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Hamilton, Mesoraco ailing, out of Reds' lineup vs. Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton and catcher Devin Mesoraco are ailing and out of the starting lineup for Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs. Mesoraco stayed in Cincinnati to undergo an MRI on his ailing left hip. The 2014 All-Star is hitting .095 with just two hits and no RBIs in six games. Brayan Pena was in the Cincinnati lineup in place of Mesoraco...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton, 100 Stolen Bases?

By Anthony Weber As a minor league player in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Billy Hamilton during the 2012 season accomplished a feat that made himself a recognizable name at all levels of baseball.  Despite having never made a major league roster, all MLB pitchers began to dread the thought of seeing Hamilton leadoff first base. During the 2012 season, playing in both the Class...
Via Beyond The Spread
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton’s Reverse Lineup Protection

You’d think that here in 2015, alongside our flying hoverboards and pill-based meals, we’d have finally eradicated the myth of “lineup protection.” The idea that having a dangerous hitter on deck would give the pitcher incentive to challenge the current batter with hittable pitches lest he walk him and put a man on for the better […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds CF Billy Hamilton is a Base Stealing Maniac!

When the Reds called Billy Hamilton up from the minors last year they knew what they were getting--one seriously fast dude. He proved that last season when he stole 56 bags for the Reds, but he is off to an incredible pace to this season. After four games the speedster has seven stolen bases in seven attempts.You could say he is pretty good at it.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton Catches Fly Ball, Immediately Gives it to Bae in Stands

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds are currently in a rain delay, but if you ask me, we’ve already seen enough — thanks to Billy Hamilton. In the bottom of the third inning, the speedster notched his fifth (!) steal of the early season despite a successful pitch-out guess by the Pirates: For your rain delay entertainment: Even a pitchout can’t catch @BillyHamilton...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton collides with umpire on infield hit

Your browser does not support iframes.Cincinnati Reds right fielder Billy Hamilton accidentally ran into the first base umpire after legging out an infield single to lead off Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.Hamilton made a full sprint to beat out the underhanded toss to first by Orioles pitcher Bud Norris on a close play. However, Hamilton was unable to avoid the collision with...
Via Holdout Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Billy Hamilton Evades Potential Tag with Tricky Fake-Out

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has impressed many during his rookie campaign. He’s accumulated 37 stolen bases and has a .742 OPS this year. When he gets on base, he’s a threat to be reckoned with. And in Friday’s Pirates-Reds game, he illustrated how he makes something out of nothing. As usual, Hamilton led off for the Reds during the bottom of the first inning. He attempted...
Via The Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton is just amazing on the basepaths

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is fast. Just how fast, you ask? When you see his bunt single against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, you’ll understand. Hamilton managed to avoid the tag and stay in the base path while somehow developing the ability to fly. It’s even crazier from the side angle. And to top it all off, Hamilton scored from first on a cleanly...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton makes a run happen

One of the big conversations taking place in baseball right now concerns whether or not Billy Hamilton is going to hit enough to stick as an actual long-term regular. It’s a justifiable worry, because Hamilton didn’t exactly tear up the minors, and he hasn’t looked fantastic in his limited exposure to the majors. We won’t […]
Via Fangraphs
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Cincinnati be nervous for the 2014 Reds?

To most Cincinnati Reds fans out there, the quiet off season was uneventful and disappointing. The departures of Shin Soo-Choo and Bronson Arroyo were key losses of two contributors who have played important roles in the success of the Reds, Choo last season and Arroyo for the past seven. Billy Hamilton and Tony Cingrani, the respective replacements for Choo and Arroyo, will have...
February 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

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