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Billy Hamilton

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2018 Stats

AVG

.180

HR

1

RBI

6

R

13

SB

4

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Last year Hamilton gave back most of the small gains he made at the plate in 2016. After hitting .260 in 2016, that mark dropped back to .247 in 2017, his walk rate dropped from 7.8 percent to 7.0 per...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 160   DOB: 9/9/1990   BORN: Collins, MS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Billy Hamilton Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.625 contract with the Reds in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2018  –  Billy Hamilton News

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Billy Hamilton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 R GCL 43 180 166 19 34 9 6 3 0 11 14 3 11 47 2 1 0 .205 .253 .277 .530
2010 19 R BIL 69 316 283 61 90 25 13 10 2 24 48 9 28 56 0 2 3 .318 .383 .456 .839
2011 20 A DAY 135 610 550 99 153 30 18 9 3 50 103 20 52 133 4 3 1 .278 .340 .360 .700
2012 21 A+ BAK 82 392 337 79 109 28 18 9 1 30 104 21 50 70 2 1 2 .323 .413 .439 .852
2012 21 AA PEN 50 213 175 33 50 10 4 5 1 15 51 16 36 43 1 1 0 .286 .406 .383 .789
2013 22 AAA LOU 123 547 504 75 129 28 18 4 6 41 75 15 38 102 4 1 0 .256 .308 .343 .651
2013 22 MAJ CIN 13 22 19 9 7 2 2 0 0 1 13 1 2 4 1 0 0 .368 .429 .474 .903
2014 23 MAJ CIN 152 611 563 72 141 39 25 8 6 48 56 23 34 117 9 4 1 .250 .292 .355 .647
2015 24 AA PEN 3 14 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .273 .429 .273 .702
2015 24 MAJ CIN 114 454 412 56 93 15 8 3 4 28 57 8 28 75 9 4 1 .226 .274 .289 .563
2016 25 MAJ CIN 119 460 411 69 107 25 19 3 3 17 58 8 36 93 11 1 1 .260 .321 .343 .664
2017 26 MAJ CIN 139 633 582 85 144 32 17 11 4 38 59 13 44 133 5 2 0 .247 .299 .335 .634
2018 27 MAJ CIN 18 70 61 13 11 2 1 0 1 6 4 0 9 22 0 0 0 .180 .286 .246 .532
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3-Year Averages     124 514 468 70 114 22 14 5 3 27 58 9 36 100 8 2 0 .244 .296 .314 .611
Career  (View All)     555 2,250 2,048 304 503 115 72 25 18 138 247 53 153 444 35 11 3 .246 .298 .332 .629

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Billy Hamilton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .286 .246 .532
Apr. 18 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .284 .241 .525
Apr. 17 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .297 .255 .552
Apr. 16 @Mil 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .317 .275 .592
Apr. 15 StL 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .291 .255 .546
Apr. 14 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .300 .190 .490
Apr. 13 StL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .326 .211 .537
Apr. 12 StL 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .194 .480
Apr. 11 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .270 .188 .458
Apr. 10 @Phi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .185 .313 .222 .535
Apr. 9 @Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .192 .276 .231 .507
Apr. 8 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .240 .182 .422
Apr. 7 @Pit 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .158 .273 .211 .484
Apr. 6 @Pit 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .238 .167 .405
Apr. 5 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .118 .125 .243
Apr. 2 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .167 .321
Apr. 1 Was 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .333
Mar. 31 Was Did not play.
Mar. 30 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Games 25 5 5 0 0 1 4 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .286 .320 .606
Last 14 Games 45 12 10 0 0 1 5 8 15 4 0 0 0 0 .222 .340 .289 .629
Last 30 Games 61 13 11 1 0 1 6 9 22 4 0 0 0 0 .180 .286 .246 .532

Billy Hamilton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 18 18
2017 137 137
2016 115 115
2015 110 110
2014 144 144 1
2013 7 7

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Billy Hamilton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018172141.176.412.634
2017169181118.219.296.537
2016113212612.221.310.576

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184411023.182.182.490
20174136732751.259.351.673
20162984811146.275.356.696

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018275120.148.296.554
20172914932231.275.395.715
2016194402730.284.366.713

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018348044.206.206.514
20172913611628.220.275.554
20162172911028.240.323.619
Billy Hamilton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Martinez STL 23 4 2 0 1 1 1 8 0 1 .174 .208 .391 .600

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Billy Hamilton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 R GCL 180 166 6.1% 26.1% 0.23 72% .283 .072
2010 19 R BIL 316 283 8.9% 17.7% 0.50 80% .388 .138
2011 20 A DAY 610 550 8.5% 21.8% 0.39 76% .360 .082
2012 21 A+ BAK 392 337 12.8% 17.9% 0.71 79% .404 .116
2012 21 AA PEN 213 175 16.9% 20.2% 0.84 75% .371 .097
2013 22 AAA LOU 547 504 6.9% 18.6% 0.37 80% .310 .087
2013 22 MAJ CIN 22 19 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 79% .467 .106
2014 23 MAJ CIN 611 563 5.6% 19.1% 0.29 79% .304 .105
2015 24 AA PEN 14 11 21.4% 14.3% 1.50 82% .333 .000
2015 24 MAJ CIN 454 412 6.2% 16.5% 0.37 82% .264 .063
2016 25 MAJ CIN 460 411 7.8% 20.2% 0.39 77% .329 .083
2017 26 MAJ CIN 633 582 7% 21% 0.33 77% .313 .088
2018 27 MAJ CIN 70 61 12.9% 31.4% 0.41 64% .263 .066
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3-Year Averages     514 468 7% 19.5% 0.36 79% .302 .070
Career     2,250 2,048 6.8% 19.7% 0.34 78% .304 .086

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Billy Hamilton Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2015 975.7 8 8 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 942.3 15 3 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1175.3 9 8 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 142.7 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Billy Hamilton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
12.9% BB Rate
ELITE
31.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.532 OPS
TERRIBLE
.286 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.180 AVG
TERRIBLE
.263 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.246 SLG
TERRIBLE
.066 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Billy Hamilton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hamilton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Hamilton is not in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

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Hamilton will start in center field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Nationals.

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Hamilton is out of Saturday's lineup against the Nationals.

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Hamilton is batting ninth and playing center field in the Reds' opening matchup against the Nationals on Friday.

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Manager Bryan Price has not committed to keeping Hamilton in the leadoff spot this season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "Coming into camp, we're trying to determine where the best place is for him to hit," Price said. "It's probably multiple spots in the lineup, based on whether it's a left- or right-hander starter and who's in the lineup on any given day."

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Hamilton is now 0-for-18 this spring, though he's drawn five walks. Meanwhile, manager Bryan Price isn't necessarily committed to batting Hamilton in the leadoff spot, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Hamilton (finger) will lead off and man center field in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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2018

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2017

Hamilton pushed his OBP to a career-best .321 last season -- a 47-point jump from 2015 -- and that improvement was fueled by his second straight season with an increased walk rate (7.8 percent). He also maintained his improved efficiency as a basestealer, going 58-for-66 on the heels of his 57-for-65 mark in 2015. Finally, Hamilton hit the ball on the ground more frequently last season (47.7 percent groundball rate), which allowed him to use his speed to push his batting average to a career-high .260. Health is a major issue for Hamilton, as he returned from offseason shoulder surgery to begin 2016, and proceeded to lose time due to a concussion, thumb contusion, minor knee injury and an oblique injury that eventually shut him down for good. Hamilton declared himself to be healthy in December, and the skills growth he showed last season points to a potential spike in the stolen-base department if he can avoid the injury bug.

2016

Hamilton improved on the basepaths but regressed at the plate in 2015, and it's that latter quality that has us worried about his long-term prospects. But first, the good news: he was 57-for-65 in stolen base attempts in 114 games after getting caught 23 times in 2014. Those gains were canceled out by his performance at the plate, as his ISO dropped to a paltry .063 in 2015, giving opposing pitchers little reason to avoid challenging him in the strike zone. Thus, it's going to be extraordinarily difficult for him to raise his walk rate above 10 percent and make him an acceptable leadoff hitter. He spent more time batting ninth (226 plate appearances) than leading off (208) in 2015, and that's unlikely to change in the future. His season ended early with a shoulder injury, and that same injury has kept him out of spring games early in camp, so his status for Opening Day is in question.

2015

If the season ended on August 31, Hamilton's rookie season would have been a rousing success. He hit for more power than expected and was hitting .267/.302/.382 with 54 stolen bases. But he collapsed in September, hitting just .123 with 19 strikeouts in 65 at-bats and had just two more stolen bases before missing the final four games with a concussion. He fell short of his projected stolen base total in part because of that September slump, but also because he was caught a whopping 23 times on the season (seven of those coming on pickoffs). As he plays more at the major league level, his success rate should improve as he learns how to read opposing pitchers better, but he also has to get on base more frequently, having walked a mere 34 times in 611 plate appearances in 2014. While we don't ever expect him to be Tim Raines, we do suspect there will be some improvement in 2015, both in his ability to get on base and being able to run more without getting caught.

2014

True speed demons like Hamilton have among the biggest fantasy swing potentials among all players. Is he going to be like Vince Coleman and dominate a category, or is he going to be more like Dee Gordon and lose playing time and struggle to keep a major league job? Much of Hamilton's value rests in the format of your league. If you play in the NFBC or any other no-trade league, Hamilton is especially tricky to value. A full season of him in the lineup gets you half of the way there in the stolen-base category, if not more. But if you draft him, chances are you are avoiding other elite stolen base guys, as a surplus in the category gets you nowhere, plus you have to draft power-heavy hitters to make up for Hamilton's shortfall there. If Hamilton scuffles and subsequently gets demoted, your team goes from likely winning the category to falling to the back of the pack. Hamilton struck out nearly 20 percent of the time at Triple-A without being a power threat (.343 slugging percentage) - there's a good chance that strikeout rate hits 25 percent or higher at the major league level, which will make it difficult for him to hit for a decent batting average. Be very cautious with Hamilton - the burn potential is high.

2013

After Hamilton set the minor league single-season record for stolen bases in 2012, the Reds resisted the urge to call him up for the September stretch run, instead preserving their ability to keep him off the 40-man roster for another offseason. And in fairness, Hamilton probably isn't ready to face major league pitching, nor was there a place for him to play. Those things might change by midseason 2013, especially if the Reds don't reach outside the organization to find a leadoff hitter. Hamilton did more than steal bases last year - he also learned to master the strike zone, improving his walk rate as he climbed the organizational ladder. He still has no palpable power, so that ability to get on-base will need to translate at Triple-A and then the majors to allow him to cash in on his world-class speed. He played center field in the Arizona Fall League, so that could be his ultimate position once he hits the majors, especially if the Reds are locked in on Zack Cozart at shortstop.

2012

Two numbers stand out when looking at Hamilton's 2011 stats: 103 and 39. That's 103 stolen bases (in 123 attempts) and 39 errors. Hamilton stayed at shortstop all season after playing much of 2010 at second base, so growing pains had to be expected. But while Hamilton has great range, he hasn't received good marks for his arm or his hands, so he might not stick at shortstop. He's a very raw prospect, so even with an organizational problem at shortstop, Hamilton is not a candidate for a quick promotion. However, it's worth noting that he really came on strong at Low-A Dayton after hitting .195 through May - he just needs plenty of time at each level to develop.

2011

Hamilton was drafted out of a Mississippi high school in the second round of the 2009 draft and started to hit his stride last year in the Pioneer League, where he hit .318/.383/.456 with a whopping 48 stolen bases in 69 games. So far he hasn't hit for power, and this production came at a pretty low level, but Hamilton's raw tools should put him on your long-term radar.