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On this edition of Reds Weekly...

Here is what's ahead on this edition of Reds Weekly: - Does Billy Hamilton think he's the National League Rookie of the Year? We'll hear from the Reds speedster. - Plus, it's one of the most incredible views into a Reds game that you'll ever see. We'll go atop the tower for a peek. - And, now that Corky Miller's had his number retired in Louisville, will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Not DeGrom Or D’Arnaud For NL Rookie Honors?

Why not Jacob deGrom? Or Travis d’Arnaud? Usually, the Rookie of the Year Award goes to hitters, as the writers tend to favor offense and the everyday player. When it comes to that, deGrom’s stiffest competition could come from teammate d’Arnaud, who leads NL Rookies with 13 homers and is second with 40 RBI, despite a .243 average in 102 games. DeGrom: Viable NL Rookie candidate...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Random Thoughts of a Phillies Phan

*Ken Giles should get some consideration for National League Rookie of the Year.  Currently, I believe he's the 3rd best rookie in the NL this season, trailing only Billy Hamilton of the Reds and Jacob deGroom of the Mets.  Giles has appeared in 40 games, racking up 60 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched with a sparkling 1.08 ERA and 0.79 WHIP.*For as much negative stuff that...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Holmberg, Hamilton help Reds shut down Brewers 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- David Holmberg pitched six effective innings, Billy Hamilton hit a two-run triple and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 5-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Brewers' three-game winning streak. Holmberg (1-1) allowed two hits in his first major league win, including Aramis Ramirez's fourth-inning homer. The left-hander has yielded one earned run in 12 2-3...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Holmberg, Hamilton help Reds shut down Brewers 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) David Holmberg pitched six effective innings, Billy Hamilton hit a two-run triple and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 5-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Brewers' three-game winning streak. Holmberg (1-1) allowed two hits, including Aramis Ramirez's fourth-inning homer. The left-hander has yielded one earned run in 12 2-3 innings over three September appearances...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Furthers Case For Rookie Of The Year

There really isn’t much you can say that hasn’t been said before about Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. After starting the season with AAA Las Vegas and going 4-0 in 7 starts, deGrom got the call and hasn’t turned back. Tuesday night was no exception. Against one of the highest scoring offenses in the national league, deGrom sparkled, scattering 3 hits and no earned runs over his...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kolten Wong reaches out to make an outstanding catch

MLB.com St. Louis rookie second baseman, Kolten Wong, robs a fellow Cincinnati Reds rookie, Billy Hamilton by reaching out and making an outstanding catch that saved a run in the process to end the 4th inning.  With the speed of Hamilton we would have assume he would at least had an RBI double if it wasn’t caught by Wong.  Take a look. (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton Had To Learn To Play Defense, Too

One of the more fascinating stories of last winter was the Cincinnati Reds’ intention to replace the departing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo with the completely unproven Billy Hamilton. While it obviously made sense that Cincinnati had no intention of paying Choo anything like what he got from Texas — a move that looks great right now […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects: 2014 Review

Coming into the 2014 season the Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects list looked like this:  RHP Robert Stephenson OF Billy Hamilton OF Phillip Ervin OF Jesse Winker OF Yorman Rodriguez RHP Nick Travieso RHP Jon Moscot RHP Michael Lorenzen RHP Carlos Contreras RHP Ben Lively Outfielder and right handed pitchers make up the entire Top 10. The two positions were strengths of the system...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton eyeing unexpected Gold Glove

CINCINNATI -- When fans talk about Billy Hamilton, the conversation almost always is about his flashing feet on the basepaths -- his stolen bases and his warp speed as he races from first to home in world class time. But how about his flashing leather? How about those diving catches and those leaps against the wall to snag potential home run balls? Is it Gold Glove calibre? Can a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets belt five homers, roll over Reds

Travis d’Arnaud may have to settle for knowing he is the National League’s second-half Rookie of the Year, but the real award, for the whole season, is probably headed elsewhere. With the two front-runners for the prize, Billy Hamilton and Jacob deGrom, in the same ballpark Friday night, d’Arnaud unleashed the thunder that helped carry the Mets to a third straight victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tag! You’re it!

Billy Hamilton improves his future chances for being safe at first by taking out the … [visit site to read more]
Via Red Hot Mama
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton collides with umpire on infield hit

Your browser does not support iframes.Cincinnati Reds right fielder Billy Hamilton accidentally ran into the first base umpire after legging out an infield single to lead off Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.Hamilton made a full sprint to beat out the underhanded toss to first by Orioles pitcher Bud Norris on a close play. However, Hamilton was unable to avoid the collision...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton is the youngest player with 50 steals since 2007

Reds rookie Billy Hamilton stole his 50th base of the season last night and in doing so the 23-year-old center fielder became the youngest player to reach 50 steals since Hanley Ramirez in 2007. Here’s a complete list of the 23-and-under players with 50-plus steals in the past 20 years: BILLY HAMILTON 2014 50 Hanley Ramirez 2007 51 Hanley Ramirez 2006 51 Jose Reyes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake Arrieta (7-5). Cincinnati stole three in a three...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake Arrieta (7-5). Cincinnati stole three in a three...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton becomes 9th Red with 50 steals

With the expectations for Billy Hamilton's stolen base total in his first full season in the big leagues, his total of 50 after Aug. 27 seems to be rather modest. Hamilton stole his 50th base of the season in the fourth inning of the Reds' 7-5 victory over the Cubs, taking third base without a throw. It's more impressive when put in context -- not the context of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

For Billy Hamilton, stealing bases is a learning process

CINCINNATI -- There is no debate that Billy Hamilton is two steps faster than electricity. There is a time, though, when even electricity has to be unplugged. Hamilton, a bolt of lightning on the basepath, has stolen 43 bases so far this season. And, alas, he has been caught 18 times. Stealing bases isn't as easy as it looks. Hamilton just makes it look that way. And the fact...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense deserts Indians in third straight loss

CINCINNATI -- When you are the worst fielding team in the majors and facing baseball's fastest player, that's not a combination for success. For the first three games the Indians were able to avoid being burned by Billy Hamilton. However that wasn't the case on Thursday as Hamilton's speed played a role in the Reds' 4-0 victory over the Indians at Great American...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones hits late HR but Marlins fall short vs. Reds

MIAMI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times to help the Cincinnati Reds break out of an offensive slump and beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Sunday. Todd Frazier had a season-high four hits and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run single for the Reds, who had 15 hits and took three of four games in Miami. They improved to 5-11 since the All-Star break and scored more than five runs for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds win series, beat Marlins 7-3

MIAMI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times to help the Cincinnati Reds break out of an offensive slump and beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Sunday. Todd Frazier had a season-high four hits and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run single for the Reds, who had 15 hits and took three of four games in Miami. They improved to 5-11 since the All-Star break and scored more than five runs for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sleeper for NL Rookie of the Year

The talk around baseball is that the Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is a “for sure” winner for NL Rookie of the Year this season. I mean why not? In 101 games this year the 23 year old is hitting .271 with 6 home runs and 41 stolen bases in 101 games. Of course there’re other […]
Via On-Base Talk
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper steals a hit away from Reds’ Hamilton

It seems like that Washington Nationals are finally playing at their best. As of last night, the Nats have a 2.5 game lead on the Atlanta Braves with three games in hand. In the sixth inning, Bryce Harper helped keep the Nationals lead at 4-1. Tanner Roark threw a 0-1 fastball to Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton. Hamilton drove the ball to left field. Although the ball was tailing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper’s diving catch to rob Billy Hamilton of an extra base hit

In the heat of the battle players react off instincts, forgetting about the risk of injury or re-aggravating an injury. That was the case for Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper, who threw caution to the wind for a diving catch to rob Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton of an extra-base hit considering Hamilton’s speed. Your browser does not support iframes. Bryce Harper...
Via KCM Sports
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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