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MLB Rookies of the Year thus far

With the season being two-thirds completed, it is time to begin looking into the award races. Major League baseball is stocked full of young talent, so winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award is a great accolade for a promising young player to have. Past winners include the likes of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper. So who gets the hardware this Season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect

With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you’re likely to get a fastball. That’s a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make for a distraction at first base? Someone taking off for second base in your peripheral vision doesn’t make for great concentration […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Psychological Warfare on the Diamond

Cincinnati Reds CF Billy Hamilton steps into the batters box and immediately the Pirates defense is on high alert. The corner infielders move up to defend the bunt. The middle infielders cheat in a few a steps because they know it will be difficult to throw out the speedy leadoff hitter from the edge of the OF grass. Hamilton shows bunt and takes the pitch from Charlie Morton for...
Via Hidden Vigorish
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds interested in acquiring Marlon Byrd

The Cincinnati Reds have been dealing with major injury issues this season, and they are trying to figure out a way to stay in playoff contention down the stretch this season. According to a report from Jim Salisbury, the Reds are interested in acquiring veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd has a four team no-trade clause, but the Reds are not one...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Billy Hamilton defies logic with nifty move to avoid tag

Your browser does not support iframes.Even if you don't like baseball, I think anyone can appreciate the excitement that Billy Hamilton brings to the stadium night in and night out.Hamilton wasted no time in electrifying the home crowd on Friday when he pulled off a mind-boggling move to avoid being tagged out in the first inning on a bunt attempt.If you haven't seen it,...
Via Redlegs Review
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton is an emerging star

Billy Hamilton Triple A – Photo Credit – Josh May   Billy Hamilton didn’t make the All-Star team this season. Don’t worry, there will be plenty more opportunities and plenty of All-Star appearances for the Cincinnati Reds centerfielder. He has emerged as one of the premier defensive outfielders in the league and a fixture at the leadoff spot for a Reds’ team that is only...
Via Hot Stove MLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Billy Hamilton's broken bat single sends crowd home happy with walk-off

Your browser does not support iframes.Tuesday was a lot of fun for Billy Hamilton and the Reds as they beat the Cubs not once but twice in the day-night doubleheader.However, the outlook for winning the nightcap appeared grim when Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Well, that was until the Reds scored in every inning after the fourth to come-from-behind for a 6-5 victory, completed...
Via Redlegs Review
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton earns Rookie of the Month honors for June

No National League rookie had a better month of June than Billy Hamilton. And now this fact has been legitimatized after Major League Baseball bestowed Rookie of the Month honors to the Reds center fielder and lead-off hitter on Wednesday.Here's the press release from the team detailing the award:The 23-year-old speedster led the N.L. with 14 stolen bases while his 36 hits were...
Via Redlegs Review
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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