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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Billy Hamilton doubled twice and knocked in two runs in a 3-for-5 effort Wednesday, but the Reds fell to the Cubs.
Hamilton brought in two runs with a double as part of the Reds' five-run second inning but they were otherwise unable to capitalize on his big night at the plate. The outfielder has been getting the job done on the bases, stealing 45 bases in 52 attempts, but has been a black hole at the plate for the most part, batting .226/.272/.294 with 21 RBI and 42 runs scored. Jul 22 - 10:06 PM

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Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a simple day of rest. Jason Bourgeois is in center field while Hamilton sits.
Jul 12 - 10:26 AM

Billy Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored as the Reds took down the Nationals on Tuesday.

Hamilton doubled with one out in the fifth inning, stole third base, then came around to score on a Joey Votto single for the Reds' fourth run of the ballgame. He hasn't been able to hold his own at the plate, batting .221/.271/.290, but when he's reached base, he's been a near-lock to steal at least one base. On the season, Hamilton has stolen 42 bases in 48 attempts.
Jul 7 - 9:40 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It appears to simply be a day off. Jason Bourgeois is in center field while Hamilton rests.
Jul 5 - 10:49 AM

Billy Hamilton reached base four times and stole four bases in six plate appearances on Monday to help the Reds stave off the Twins.

Hamilton stole four bases in a game earlier this year and also accomplished the feat in September of 2013, so it's old hat for him. He singled twice and walked twice to set up his speed attack. The outfielder is batting a measly .224/.273/.295 but has scored 37 runs while stealing 40 bases in 46 attempts just ahead of the schedule's midpoint.
Jun 29 - 11:00 PM

Billy Hamilton has considered giving up switch-hitting.

Hamilton is a natural right-handed hitter and has a career .682 OPS from that side of the plate as opposed to a .618 OPS when hitting lefty. The speedy outfielder said he wouldn't consider making the switch during the season, but it's possible he'll decide over the winter to give up hitting lefty.
Jun 15 - 8:10 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-3 and stole a career-high five bases in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Hamilton became the first player to steal five bases in a game since Jacoby Ellsbury accomplished the feat in May of 2013. His final theft of the night, was also the 100th in his young career. He continues to terrorize Jon Lester and take advantage of his inability to keep runners close. After a single in the third inning, Hamilton stole second, then third base on Lester's first two offerings. He then doubled, took third and came around to score the Reds lone run in the sixth. While he's hitting a mere .224/.267/.310 on the season, his 31 stolen bases are tops in all of baseball.
Jun 15 - 12:09 AM

Billy Hamilton (wrist) went 0-for-5 in his return to the Reds lineup on Friday.

Hamilton had missed the previous three contests with a minor wrist injury. He continues to struggle mightily at the dish, slashing a mere .217/.258/.300 on the season. As fast as he is, you can't steal first base, and fantasy owners are forced to suffer through the rest of his poor numbers to reap the reward of his league-leading 25 stolen bases.
Jun 13 - 8:38 AM

Billy Hamilton (wrist) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Thursday night against the Cubs.

Hamilton has now missed three straight games with a banged up wrist. He remains listed as day-to-day. Kristopher Negron is in center field for the Reds on Thursday at Wrigley Field and Ivan De Jesus is batting leadoff.
Jun 11 - 3:44 PM

Billy Hamilton (wrist) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Hamilton is nursing a minor left wrist injury but is expected to be fine. Consider him day-to-day. Kristopher Negron is in center field Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 9:26 AM

Billy Hamilton is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies because his hand/wrist is banged up.

It's safe to call him day-to-day for now, but this is a reminder that being so active on the basepaths takes its toll on someone. Brennan Boesch will start in center field Tuesday.
Jun 9 - 3:40 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He's presumably just getting a breather. Brennan Boesch will start in center field while Ivan De Jesus will make another start in left.
Jun 9 - 2:06 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder, wrist) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Monday.

Hamilton sat out Sunday after banging his shoulder and wrist on a slide into second base on Saturday, but one day of rest was enough. It's worth noting that he was moved from eighth to ninth in the order on Monday, which Reds manager Bryan Price is hopeful will allow him to take more advantage of his speed. Look him him to stick there, at least for the short-term.
May 26 - 8:40 AM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder, wrist) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton banged his shoulder and wrist on a slide into second base Saturday. He stayed in that game and is expected to be fine, but the Reds felt it would be best to give him some rest Sunday. Brennan Boesch is handling center field.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 24 - 9:55 AM

Billy Hamilton suffered shoulder and wrist injuries Saturday but doesn't expect to miss any games.

Hamilton injured himself sliding into second base but never came out of the game. He went 1-for-3 as the Reds dropped their seventh in a row. Hamilton was caught stealing for only the third time Saturday.
May 23 - 7:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mike Leake
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Michael Lorenzen
4Raisel Iglesias
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Sean Marshall