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Josh Hamilton

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

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Hamilton battled through a series of shoulder and leg injuries, limiting him to just 50 games in 2015, and was shipped mid-season to Texas in what amounted to the Angels just paying him to go away. Th...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  2/15/2017
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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 23, 2016  –  Josh Hamilton News

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Hamilton was placed on release waivers Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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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 89 381 338 43 89 31 21 0 10 44 3 3 32 108 0 6 5 .263 .331 .414 .745
2015 34 AA FRI 5 21 19 10 10 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .526 .571 .842 1.413
2015 34 AAA ROU 11 38 37 1 10 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 .270 .289 .351 .640
2015 34 MAJ TEX 50 182 170 22 43 16 8 0 8 25 0 0 10 52 0 2 0 .253 .291 .441 .732
2016 35 AA FRI 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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3-Year Averages     96 398 361 46 92 34 20 1 13 49 2 1 29 106 0 5 3 .255 .312 .424 .735
Career  (View All)     1027 4,350 3,909 609 1,134 458 234 24 200 701 50 16 352 938 1 55 33 .290 .349 .516 .865

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Josh Hamilton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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. 25 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 21 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 20 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 19 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 17 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 16 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 15 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 14 Det Did not play.
Aug. 13 Det Did not play.
Aug. 12 Det Did not play.
Aug. 11 Col Did not play.
Aug. 10 Col Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 7 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 6 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 5 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 4 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 31 KC Did not play.
Jul. 30 KC Did not play.
Jul. 29 KC Did not play.
Jul. 28 KC Did not play.
Jul. 27 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 26 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 25 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 24 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Josh Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 42 35 11 1
2014 74 68 7 14
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
20155563120.236.455.726
201491134152.330.516.884

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015115165130.261.435.736
2014247306291.239.377.695

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201592127210.261.543.850
2014169170163.249.302.616

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20157810140.244.321.592
20141692610280.278.527.874
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 381 338 8.4% 28.3% 0.30 68% .359 .151
2015 34 AA FRI 21 19 9.5% 9.5% 1.00 89% .563 .316
2015 34 AAA ROU 38 37 2.6% 26.3% 0.10 73% .370 .081
2015 34 MAJ TEX 182 170 5.5% 28.6% 0.19 69% .318 .188
2016 35 AA FRI 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
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3-Year Averages     398 361 7.3% 26.6% 0.27 71% .326 .169
Career     4,350 3,909 8.1% 21.6% 0.38 76% .337 .226

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

Hamilton (knee) expects to be 100 percent before spring training next season, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton, who underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair damaged cartilage, also underwent an ACL reconstruction, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Hamilton will have knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2016 season, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Hamilton (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.

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Hamilton (knee) has returned to Arlington and has stopped baseball-related activities, Alykhan Ravjiani of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton suffered a setback with his left knee injury and has been pulled off his rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Hamilton (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Saturday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton (knee) hopes to begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco by April 30, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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2016

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2015

For a moment, it looked as though Hamilton was going to begin to justify the the five-year, $125 million contract he signed with the Angels in December of 2012. The 33-year-old started the 2014 season on fire after notching just a .739 OPS in the first year of the deal, as he tallied a .741 slugging percentage in eight games before tearing the UCL in his thumb during an ill-advised slide into first base. Hamilton was able to return to the club in June, but dealt with a variety of ailments throughout the season, including rib cage inflammation, which cost him the final two weeks of 2014. All told, the former MVP played in just 89 games last season, compiling a .745 OPS in the process. Those who believe Hamilton was on track for a turnaround before the injuries could once again attempt to buy low in 2015, but it's worth noting that he is now two and a half years removed from anything resembling All-Star production. More importantly, he's recovering from shoulder surgery this spring and is facing a suspension from Major League Baseball after admitting to a drug relapse while meeting with league officials in late February.

2014

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 the monster they saw in April and May of 2012, or the mediocre hitter that followed for the rest of that season. Unfortunately, the latter prevailed, as Hamilton's .250/.307/.432 line gave him just a 108 OPS+ on the year. At this point, it's difficult to predict which Hamilton we will see going forward, as his strikeout rate remained high in 2013 (24.8%), while his walk rate remained low (7.4%). And while he actually cut down on his chase rate last season (41.2%), the prodigious power he used to display continues to vanish, as the .182 ISO he put up in 2013 was 53 points lower than his career average. Heading into 2014, Hamilton may once again disappoint those banking on a return to form if he can't get his strikeout rate down to manageable levels.

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.