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Josh Hamilton
Birthdate: 5/21/1981 (35 y, 10 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/240     Position: OF
Drafted: 2006 Rule 5 Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 3, Overall: 3, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Hamilton (knee) will stay in Houston for post-op rehab, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. (3/1/2017)
Injury: Knee, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: There was speculation that Hamilton would join my North Carolina-based men's league this season. Instead, the Rangers have signed him to a split-contract. Hamilton battled a serious knee injury last year and was eventually cut from the Ranger's roster. The surgery to repair his left meniscus and ACL could be career-threatening. His potential at the plate remains tantalizing. Even in a terrible year, Hamilton was still near league-average at the plate. He's long possessed one of the most extreme power profiles in the league. However, even during his best years, he was among the leaders in swinging-strike rate. Despite a career whiff rate of 15.8% (tied for 11th since 2002), Hamilton still managed a decent 21.6% strikeout rate. Most other players with similar whiff rates struck out between 30 and 35% of the time. While some sluggers can hide contact issues with aggression, Hamilton posted a league-average 8.1% walk rate. His career is probably coming to a close, but there's no question it's been an interesting ride. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Major knee surgery threatens to end Hamilton's career. It doesn't help that his production has cratered in recent seasons, nor is it a good sign that the free agent market is flooded with similar power hitters.

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Seasonas CFGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007as CF67245279764613215433828452420613.310
2008as CF1104264791207721319658645796350541.282
2009as CF552062275335729272917152130252.257
2010as CF381181313725813161211218101140.314
2011as CF321181313119318212411421020320.263
2012as CF93319357964919226657330593350453.301
2013as CF624266321026205000200.250
2014as CF731335230034009020000.161
Totalas CF40814871663424256761280242272144233461219123219.285

Seasonas CFBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007as CF10.0 %18.6 %0.54.310.387.563.950.253.3395116.7.402138
2008as CF9.4 %20.0 %0.47.282.351.479.830.197.3206810.8.356113
2009as CF7.5 %22.9 %0.33.257.313.442.755.184.29727-0.6.32589
2010as CF8.4 %13.7 %0.61.314.377.475.851.161.351205.2.370124
2011as CF8.4 %16.0 %0.52.263.321.508.829.246.253183.1.346111
2012as CF8.4 %26.1 %0.32.301.361.618.979.317.3416726.4.407155
2013as CF7.7 %19.2 %0.40.250.308.417.724.167.31630.0.315103
2014as CF0.0 %27.3 %0.00.161.152.258.410.097.2080-3.5.1715
Totalas CF8.7 %20.8 %0.42.285.349.514.863.229.31925458.0.366121

Seasonas CFGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2007as CF1.4421.0 %46.7 %32.3 %1.6 %23.8 %7.7 %0.0 %34.9 %33.3 %31.8 %13.3 %47.2 %39.5 %1057406651
2008as CF1.3319.4 %46.0 %34.6 %0.9 %16.4 %4.5 %0.0 %35.8 %34.9 %29.3 %11.0 %62.1 %26.9 %18046591145
2009as CF0.8021.0 %35.0 %43.9 %4.3 %13.0 %9.1 %0.0 %33.1 %34.4 %32.5 %11.5 %61.8 %26.8 %839302537
2010as CF1.3824.0 %44.0 %32.0 %9.4 %9.4 %2.3 %0.0 %36.6 %34.7 %28.7 %8.9 %58.4 %32.7 %472183289
2011as CF1.2919.2 %45.5 %35.4 %8.6 %22.9 %11.1 %0.0 %39.4 %26.3 %34.3 %25.3 %48.5 %26.3 %466159307
2012as CF0.8223.4 %34.6 %42.0 %1.0 %26.8 %7.5 %0.0 %35.9 %32.5 %31.6 %11.3 %48.9 %39.8 %1329474855
2013as CF0.6721.1 %31.6 %47.4 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %21.1 %42.1 %36.8 %26.3 %47.4 %26.3 %842757
2014as CF0.8216.7 %37.5 %45.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %33.3 %16.7 %16.7 %41.7 %41.7 %1153283
Totalas CF1.1221.0 %41.7 %37.2 %3.0 %18.5 %6.4 %0.0 %35.8 %33.4 %30.8 %12.9 %54.8 %32.3 %616622423924