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KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run, [his ninth of the season], during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 8-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run, [his ninth of the season], during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 8-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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June 16, 2012: Eric Hosmer disagrees with the call on a double play.

June 16, 2012: Eric Hosmer disagrees with the call on a double play.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 14: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Mitch Maier #12 after hitting a two-run home run during an interleague game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 14, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 14: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Mitch Maier #12 after hitting a two-run home run during an interleague game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 14, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas celebrate after the Royals go on to beat the Brewers in the 11th inning! 

Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas celebrate after the Royals go on to beat the Brewers in the 11th inning! 

6/3/12: Eric Hosmer rips a solo shot to center field to open the scoring in the bottom of the second. The home run was his seventh of the season.

The Kansas City Royal Baby Blues. Great jerseys.

The Kansas City Royal Baby Blues. Great jerseys.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 28: Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer (35) follows Jeff Francoeur around the bases after Hosmer’s two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, May 28, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 28: Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer (35) follows Jeff Francoeur around the bases after Hosmer’s two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, May 28, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the third inning during a game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium May 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the third inning during a game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium May 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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hell yeah! Eric Hosmer! Number of the Day

The number is: .190. That is Eric Hosmer’s BABIP as of Friday, April 27, 2012. It is a full 124 points below his BABIP of .314 during his debut 2011 season.

Definition of BABIP: If a player has a very high or very low BABIP, it means that whatever the reason for the spike (whether it’s defense, luck, or slight skill), that player will regress back to their career BABIP rate. BABIP rates are flaky and prone to vary wildly from year to year, so we should always take any extreme BABIP rates with a grain of salt. - Courtesy of FanGraphs

Context of BABIP: The average BABIP for hitters is around .290 to .310. If you see any player that deviates from this average to an extreme, they’re likely due for regression.

However, hitters can influence their BABIPs to some extent. For example, speedy hitters typically have high career BABIP rates (like Ichiro and his .357 career BABIP), so don’t expect all players to regress to league average — instead, look at a player’s career BABIP rate. - Courtesy of FanGraphs