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Royals | Eric Hosmer in midst of turnaround

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer had three hits and five RBIs Monday, Aug. 5, and is hitting .315 with a .469 slugging percentage, 11 home runs and 42 RBIs in his last 70 games. He's made a big improvement on pitches on the inner half of the plate during this 70-game stretch. Prior to that, he swung and missed on one of every five swings against those pitches, but he's now missing once every seven swings. Hosmer has also dropped his ground-ball percentage from 59 percent to 51 percent. He's 15-for-32 with three home runs against fastballs 93 mph or harder, too.

2013-08-06 16:12:20 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Mark Simon

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