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Super-prospect Eric Hosmer debuts

Updated: May 6, 2011, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Kansas City Royals told him he was being promoted to the big leagues, Eric Hosmer did not call his family and say, "I made it."

"I said, 'We made it,'" recalled the Royals' most-hyped rookie since Bo Jackson. "I felt like it was a complete family effort."

A slugging first baseman and third overall pick in the 2008 draft, Hosmer was hitting .439 in 26 games at Triple-A Omaha when he got the call Thursday. It was the highest average of any minor league regular ...

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