Reds outslug Twins, 11-7

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight runs...
Via AP on Fox
8 minutes 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Reds outslug Twins, 11-7

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight runs...
Via Fox Sports North
21 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight...
Via AP on Fox
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 2, Reds 1 (6/26/15)

Noah Syndergaard pitched a gem against the Cincinnati Reds, pitching eight innings, allowing one run, and striking out five. He was efficient with his pitches, and was still firing fastballs in the zone at 98 MPH in the eighth. Dilson Herrera showed flashes of brilliance tonight, as he tripled against Johnny Cueto and made a nice catch to rob Billy Hamilton of a hit. The only frustrating...
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...
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4 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Five swipes for Billy

Reds OF Billy Hamilton stole five bases on Sunday, raising his MLB-leading total to 31. The next closest base thief is Dee Gordon with 22 steals, so Hamilton is dominating this category, even with a .267 on-base percentage. Three of Hamilton's five Sunday thefts were against Cubs SP Jon Lester, who is notoriously bad at holding runners. If you're a daily fantasy player, think about...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buyer`s Guide: Billy Hamilton by J.P. Breen

Is there reason to expect any offensive production besides steals from the Reds center fielder?
Via Baseball Prospectus
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton back for Reds; 2B Brandon Phillips close

CHICAGO (AP) Center fielder Billy Hamilton is back in Cincinnati's lineup for Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs. And according to Reds manager Bryan Price, second baseman and three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips may be ''a usable player off the bench.'' Hamilton, who missed three games with a sore left hand, is scheduled to bat ninth. He's hitting just .222, but leads the majors...
Via AP on Fox
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
19 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft Review – Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds find themselves in foreign territory in the 2015 MLB Draft tonight picking 11th overall, having not picked this early since they selected 8th overall in 2009. After three playoff appearances in four years, the Reds succumbed to a 76-86 record and 4th place finish in the NL Central last year, meaning they have a chance to quickly retool via the draft to be in...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Prospect Mallex Smith Impressing With New Organization

(Mandatory Credit: You can’t teach speed. That’s an old adage that certainly applies to Braves’ prospect Mallex Smith, whose 80-grade speed is turning him into one of the most exciting players in Atlanta’s farm system, with Braves’ coaches likening him to Kenny Lofton. Acquired from the San Diego Padres this past winter as part of the Justin Upton deal, Smith...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

As baseball goes high-tech, stealing a base still old school

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton doesn't bother to watch video of pitchers' moves to home plate. When he reaches first, one of baseball's top base stealers goes more by observation and instinct. While technology has significantly changed the game with every nuance measured and broken down statistically, a computer printout can't give him what he needs when he leads away from the base...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton ... golfer?

Billy Hamilton is best known for his blazing speed. The Reds center fielder is possibly the fastest player in baseball and is often seen using his blazing speed to wreak havoc on the bases or tracking down balls in the outfield.Well as it turn out, those aren't his only skills. Apparently Hamilton is also a golfer, or at least he pretends to be one during batting practice.Photo...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton: Time to stop hitting left handed?

Today marks a bit of a change for the site. It’s still going to cover the minor leagues on a daily basis, and nothing from that standpoint is going to change. What will change is that once or twice a week I will also be adding in some thoughts on the big league club. The 2015 season has gotten off to a very rough start for Billy Hamilton at the plate. The switch hitter is batting...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton – baseball player or glorified track star?

An increasingly rare sight in Cincinnati: Billy Hamilton rounding third and heading home. The Cincinnati Reds have been dreadful this year. At 18-25 and in the midst of an 8-game losing streak, they are as far from the team that won the National League Central division title in 2012 as the city of Cincinnati is from the West Coast. Manager Bryan Price is asking to get fired. Last...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Are The White Sox So Damn Slow!

What do Billy Hamilton, Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and about 15 other players have in common? (MLB) They all have more stolen bases than the entire White Sox team does. That includes the Cubs’ own Anthony Rizzo who has nine stolen bases in 2015. The White Sox have seven. (ESPN) SEVEN!!!!!!! We are halfway through May and the Sox as a team have stolen seven bases. It gets worse though...
Via Sports Mockery
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds to Bat Billy Hamilton 8th

View image | The Cincinnati Reds have moved speedster Billy Hamilton to 8th in the lineup.  SS Zack Cozart is now going to hit leadoff.  Hamilton leads the MLB in stolen bases, with 17, but is hitting just .212 with a .264 OBP. Cozart on the other hand has been killing it as of late, hitting .316/.364/.543 with 6 home runs, 17 RBI and 19 runs scored.  He...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 17, 2015  |  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

Reds stealing bases as a team

  When it comes to stealing bases, everyone thinks of Billy Hamilton, but for the Cincinnati Reds, Hamilton is only part of the picture. Hamilton may be leading the league in stolen bases with 13, but there are plenty of Reds having success on the base paths this season. “According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cincinnati is the first team since stolen base information began being...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/26/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers First to Catch Billy Hamilton Stealing: There’s always good news somewhere if you’re willing to look for it (and adjust your expectations).  After three miserable...
Via Brewers Bar
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton receives high praise from opposition

  When the opposing manager is praising you, you know you've done something right. Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton leads the league with 12 stolen bases entering Sunday and Cubs manager Joe Maddon has taken notice. “When he gets out there, he's definitely a game changer,” Maddon told “He's a good baseball player who can really fly.” Maddon got a first-hand look...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Back to His Base-Stealing Ways Against Cubbies

Thursday night the Milwaukee Brewers pulled off something that no one had done this season to date--they threw out Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton when he tried to steal. So it should come as no suprise that the next time he plays he comes back with a vengeance. Against Jon Lester and the Cubbies he got certainly got some. Through five innings he already has three stolen...
Via FatManWriting
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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