Originally written July 06, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has quickly become one of the hottest names among the minor league circuit this year and the main reason can be summed up in one word: SPEED. Hamilton's knack for swiping bases at an alarming rate has many scouts, coaches, and fans alike anxiously awaiting his arrival to the big show, whenever that may be. The switch-hitting shortstop is currently a member of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze and is set to appear in this Sunday's MLB Futures Game, which will air on ESPN2 at 5:00pm et. ESPN Insider Keith Law recently published a piece highlighting some of the top players to watch in the showcase game and he tabbed Hamilton with the honor of possessing the best running ability of any player in the game. Here's what else Law had to say about him: Best running speed: Billy Hamilton, SS (High Class A Bakersfield)Hamilton has stolen 101 bases already this year in just 80 games, and he's able to do it thanks to 80 raw speed, rivaled by ...
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