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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 went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Braves.
He reached base on an infield single and stole second base but was left stranded in the fifth. In the seventh inning he doubled and eventually scored on a double-play ball hit by Adam Duvall. Hamilton leads the majors with 51 stolen bases, 11 more than runner-up Dee Gordon. The blazing fast center fielder has a .248 batting average with three homers, 77 runs scored and 33 RBI. Aug 19 - 12:21 AM

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Billy Hamilton had two hits -- including an RBI single -- and stole a base Tuesday versus the Cubs.

One of Hamilton's singles plated an insurance run for the Reds in the top of the ninth inning, which was a run they wound up needing. The stolen base was Hamilton's league-leading 50th of the season, and he's now reached that number in all four of his full seasons in the majors.
Aug 15 - 11:19 PM

Billy Hamilton went 1-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored and three steals in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Hamilton managed just one hit in the contest, but he stole second each of three times he reached base. The outfielder remains mostly a non-factor with the bat (.244/.299/.335) but has now stolen 48 bases on the season. He has stolen at least 50 in each of the last three seasons and figures to speed past that mark once more in the coming days.
Aug 12 - 12:42 AM

Billy Hamilton is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Padres.

It appears to be a routine breather for the 26-year-old speedster, who went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday night's win. Patrick Kivlehan is starting in center field and batting seventh Thursday versus San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet.
Aug 10 - 10:04 AM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Reds topped the Cardinals on Friday evening.

He did not add to his massive stolen base total however, as he was caught stealing in his only attempt. Hamilton is now hitting .254/.303/.341 with three homers, 30 RBI and 44 swipes on the season.
Aug 4 - 9:49 PM

Billy Hamilton was ejected for arguing Thursday against the Pirates.

He took exception to a called strike three in the fifth inning and was promptly tossed by home plate umpire Todd Tichenor. Patrick Kivlehan finished out the game in center field. Hamilton was hitless in three at-bats before exiting.
Aug 3 - 9:43 PM

Billy Hamilton (ankle) went 1-for-5 with a run scored on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Hamilton made an early exit from Tuesday's game after experiencing soreness in his left ankle, but it was clearly nothing serious. The 26-year-old speedster is slashing .254/.304/.342 with three home runs and 44 stolen bases in 99 games this season for the Reds.
Aug 3 - 8:46 AM

Billy Hamilton made an early exit Tuesday because of a sore left ankle.

Hamilton was lifted in the top of the eighth inning, after hitting a triple in the top of the first and a three-run homer in the top of the second. "We were able to get him out of there, and hopefully there won't be any lingering issues with it, but we'll have to wait till tomorrow," Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters late Tuesday night.
Aug 2 - 11:35 AM

Billy Hamilton showed a rare display of power Tuesday, ripping a three-run homer in a win over the Pirates.

Hamilton lined one over the right-field wall in the second inning off of Jameson Taillon, and that was after he tripled in the first inning. Unfortunately, those were the only two legs of a cycle Hamilton was able to complete. With three home runs on the season, Hamilton has already matched last year's total.
Aug 1 - 10:46 PM

Billy Hamilton finished 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, an RBI, and a run scored Sunday in the Reds' 6-3 defeat of the Marlins.

Hamilton has pushed his stolen-base total to 43, by far the highest number in the major leagues. The 26-year-old speedster is on pace for a career-best 71 thefts.
Jul 23 - 4:31 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored during Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

In the first inning he reached base on an infield single and took second on a wild throw. He then stole third base and scored on a base-loaded walk by Adam Duvall. Hamilton has been hitting better of late. His 41 stolen bases lead the major leagues by a comfortable margin. He has a .253 batting average with two home runs, 24 RBI and 60 runs scored.
Jul 23 - 1:14 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He reached base on an infield single in the first inning, stole second and scored on a Zack Cozart single. He singled again in the third inning and was caught trying to steal another base right before a Cozart home run. He singled yet again in the bottom of the 11th and ended up scoring the winning run on an Adam Duvall single to right. Hamilton has been hot of late, boosting his line to .253/.304/.335 with two home runs and 23 RBI. He has scored 59 runs and leads the majors with 40 stolen bases.
Jul 20 - 1:16 AM

Billy Hamilton is not in Monday's lineup versus the Nationals.

It sounds like a routine day off for the speedster. Scott Schebler will start in center field while Scooter Gennett will play right. Jose Peraza is hitting leadoff against Stephen Strasburg.

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Hamilton had a double off Nationals ace Max Scherzer among his three hits. The steal was his 39th of the year, best in the league. He's still not the prototypical leadoff hitter -- even with Saturday's good showing, Hamilton is batting .247/.300/.327 overall -- but fantasy owners could care less.
Jul 16 - 12:34 AM

Billy Hamilton finished 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, two walks and three stolen bases in Saturday's win in Arizona.

Hamilton took over the league lead in steals, passing the injured Trea Turner (wrist) of the Nationals. It's scary to think of how many thefts Hamilton could rack up if he was able to get on base regularly like he did Saturday. He is an absolute nightmare for opposing pitchers and catchers.
Jul 9 - 4:31 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Robert Stephenson
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Wandy Peralta
5Blake Wood
6Kevin Shackelford
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nefi Ogando