Found June 20, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:

TweetNot only in Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton one of the fastest and most exciting players on the bases in the majors, he’s also producing some jaw-dropping plays in the outfield. Watch as Hamilton robs Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Travis Snider with one hell of a leaping catch against the center field wall: Your browser does not support iframes. Hamilton is also cooking at the dish lately. In June, Hamilton is hitting .344 with 3 home runs, 11 RBI’s and 9 steals so far in June, raising his overall batting average up to .277 and he has already swiped 29 bags on the season for good measure. Hamilton is quickly establishing himself as a must-see talent early into his big league career. -ALR


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