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Daily Notes, Featuring a Question About Billy Hamilton

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League
3. Pretty Excellent and Recent Video of Joe Panik

Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career
Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has earned considerable attention from prospect analysts for possessing what is likely generational footspeed — nor did he do anything to dim their enthusiasm this past Saturday, during the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game, stealing two bases and also reaching on a drag bunt. At the same time, he’s showed little power (7 HR in 1711 PA) and was recently moved off of shortstop (to center field). What we want to know is, “What will Hamilton’s career look like, ultimately?”

Please answer mostly that same question right here:

SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League
SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Overall)
Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall Leaague. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. (Click here for more on SCOUT.)


Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+
Kent Matthes Rockies 25 66 2.6% 10.6% 18.0% 118
Christopher Mcguiness Rangers 24 70 2.3% 10.9% 17.5% 116
Joe Panik Giants 21 60 1.7% 10.9% 14.2% 115
Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 62 2.0% 12.8% 19.9% 113
Nick Franklin Mariners 21 53 2.1% 11.7% 19.1% 112
Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 46 2.1% 13.1% 21.4% 112
Adalberto Santos Pirates 24 60 1.7% 11.4% 16.9% 112
Josh Prince Brewers 24 73 1.6% 11.2% 16.4% 111
Matt Szczur Cubs 22 78 1.6% 10.5% 15.8% 110
Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 86 2.2% 12.1% 22.0% 110

SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Prospect-Age)
Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the AFL, but only populated with players who are 22 or under — i.e. more distinctly of “prospect” age relative to the league.


Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+
Joe Panik Giants 21 60 1.7% 10.9% 14.2% 115
Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 62 2.0% 12.8% 19.9% 113
Nick Franklin Mariners 21 53 2.1% 11.7% 19.1% 112
Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 46 2.1% 13.1% 21.4% 112
Matt Szczur Cubs 22 78 1.6% 10.5% 15.8% 110
Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 86 2.2% 12.1% 22.0% 110
Christian Vazquez Red Sox 21 39 1.8% 11.9% 19.7% 109
Cory Spangenberg Padres 21 34 1.8% 11.1% 19.1% 108
Ricky Oropesa Giants 22 42 1.8% 12.8% 22.6% 105
Rymer Liriano Padres 21 60 2.3% 8.4% 19.5% 105

SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Overall)
Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.


Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT-
Mark Montgomery Yankees 21 7 0 8.1 31 26.1% 10.0% 88
Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.5% 9.7% 89
Grant Dayton Marlins 24 7 0 8.1 35 25.6% 10.1% 89
Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 4 4 13.2 61 24.7% 9.3% 89
Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.6% 9.2% 89
Kevin Quackenbush Padres 23 8 0 8.1 29 25.1% 9.7% 89
Kevin Rhoderick Cubs 23 9 0 9.1 35 24.9% 9.5% 90
Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 4 3 12.0 46 24.1% 9.4% 91
Pete Ruiz Red Sox 24 7 0 9.2 43 24.5% 9.8% 91
Nick Tropeano Astros 21 8 1 11.0 42 24.0% 9.6% 92

SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Starters)
Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the AFL, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts.


Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT-
Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.5% 9.7% 89
Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 4 4 13.2 61 24.7% 9.3% 89
Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.6% 9.2% 89
Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 4 3 12.0 46 24.1% 9.4% 91
Seth Blair Cardinals 23 4 4 13.1 57 24.6% 10.2% 92
T.J. House Indians 22 4 4 17.0 63 23.8% 9.8% 92
Robbie Erlin Padres 21 4 4 10.2 43 23.2% 9.8% 94
James Paxton Mariners 23 5 5 12.2 57 23.3% 9.9% 94
Boone Whiting Cardinals 22 5 5 17.1 72 22.6% 9.6% 95
James Nelson Brewers 23 5 4 14.2 61 22.7% 10.2% 96

Pretty Excellent and Recent Video of Joe Panik
San Francisco middle-infield prospect Joe Panik is currently first among all prospect-age batters on the SCOUT leaderboard. Here’s some pretty excellent and recent video of him, courtesy Bullpen Banter’s Steve Fiorindo.