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Minor League Barometer: What's Wrong with Hamilton?

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

The most common question I get asked these days: "What's wrong with Billy Hamilton?" The short answer? Nothing. Hamilton has become one of the first casualties of the post-Bryce Harper and Mike Trout era in prospecting. Because Harper and Trout came to the big leagues and had immediate, outlandish success, other phenoms are assumed to be disappointments unless they have similar instant impacts. Expectations have taken the place of patience.

An obvious statement follows, but players like Harper and Trout are rare. In fact, they could possibly ...

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