Eric Hosmer began his career when he attended American Heritage School, a school known for the notable baseball system in Florida. During his senior year with the team, he hit of 470 with 11 home runs and received plenty of accolades like the Miami Herald’s Florida’s Baseball Player of the Year and American Amateur Baseball Congress Connie Mack MVP award, among others. He entered the 2008 MLB Draft and was chosen by the Kansas City Royals as the very first round, 3rd overall pick. Hosmer was assigned to play for Royals’ Pioneer League affiliate, Idaho Falls Chukars. During his stint for the minor league, he played with several teams for example Burlington Royals, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, and Omaha Storm Chasers. Hosmer was recalled by the Royals on May 5, 2011. He finished 14 home runs and 60 RBI in 2012 season. He received the Gold Glove award in 2013 and 2014. Eric John Hosmer was born on October 24, 1989 in Miami, Florida.