Billy Hamilton hit two home runs on Friday night for Louisville.
Taking a look at what has possibly been the reasoning behind the struggles of Billy Hamilton in 2013.
Billy Hamilton is one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball. In a game where home runs are king, Hamilton’s speed still excites the imagination in a Pete ‘Wheelie’ Wheeler way. Drafted in the second round in 2009, Hamilton stole our hearts. Then he stole 103 bases in 2011; and then a minor league record 155 last season. Yet his speed isn’t enough to keep him from...
Louisville won 6-2. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a double, steal (15) and a run.
Neftali Soto went 4-4 with a double, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Mike Hessman went 1-4 with a double.
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with a solo HR (1).
Daniel Corcino allowed a run in 6 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Kevin Whelan threw 2 shutout...
You don't need to be a fan of baseball to know who Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton is. Okay, that statement may be a bit of a stretch, but fans of America's favorite pastime should definitely be aware of who Hamilton is by now.
Ted Berg over at the USA TODAY certainly has and was impressed enough by the switch-hitting center field that he even included him in his...
Louisville lost 2-1. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-3 with a walk and 2 steals (13).
Emmanuel Burris went 0-2 with 2 walks.
Denis Phipps went 1-3 with a solo HR (2) and a walk.
Yohan Pino allowed 2 unearned runs in 5.1 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Mark Prior threw 2 shutout innings of relief with 3 strikeouts.
Billy Hamilton may slowly be coming out of his...
Louisville won 3-0. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-3 with a walk, steal (11), RBI and a run.
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Josh Fellhauer went 2-3 with a run.
Konrad Schmidt went 2-3 with a run.
Chad Reineke threw 5.2 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Clay Hensley threw 1.1 perfect innings.
Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a walk.
Louisville lost 8-0. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a steal (7).
Denis Phipps went 0-1 with 2 walks.
Felix Perez went 1-3.
Daniel Corcino allowed 2 runs in 5 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
The offensive struggled continued for the Bats as they had just 2 hits on the day. Daniel Corcino rebounded...
LOUISVILLE, KY. Triple-A baseball is an interesting mix. Its one tantalizing step away from the big leagues. Its also one long step back from the big leagues.
Yet if a player is going to be successful at the highest level of the minors his approach cant be any different no matter what his career perspective might be.
This is where one will find the likes of Billy Hamilton, the...
He's back at it.
Yes. It's the exciting return of MINOR details. Are you happy? Sure you are. Why am I five games late? I was busy thinking of buying a hat from each of the minor league teams. I don't know. I linked each of the previous games below each recap though. Enjoy.
Columbus 7 Louisville 2
Bats (3-2), T-1st International League South, --- GB
Louisville lost 7-2. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 4-5 with 2 RBI and 3 steals (6).
Mike Hessman went 0-3 with 2 walks.
Denis Phipps went 0-2 with 3 walks.
Konrad Schmidt went 0-3 with 2 walks and a run.
Ray Chang went 2-4 with a double and a run.
Nick Christiani threw 2.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Clay Hensley threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Kevin Whelan threw...
Louisville lost 3-2. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a triple and a run.
Corky Miller went 2-3 with a solo HR (1)
Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Mark Prior threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
Billy Hamilton hit a triple to dead center field and then scored on a hard grounder to third that was fielded on the infield grass...
Is now the time for this man to wear these colors full-time?
The Redlegs Review
roundtable returns for another edition and after weeks of blubbering about what
might happen when the season began, we have real baseball to discuss this week!
Joining the panel this time around are Jimmi Adair (@Redlegs_Review), Scott
Eddy (@scotte97), Jesse Welte (@RedlegsWriter) and Jon...
Billy Hamilton dove back into the bag on a pick off and appeared to have injured his shoulder. He was checked by the trainer and then left the game. I will update this post when more is known.
C. Trent Rosecrans just tweeted this:
Initial reports from Louisville are the Billy Hamilton injury is “nothing serious.” Will be re-evaluated after the game.
Louisville won 4-3. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a double.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a walk off HR (1).
Mike Hessman went 2-3 with 2 solo HR (2).
Henry Rodriguez went 1-3 with a double and a run.
Denis Phipps went 1-3 with an RBI.
Tony Cingrani threw 6 no-hit innings with a walk and 14 strikeouts.
Justin Freeman threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts
The Louisville Bats projected roster will be pushed back until tomorrow.
The Reds sent Billy Hamilton and Drew Hayes to the minor leagues from camp yesterday. Billy Hamilton really struggled this spring, hitting just .174/.240/.348 with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks in 25 plate appearances. Drew Hayes threw 4.2 innings with 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA. Neither move is a surprise...
The roster count now stands at 37.
The Reds effectively inched closer to the 25-man limit by cutting top prospect Billy Hamilton and RHP Drew Hayes on Tuesday. They have both been reassigned to the minor league camp.
Hayes appeared in six games this preseason and tallied a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 innings.
Hamilton struggled in his stint with the big club this spring. He batted ...
The guys over at BullpenBanter.com ranked Billy Hamilton as the #55 prospect in baseball over the weekend. That is easily the lowest that he has been ranked this year, but I suggest going over and reading what was said by the writers.
The Reds optioned five players over the weekend to the minors. Donald Lutz was optioned to Pensacola, while Henry Rodriguez, Neftali Soto, Curtis Partch...
Billy Hamilton is dealing with a hamstring issue and is currently unable to play. It doesn’t sound too serious, but for a guy who relies on his legs for his game, it is worth noting and following. Hopefully it isn’t anything that lingers throughout the spring as it could really hold him back at the start of the year.
The Reds lost yesterday to the Giants 9-5. Here are the minor...
The end is near for our eight-part series of predictions for the Reds in 2013. We've covered several aspects of the everyday players from the big league club, but also of high importance is the future of the team. Even with the trades of the past couple years, the Reds still have a decent farm system teeming with prospects ready to make their mark on baseball. You can probably...
In case you missed it, Redleg Nation Radio had another show yesterday. If you want to check it out and give it a listen, click here.
Dusty Baker wants to see Billy Hamilton make more contact. We talked a little bit about this quote on Redleg Nation Radio, but Hamilton has 7 strikeouts in 15 at bats now. Clearly at this point in the spring, it means nothing. Still, one concern that...
GLENDALE, Ariz. When Eric Davis roamed center field for the Cincinnati Reds, he covered more ground than the Russian infantry and, as was once written about another player, The earth is covered by 70 per cent water, the other 30 per cent is covered by Eric Davis.So Reds neophyte outfielders Shin-Soo Chin and Billy Hamilton are being tutored by a man who knows a thing or three about...
Later today Jason Parks at Baseball Prospectus will release his Top 101 Prospects in the game. When the list goes live, I will update this post with more information. I expect the usual suspects to be on the list: Billy Hamilton, Robert Stephenson, Tony Cingrani and Daniel Corcino.
If you missed the post yesterday, I have teamed up with the crew at Redleg Nation for their Redleg...
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In this edition of Promising Prospects, I will profile Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays, Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds, and Edward Salcedo of the Atlanta Braves. All three of these guys have unlimited potential in their own different ways, but as we know in the prospect game, anything can happen on the road to Major League Baseball.
The all-time single-season minor league stolen base leader Billy Hamilton is taking a more deliberate approach to his first big league camp with Cincinnati, as he converts from a shortstop to a center fielder.