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  • Billy Hamilton, Who is Not a Caricature
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/30/2014 -  42
    A common question in our chats has asked how much longer the Reds can put up with Billy Hamilton and his lousy numbers out of the leadoff slot. Hamilton was known to be a question mark coming

  • Improving Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/3/2015 -  29
    of 2014, which at one time promised to be The Year Of Billy Hamilton. And, to be fair, it was in a sense The Half-Year Of Billy Hamilton, but then Hamilton fell on harder times, losing a Rookie

  • The Obviousness of Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/4/2013 -  88
    -runner otherwise. Much about baseball can be surprising. The same cannot be said for much of baseball strategy. Billy Hamilton made his major-league debut Tuesday night, in a scoreless game between

  • Billy Hamilton, As Advertised
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/30/2015 -  47
    Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals

  • Billy Hamilton's Other Tools
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 8/15/2012 -  87
    With about a month left in the minor league baseball season, one of 2012's worst kept secrets has been the prodigious speed of Cincinnati Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton. With 139 stolen bases

  • Catching Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/26/2013 -  35
    The big secret isn't much of a secret. As a base-stealer, Billy Hamilton has seemed automatic — but he did get thrown out in the minors. In fact, he got thrown out a whole mess of times. Since

  • New Billy Hamilton Seeking to Replace Old Billy Hamilton
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/28/2013 -  11
    Those in the know know that Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is not content with merely pilfering bases and scampering home. Rather, it is his roguish aim to scrub from history the other, older Billy

  • Deep Impact: Billy Hamilton
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 7/6/2012 -  25
    If starting Billy Hamilton guaranteed your team would win steals, where would you draft him? It would be arguable Hamilton is the best fantasy baseball prospect in the minor leagues, if that were

  • Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 5/7/2013 -  30
    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

  • Billy Hamilton, 2nd Rounder
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 2/12/2015 -  106
    very well be aware of the firestorm that erupted after my second round selection. I drew the #11 draft slot, which meant that my second round pick was the 20th. I settled on Billy Hamilton and I

  • FG on Fox: Billy Hamilton is Good
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/20/2014 -  46
    Thursday was an ordinary day for Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton, in that it contained some extraordinary things in the Reds’ 4-3 loss in 12 innings at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leading off

  • Billy Hamilton: 2014 Leadoff Hitter?
    in Community by ncarrington - 12/31/2013 -  13
    brought a great deal of value to a team that needed his particular offensive skill set. Walt Jocketty has stated that Billy Hamilton is the new center fielder and will likely bat leadoff

  • Billy Hamilton's Realm of 2014 Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 9/24/2013 -  32
    this offseason, and one question facing them is “what the heck do we do with Billy Hamilton?” In celebration of Hamilton’s spectacular and otherworldly speed, the present offer sought to present some

  • Billy Hamilton's Reverse Lineup Protection
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/13/2015 -  34
    in the traditional sense. What’s more interesting today is that we’re seeing, at least in one case in the early going, a different kind of lineup protection. Depending on how you looked at it, Billy Hamilton’s

  • The Future-Future Usage of Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 2/6/2014 -  37
    As the 2014 season approaches, the Cincinnati Reds are left with the unenviable task of figuring out exactly what to do with Billy Hamilton. After his September call-up, Hamilton electrified fans

  • Your Billy Hamilton Factoid of the Day
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2013 -  41
    2.1 8 Juan Pierre 319 1.8 8 David Wright 465 1.8 8 Billy Hamilton 9 1.8 Our hero, Billy Hamilton, is tied for 8th in the NL in stolen base runs. He made his major league

  • Billy Hamilton and Stealing 100 Bases
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 8/30/2012 -  47
    Because he is a man who hates joy, Walt Jocketty said yesterday that Billy Hamilton would "probably not" be called up to the majors in September, as the Reds put the finishing touches on a first

  • Roman Quinn: A Better Billy Hamilton?
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 1/14/2013 -  10
    In a foot race, I'd place my money on Roman Quinn over any prospect not named Billy Hamilton. Heads up, it would be close -- very close. 2012 was a historic year for minor league base stealers

  • Billy Hamilton's Second Half Decline
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/10/2014 -  5
    Coming into 2014, the question wasn't if Billy Hamilton was going to steal a bunch of bases, the question was how many. I had my doubts he could hit well enough to stay in the lineup. He hit better

  • Billy Hamilton's Potential Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/27/2012 -  10
    The Reds' Billy Hamilton has been one of the biggest stories of the minor league season this year. You are probably well aware by now that the 21-year old broke Vince Coleman's minor league stolen

  • Let's Watch Billy Hamilton Make a Run Happen
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/9/2014 -  160
    One of the big conversations taking place in baseball right now concerns whether or not Billy Hamilton is going to hit enough to stick as an actual long-term regular. It's a justifiable worry

  • FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/21/2014 -  3
    With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you're likely to get a fastball. That's a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make

  • Why Wasn't Billy Hamilton a Base-Stealing Dynamo?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/11/2014 -  51
    down. In large part, presumably, because the opponents became prepared. Along those lines, Billy Hamilton. Hamilton was supposed to be something different, something unique. Hamilton was going

  • Dee Gordon as the Poor Man's Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/15/2014 -  28
    at the center of most stolen-base conversations these days is Billy Hamilton. There are people who allege that Hamilton gets from first to second quicker than anyone ever, and even if Hamilton's speed

  • Stealing a Base, with Billy Hamilton and Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/23/2013 -  58
    Typical  Billy Hamilton story outline: Ordinary introductory paragraph noting Hamilton's speed when running the bases. Reference to Hamilton's record-breaking stolen-base numbers in the minor leagues

  • JABO: Billy Hamilton Should Work on His Bunting
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/13/2015 -  14
    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

  • LINK: An Even Better Article on Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2013 -  41
    I wrote up the Billy Hamilton factoid this morning because I wanted to write about him, but I didn't have a fully formed post yet, so I used that as a tide-me-over until that post materialized. Well

  • Billy Hamilton's Spiritual Contract, Complete with Upside
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 12/8/2015 -  8
    of baseball's greats: ...And then Billy Hamilton, to whom his colleagues and comrades affectionately referred as "Billy Hams," appealed to the Baseball Gods: "Please, O Baseball Gods, allow

  • What Happens When Billy Hamilton is on Third Base?
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 1/20/2015 -  26
    When I first dreamt this post up, I figured the title would somehow include the phrase, "Billy Hamilton Effect." That was before I discovered Eno already wrote a post called "Todd Frazier

  • Billy Burns and Hamilton Share a Thing Besides a Name
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/12/2013 -  18
    already. Specifically, he's suggested that I consider the similarities/differences between the very swift Burns and also very swift Billy Hamilton. Because he's capable of firing me -- and because I'm

  • Billy Hamilton Had To Learn To Play Defense, Too
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 9/9/2014 -  22
    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

  • So You're Thinking About Taking Billy Hamilton...
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 3/7/2014 -  71
    An extraordinarily polarizing player in drafts this year is Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. Especially so in 5x5 and traditional leagues, where one could make the argument where Hamilton

  • Billy Hamilton - Better Than We Thought?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/19/2014 -  17
    Remember Bold Prediction season? Billy Hamilton was a popular subject, with nearly everybody (except me) weighing in on how the controversial speedster would perform. The most common view was a flop

  • Daily Notes, Featuring a Question About Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/5/2012 -  7
    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

  • The Sophomore Report: Billy Hamilton, Mike Zunino...
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 4/2/2015 -  12
    in 2015. Hahn, 25, has 200+ strikeout stuff if his body holds up. Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds: I’m not a fan of speedsters that don’t understand the need to get on base. It’s the most important part

  • Hamilton v. Hamilton
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 2/19/2014 -  4
    underperforming after signing a huge free agent contract is also unappreciated... two Hamiltons try to move up in the world and help their teams win a World Series. It's... HAMILTON vs. HAMILTON, coming soon

  • How Billy Hamilton Stole Joey Votto Five Bases
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 12/23/2015 -  11
    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

  • Daily Notes, Incl. Facts About Billy Hamilton's Future
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/6/2012 -  2
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourcing Results: Billy Hamilton's Whole Career 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League 3

  • Who Won the Kimbrel Trade?
    in Community by Billy Dennis - 4/7/2015 -  9

  • The Braves Might've Fleeced the D-Backs Out of $225 Million
    in Community by Billy Dennis - 12/21/2015 -  22

  • The Poor Man's Billy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/8/2015 -  5
    At some point in the next few days, or perhaps in the hours between when I wrote this and when it will be posted, you'll be treated to an article about Billy Hamilton. Said post will come courtesy

  • Don't Grab Billy Hamilton or: Why Not Every Injury Means A Top Prospect Is Coming Up
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 4/2/2013 -  7
    for certain, but if I had to guess, I wouldn’t expect Ludwick back this month. Given Ludwick’s position, the likelihood of an extended absence, and the position of the team’s top prospect – one Billy

  • The Year of the Billy Burns Ambush
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/2/2016 -  8
    and Billy Hamilton. But Burns has enough in him to pick his moments, and against first pitches, he hit the ball as hard as Jose Altuve, Brian Dozier, and Matt Carpenter. In one year, he went from two

  • Twitter Predicts The Free Agent Signings: Josh Hamilton
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 11/7/2012 -  0
    As much as I loved Torii Hunter I would love for the Angels to go after Josh Hamilton— Billy McCall (@billymac_boi) November 4, 2012 Josh Hamilton to the Red Sox?— Aaron Matthews

  • Billy Butler Stole Second Base: A Reflection
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/6/2014 -  28
    the same, so the math doesn't always work out the same. It's kind of unfair; Billy Hamilton has to steal against opponents who know he's going to steal. Billy Butler gets to steal against opponents who

  • Cincinnati Reds Outfield: Pump the Brakes on Hamilton?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 2/5/2014 -  26
    Billy Hamilton is fast. We get it. He swiped 103 bases at Low-A Dayton in 2011. In 2012, he stole 155 bases between High-A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola and then kicked in another 10 during

  • Let's Mostly Watch Billy Burns Make a Run Happen, Also
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/9/2014 -  6
    Earlier this afternoon, celebrated and young Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton produced a run entirely by means of his generational footspeed -- which sequence of events Jeff Sullivan

  • Hamilton or Fielder?
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/16/2012 -  89
    would pose a formidable offensive threat, given that first was one of their few holes when they were batting in 2011. A Rangers batting order featuring Fielder batting behind Josh Hamilton would

  • Fantasy LVP Josh Hamilton
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/9/2013 -  13
    There were definitely warning signs. Despite coming off the second-best offensive season of his career, Josh Hamilton was a bit of a fantasy lightening rod last offseason. There was plenty

  • Josh Hamilton's Hitting Breakout
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/27/2010 -  17
    It looks increasingly likely that the Rangers will win the American League West division. If that happens, a big reason for their success will be Josh Hamilton and his monstrous season at the plate

  • Josh Hamilton: the Worst at the Worst
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/4/2012 -  53
    Let's all go ahead and agree right now that the worst day of Josh Hamilton's life probably had nothing to do with baseball. I'm not going to go into any detail, and you shouldn't need for me to go

  • Adjusting to Josh Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/20/2012 -  20
    The easy thing is talking about what Josh Hamilton has done. For his career, he's hit .304, with 161 dingers. Last year, his WAR was 4.4, and before that it was 4.1, and before that he won

  • Josh Hamilton's Resurgent Hitting
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/21/2010 -  16
    On Sunday, Josh Hamilton carried the Texas Rangers' offense. Going 5-for-6 while knocking in the tying run in the ninth inning and the go-ahead tally in the tenth, Hamilton had the biggest impact

  • Injuries Hamper Josh Hamilton
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/15/2009 -  10
    In 2008, OF Josh Hamilton finally turned in the kind of season that scouts envisioned when Tampa Bay selected him with the 1st overall pick in the 1999 amateur draft. Shipped from the Reds

  • Billy Martin Is Impressed by the Atari
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 7/19/2011 -  1
    Man of a Thousand Employers Billy Martin knows a thing or two about a thing or two about real baseball. As such, it should come as no surprise that Martin is profoundly impressed by the Realistic

  • Billy the Marlin Is Rather Gauche
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/30/2011 -  7
    For as long as anyone can remember, Billy the Marlin has been the standard bearer for men's fashion. However, as you will soon see, this is no longer the case. Bear chagrined witness