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Billy Hamilton

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.159

HR

0

RBI

1

R

3

SB

2

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 15, 2014  –  Billy Hamilton News

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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 13 47 44 3 7 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 10 1 0 0 .159 .196 .227 .423
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Billy Hamilton
3-Year Averages MAJ   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      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher 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
Apr. 16 Pit 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .170 .220 .234 .454
Apr. 15 Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .159 .196 .227 .423
Apr. 14 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .178 .209 .387
Apr. 13 TB 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .195 .231 .426
Apr. 12 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .194 .235 .429
Apr. 11 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .219 .267 .486
Apr. 9 @StL 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .192 .250 .308 .558
Apr. 8 @StL 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .136 .266
Apr. 7 @StL 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .111 .118 .229
Apr. 6 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 5 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .077
Apr. 4 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .077
Apr. 3 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .077
Apr. 2 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 25 5 6 0 1 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 .240 .296 .320 .616
Last 14 Days 43 5 8 1 1 0 1 3 7 4 2 0 0 0 .186 .239 .256 .495
Last 30 Days 47 5 8 1 1 0 1 3 11 4 2 0 0 0 .170 .220 .234 .454

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Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13 13
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
201310002.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131890111.389.500.950

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201373005.143.143.286

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 47 44 4.3% 21.3% 0.20 77% .206 .068
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Billy Hamilton
3-Year Averages MAJ   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

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.159 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.206 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.227 SLG
TERRIBLE
.068 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
21.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.423 OPS
TERRIBLE
.196 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Billy Hamilton (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Vin Mazzaro PIT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Shelby Miller STL 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.333 2.083
Jeanmar Gomez PIT 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pat Neshek STL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brandon Cumpton PIT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Cesar Ramos TB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Jorge De Leon HOU 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Josh Fields HOU 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .250 .500
Michael Wacha STL 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .333 .500

Worst Matchups for Billy Hamilton (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Erik Bedard TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Heath Bell TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Gomes TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Grilli PIT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Grimm CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Hughes PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chia-Jen Lo HOU 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Locke PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Watson PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Hamilton is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

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Hamilton (finger) is back in the Reds' lineup for Monday's game in St. Louis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton (finger) remained out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, but said he was feeling better and thinks he will be able to play Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton (finger) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

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Hamilton (finger) was available as a pinch runner and ultimately entered Saturday's game late as a defensive replacement, but he couldn't swing a bat, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "It's pretty swollen," he said. "It hurt too much to swing."

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Hamilton was scratched from the lineup Saturday because of a jammed finger, Joe Lemire reports.

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Hamilton is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton went 0-for-4 again Wednesday night, this time with just one strikeout.

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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.