a .234 batting average and contributing two home runs along with 14 RBIs. But by May 19, the Cubs designated him for assignment. A week later, on May 25, they released Hosmer.

Eric Hosmer Jersey

YearsTeamJersey Number
2011-2017Kansas City Royals35
2018-2019San Diego Padres30
2020-2022San Diego Padres30
2022-2022Boston Red Sox35
2023-2023Chicago Cubs51

Eric Hosmer Stats

SEASONTEAMGPGSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSBKAVGOBPSLGOPSWAR
2023CHC3127947223021460250.2340.280.330.61-0.5
2022BOS10410338038102190844370640.2680.3340.3820.7161.07
2021SD151131509531372801265485990.2690.3370.3950.7320.97
2020SD403714323416093694280.2870.3330.5170.851.24
2019SD1601566197216429222994001630.2650.310.4250.735-0.45
2018SD1571556137215531218696271420.2530.3220.3980.720.9
2017KC1621616039819231125946661040.3180.3850.4980.8834.34
2016KC15815860580161241251045751320.2660.3280.4330.7611.63
2015KC1581535999817833518936171080.2970.3630.4590.8224.29
2014KC13112650354136351958354930.270.3180.3980.7160.83
2013KC15915562386188343177951111000.3020.3530.4480.8013.35
2012KC1521445356512422214605616950.2320.3040.3590.663-0.45
2011KC1281275236615327319783411820.2930.3340.4650.7991.44
Totals1,6911,6336,3498121,75332220198893562761,2350.2760.3350.4270.76218.66

Source: Spotrac-statistics

Transactions

DateTransaction
May 25, 2023Released by Chicago (CHC)
May 19, 2023Designated for Assignment by Chicago (CHC)
January 4, 2023Signed a 1 year $720,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)
December 22, 2022Released by Boston (BOS)
December 16, 2022Designated for Assignment by Boston (BOS)
November 8, 2022Exercised a 3 year $39 million option for 2023-2025 with Boston (BOS)
August 2, 2022Traded to Boston (BOS) from San Diego (SD) with Corey Rosier , Max Ferguson and cash considerations for Jason Groome
February 19, 2018Signed a contract with San Diego (SD)
November 6, 2017Kansas City (KC) extended a $17.4 million Qualifying Offer for 2018
January 13, 2017Signed a 1 year $12.25 million contract with Kansas City (KC), avoiding arbitration
February 18, 2015Signed a 2 year $13.9 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
January 17, 2014Signed a 1 year $3.6 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
February 20, 2013Signed a 1 year $528,500 contract with Kansas City (KC)
February 18, 2012Signed a 1 year $502k contract with Kansas City (KC)
May 5, 2011Contract purchased by Kansas City (KC)
August 15, 2008Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)
June 24, 2008Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#3 overall)
May 25 2023Released by Chicago (CHC)
May 19 2023Designated for Assignment by Chicago (CHC)
Jan 4 2023Signed a 1 year $720,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)
Dec 22 2022Released by Boston (BOS)
Dec 16 2022Designated for Assignment by Boston (BOS)
Nov 8 2022Exercised a 3 year $39 million option for 2023-2025 with Boston (BOS)
Aug 2 2022Traded to Boston (BOS) from San Diego (SD) with Corey Rosier , Max Ferguson and cash considerations for Jason Groome
Feb 19 2018Signed a contract with San Diego (SD)
Nov 6 2017Kansas City (KC) extended a $17.4 million Qualifying Offer for 2018
Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $12.25 million contract with Kansas City (KC), avoiding arbitration
Feb 18 2015Signed a 2 year $13.9 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
Jan 17 2014Signed a 1 year $3.6 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
Feb 20 2013Signed a 1 year $528,500 contract with Kansas City (KC)
Feb 18 2012Signed a 1 year $502k contract with Kansas City (KC)
May 5 2011Contract purchased by Kansas City (KC)
Aug 15 2008Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)
Jun 24 2008Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#3 overall)

Source: Spotrac-transactions

Eric Hosmer Awards, Records, and Honors

AwardsYear
4× Gold Glove Award2013–2015, 2017
World Series champion2015
All-Star2016
Silver Slugger Award2017
All-World Baseball Classic Team2017

Eric Hosmer Endorsements

Eric John Hosmer’s prominence in the baseball world has gathered him endorsement deals that further amplify his profile. Two significant brands that have been associated with him are Lizard Skins Baseball and Rawlings.

Lizard Skins Baseball is known for its high-quality grip tapes, ensuring players get the best grip on their bats. Hosmer’s association with them reinforces the brand’s credibility and quality in the baseball community.

Similarly, Rawlings, a name synonymous with baseball, has partnered with Hosmer. Rawlings is celebrated for its top-notch baseball gear cover, from gloves to helmets. Eric’s endorsement of Rawlings not only showcases his trust in the brand but also underlines the brand’s stature in providing elite equipment to top players.

Eric Hosmer Family

Eric John Hosmer’s family background is both diverse and inspiring. His father, Mike, dedicated years to public service as a firefighter, while his mother, Ileana, serves as a nurse. Ileana’s journey to the U.S. is a testament to resilience. Born in Cuba, she and her family escaped the Castro rule, seeking a better life. They eventually settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Fate brought Mike and Ileana together in 1979 at Coral Gables Hospital in Florida. Their love story blossomed there, leading to marriage in 1983. The couple welcomed their first child, Mike Jr., in 1985. Eric followed four years later, marking his entry into the world in Miami.

Mike Sr.’s dedication to his son’s baseball aspirations was evident. He willingly took on grueling 48-hour shifts at a firehouse in Liberty City. This sacrifice allowed him to be present at Eric’s baseball games, often taking on the role of coach.

Eric’s elder brother, Mike Jr., also displayed a talent for baseball. His skills earned him a scholarship to Florida State University. The temptation of professional baseball didn’t fascinate him. Instead, he pursued a career in the finance sector, working as a stockbroker in Miami.

Eric Hosmer Personal Life

Eric John Hosmer, despite his Florida roots, was an avid New York Yankees fan during his childhood. His personal life saw a significant milestone in October 2020 when he got engaged to Kacie McDonnell, a sports host with Fox News. The couple celebrated their union by tying the knot on December 31, 2021. Their joy doubled in April 2022 when they revealed they were anticipating the arrival of their first child later that year. Currently, Hosmer calls Florida his home.

Eric Hosmer Education

Eric John Hosmer’s journey to baseball stardom was shaped especially by his time at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. His parents, recognizing the potential in their son, chose this institution specifically for its esteemed baseball program. Despite the hefty tuition, they believed in the value of the school’s program, which was among the nation’s best.

During his time at American Heritage, Hosmer’s talent was undeniable. His games were a magnet for scouts, often drawing the attention of over twenty MLB and college evaluators. They meticulously observed and assessed his every move on the field.

His exceptional skills and dedication to the sport were further acknowledged when he was offered a coveted baseball scholarship to Arizona State University. 

Conclusion

Eric Hosmer’s journey in the world of baseball is truly noteworthy. Born in Florida, he showed an early passion for the game. Supported by faithful parents, he honed his skills at American Heritage High School in Plantation, a school known for its top-tier baseball program. His talent attracted attention, with many MLB and college scouts regularly watching his games.

Over the years, Hosmer has made significant strides in his career. He began with a notable debut in the MLB in 2011 and has since played for renowned teams like the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres. His dedication to the sport is evident in his accolades, which include multiple Gold Glove Awards and an MVP title from the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Off the field, Hosmer’s life has been enriched by his marriage to Kacie McDonnell.

In conclusion, Eric Hosmer stands as a testament to dedication, skill, and passion. From his early days in Florida to his accomplishments in the major leagues, he has remained a powerful figure in baseball. 

FAQs

Who is Eric Hosmer playing for?

Eric Hosmer was last associated with the Chicago Cubs in 2023. However, he was released by the Cubs on May 25. Currently, his current status is that of a free agent, and he can sign with any MLB team.

How many career hits does Eric Hosmer have?

Eric Hosmer has played in a total of 1,689 games (GP) during his Major League Baseball career. Over this span, he has had 6,349 at-bats (AB). From these at-bats, Hosmer has successfully achieved 1,753 hits (H).

Alice Moreno
About the author

Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

Leave a Comment