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Billy Hamilton

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

AVG

.226

HR

4

RBI

28

R

56

SB

57

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hamilton improved on the basepaths but regressed at the plate in 2015, and it's that latter quality that has us worried about his long-term prospects. But first, the good news: he was 57-for-65 in sto...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  2/15/2016
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.

January 28, 2016  –  Billy Hamilton News

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Hamilton, who is hitting, throwing and lifting weights, expects to be at 100 percent by the start of spring training, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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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 152 611 563 72 141 39 25 8 6 48 56 23 34 117 9 4 1 .250 .292 .355 .647
2015 24 AA PEN 3 14 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .273 .429 .273 .702
2015 24 MAJ CIN 114 454 412 56 93 15 8 3 4 28 57 8 28 75 9 4 1 .226 .274 .289 .563
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3-Year Averages     93 360 331 45 80 17 11 3 3 25 42 10 21 65 6 2 0 .242 .285 .320 .606

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
Oct. 4 @Pit Did not play.
Oct. 3 @Pit Did not play.
Oct. 2 @Pit Did not play.
Oct. 1 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 30 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 29 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 27 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 26 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 25 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 24 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 23 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 22 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 16 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .226 .274 .289 .563
Sep. 15 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 14 @SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .274 .289 .563
Sep. 13 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .227 .274 .290 .564
Sep. 12 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .274 .291 .565
Sep. 11 StL 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .229 .275 .294 .569
Sep. 10 StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .270 .286 .556
Sep. 9 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .271 .288 .559
Sep. 8 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 5 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 5 Mil Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 23 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 .217 .308 .261 .569

Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 110 110
2014 144 144 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
2015116223617.241.371.641
20141402011311.264.371.669
201310002.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152963412240.220.257.532
20144235253545.246.350.641
20131890111.389.500.950

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152022921531.248.317.621
20142523532125.214.325.602
201373005.143.143.286

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152102721326.205.262.506
20143113732731.280.379.685
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 611 563 5.6% 19.1% 0.29 79% .307 .105
2015 24 AA PEN 14 11 21.4% 14.3% 1.50 82% .333 .000
2015 24 MAJ CIN 454 412 6.2% 16.5% 0.37 82% .267 .063
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3-Year Averages     360 331 5.8% 18.1% 0.32 80% .293 .078

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Billy Hamilton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.226 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.267 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.289 SLG
TERRIBLE
.063 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
16.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.563 OPS
TERRIBLE
.274 OBP
TERRIBLE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Billy Hamilton

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

Hamilton (shoulder) has been cleared to begin hitting, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton had shoulder surgery Tuesday, after which the Reds suggested he would be out four-to-six weeks before resuming baseball activities.

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Hamilton will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Friday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

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Hamilton (shoulder) will sit out Sunday's game against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

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Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

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Hamilton (shoulder) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

If the season ended on August 31, Hamilton's rookie season would have been a rousing success. He hit for more power than expected and was hitting .267/.302/.382 with 54 stolen bases. But he collapsed in September, hitting just .123 with 19 strikeouts in 65 at-bats and had just two more stolen bases before missing the final four games with a concussion. He fell short of his projected stolen base total in part because of that September slump, but also because he was caught a whopping 23 times on the season (seven of those coming on pickoffs). As he plays more at the major league level, his success rate should improve as he learns how to read opposing pitchers better, but he also has to get on base more frequently, having walked a mere 34 times in 611 plate appearances in 2014. While we don't ever expect him to be Tim Raines, we do suspect there will be some improvement in 2015, both in his ability to get on base and being able to run more without getting caught.

2014

True speed demons like Hamilton have among the biggest fantasy swing potentials among all players. Is he going to be like Vince Coleman and dominate a category, or is he going to be more like Dee Gordon and lose playing time and struggle to keep a major league job? Much of Hamilton's value rests in the format of your league. If you play in the NFBC or any other no-trade league, Hamilton is especially tricky to value. A full season of him in the lineup gets you half of the way there in the stolen-base category, if not more. But if you draft him, chances are you are avoiding other elite stolen base guys, as a surplus in the category gets you nowhere, plus you have to draft power-heavy hitters to make up for Hamilton's shortfall there. If Hamilton scuffles and subsequently gets demoted, your team goes from likely winning the category to falling to the back of the pack. Hamilton struck out nearly 20 percent of the time at Triple-A without being a power threat (.343 slugging percentage) - there's a good chance that strikeout rate hits 25 percent or higher at the major league level, which will make it difficult for him to hit for a decent batting average. Be very cautious with Hamilton - the burn potential is high.

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.