Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 7/10/12
Over the past few days I sat down and watched some games on Milb.tv when Bakersfield was in San Jose. It was a three game series and Billy Hamilton made the most of it. He went 6 for 13 with 4 walks and 1 strikeout in the series. Observations Hamilton was incredibly patient at the plate in this series. He looked at plenty of strikes, but he swung at maybe 3 pitches outside of the zone in the series and one of them was for a hit. All of his hits were singles, which isn’t a surprise since there isn’t much power in his game. He hit one pretty good, but it was to dead center and was caught about 350 feet from the plate. He only bunted once in the series, for a single. The bunt was good, splitting the P/3B area. A great play may have been able to get him, but it goes for a hit 9 out of 10 times. There was a lot of really solid contact from Hamilton in this series with multiple line drives and even a few others that were stung on the ground. The best thing that I saw in the series though,...
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