Friday, August 22, 2008

Hosmer to make Pro Debut Monday

Royals 2008 first rounder Eric Hosmer (third overall) will make his pro debut on Monday as a designated hitter for the Idaho Falls Chukars. Hosmer took BP and worked out with the team at Kauffman before Friday's game against Detroit.
The highlight of his BP session was a splash landing homer in the fountains in right. Hopefully that won't be the last time he does it.
Hosmer should have no problem with Pioneer League pitching. He's already acclimated to wood bats and even said he is "more comfortable" using wood because he doesn't put as much pressure on himself to "see how far you can hit it" as you would with an aluminum bat.
There's no word on Tim Melville's start date yet.
I'll keep you updated on Hosmer throughout the remainder of the season. (Aflac)

1 comment:

Mark LaFlamme said...

Trying not to get my hopes up...
The kid looks like he has a great attitude. But of course, six million bucks right out of high school will probably help with that a little. Me, I pumped gas.