MLB

Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.176
 
Career Avg.
.229
Name  Billy Hamilton
Born  9/9/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  160
Number  6
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/9/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with two runs and two steals Wednesday at St. Louis.
Insight: Hamilton entered play just 2-for-22 with zero steals on one attempts. Panicked fantasy owners can calm down.
 
4/7/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton (finger) is back in the lineup for Monday against St. Louis.
Insight: Things couldn't have gone much worse for Hamilton in his first five games of 2014. He went 0-for-12 with six Ks and hurt his finger Friday when he was caught stealing while pinch running. Hopefully he can start to feel more comfortable in the batter's box.
 
4/6/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton (finger) is expected to be back in the lineup Monday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Things couldn't have gone much worse for Hamilton in his first five games of 2014. He went 0-for-12 with six Ks and hurt his finger Friday when he was caught stealing while pinch running.
 
4/6/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton will sit out again Sunday due to a jammed left middle finger, according to Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Things couldn't have gone much worse for Hamilton in his first five games of 2014. He went 0-for-12 with six Ks and hurt his finger Thursday when he was caught stealing while pinch running. Hamilton was able to play center field in the ninth inning Saturday, but his finger is probably giving him trouble when he grips a bat.
 
4/5/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup on Saturday after missing Friday.
Insight: He's dealing with a jammed left middle finger. Given his slow start (0-for-12 with six strikeouts) this seems to be a smart move. Hamilton has yet to steal a base, which could be a continuing problem if he can't get hits.
 
4/4/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup on Friday.
Insight: Given his slow start (0-for-12 with six strikeouts) this seems to be a smart move. Hamilton has yet to steal a base, which could be a continuing problem if he can't get hits.
 
3/31/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton struck out in all four trips to the plate on Opening Day.
Insight: Yikes. Besides an injury, that's the absolute worst way Hamilton could have started the season, as he didn't even get a chance to put his speed on display on a ball in play. Hamilton hit .327 with one home run and nine steals on nine attempts during the spring.
 
Hot3/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton has stolen nine bags without being caught this spring. He also has hit .341 with two doubles, one triple, a homer and a 7/6 K/BB in 44 at-bats.
Insight: There's some risk involved with drafting Hamilton at his ADP of 64 in Yahoo leagues, but he has legitimate 100-steal, 100-run potential.
 
12/22/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton appears to the team's starting centerfielder and leadoff hitter with Shin-Soo Choo now a Texas Ranger.
Insight: Given 500+ at-bats, Hamilton is the favorite to win the NL stolen base title. He managed to steal 13 in 13 games last season in his MLB cameo and stole 75 bases at Triple-A Louisville in 123 games last season.
 
9/25/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton finally got caught on the base paths Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: It's the first time Hamilton has been caught stealing in 14 attempts. Despite the overwhelming success he's had in his first 12 games in the big leagues, manager Dusty Baker said he still isn't sure if Hamilton will make the Reds' postseason roster.
 
Hot9/25/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati rookie center fielder Billy Hamilton will start in center and lead off Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Hamilton is 13-for-13 in stolen base chances while batting .429. As long as he keeps hitting, he'll keep stealing as it appears he can't be stopped.
 
9/21/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati rookie center fielder Billy Hamilton will start Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Hamilton has just one start and eight at-bats this season, but he has served as a pinch-runner since being called up and is wreaking havoc on the basepaths. He has come around to score seven times and is 10-for-10 in stolen base chances. He went 3-for-4 with four steals in his first career start Wednesday.
 
9/20/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton improved to 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts in just his ninth career game.
Insight: Amazing. Hamilton has just one start and has eight at-bats this season, but he has served as a pinch-runner since being called up and is wreaking havoc on the basepaths. He has come around to score seven times already and is a must-add in all leagues.
 
9/18/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton is set to make his first major league start Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: He'll bat out of the nine hole. The speedster is still looking for his first major league hit (0-for-3).
 
9/7/2013 8:24:00 PM
Description: Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has gone 4-for-4 in stolen base chances since being called up to the majors.
Insight: Hamilton doesn't have a plate appearance yet; he pinch ran in four games, stole a base in each one and scored three runs. It's not often a pinch-runner can make a fantasy impact, but that's what Hamilton is doing.
 
9/2/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Speedster and Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton has officially been called up to the major leagues.
Insight: Hamilton is just an average hitter but he's practically unstoppable on the base paths. In 255 minor league games the last two seasons, the 22-year-old has swiped 230 bases while getting caught 52 times (81.6 percent success rate).
 
8/30/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Reds beat writer Jon Fay reports that Cincinnati will call up Billy Hamilton on Monday.
Insight: The 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .256 with six homers and 75 steals in 122 games with Triple-A Louisville. He set the minor league record with 155 steals last season while hitting .311 across several lower minor league levels. Fantasy owners desperate for steals can give him a shot, but he's unlikely to do more than pinch-run.
 
8/13/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Reds GM Walt Jocketty said the team hasn't decided if top prospect Billy Hamilton will be called up when the rosters expand on Sept. 1, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The team would need to add the outfielder to the 40-man roster if he's called up, and Jocketty said the Reds just don't have many available spots.
Insight: Hamilton hit .311 with a 113/86 K/BB and had a minor-league-record 155 steals last season in 132 games between High-A and Double-A. With Triple-A Louisville this season, he has hit .256 with a 94/34 K/BB and 69 steals in 106 games. If he's called up Sept. 1, it will only be for pinch-running purposes.
 
3/19/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: The Reds assigned Billy Hamilton to minor league camp on Tuesday.
Insight: Hamilton (minor league record 155 steals last season) recently returned to action after dealing with a mild left hamstring strain earlier this spring. The 22-year-old will most likely be up with the big league club later this season and even as a fourth outfielder and pinch-runner he could potentially impact the stolen base race for fantasy owners.
 
1/24/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty says that speedster Billy Hamilton will start the season at Triple-A Louisville. SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Jocketty also mentioned that Hamilton (minor league record 155 steals last season) will be playing center field for Louisville. Hamilton was mostly used as a shortstop last year at Double-A Pensacola. It's unknown exactly when Hamilton will make it to the big leagues but it should be sometime in 2013. His elite speed and eligiblity at mulitpile positions make him a good guy to keep in your back pocket, especially in dynasty leagues.
 

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