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Billy Hamilton

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

AVG

.189

HR

1

RBI

1

R

8

SB

8

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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 14, 2015  –  Billy Hamilton News

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Hamilton (finger) is batting leadoff and starting in center field Tuesday against the Cubs, MLB.com 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 MAJ CIN 9 41 37 8 7 2 1 0 1 1 8 0 4 11 0 0 0 .189 .268 .297 .565
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3-Year Averages     82 316 291 40 74 20 13 4 3 24 34 12 18 60 5 2 0 .254 .296 .357 .653

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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. 17 @StL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .268 .297 .565
Apr. 15 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .306 .344 .650
Apr. 14 @ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .393 .737
Apr. 13 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 12 StL 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .417 .774
Apr. 11 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .586
Apr. 10 StL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .730
Apr. 9 Pit 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
Apr. 8 Pit 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .944
Apr. 6 Pit 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 25 4 3 1 0 1 1 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 .120 .185 .280 .465
Last 14 Days 37 8 7 1 0 1 1 4 11 8 0 0 0 0 .189 .268 .297 .565
Last 30 Days 37 8 7 1 0 1 1 4 11 8 0 0 0 0 .189 .268 .297 .565

Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 9 9
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
2015113001.091.091.182
20141402011311.264.371.669
201310002.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015265117.231.385.718
20144235253545.246.350.641
20131890111.389.500.950

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015247117.250.417.774
20142523532125.214.325.602
201373005.143.143.286

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015131001.077.077.154
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 MAJ CIN 41 37 9.8% 26.8% 0.36 70% .240 .108
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3-Year Averages     316 291 5.7% 19% 0.30 79% .311 .103

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2015 Stat Review for Billy Hamilton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.189 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.240 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.297 SLG
TERRIBLE
.108 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
26.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.565 OPS
TERRIBLE
.268 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Hamilton (finger) will play Tuesday, barring a setback before the game, MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton is dealing with a sore finger on his left hand, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He's not in the lineup Monday, but he is available if needed.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base against the Cardinals on Friday night.

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Hamilton went 0-for-3 on Thursday against the Pirates, but drew a walk, stole two more bases and scored a run.

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Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a walk and three stolen bases in Wednesday night's extra-inning win over the Pirates.

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Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a steal in Monday's Opening Day win over the Pirates.

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Hamilton (shoulder) returned to the lineup Sunday against the Cubs without incident.

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Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to return to the spring training lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

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Hamilton's shoulder is feeling better, but he is awaiting clearance from the team doctor to hit, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.