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ESPN fantasy baseball guru Eric Karabell recently took the time to tab 10 prospects he believes will pay dividends for owners this season. One of those players includes Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton at No. 4.
Although Karabell suggests to keep expectations in check on these upcoming rookies, he still believes they could have big fantasy baseball implications.
Here is what Karabell said about Hamilton:
4. Billy Hamilton, SS, Cincinnati Reds: Before the Shin-Soo Choo trade, Hamilton had a legit shot to win the center field job. Now he appears ticketed for Triple-A Louisville so he can learn the position -- he has been a shortstop -- and work on his bunting. The speed is ridiculous; Hamilton stole 155 bases in 132 minor league games in 2012. Give him 500 big league at-bats and, unless he hits like Dee Gordon, he'd swipe 75 bags easily. Of course, I would have ranked him No. 1 on this list if I thought he'd get such an opportunity. I think he's in the minors at lea...
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The Reds tweeted on their official account that OF Chris Heisey and RHP Alfredo Simon have both agreed to one-year deals with the club for 2013. By doing so, they avoid having to go to arbitration, leaving Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, and Shin-Soo Choo as the players left with whom the Reds have not yet come to terms.
Heisey signed for one year at $1.325 million, according...
For a guy who has played only 50 games above Class A, Billy Hamilton is very well known by Reds fans. After all, Hamilton set a professional record by stealing 155 bases last year. The fans want to see him in Cincinnati post haste. Instead, they'll have to travel 100 miles or so southwest to watch him this year. General manager Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer that...
After getting Jay Bruce’s autograph the previous night in Bloomington, the RHM crew was up bright and early to head to the Indianapolis stop at Castleton Mall. This time, our target was Homer Bailey, who had replaced Bruce as the major league player for the day.
The Castleton line was super long. When we arrived, the autograph line was already moving. The Reds had apparently showed...
As the Cincinnati Reds put the finishing touches on what they hope is a pennant-winning roster, there’s a “chance” that 2011 All Star Scott Rolen may be on it. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Jocketty: There’s a chance Rolen returns. Working on “details.” cin.ci/YHunNo #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) February 1, 2013
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The Cincinnati Reds agreed to contracts with right-hander Alfredo Simon and outfielder Chris Heisey, avoiding arbitration with both players. The moves leave the Reds with four unsigned arbitration eligible players in Homer Bailey, Shin-Soo Choo, Mat Latos and Mike Leake. Heisey had asked for $1.65 million, while the Reds offered $1.05 million. He agreed for $1.33 million, according...
Are you bummed that you don't have tickets for Opening Day? Well, cheer up. The Reds are offering you a chance to score some. Here are the details...
CINCINNATI (January 29, 2013) — In a continuing effort to make Opening Day tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Reds have announced the annual online ticket opportunity for the April 1 game vs. the Los Angeles...
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I really like Cincinnati’s lineup. I love the addition of Choo, even if it means worse outfield defense, and I’m looking for a strong return from Votto and a step forward from Frazier. But let’s not waste any more words in this intro; let’s get straight to looking...
The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Chris Heisey and right-hander Alfredo Simon, avoiding arbitration.
Heisey will make $1,325,000 and Simon will earn $890,000. The deals were announced by the Reds on Thursday.
The 28-year-old Heisey batted .265 with seven homers and 31 RBIs in 120 games for the Reds last season. It was a considerable drop-off...
The Cincinnati Reds organization features some high-ceiling talent at the top of the Top 15 list but the depth in the organization is lacking. There are some impact arms at the top but the up-the-middle offensive players are somewhat lacking, other than Billy Hamilton.
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Todd Frazier‘s professional baseball career has been slowly building to this moment. Throughout both the minors and his first semi-full time season with the Reds, Frazier’s power numbers have steadily improved, and Scott Rolen‘s departure has officially given Frazier Cincinnati’s starting job at third base.
Frazier has always struck out at a decent clip (around 22%) but he...
Every year, Keith Law puts together a list of the top 25 Major League players under 25. Aroldis Chapman was on this year's list. Law's article inspired his colleage David Schoenfield to put together a list of the All-time top 25 players under 25. This is basically a list of what the ESPN.com writer feels are the best 25 seasons any player ever had while under 25 years...
Every year before the season starts, we try to preview the rest of the division along with our own Cincinnati Reds. Part of that preview is to create the Redlegs Review Preseason All-NL Central Team and we need your help to do it. All you have to do is vote in this simple poll posted below or click this link if the embedded poll doesn't work for you for some reason. Don'...
Earlier this week when walking back to my house following a run in the unseasonably warm weather, I stopped by my lilac bush. It has buds on it. And my thoughts turned to baseball.
Today is the last day of January, and Spring Training will begin soon. Even now, the Reds are sprouting with activity.
The Reds’ equipment truck headed to Goodyear, AZ leaves Great American Ball Park...
Jonathan Mayo released the MLB.com Top 100 Prospect List. Before getting into the list, I want to talk about how the list is compiled. This is from another article that breaks down some of the previously linked Top 100 list.
With those requirements in mind, each scout was asked to anonymously provide his own top 50. An AP poll-type format was used. If, say, a scout put Profar in...
As the Cincinnati Reds enter intotheir fourth Spring Training at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona, FOXSports Ohio is getting ready for the 2013 Cincinnati Reds baseball season. In the March to Opening Day, thenetwork is excited to feature Reds coverage on-air and online as well as hostReds preseason events in Cincinnati throughout the month of March.Programs& Features on...