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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder | #6

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Billy Hamilton returned to action Friday and had a double in four at-bats against the Dodgers.
Hamilton missed Wednesday's game because of a sore thumb. Jun 17 - 12:14 AM

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Billy Hamilton is being held out of action Wednesday due to thumb discomfort.

Hamilton acknowledged Wednesday that he feels pain every time he makes contact, and if the situation doesn't improve by the weekend the Reds will likely have to place him on the disabled list. Hamilton is batting just .238/.290/.302 in 59 games this season, though he does lead all MLB players with 28 stolen bases. Arismendy Alcantara is starting in center field for the Reds on Wednesday against the Padres.
Jun 14 - 1:39 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres.

Hamilton will sit out the matinee game at Petco Park after returning Monday from a left shoulder strain. Arismendy Alcantara is in center field and hitting seventh versus San Diego right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
Jun 14 - 12:50 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cardinals.

Hamilton left Saturday's game against Braves with a left shoulder strain and did not play in Sunday's series finale, but his injury was clearly of the minor variety. The speedy center fielder is batting just .251/.301/.324 but has a league-best 28 steals in 51 games this season.
Jun 5 - 1:18 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is not expected to require a trip to the disabled list.

Neither is Scott Schebler (shoulder), although neither outfielder is available on Sunday. Hamilton played catch prior to Sunday's game, stretching out his injured left shoulder in between throws. It's unclear when he might be ready to return to the lineup. Consider both outfielders day-to-day.
Jun 4 - 12:36 PM

Billy Hamilton left Saturday's game against the Braves with a left shoulder strain.

Hamilton was 1-for-3 before getting replaced in center field by Arismendy Alcantara. Fellow outfielder Scott Schebler also suffered a left shoulder strain on Saturday. They'll both be reevaluated by the Reds' medical staff on Sunday morning.
Jun 3 - 7:22 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest for the speedster. Scott Schebler has moved over to center field, Patrick Kivlehan is in right and Jose Peraza has ascended to the leadoff spot.
May 28 - 10:51 AM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-3 and swiped another pair of bases in Friday's victory over the Phillies.

Hamilton showed off how dangerous his speed can be in the first inning when he drew a leadoff walk. He then promptly swiped second and third base and came in to score on a ground ball off the bat of Joey Votto. He's now hitting .254/.310/.337 with one homer, 16 RBI and 25 stolen bases on the year.
May 26 - 10:07 PM

Billy Hamilton stole two more bases Sunday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.

He swiped second and third base in the bottom of the first inning after reaching on a fielding error. Hamilton officially went 0-for-5 at the plate and is batting just .258/.311/.348 on the season, but the 26-year-old speedster has racked up 23 stolen bases in 40 games. He's on pace for 87 steals.
May 21 - 4:34 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Cubs.

No stolen bases for Hamilton, even with Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Hamilton, though, is having a great time at the plate this month, having hit .324/.368/.493 with 19 runs scored, 11 RBI and 10 steals.
May 18 - 5:45 PM

Billy Hamilton (calf) is back in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton exited Friday's game and sat out Saturday with a minor right calf injury, but he's ready to go now. He's in center field and batting leadoff against Jeff Samardzija and the Giants.
May 14 - 2:34 PM

Billy Hamilton (calf) is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Hamilton left Friday's marathon contest with a right calf injury and it appears to keep him sidelined on Saturday as well. Jose Peraza will slide up to the leadoff spot in his absence while Scott Schebler starts in center field.
May 13 - 2:17 PM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-7 with a walk on Friday and ended the game with an apparent right calf issue.

The calf was bothering him in his final at-bat and when he was playing the outfield in the 16th inning. It wasn't bad enough to take him out of the game with no one left to replace him in the outfield, so hopefully it was just a cramp. Still, we'd expect him to get Saturday off.
May 13 - 3:47 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Giants on Saturday.

He singled, doubled and tripled and came up in the eighth inning needing a homer to hit for the cycle, but he grounded out. The stolen base was his 19th of the season, which leads the majors. He has been thrown out only once. He is batting .246/.301/.344 with one homer, 18 runs and nine RBI.
May 6 - 10:18 PM

Billy Hamilton continued to run wild on Friday, swiping a pair of bases in a lopsided victory over the Giants.

Hamilton filled up the box score in this one, going 3-for-4 with a triple, four runs scored and two RBI. It's pretty remarkable that he has been able to swipe 18 bases already despite hitting just .233/.291/.310. If he were ever able to get on base at a consistent clip, he could threaten 100 stolen bases in a season.
May 5 - 11:54 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Ariel Hernandez
10Nefi Ogando