WATCH: Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus Catches Padres Sleeping And Steals Home

Texas Rangers short stop Elvis Andrus is a speedy little guy. He is no Billy Hamilton of course, but he has got some wheels. Those wheels allowed him to take advantage of the new pitcher and catcher tandem the Padres had just put in during the seventh inning Tuesday night. He could tell that the Padres reliever wasn't paying attention so he decided to go for it.Had the new Padres...
Via FatManWriting
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Reds lose speedy Hamilton

Has Billy Hamilton carried your fantasy team to the top of the stolen-base heap? If so, you'll need to hang on for awhile, as Hamilton is on the DL with a sprained right shoulder. Hamilton is expected to miss the minimum 15 days, and will be replaced by a menagerie of Jason Bourgeois, Brennan Boesch and Marlon Byrd. The 33-year-old Bourgeois led off on Wednesday, but doesn't seem...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidelined speedster: Reds' Hamilton lands on DL with shoulder sprain

  The Reds placed outfielder Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder on Wednesday. Hamilton was injured while trying to make a diving catch in Tuesday's 3-1, 13-inning loss to Kansas City. Hamilton, who finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting last year, is batting .226 with a major league-leading 54 stolen...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shoulder injury sends Reds' Hamilton to DL

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds placed outfielder Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder on Wednesday. Hamilton was injured while trying to make a diving catch in Tuesday's 3-1, 13-inning loss to Kansas City. Hamilton, who finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting last year, is batting .226 with a major league-leading...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds call up Sam LeCure and Brennan Boesch from Louisville

The Cincinnati Reds made two sets of roster moves this afternoon. Billy Hamilton was placed on the disabled list after injuring his shoulder last night. The team also placed Nate Adcock onto the 60-day disabled list, opening up a 40-man roster spot while optioning RHP Dylan Axelrod to Louisville. To replace Hamilton on the roster the team called up Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Louisville...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Hamilton on the DL, recall Boesch, LeCure

The Cincinnati Reds Reds placed CF Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. The Reds recalled Louisville OF Brennan Boesch to take Hamilton's roster spot in Cincinnati.  This season, Hamilton was hitting .226 with a .272 OBP and .290 SLG for the Reds. In 389 at-bats, Hamilton had 88 hits, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs and 28 RBI. Hamilton has...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Billy Hamilton deliver a 100-steal season?

The full extent of Billy Hamilton‘s baseball talents was on display last night as the Cincinnati Reds took down the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-3. The Reds’ centerfielder went 4-4 with four runs scored, a home run, and recorded his 53rd stolen base of the season. He went first to third on a throwing error by Dodgers’ pitcher Mat Latos. Clearly, Hamilton has wheels. He stole 165...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Yankees’ Speedy A-Baller, Jorge Mateo

Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo has some serious wheels. In 96 games with Low-A Charleston, the Dominican-born shortstop stole an eye-popping 71 bases. He leads the South Atlantic League by more than 14 steals, despite the fact he was promoted to High-A a little over a week ago. Mateo’s posted gaudy stolen-base numbers in past years too. He swiped 11 bags in just 15 games in the...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2015 Game 115 (CIN vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (54-61) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (50-62), 7-3, in the series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park. James Shields (8-5, 3.89) had a rough first inning as Billy Hamilton led off the game...
Via Padres Public
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Statcast breaks down Billy Hamilton's impressive catch

In Tuesday night's game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds outfielder made a spectacular catch. Hamilton showed he not only has the speed, but also the hops as he tracked down Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward's flyball to make a leaping grab in deep center.'s Statcast broke down the play, calculating Hamilton's route efficency and his distance traveled.  Per...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Billy Hampton has mad hops

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton races back to the warning track in center and makes a leaping, hopping catch to take a hit away from St. Louis Cardinal Jason Heyward in the 8th.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton goes way up to make big time catch vs. Cardinals

Not only does Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton have speed, he also has some hops. Hamilton showed off his hops in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Jason Hayward hit one right on the nose, and Hamilton, after traveling a long way to just get to the ball, leaped up to make a spectacular catch. Check out the play below... What do...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Reds players will remain in Cincinnati?

The dust had barely settled on Todd Frazier’s 2015 Home Run Derby trophy. One series after they celebrated the All-Star Game festivities on their home field, the Reds appear ready to blow things up and start over. Johnny Cueto could be the biggest pitcher traded in the next two weeks (he’s the only NL pitcher in the top ten in WAR who is also on a selling team) and it wouldn’t...
Via The Outside Corner
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: The impact of Billy Hamilton’s speed

If you ask someone to name five current Cincinnati Reds players, Billy Hamilton will more than likely be named. He is known for one big thing and not much else; his speed. Hamilton is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, players in Major League Baseball today. Before Hamilton even played a game in the big leagues, many people around the baseball world were tossing his name around...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Mid-Season Comic-Con Awards

It's time for baseball to take a break. The Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and All-Star Game were the main events of the week but fans everywhere will have to get through Wednesday and Thursday without any MLB games at all. Of course, the week of the midsummer classic also represents silly awards. Despite taking place a bit after the mid-point, we'll be treated to debates about...
Via The Sports Post
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton steals third on throw back to pitcher

Billy Hamilton might be the fastest man alive. OK, that’s probably an exaggeration, but after watching what Hamilton did Saturday night, you’ll understand our reason for hyperbole. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder was on second base in the third inning when Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley missed with a ball down in the zone. But when catcher J.T. Realmuto routinely threw...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Billy Hamilton Catches Marlins Sleeping; Steals Third During Throw Back to the Mound

It is already a pretty well established fact that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is fast as freaking hell and one base stealing fool. While his speed is definitely a big help when it comes to his success in pilfering bases it takes a little more than that from time to time. Sometimes you have to be crafty.Sometimes you have to catch them sleeping like Hamilton did against...
Via FatManWriting
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Billy Hamilton improve his hitting enough to remain a starter?

Billy Hamilton is an elite defender. Billy Hamilton is an elite base runner. Billy Hamilton is a very poor hitter. These are the things you are going to see in nearly every article around the internet written about Billy Hamilton in the 2015 season and every one of those statements holds true. According to Fangraphs, Billy Hamilton has provided the second most defensive value in...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Hail Cesar!

Move over Billy Hamilton - there's a new king of SAGNOF in town! Well, maybe not, but Cesar Hernandez (+49%) has been on some kind of roll in recent weeks. Over the last 30 days, the 25-year-old Hernandez has stolen more bases (10) than any MLB player outside of Hamilton, and his .376 batting average ranks 3rd in MLB over that time frame. Sure, his .471 BABIP over the last month...
Via Razzball
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez Left Billy Hamilton a Present in the Outfield During Saturday's Game

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is a nice guy. How do we know this? Because after the third inning of Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds he left his counterpart--Billy Hamilton a little present and a note. Apparently he noticed Hamilton was without gum some he left him some along with a note that said:"I see you dropped all your gum so I brought you some more....
Via FatManWriting
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

During Saturday’s game between the Brewers and Reds, Cincinnati’s speedster Billy Hamilton apparently lost his supply of bubble gum while in center field. Fortunately, his Milwaukee counter part provided ample replacements. Your browser does not support iframes. The note accompanying the pieces of of gum read, “I see you dropped all your gum so I...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Giving mood: Brewers Gomez gifts Reds Hamilton bubblegum

The 4th of July, is a time for family and friends to come together. Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez showed some of that spirit last night when he left a gift for Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton in the spot they share. Hamilton seemed to have run out of bubble gum and Gomez had plenty to spare. Hamilton got quite a kick out of the gesture, and we will see...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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....
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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