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BILLY HAMILTON RUMORS

Brewers could be right team to limit Hamilton, Reds on basepaths

Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton leads all of Major League Baseball with 40 stolen bases (he has 14 more than anyone else). He also has been caught stealing only six times, a roughly 87% success rate. While Brandon Phillips doesn't steal nearly as often, he still has been successful on 11 of 12 attempts. Speed is a big part of Cincinnati's game, especially when Hamilton gets on base....
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Reds' Hamilton stealing bases at rapid rate

  Everyone knows Billy Hamilton is fast. Everyone knows he is going to try to steal bases. However, knowing what he going to do and stopping him from doing it are two very different things – a lesson the National League is learning the hard way over and over again this season. In the Reds' Monday night victory, Hamilton stole four bases – bringing his total to 40 this year....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, As Advertised

Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals than exactly half the teams in baseball. He has more than the White Sox and Dodgers combined. Over the course of the […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Goes Klepto on the Base Paths Against Minnesota

Billy Hamilton is pretty darn fast. So fast that if the man is able to get on base he is a definite threat to make it home. What makes him an even bigger threat than most though is that he can do it without anyone else getting a hit. Yes, the man is that good at stealing bases.He proved it once again Monday night by snagging four bags against the Minnesota Twins.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Billy Hamilton the next great base stealer?

Some say Billy Hamilton may be the Road Runner. No matter what you do, he can just outrun the baseball. In his most recent game, he hit a new mark in stolen bases, reaching 40 on the year and we are not even halfway through the season. Hamilton is only getting better and as the stolen bases leader this year, the question deserves to be asked if he will be the next great base stealer...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton steals despite struggles

On Wednesday night Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder, Billy Hamilton, stole his 34th and 35th bases of the 2015 season, despite hitting for a measly .223 batting average and .268 on-base percentage on the year. Hamilton had his Major League debut back in 2013. He played in 13 games that season and stole 13 bases while hitting at a .368 clip. Hamilton hit .250 last season and stole 56...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton may stop switch-hitting

  As Billy Hamilton continues to evolve as a baseball player, he may decide to stop hitting left-handed. "I think about it all the time," Hamilton told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Not just me, all switch-hitters think about it. Most switch-hitters feel more comfortable from one side than they do the other. You go up sometimes and think: I feel so good right-handed. I want to hit right...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton sits out with minor injury

  Billy Hamilton was not in the Reds lineup Tuesday, but it doesn't sounds like anything serious. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Bryant Price said Hamilton's wrist and hand are “banged up.” "He's got a little bit of an issue with his hand and wrist," Price said. "So, I'm going to give him a breather here and see if we can get that ironed out where he's comfortable...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Scores the Coolest Runs of the Season (three steals)

In case you don't know who Billy Hamilton is he is a speed demon, base-stealing fool that is in scoring position when he is on first base. You don't need to throw down a sacrifice bunt to advance him. Give him a chance and he'll probably steal second. Heck, give him a chance and he could very well steal third as well. You know--if you don't pay attention--he just might steal home...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Billy Hamilton Should Work on His Bunting

Billy Hamilton is the fastest player in baseball. He’s done some remarkable things on the field with his legs, including scoring on a pop-up that barely left the infield. He currently leads the majors in stolen bases with 17 thefts, and only 12 teams have stolen more bases this year than Hamilton has himself. His […]
Via Fangraphs
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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