Video: Watch Billy Hamilton beat out routine grounder to first base for a single

Your browser does not support iframes.Most major league hitters who ground a ball to the first basemen are easy outs. However, most major league hitters are not Billy Hamilton.Watch as the fleet-footed youngster legs out a relatively routine groundball to Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo in the third inning of Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.Hamilton would use his speed shortly...
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Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton?

Speedster Billy Hamilton has had a rough start to the 2014 season to say the least. Two weeks into the season, Hamilton is hitting under the Mendoza line and is struggling to even get on base. These struggles raise the question: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton? Before the season, many fantasy owners projected Hamilton to steal over 70 bases – some even thought he could swipe...
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Video: Is this swing by Billy Hamilton one of the worst in history?

Your browser does not support iframes.Billy Hamilton is arguably the fastest player in the major leagues. But the youngster is still learning the ropes at the plate as evidenced by his .176 batting average and .222 on-base percentage.On Friday, the rookie went down on strikes against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija in the top of the first inning. And the swing Hamilton took on strike...
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What Was Reds OF Billy Hamilton Trying to Hit? A Bug?

Fifteen years ago no one but the people watching the game at home would have known that Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton was trying to kill a bug with his swing while at bat during Friday afternoon's game with the Cubbies. Thanks to the internet--we all know.via Cut4The crappy part is that he later had a double that drove in the first run for the Reds in what would be a 4-1 win...
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Billy Hamilton Strikes Out on One-of-a-Kind Swing, Chops at Ball

Your browser does not support iframes. Billy Hamilton may be one of the fastest players in baseball, but that quickness didn’t transfer to his brain on Friday afternoon. The Reds’ center fielder struck out embarrassingly on a Jeff Samardzija two seamer, swinging ridiculously late and chopping at the pitch. Even the announcers couldn’t believe it. Hamilton must’ve watched...
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Video: Billy Hamilton's speed compared to Deion Sanders

Your browser does not support iframes.You don't need a stopwatch to realize Billy Hamilton is incredibly fast. A simple "eye test" is all that is needed to determine his exceptional gift.For the sake of fun and debate, Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Mike Lowell teamed up on MLB Network earlier this week to break down Hamilton's speed. One of the guys they used...
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Tales of Billy Hamilton on the basepaths are wondrous

CINCINNATI -- The question to Billy Hamilton was a flippant one, a question just to generate a few laughs and nobody expected the shocking reply. "Does everybody in your family have the same speed trait?" he was asked. Hamilton smiled broadly and said, "Oh, yes. My two sisters are very fast. My older sister, Felicia, beats me all the time. But not now. She just had...
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Reds’ Billy Hamilton Scores On Sacrifice Fly To Shallow Right Field (Video)

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton showed off his impressive speed in Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals by scoring on a sacrifice fly hit to shallow right field. Even though the ball was caught just about 20 feet beyond the infield dirt, Hamilton decided to go for it and beat the throw as he slid into home plate. Cincinnati won the game 4-1. Check out Hamilton’s...
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Video: Watch Billy Hamilton score on a pop out to second base

This scoring play won't look extraordinary in the box score. But anyone who witnessed it can attest otherwise.Seen here is Billy Hamilton doing what Billy Hamilton does, which is wreaking havoc on the base paths, and causing opposing defenses to squirm at his unprecedented speed.As you can see, the 23-year-old somehow manages to score on a pop up near second base in the Reds...
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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 […]
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