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A Modest Proposal: Making Second Base Optional

Look, I don’t want you to think me unserious. I very well could be, quite possibly I am, but I don’t want you to think it. So you should know I debated with myself over writing this article. And I won that debate. So here I am. Here we are. Because it’s January. And we ain’t got nothing to do. I asked myself this question a while ago: how do you improve the structure of baseball...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How Billy Hamilton Stole Joey Votto Five Bases

Little less than a year ago, I wrote a post here called What Happens When Billy Hamilton is on Third Base? Answer: not much! Slightly more detailed answer: less than I was expecting! What I’d expected, rather, what I’d hoped for the sake of an interesting post, was that every time the Reds had runners on first and third with Hamilton being the guy on third, that the guy on first...
Via Fangraphs
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Reds finalists for Gold Gloves

The Cincinnati Reds have a trio of players in the running for National League Gold Gloves. Major League Baseball announced three finalists at each position Thursday. Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Billy Hamilton are the Reds vying for the awards. At second base, Phillips is up against Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins and DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies. Frazier will fight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds’ Billy Hamilton To Have Shoulder Surgery; Out for Season

The 2015 season has been a lost cause for the Cincinnati Reds and Monday, they got a little bit more bad news as it was revealed that speedy center fielder Billy Hamilton will need surgery on his right shoulder that will put him on the shelf for the rest of the season. Hamilton was placed on the disabled list on August 19 and stayed there until September 7 for a sprained capsule...
Via Baseball Essential
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Majors' stolen base leader to have season-ending surgery

  Billy Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week, ending the season for the Cincinnati Reds speedster. General manager Walt Jocketty announced the move after Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals. Jocketty said the surgery is set for Friday in Cincinnati. ''We think it's in his best interest to shut him down now,'' Jocketty said. Hamilton leads the...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Billy Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week, ending the season for the Cincinnati Reds speedster. General manager Walt Jocketty announced the move after Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals. Jocketty said the surgery is set for Friday in Cincinnati. "We think it's in his best interest to shut him down now," Jocketty said. Hamilton...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Billy Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week, ending the season for the Cincinnati Reds speedster. General manager Walt Jocketty announced the move after Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals. Jocketty said the surgery is set for Friday in Cincinnati. "We think it's in his best interest to shut him down now," Jocketty said. Hamilton...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) Billy Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week, ending the season for the Cincinnati Reds speedster. General manager Walt Jocketty announced the move after Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals. Jocketty said the surgery is set for Friday in Cincinnati. Hamilton leads the majors with 57 steals. He missed the last six starts after re-injuring...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds activate Billy Hamilton off DL, add 5 others

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have activated center fielder Billy Hamilton before the second game of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hamilton had been sidelined since he hurt his right shoulder while diving for a ball on Aug. 18. He had a three-game rehab stint. Hamilton leads the majors with 54 stolen bases in 61 attempts, two shy of his mark from last season...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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
September 02, 2015  |  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
August 20, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  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
August 14, 2015  |  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
August 13, 2015  |  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.  MLB.com's Statcast broke down the play, calculating Hamilton's route efficency and his distance traveled.  Per...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2015  |  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
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds players will remain in Cincinnati?

By Joseph Coblitz 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...
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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton steals third on throw back to pitcher

By Darren Hartwell 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...
Via NESN.com
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
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