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Billy Hamilton

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

6

RBI

48

R

72

SB

56

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 160   DOB: 9/9/1990   BORN: Collins, MS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Reds in June of 2009.

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Billy Hamilton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 R GCL 43 180 166 19 34 9 6 3 0 11 14 3 11 47 2 1 0 .205 .253 .277 .530
2010 19 R BIL 69 316 283 61 90 25 13 10 2 24 48 9 28 56 0 2 3 .318 .383 .456 .839
2011 20 A DAY 135 610 550 99 153 30 18 9 3 50 103 20 52 133 4 3 1 .278 .340 .360 .700
2012 21 A+ BAK 82 392 337 79 109 28 18 9 1 30 104 21 50 70 2 1 2 .323 .413 .439 .852
2012 21 AA PEN 50 213 175 33 50 10 4 5 1 15 51 16 36 43 1 1 0 .286 .406 .383 .789
2013 22 AAA LOU 123 547 504 75 129 28 18 4 6 41 75 15 38 102 4 1 0 .256 .308 .343 .651
2013 22 MAJ CIN 13 22 19 9 7 2 2 0 0 1 13 1 2 4 1 0 0 .368 .429 .474 .903
2014 23 MAJ CIN 144 584 541 72 140 39 25 8 6 48 56 22 30 111 8 4 1 .259 .297 .368 .665
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3-Year Averages     13 22 19 9 7 2 2 0 0 1 13 1 2 4 1 0 0 .368 .429 .474 .902

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Billy Hamilton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 14 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .297 .368 .665
Sep. 13 @Mil 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .295 .368 .663
Sep. 12 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .296 .366 .662
Sep. 11 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .298 .369 .667
Sep. 10 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .298 .369 .667
Sep. 9 StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .298 .369 .667
Sep. 8 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .299 .372 .671
Sep. 7 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .301 .375 .676
Sep. 6 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .300 .375 .675
Sep. 5 NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .303 .378 .681
Sep. 4 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .304 .380 .684
Sep. 3 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .304 .380 .684
Sep. 2 @Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .269 .305 .382 .687
Aug. 31 @Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .382 .684
Aug. 30 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .268 .303 .383 .686
Aug. 29 @Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .268 .304 .384 .688
Aug. 28 ChC 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .385 .687
Aug. 27 ChC 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .264 .297 .380 .677
Aug. 26 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .296 .380 .676
Aug. 24 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .296 .382 .678
Aug. 23 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .299 .386 .685
Aug. 22 Atl 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .269 .300 .388 .688
Aug. 21 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .297 .387 .684
Aug. 20 @StL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .300 .390 .690
Aug. 19 @StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .301 .393 .694
Aug. 18 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .302 .395 .697
Aug. 17 @Col 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .301 .396 .697
Aug. 17 @Col 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .297 .391 .688
Aug. 16 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .296 .386 .682
Last 7 Days 23 1 3 0 1 0 2 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 .130 .200 .217 .417
Last 14 Days 48 2 8 0 1 0 2 4 14 3 2 0 0 1 .167 .231 .208 .439
Last 30 Days 108 12 26 4 1 0 5 10 21 12 4 0 0 1 .241 .305 .296 .601

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 137 137 1
2013 7 7

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Billy Hamilton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141362011311.272.382.683
201310002.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144025253544.254.363.657
20131890111.389.500.950

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142473532125.219.332.613
201373005.143.143.286

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142913732730.292.399.707
2013126018.500.6671.238
Billy Hamilton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 R GCL 180 166 6.1% 26.1% 0.23 72% .286 .072
2010 19 R BIL 316 283 8.9% 17.7% 0.50 80% .391 .138
2011 20 A DAY 610 550 8.5% 21.8% 0.39 76% .362 .082
2012 21 A+ BAK 392 337 12.8% 17.9% 0.71 79% .406 .116
2012 21 AA PEN 213 175 16.9% 20.2% 0.84 75% .374 .097
2013 22 AAA LOU 547 504 6.9% 18.6% 0.37 80% .311 .087
2013 22 MAJ CIN 22 19 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 79% .467 .106
2014 23 MAJ CIN 584 541 5.1% 19% 0.27 79% .316 .109
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3-Year Averages     22 19 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 79% .467 .106

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2014 Stat Review for Billy Hamilton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.259 AVG
WEAK
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.316 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.368 SLG
POOR
.109 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
19.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.665 OPS
POOR
.297 OBP
POOR

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Billy Hamilton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hamilton is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton stole his 55th base of the season Tuesday night against the Orioles, but also helped end the game with a baserunning gaffe by getting tagged out early on a double play ball.

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Hamilton was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a pair of stolen bases in a losing effort against Pittsburgh on Friday night.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three stolen bases in the Reds' loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple and run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over Cleveland.

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Hamilton is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Diamondbacks.

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Hamilton scored the Reds' lone run and stole a base in Friday's loss to the Nats.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

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Hamilton returned to the lineup Friday night after taking Thursday night off, going 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI as the Reds came from behind to down the Pirates.

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Hamilton (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against the Pirates, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After Hamilton set the minor league single-season record for stolen bases in 2012, the Reds resisted the urge to call him up for the September stretch run, instead preserving their ability to keep him off the 40-man roster for another offseason. And in fairness, Hamilton probably isn't ready to face major league pitching, nor was there a place for him to play. Those things might change by midseason 2013, especially if the Reds don't reach outside the organization to find a leadoff hitter. Hamilton did more than steal bases last year - he also learned to master the strike zone, improving his walk rate as he climbed the organizational ladder. He still has no palpable power, so that ability to get on-base will need to translate at Triple-A and then the majors to allow him to cash in on his world-class speed. He played center field in the Arizona Fall League, so that could be his ultimate position once he hits the majors, especially if the Reds are locked in on Zack Cozart at shortstop.

2012

Two numbers stand out when looking at Hamilton's 2011 stats: 103 and 39. That's 103 stolen bases (in 123 attempts) and 39 errors. Hamilton stayed at shortstop all season after playing much of 2010 at second base, so growing pains had to be expected. But while Hamilton has great range, he hasn't received good marks for his arm or his hands, so he might not stick at shortstop. He's a very raw prospect, so even with an organizational problem at shortstop, Hamilton is not a candidate for a quick promotion. However, it's worth noting that he really came on strong at Low-A Dayton after hitting .195 through May - he just needs plenty of time at each level to develop.

2011

Hamilton was drafted out of a Mississippi high school in the second round of the 2009 draft and started to hit his stride last year in the Pioneer League, where he hit .318/.383/.456 with a whopping 48 stolen bases in 69 games. So far he hasn't hit for power, and this production came at a pretty low level, but Hamilton's raw tools should put him on your long-term radar.