The Book on Billy HamiltonCIN



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Billy Hamilton / OF, CIN
Born 9/9/1990
Taylorsville, MS, USA

Height 6-1
Weight 160
Bats/Throws B/R
43 | 3/11/2014


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
449 887 175 504 19

Total professional at-bats: .



The fastest legs in red stockings, young Billy Hamilton should get a shot at locking down a long-term job in Cincinnati's young lineup this season. The Pioneer League's player of the year in 2010 stole 155 bases (not a typo) at an 80% success rate in 2012, and ended last season by swiping 13 bases in 13 games for the big-league Reds. The switch-hitting Hamilton really does look like a prototypical leadoff hitter thanks to his wheels and rapidly-developing on-base skills: a player doesn't even get 190 opportunities to steal unless one can get on base an awful lot in the first place. In the field, he's capable of shortstop (his natural position), but the Reds have spent the last year prepping him to play the outfield, better to fit into the current lineup.

3/11/2014




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm G AB R H HR 3B 2B SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 22 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN 13 19 9 7 0 0 2 13 1 2 4 .368 .429 .474 .902
2013 22 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN 123 504 75 129 6 4 18 75 15 38 102 .256 .308 .343 .651
2012 21 AA Sou. Pensacola CIN 50 175 33 50 1 5 4 51 16 36 43 .286 .406 .383 .789
2012 21 A+ Cal Bakersfield CIN 82 337 79 109 1 9 18 104 21 50 70 .323 .413 .439 .852
2011 20 A Midwest Dayton CIN 135 550 99 153 3 9 18 103 20 52 133 .278 .340 .360 .700
2010 19 Rk Pioneer Billings CIN 69 283 61 90 2 10 13 48 9 28 56 .318 .383 .456 .839
2009 18 Rk Gulf Reds CIN 43 166 19 34 0 3 6 14 3 11 47 .205 .253 .277 .530


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2013 22 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN   CF 7 16 16 0 0 .987
2013 22 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   SS 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
2013 22 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   CF 118 348 333 8 7 .980
2012 21 AA Sou. Pensacola CIN   SS 48 185 69 110 6 .968
2012 21 A+ Cal Bakersfield CIN   SS 77 387 120 242 25 .935
2011 20 A Midwest Dayton CIN   SS 132 574 218 317 39 .932
2010 19 Rookie Pioneer Billings CIN   2B 55 287 106 175 6 .979
2010 19 Rookie Pioneer Billings CIN   SS 13 62 25 33 4 .935
2009 18 Rookie Gulf Reds CIN   SS 41 199 54 136 9 .955

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News and Notes

4/10/2014 by KDaddy



After scuffling at the plate all last week, Red's speedster Billy Hamilton put together a three-hit game, including a triple, against the Cardinals last night. The good news is that he added a full hundred points to his batting average. The bad news is that only makes it .182. Hang in there, kid.

8/30/2013 by KDaddy



Billy Hamilton will finally join the Reds on Monday as part of the team's September expansion. While he's been way off his 155 steals of a season ago, Hamilton has still swiped 75 bags in 90 attempts this year, and should immediately become one of the league's biggest threats.

5/21/2013 by BallGirl



Billy Hamilton has been struggling in AAA ball, slashing only .228/.286/.327 in his first experience with that level of play. While stealing 22 bases in 39 games might look pretty good, it's actually nowhere near his 2012 pace, when he swiped more than one base per game on average. We'd like to see him heat up a little before banking on him as the Great Reds Hope he's looked like in the past.

4/9/2013 by KDaddy



After four games, Billy Hamilton is six-for-six in steal attempts for AAA Louisville. He's also hitting exactly .500. Only a late start to the season can possibly stop him from stealing 100 bases for the Reds this year.

10/20/2012 by KDaddy



In a 2012 season split between high-A Bakersfield and AA Pensacola, Billy Hamilton stole a total of 155 bases in 192 attempts. While that 80-percent success rate isn't quite high enough for comfort just yet, it's really hard to say anything other than: Billy Hamilton successfully stole one hundred and fifty five bases in 2012. We can't wait to see him in the Bigs.

7/9/2012 by KDaddy



The box score from Sunday's Futures Game will show his two-run triple, but Billy Hamilton's biggest contribution came a few minutes later, when he forced a three base error on a comebacker in the third inning. Hamilton, who's stolen 104 bases in only 82 minor league games so far this year, is already scaring MLB pitchers. He's very special.

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