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Josh Hamilton

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

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.265

HR

10

RBI

44

R

42

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hamilton was the talk of the offseason after signing a five-year, $125 million contract in December 2012, as fantasy owners held their collective breath waiting to see if Hamilton would once again be ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 5/21/1981   BORN: Raleigh, NC   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Hamilton Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels in 2013.

August 28, 2014  –  Josh Hamilton News

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Josh 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
2007 26 AAA LOU 11 45 40 9 14 5 1 0 4 8 3 0 5 9 0 0 0 .350 .422 .675 1.097
2007 26 MAJ CIN 90 337 298 52 87 38 17 2 19 47 3 3 33 65 0 2 4 .292 .368 .554 .922
2008 27 MAJ TEX 156 704 624 98 190 72 35 5 32 130 9 1 64 126 0 9 7 .304 .371 .530 .901
2009 28 AA FRI 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2009 28 AAA OKL 7 32 28 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 .179 .281 .321 .602
2009 28 MAJ TEX 89 365 336 43 90 31 19 2 10 54 8 3 24 79 0 4 1 .268 .315 .426 .741
2010 29 MAJ TEX 133 571 518 95 186 75 40 3 32 100 8 1 43 95 1 4 5 .359 .411 .633 1.044
2011 30 AA FRI 2 8 7 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089
2011 30 AAA ROU 3 13 11 2 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .182 .308 .545 .853
2011 30 MAJ TEX 121 538 487 80 145 61 31 5 25 94 8 1 39 93 0 10 2 .298 .346 .536 .882
2012 31 MAJ TEX 148 636 562 103 160 76 31 2 43 128 7 4 60 162 0 9 5 .285 .354 .577 .931
2013 32 MAJ LAA 151 636 576 73 144 58 32 5 21 79 4 0 47 158 0 9 4 .250 .307 .432 .739
2014 33 AAA SAL 3 13 13 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .462 .462 .615 1.077
2014 33 MAJ LAA 85 366 324 42 86 31 21 0 10 44 3 2 31 106 0 6 5 .265 .333 .423 .756
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3-Year Averages     140 601 541 85 149 64 31 4 29 100 6 1 48 137 0 9 3 .275 .333 .508 .841
Career  (View All)     973 4,153 3,725 586 1,088 442 226 24 192 676 50 15 341 884 1 53 33 .292 .352 .520 .872

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Josh 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
Aug. 31 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .333 .423 .756
Aug. 30 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .334 .425 .759
Aug. 29 Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .337 .429 .766
Aug. 28 Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .338 .428 .766
Aug. 27 Mia 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .337 .429 .766
Aug. 26 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .335 .424 .759
Aug. 25 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .339 .430 .769
Aug. 24 @Oak 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .269 .340 .434 .774
Aug. 23 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .338 .422 .760
Aug. 22 @Oak 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .342 .428 .770
Aug. 21 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .337 .417 .754
Aug. 20 @Bos 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .268 .339 .415 .754
Aug. 19 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .338 .409 .747
Aug. 18 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .339 .414 .753
Aug. 15 @Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .340 .412 .752
Aug. 13 Phi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268 .342 .416 .758
Aug. 12 Phi 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .337 .416 .753
Aug. 10 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .334 .417 .751
Aug. 9 Bos 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .336 .418 .754
Aug. 8 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .271 .341 .424 .765
Aug. 7 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .343 .429 .772
Aug. 6 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .348 .435 .783
Aug. 5 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .353 .443 .796
Aug. 4 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .358 .450 .808
Aug. 3 @TB 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .360 .441 .801
Aug. 2 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .359 .437 .796
Aug. 1 @TB 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .360 .443 .803
Jul. 31 @Bal 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .354 .427 .781
Last 7 Days 27 2 6 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .250 .296 .546
Last 14 Days 46 7 12 4 0 2 9 3 7 0 0 1 3 0 .261 .302 .478 .780
Last 30 Days 105 13 22 7 0 4 12 6 34 0 0 4 3 0 .210 .271 .390 .661

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Josh Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 72 66 7 12
2013 108 19 6 83 37
2012 138 84 95 2 10
2011 112 85 35 9
2010 119 92 40 13
2009 79 56 24 6

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Josh Hamilton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201489134152.326.517.881
2013179216251.201.363.596
20121752110411.291.520.853

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014235296291.243.387.709
20133975215543.272.463.802
20123878233876.282.602.965

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014166170163.247.301.615
2013267359312.236.401.690
20122805522692.289.579.937

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141582510280.285.551.904
20133093812482.262.460.781
20122824821595.280.574.924
Josh 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
2007 26 AAA LOU 45 40 11.1% 20% 0.56 78% .370 .325
2007 26 MAJ CIN 337 298 9.8% 19.3% 0.51 78% .318 .262
2008 27 MAJ TEX 704 624 9.1% 17.9% 0.51 80% .339 .226
2009 28 AA FRI 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .333 .000
2009 28 AAA OKL 32 28 12.5% 21.9% 0.57 75% .238 .142
2009 28 MAJ TEX 365 336 6.6% 21.6% 0.30 76% .324 .158
2010 29 MAJ TEX 571 518 7.5% 16.6% 0.45 82% .394 .274
2011 30 AA FRI 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .200 .428
2011 30 AAA ROU 13 11 15.4% 30.8% 0.50 64% .167 .363
2011 30 MAJ TEX 538 487 7.2% 17.3% 0.42 81% .325 .238
2012 31 MAJ TEX 636 562 9.4% 25.5% 0.37 71% .328 .292
2013 32 MAJ LAA 636 576 7.4% 24.8% 0.30 73% .310 .182
2014 33 AAA SAL 13 13 0% 15.4% 0.00 85% .545 .153
2014 33 MAJ LAA 366 324 8.5% 29% 0.29 67% .365 .158
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3-Year Averages     601 541 8% 22.8% 0.35 75% .320 .233
Career     4,153 3,725 8.2% 21.3% 0.39 76% .338 .228

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2014 Stat Review for Josh 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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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.365 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.423 SLG
AVERAGE
.158 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
POOR
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
29.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.756 OPS
AVERAGE
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Hamilton was removed in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Marlins due to tightness in his legs, but is expected to play Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Hamilton (hamstring) will return to left field Wednesday against the Marlins.

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Hamilton has been dealing with tightness in his hamstring of late, which has resulted in him running "at about 85 percent," Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the A's on Sunday.

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Hamilton went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, and two runs scored in a loss to the A's on Friday.

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Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

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Hamilton is back in the lineup Tuesday in Boston, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

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Hamilton has an early hitting session scheduled with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hanson on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. "I'm all right," Hamilton said, "but I don't make the lineup...I'm gonna do some early work tomorrow, see how it goes. If I hit enough out, I'll play."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hamilton's April and May (1.185 OPS, .370 AVG, 21 homers) were things of legend (including a four-home run game), and to see that hitter devolve into the .247/.323/.504 version that soon followed in the 401 at-bats after May 25 was a shocking development. Not that Hamilton could keep up with the pace of the first two months, but his continued "swing at anything" approach, and subsequent deep slumps that followed, began to erode his popularity with the fan base and reportedly several teammates as well. The Angels surprisingly gave Hamilton a five-year deal in December, where he will join a strong Anaheim lineup while moving into a pitcher-friendly park for half of his games after enjoying the hitter-friendly confines of Arlington.

2012

Hamilton took a big step back from his MVP-winning 2010, though a .298/.346/.536 line doesn't grow on trees. He was limited by what was discovered to be a sports hernia as the season waned, but he still managed 14 homers after the All-Star break. Hamilton hasn't played more than 133 games since 2008, though, and it's not the type of trend that one should expect to reverse as he ages. As part of the effort to keep him on the field more consistently, the Rangers are looking to remove him from center field duty this season.

2011

Hamilton won the AL MVP despite missing most of the final month with cracked ribs, far outpacing his poor 2009 season. Growing concern of his continued injury woes has Texas planning on moving him to left field for 2011. His insane numbers at home last year (.390/.438/.750) and against righties (.401/.447/.716) are due for a drop-off, but there's still plenty to like. There are going to be injury concerns for as long as he plays, but the underlying talent is through the roof. Keeping him healthy for 130 games should be the only concern.

2010

Hamilton battled a litany of injuries all season, dealing with a rib injury in April, a sports hernia in May and June, and finally a back injury in September. It's obviously tough to judge his disappointing season as a result, but you have to dig pretty deep to find anything positive. He had just one month (May) where he hit more than two homers, and only one full month (August) where he hit above .242. There's too much recent success to not expect a rebound, but be aware that staying healthy has long been a struggle so bidding and expecting 30-plus homers in a full season again has some risk involved.

2009

Hamilton emerged as an early-season MVP candidate before an August swoon (.243/.333/.456) ended his campaign. He showed marked improvement against lefties (.801 OPS in 205 at-bats after hitting .208 with one homer in 72 at-bats in 2007) after struggling against them with the Reds. Hamilton will be the center of Texas' offense, and is a good bet to continue to improve given his home park and that he's just now entering his peak at age 27.

2008

Hamilton's 2007 season is a good illustration of why you never give up on premium talent, even if they've failed with multiple trials. Reds GM Wayne Krivsky may have his faults, but it's hard to dismiss his ability to find freely available talent. In addition to acquiring Hamilton in a trade through the Rule 5 draft, he's also gotten Brandon Phillips, Jeff Keppinger and Jared Burton for virtually free. While Hamilton is a wonderful story, he has to overcome a severe platoon split (he hit just .208 with one homer in 72 at-bats against lefties) and continuing health problems. Krivsky traded Hamilton to Texas for two starting pitchers, and his stats should benefit from another hitter's park. He'll start in center field, but he could be platooned.

2007

The 1999 No. 1 overall pick by Tampa Bay is getting a fresh start with the Reds after being taken in the Rule 5 draft. After serving a two year suspension for violating the league's drug policy, Hamilton's 2006 season was derailed by a knee injury. He could win a spot as a reserve outfielder with a strong spring.

2005

Hamilton missed all of 2004 due to a suspension after violating MLB's drug policy, a suspension that was extended in January 2005 to include the 2005 season. Since he hasn't played competitively since mid-2002 also due to injuries, he'll likely need a full year at either Double-A or Triple-A to get back into the swing of things.

2004

Hamilton has played less than 70 games in the last three season -- not each, but combined -- due to back and other injuries in 2001-02, and finally a major bout with depression that cost him all of last season. He can still hit (he had a decent spring in 2003 before things started unraveling), but he really needs to show it on the field very soon. If he's OK, he'll start at Triple-A in 2004, and the Rays will bring him to the bigs as soon as he gives them the slightest excuse to do so. However, he was suspended by MLB in February 2004, possibly for repeated failed drug tests; he won't have any roto value until the suspension is lifted, whenever that is.

2003

He's played less than 70 games over the last two years due to a variety of injuries, but when he's healthy, he can hit. Batted .303 with 14 homers in only 56 games at Single-A Bakersfield before undergoing rotator cuff surgery in July. Starts 2003 at either Double-A or Triple-A, and if he keeps hitting and stays healthy, he's on a fast track to the majors.