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Billy Hamilton

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2017 Stats

AVG

.251

HR

2

RBI

24

R

59

SB

40

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hamilton pushed his OBP to a career-best .321 last season -- a 47-point jump from 2015 -- and that improvement was fueled by his second straight season with an increased walk rate (7.8 percent). He al...

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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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Billy Hamilton Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.625 contract with the Reds in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

July 19, 2017  –  Billy Hamilton News

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Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and his 40th stolen base of the season in Wednesday's extra-inning win over the Diamondbacks.

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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 AA PEN 3 14 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .273 .429 .273 .702
2015 24 MAJ CIN 114 454 412 56 93 15 8 3 4 28 57 8 28 75 9 4 1 .226 .274 .289 .563
2016 25 MAJ CIN 119 460 411 69 107 25 19 3 3 17 58 8 36 93 11 1 1 .260 .321 .343 .664
2017 26 MAJ CIN 88 405 374 59 94 20 11 7 2 24 40 7 27 86 2 2 0 .251 .300 .334 .634
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3-Year Averages     128 507 462 65 113 25 17 4 4 31 57 13 32 95 9 3 1 .245 .293 .325 .618
Career  (View All)     486 1,952 1,779 265 442 101 65 21 15 118 224 47 127 375 32 11 3 .248 .298 .334 .632

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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
Jul. 21 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .251 .300 .334 .634
Jul. 20 Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .253 .303 .337 .640
Jul. 19 Ari 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .253 .304 .335 .639
Jul. 18 Ari 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .301 .332 .633
Jul. 17 Was Did not play.
Jul. 16 Was 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .301 .328 .629
Jul. 15 Was 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .247 .300 .327 .627
Jul. 14 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .296 .320 .616
Jul. 9 @Ari 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .242 .296 .321 .617
Jul. 8 @Ari 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 .246 .301 .325 .626
Jul. 7 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .322 .616
Jul. 6 @Col 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .323 .617
Jul. 5 @Col 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242 .295 .319 .614
Jul. 4 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .297 .321 .618
Jul. 3 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 2 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .319 .611
Jul. 1 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .295 .322 .617
Jun. 30 ChC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .293 .323 .616
Jun. 29 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .320 .614
Jun. 28 Mil 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .321 .615
Jun. 27 Mil 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .292 .323 .615
Jun. 26 @StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .290 .312 .602
Jun. 25 @Was 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .288 .310 .598
Jun. 24 @Was 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .286 .304 .590
Jun. 23 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .284 .303 .587
Jun. 21 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .237 .289 .308 .597
Jun. 20 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .240 .291 .313 .604
Jun. 19 @TB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .296 .319 .615
Jun. 18 LAD 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248 .297 .323 .620
Jun. 17 LAD 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .292 .314 .606
Last 7 Games 27 5 10 2 1 0 1 0 5 2 2 0 1 0 .370 .357 .519 .876
Last 14 Games 57 9 18 2 2 0 4 3 12 7 2 0 1 0 .316 .344 .421 .765
Last 30 Games 118 19 33 5 3 1 7 8 26 12 2 0 1 0 .280 .323 .398 .721

Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 88 88
2016 115 115
2015 110 110
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
201710711075.224.308.533
2016113212612.221.310.576
2015116223617.241.371.641

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172674821735.262.345.672
20162984811146.275.356.696
20152963412240.220.257.532

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171993621623.276.407.737
2016194402730.284.366.713
20152022921531.248.317.621

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017175230817.223.251.516
20162172911028.240.323.619
20152102721326.205.262.506
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% .283 .072
2010 19 R BIL 316 283 8.9% 17.7% 0.50 80% .388 .138
2011 20 A DAY 610 550 8.5% 21.8% 0.39 76% .360 .082
2012 21 A+ BAK 392 337 12.8% 17.9% 0.71 79% .404 .116
2012 21 AA PEN 213 175 16.9% 20.2% 0.84 75% .371 .097
2013 22 AAA LOU 547 504 6.9% 18.6% 0.37 80% .310 .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% .304 .105
2015 24 AA PEN 14 11 21.4% 14.3% 1.50 82% .333 .000
2015 24 MAJ CIN 454 412 6.2% 16.5% 0.37 82% .264 .063
2016 25 MAJ CIN 460 411 7.8% 20.2% 0.39 77% .329 .083
2017 26 MAJ CIN 405 374 6.7% 21.2% 0.31 77% .319 .083
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3-Year Averages     507 462 6.3% 18.7% 0.34 79% .298 .080
Career     1,952 1,779 6.5% 19.2% 0.34 79% .305 .086

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Billy Hamilton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 975.7 7 265 8 7 497 3 131 -2
2016 CF 942.3 11 264 12 11 460 6 265 -3
2017 CF 753 1 186 3 1 425 -1 126 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 7 1 -1 0 0 1 2 5 0 8
2016 CF 10 2 -1 0 0 3 4 8 0 15
2017 CF 4 1 -2 0 0 2 1 2 0 5

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2017 Stat Review for Billy Hamilton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
6.7% BB Rate
WEAK
21.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.634 OPS
TERRIBLE
.300 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.251 AVG
WEAK
.319 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.334 SLG
TERRIBLE
.083 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

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Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and a run during Saturday's loss to Washington.

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Hamilton stole three bases Saturday while going 2-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and a run scored against the Diamondbacks.

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Hamilton is batting leadoff and playing center field Tuesday against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies because he's dealing with some back tightness, the Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Hamilton went 0-for-2 against the Brewers on Wednesday, but he drew two walks, stole two bases and scored two runs.

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Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers.

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Hamilton is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.

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Hamilton (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday, leading off against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Hamilton improved on the basepaths but regressed at the plate in 2015, and it's that latter quality that has us worried about his long-term prospects. But first, the good news: he was 57-for-65 in stolen base attempts in 114 games after getting caught 23 times in 2014. Those gains were canceled out by his performance at the plate, as his ISO dropped to a paltry .063 in 2015, giving opposing pitchers little reason to avoid challenging him in the strike zone. Thus, it's going to be extraordinarily difficult for him to raise his walk rate above 10 percent and make him an acceptable leadoff hitter. He spent more time batting ninth (226 plate appearances) than leading off (208) in 2015, and that's unlikely to change in the future. His season ended early with a shoulder injury, and that same injury has kept him out of spring games early in camp, so his status for Opening Day is in question.

2015

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 in September, hitting just .123 with 19 strikeouts in 65 at-bats and had just two more stolen bases before missing the final four games with a concussion. He fell short of his projected stolen base total in part because of that September slump, but also because he was caught a whopping 23 times on the season (seven of those coming on pickoffs). As he plays more at the major league level, his success rate should improve as he learns how to read opposing pitchers better, but he also has to get on base more frequently, having walked a mere 34 times in 611 plate appearances in 2014. While we don't ever expect him to be Tim Raines, we do suspect there will be some improvement in 2015, both in his ability to get on base and being able to run more without getting caught.

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.