RotoWire Partners

Billy Hamilton

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

6

RBI

44

R

66

SB

49

2014 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 Gord...

Read more about Billy Hamilton

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

$

Billy Hamilton Contract Information:

Signed with the Reds in June of 2009.

August 22, 2014  –  Billy Hamilton News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

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

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Billy Hamilton – simply subscribe now.

Billy Hamilton Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 126 515 479 66 126 37 24 7 6 44 49 18 23 94 8 4 1 .263 .296 .380 .676
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Billy Hamilton
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Billy Hamilton
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Billy Hamilton
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Billy Hamilton
3-Year Averages     13 22 19 9 7 2 2 0 0 1 13 1 2 4 1 0 0 .368 .429 .474 .902

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

No Yes No
Billy Hamilton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
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
Aug. 14 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .295 .386 .681
Aug. 13 Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .295 .387 .682
Aug. 12 Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .298 .392 .690
Aug. 10 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 9 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .299 .394 .693
Aug. 8 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .269 .298 .396 .694
Aug. 7 Cle 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .298 .399 .697
Aug. 6 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .296 .393 .689
Aug. 5 @Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .299 .397 .696
Aug. 4 @Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .300 .399 .699
Aug. 3 @Mia 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .301 .402 .703
Aug. 2 @Mia 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .300 .402 .702
Aug. 1 @Mia 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .301 .404 .705
Jul. 31 @Mia 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .300 .404 .704
Jul. 30 Ari 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .303 .407 .710
Jul. 29 Ari 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .301 .406 .707
Jul. 28 Ari 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .301 .405 .706
Jul. 27 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .306 .411 .717
Last 7 Days 28 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .143 .343
Last 14 Days 55 6 13 3 0 0 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 .236 .276 .291 .567
Last 30 Days 116 16 25 4 1 0 4 6 22 8 2 0 0 0 .216 .254 .267 .521

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Billy Hamilton

<a href='/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=21040'>The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters</a>

The Saber's Edge: Second-Half Breakout Hitters

Chris Carter has always shown a combination of impressive power and inconsistent contact skills, but is he finally putting all together in the in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman attempts to identify hitters having a breakout.

Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 119 119 1
2013 7 7

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Billy Hamilton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141221911010.270.377.679
201310002.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143574753439.261.381.675
20131890111.389.500.950

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142163131923.218.343.619
201373005.143.143.286

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142633532526.300.411.723
2013126018.500.6671.238
Billy Hamilton Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 515 479 4.5% 18.3% 0.24 80% .317 .117
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Billy Hamilton
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Billy Hamilton
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Billy Hamilton
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Billy Hamilton
3-Year Averages     22 19 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 79% .467 .106

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

No Yes

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.263 AVG
AVERAGE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.317 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.380 SLG
WEAK
.117 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
18.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.676 OPS
POOR
.296 OBP
POOR

Cincinnati Reds Roster

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

Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple and run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over Cleveland.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Diamondbacks.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton scored the Reds' lone run and stole a base in Friday's loss to the Nats.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton went 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against the Pirates, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton (hamstring) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton revealed after Wednesday's game that the hamstring tightness he's experiencing has been something he's dealt with since spring, although he expects to be ready "in a couple days," John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton left Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Hamilton went 2-for-4 with four RBI, one run scored, one triple and one walk Monday against the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

Subscribe now to see our 2014 outlook.

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.