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Josh Hamilton
Birthdate: 5/21/1981 (35 y, 10 m, 8 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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SeasonBatting 7thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007Batting 7th103740141011293318000210.378
2009Batting 7th931348710022204010002.258
2013Batting 7th48111100011213010100.125
2015Batting 7th1550000000003000000.000
TotalBatting 7th24819023182121267218020312.284

SeasonBatting 7thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007Batting 7th7.5 %20.0 %0.38.378.425.6221.047.243.44493.7.441163
2009Batting 7th5.9 %11.8 %0.50.258.294.290.584.032.2862-1.9.26347
2013Batting 7th18.2 %27.3 %0.67.125.273.125.398.000.1670-1.3.158-6
2015Batting 7th0.0 %60.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-1.3.000-100
TotalBatting 7th7.8 %20.0 %0.39.284.333.407.741.123.33310-0.7.31584

SeasonBatting 7thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2007Batting 7th3.0017.2 %62.1 %20.7 %0.0 %33.3 %11.1 %0.0 %34.5 %41.4 %24.1 %13.8 %37.9 %48.3 %16262100
2009Batting 7th0.8228.6 %32.1 %39.3 %0.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %35.7 %25.0 %39.3 %10.7 %67.9 %21.4 %1234083
2013Batting 7th2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %83.3 %16.7 %361620
2015Batting 7th1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %311318
TotalBatting 7th1.6020.0 %49.2 %30.8 %0.0 %10.0 %9.4 %0.0 %32.3 %35.4 %32.3 %10.8 %56.9 %32.3 %352131221