Billy Hamilton

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    Billy Hamilton

    Just to break thread up. Reds brought this kid up, talk about a Pinch Runner. Kid can fly. 2 years in a row he stole 155 bases, this year down year, only 75 in 90 attempts.

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

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    Just to break thread up. Reds brought this kid up, talk about a Pinch Runner. Kid can fly. 2 years in a row he stole 155 bases, this year down year, only 75 in 90 attempts.



    Then why he is nt starting for the Reds major league team?????

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Probably next year when Choo leaves. His first year as Centerfielder in Minors.

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    He was also thrown out 20% of the time.  In other words, every single time he got on base he tried to steal second, and every time he stole second he tried to steal third.

    Also pitchers in single A don't have great pick off moves and tend to not be as good as holding guys on.  Also most Catchers at that level have no chance of ever being MLB catchers, have poorer arms and less accurate arms.

    With that said 155 bases is still a 155 bases, you can't be slow, that is for sure.  I guess my point is to not annoint this kid the next Ricky Henderson just because he is able to exploit inferior talent.   His BB/K rate would worry me a little bit but he's still very young and learning, so with some progress he could be a leadoff hitter in the near distant future.   

    I'm sure his speed will definitely give the Reds an asset they will use in September. 

     
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    Did you see how Cincy won tonight 1-0? Who scored the run, started with a Stolen Base, off a good Catcher.

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Notice the position listed on the card.  Herb played in 105 games in two seasons and never had an at bat.  He had 31 stolen bases and was caught stealing 17 times.

    Here is the entry from Wikipedia:

    Herbert Lee Washington (born November 16, 1951 in Belzoni, Mississippi) is a former world-class sprinter in the early 1970s who parlayed his speed into a brief Major League Baseball stint, and later became the owner/operator of numerous McDonald's restaurants, a minor-league professional hockey franchise and held a number of high-ranking executive posts on varied boards and organizations.

    Washington became one of the world's most celebrated sprinters as a student-athlete at Flint Central High School andMichigan State University.[1] The four-time all-American won one NCAA title, seven Big Ten titles, and tied or broke the world record in the 50- and 60-yard dashes several times.[1] He went on to gain further recognition as a player for Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, despite his lack of previous baseball experience.[

     

    Most of us baby boomers and geezers remember a World Series game where he was picked off first by the Dodgers's Mike Marshall.

     
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    Yep remember him well. Finley was a crazy Owner. This Hamilton is rated 17th in the top 100 Minor Leaguers. He just doesn't run, has some very good Minor League stats.

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    In response to GoUconn13's comment:

    In response to crazyworldoftroybrown's comment:

     

    Just to break thread up. Reds brought this kid up, talk about a Pinch Runner. Kid can fly. 2 years in a row he stole 155 bases, this year down year, only 75 in 90 attempts.

     



     

    Then why he is nt starting for the Reds major league team?????



    Because he cant hit quite as well as youd need him too at the ML level. Hes making progress though, wont be long. Hes a game changer with that speed. 

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:

    Notice the position listed on the card.  Herb played in 105 games in two seasons and never had an at bat.  He had 31 stolen bases and was caught stealing 17 times.

    Here is the entry from Wikipedia:

    Herbert Lee Washington (born November 16, 1951 in Belzoni, Mississippi) is a former world-class sprinter in the early 1970s who parlayed his speed into a brief Major League Baseball stint, and later became the owner/operator of numerous McDonald's restaurants, a minor-league professional hockey franchise and held a number of high-ranking executive posts on varied boards and organizations.

    Washington became one of the world's most celebrated sprinters as a student-athlete at Flint Central High School andMichigan State University.[1] The four-time all-American won one NCAA title, seven Big Ten titles, and tied or broke the world record in the 50- and 60-yard dashes several times.[1] He went on to gain further recognition as a player for Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, despite his lack of previous baseball experience.[

     

    Most of us baby boomers and geezers remember a World Series game where he was picked off first by the Dodgers's Mike Marshall.



    It was funny. After getting picked off, he would not go more than one foot off the base. Hard to steal on pure speed without getting a jump. Finley eventually  gave up on that idea. Finley had a lot of ideas. Also had a lot of success. 

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Keeping an eye on certain Players, like CJ Edwards who was traded from Rangers to Cubs, for Garza. Pitched opening Play-off game yesterday went 5 innings, 0 hits, 8 k's, 1 walk. Had a phenomenal year in A ball.

    By the way in Pawtucket, Webster closed the game in the 9th. Ranaudo got hit pretty hard in 1st game of Play-off. PawSox lost 7-1.

     
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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Before Hamilton, there was Jeff Stone.

    Hamilton was 155-37 last year.  A ton of SBs, but a fair amount of CS.

    In 1981, at age 21, Stone was 123-13.  That means Hamilton had 32 more SBs, but 24 more CS.  Stone also batted .362 in 185 ABs in his first season with Philly, but never did much after that.

     

     
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