Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/9/14
The accolades keep raining down on the newest member of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, SS Billy Hamilton. His blazing speed and thievery of bases (105 now in 2012) have continued to elevate his ranking on several midseason top prospect lists. Keith Law of ESPN.com released his updated Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday and tabbed the fleet-footed Hamilton as the 27th best prospect overall. Here's Law's write-up on the 22-year old: 27. Billy Hamilton, SS, Cincinnati Reds (age 21)Current level: Double-A (Pensacola)Preseason ranking: 64You saw the game-changing speed if you watched the Futures Game on Sunday, and you also saw why he might end up moving to second or, more likely, to center field. He looked stronger to me this year than he did last year, which will be key if he is going to keep his OBP up. The speed is great, but I'm trying not to overweigh it in these rankings. Michael Bourn stole 61 bases last year, yet added a bit more than seven runs of value on the bas...

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