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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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SeasonThrough 0 - 1GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007Through 0 - 16812814029175077158044400200.227
2008Through 0 - 11392793016740211553713078450400.240
2009Through 0 - 18015816836257133248055110200.228
2010Through 0 - 1125223239684013114143810062420200.305
2011Through 0 - 1113252265614111188386071160400.242
2012Through 0 - 11352682856130111191957120107230100.228
2013Through 0 - 11312752916038114772890100160900.218
2014Through 0 - 1791591763420100441613070220000.214
2015Through 0 - 14287901914302293038000000.218
TotalThrough 0 - 1912182919554352659296969262820625192502400.238

SeasonThrough 0 - 1BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007Through 0 - 15.7 %31.4 %0.18.227.293.430.723.203.28615-1.9.31582
2008Through 0 - 14.3 %25.9 %0.17.240.279.376.655.136.30826-10.4.28666
2009Through 0 - 14.8 %32.7 %0.15.228.268.342.610.114.32712-8.3.26951
2010Through 0 - 14.2 %25.9 %0.16.305.343.561.904.256.3624012.9.389136
2011Through 0 - 12.3 %26.8 %0.08.242.257.389.645.147.29622-8.0.27865
2012Through 0 - 14.2 %37.5 %0.11.228.263.489.752.261.290330.8.31894
2013Through 0 - 13.1 %34.4 %0.09.218.241.364.604.145.30520-12.1.26165
2014Through 0 - 17.4 %39.8 %0.19.214.278.352.631.138.34515-3.8.28283
2015Through 0 - 13.3 %42.2 %0.08.218.244.322.566.103.3625-4.7.24848
TotalThrough 0 - 14.2 %32.0 %0.13.238.274.411.685.173.316189-35.5.29779

SeasonThrough 0 - 1GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2007Through 0 - 11.1919.0 %44.0 %36.9 %0.0 %22.6 %8.1 %0.0 %38.1 %25.0 %36.9 %15.5 %44.1 %40.5 %597174423
2008Through 0 - 11.7521.4 %50.0 %28.6 %1.7 %8.5 %4.9 %0.0 %39.3 %32.0 %28.6 %11.7 %62.6 %25.7 %1301361940
2009Through 0 - 10.8317.3 %37.5 %45.2 %2.1 %6.4 %5.1 %0.0 %31.7 %37.5 %30.8 %14.4 %62.5 %23.1 %710207503
2010Through 0 - 11.0520.9 %40.5 %38.7 %6.3 %22.2 %6.1 %0.0 %38.0 %35.0 %27.0 %13.5 %55.2 %31.3 %980273707
2011Through 0 - 11.1417.6 %43.9 %38.5 %5.6 %11.1 %11.0 %0.0 %38.0 %31.0 %31.0 %21.9 %53.5 %24.6 %1053281772
2012Through 0 - 10.9523.8 %37.2 %39.0 %3.1 %29.7 %4.9 %0.0 %36.0 %35.4 %28.7 %12.8 %47.6 %39.6 %1146298848
2013Through 0 - 11.1923.8 %41.4 %34.8 %6.3 %11.1 %10.7 %0.0 %43.7 %33.7 %22.7 %17.1 %51.9 %30.9 %1166299867
2014Through 0 - 11.3926.4 %42.9 %30.8 %0.0 %14.3 %12.8 %0.0 %50.6 %28.6 %20.9 %12.1 %50.6 %37.4 %712207505
2015Through 0 - 11.7532.7 %42.9 %24.5 %0.0 %16.7 %9.5 %0.0 %55.1 %24.5 %20.4 %12.2 %63.3 %24.5 %371108263
TotalThrough 0 - 11.1921.7 %42.6 %35.7 %3.6 %15.7 %7.8 %0.0 %39.9 %32.4 %27.8 %15.0 %54.5 %30.5 %803622085828