2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Three Roundup

Photo credit: Hiro Sensei When it comes to fantasy baseball there are a lot of unknowns fantasy owners must deal with. Whether it comes down to players going down unexpectedly with injuries, trying to figure out if a little known player can keep up his production, or accounting for circumstances like a player changing teams and environments, fantasy owners must prepare to adjust...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series wrap-up: Limping home

The Pirates have dipped below .500 for the first time in 363 days and ended their road trip by losing 5 out of 6 against division rivals. After they pulled of a win in the suspended first game of this Reds series, they followed it up with a tough loss on Tuesday night and a total stinker on Wednesday afternoon. This was a brutal week. There’s no need to over react to a bad week...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball – Buy Low & Sell High

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to give you the players that are underachieving or getting unlucky and therefore are buy low candidates as well as those overachieving that you should market for trade! These players will have an impact on most 2014 Fantasy Baseball rosters and transactions can make or break your season. Utilizing this list along with the FFLockerRoom 2014...
Via FF Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Redlegs Review
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's faster - Billy Hamilton or Deion Sanders?

Wonder no more. Putting to bed what could have been a perpetual barroom debate, MLB Network aired a segment comparing the base-running speed of Deion Sanders, as a member of the Atlanta Braves, and Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. Billy wins the contest -- and Deion had the potential advantage of running on astroturf in his sample clip. Hamilton dazzled on the base pads in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton: the best power hitter in baseball?

by: Mason KiblerStaff WriterThe objective in a game of baseball is to score more runs than your opponent.I’ll give you a moment to process this groundbreaking analysis.If scoring more runs is the objective of a team, then crossing home plate is the objective of every hitter. Most of the time, players need assistance from their teammates to accomplish this: via an RBI.Sometimes...
Via Redlegs Review
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Modest All-Star Game Proposal

Yesterday morning the MLB Twitter feed posted a highlight clip of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton. Who is Billy Hamilton you might ask? He’s The Flash, Speedy Gonzalez, that kid from The Incredibles. He’s fast. I guess what I’m saying is he’s fast. How fast? Well, on Wednesday he scored on a sac fly to right field. Ho-hum? What if I told you that it was basically...
Via Padres Public
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball News & Notes Update: April 9th, 2014

Fantasy Sports Locker Room takes a closer look at last night’s Fantasy Baseball News and Notes from around the majors – Twitter style. There were plenty of great Fantasy Baseball lines from Wednesday night and it was tough for me not to start with Billy Hamilton, but we’ll start in Washington… Untuck. Nats win, 10-7. Bryce Harper gets unslumped. Craig Stammen gets unsung...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three baseball skills observations from Wednesday's action

Wednesday's baseball action highlighted three players and their ridiculous skill-set. We all know that these players possess these skills...but on Wednesday they all gave us video to back it up.Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds is FAST:Hamilton's minor league base-stealing numbers are legendary. In 2011 he swiped 103 bases and he followed that up with a staggering 155...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds CF Billy Hamilton is ridiculously fast

Tweet The Cincinnati Reds have big plans for speedy center fielder Billy Hamilton. So big, Cincinnati let 2013 All-Star and fan favorite Shin-Soo Choo walk in free agency to open up a spot for Hamilton to play everyday. Hamilton started the season off on a slow note, but he put his next-level speed on full display Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The sequence that...
Via Los That Sports Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Another look at Billy Hamilton's first stolen base of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.It didn't come until the ninth game of the regular season, but rookie speedster Billy Hamilton finally notched his first stolen base. It came in the top of the fifth inning in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals when Hamilton slid into second base without a throw. If you watch closely, you'll notice that St. Louis pitcher Shelby...
Via Redlegs Review
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds OF Billy Hamilton is Probably the Fastest Man in MLB

It's already a well-known fact that Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is one super fast dude. He proved that in the minors when he stole bases at a rate that would almost make a psychiatrist diagnose him as a kleptomaniac. But how fast is he? Is he the fastest in guy in MLB?via TwitterAfter watching him tag up and make it home on a sacrifice fly that only went to shallow right field...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't run on Yadi? Reds' Billy Hamilton thinks otherwise

ST. LOUIS -- After watching Reds rookie Billy Hamilton run all over the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon, perhaps it is time to re-consider how to define speed on the baseball field. How about this: There is fast and there is Billy Hamilton. And Billy Hamilton was on full display in the Reds' 4-0 victory at Busch Stadium. Start with this: He stole two bases in two attempts with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Redlegs Review
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds beat Cardinals 4-0, avoid sweep

ST. LOUIS -- Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1) allowed four hits and a walk in eight scoreless innings and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run for the Reds...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds beat Cardinals 4-0, avoid sweep

Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller solid but Cards can't complete sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Giving up three runs in six innings is considered a pretty good day at the office, unless you're Shelby Miller and your office is Busch Stadium. Miller came into Wednesday afternoon's start with a 10-3 record, 1.61 ERA and .191 batting averaged allowed in 18 outings at Busch Stadium. But he was just off enough against Cincinnati. Miller gave up a two-run homer...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 9: Billy Hamilton’s Legs

The Cardinals got beat by the Reds Wednesday afternoon 4-0 in a brisk 2:20. We could sit here and talk about the lack of Cardinals hitting. Because it was totally MIA. Mike Leake looked like he was pitching Little League batting practice. Maybe they noticed the off-day tomorrow and spectacular spring weather today and decided to move on to other endeavors for the day? But we’re...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton scores from third on popup to shallow right (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Billy Hamilton has some serious speed, but you already knew that. The Cincinnati Reds speedster, who stole 155 bases in the minor leagues in 2012, has struggled to reach base since opening the season with the big club this year, but he’s proving he’s one heck of a factor […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Speed demon! Billy Hamilton rockets home on shallow sac fly

When Billy Hamilton gets on the bases -- watch out. The Reds 23-year-old center fielder has gotten off to a slow start this season, hitting under .200 and missing time with a jammed finger. But there was nothing sluggish about his fifth inning during Wednesday's game vs. the Cardinals. Hamilton put on a clinic in base-running, stealing second, advancing to third on a Brandon...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Redleg Weekly Episode 60 – Starting to Get Guys Back

A couple guys pitched poorly but even more pitched well, but the bats still let us down and we’re 2-5 on the season. It’s not all bad though some big time players came off the DL and more should be back soon to help turn it around Use promo code “RedLeg” on to save 15% In this week”s show: 2-5 to start the year Lost 3 games by 1 run a game by 2 and a 1...
Via RedLegFans
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals refuse to let soggy weather ruin Opening Day in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- The Clydesdales were canceled, the red-jacket Hall of Famers had to pull out their umbrellas during introductions and the rooftop seats at new Ballpark Village went mostly unused. It was that kind of cold and rainy Monday afternoon for the Cardinals' home opener. But the Cardinals weren't complaining. Winning has a way of overshadowing the elements. The Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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