5 truly mind-blowing Rhys Hoskins stats
Faced with almost unreasonably high expectations entering his second major-league season, Rhys Hoskins hasn't just met them — he's exceeded them.
There are dozens of Hoskins stats we could throw at you, but here are the five best.
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Since his MLB debut on Aug. 10, 2017, Hoskins ranks first among all current National League players with 20 home runs and 57 RBIs.
His numbers with men on base? Even better. Aside from hitting .290/.430/.710 with runners on, Hoskins leads the majors with 11 homers and 48 RBIs.
Beyond that, he ranks second in the majors with nine doubles and 24 walks.
Dougie P. likes hard hits and so does Rhys.
Per Fangraphs, Hoskins has the highest hard-hit ball rate in the majors since his debut among players with at least 100 plate appearances.
Hoskins' rate was 48.6 percent and that was before his second homer of 2018 Monday night.
Hoskins, like teammate Scott Kingery, homered Monday off Reds left-hander Cody Reed.
Hoskins is just 9 for 46 (.196) against lefties to date, but get this: 7 of his 9 hits are homers, and he has 19 walks vs. 13 strikeouts. It's clear that he sees opposite-handed pitching well.