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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Billy Hamilton (hamstring) went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday.
Hamilton didn't start Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring. The situation is worth watching because of his speed, but the Reds aren't overly concerned. Getting a few days off with the All-Star break should help. Jul 11 - 10:59 PM

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Billy Hamilton is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Hamilton didn't start Thursday after tweaking his left hamstring, though he was able to pinch-hit. The speedster is back in there Friday, though it remains to be seen whether he'll take it easy on the bases in order to protect the hammy.
Jul 11 - 1:21 PM

Billy Hamilton was used as a pinch-hitter Thursday and flied out.

Hamilton didn't start because of a mild hamstring injury. He's still day-to-day.
Jul 10 - 5:00 PM

Billy Hamilton (hamstring) is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Hamilton tweaked a lingering left hamstring injury in his final at-bat Wednesday night. The speedy center fielder expects to be good to go in a couple of days. Chris Heisey is playing center and leading off Thursday.
Jul 10 - 9:57 AM

Billy Hamilton said he's been dealing with hamstring tightness since spring and that he'll be fine in a couple of days.

Hamilton left Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything too serious. The Reds may give him the rest of the week off to ensure he's healthy heading into the second half. It's unfortunate timing, though -- Hamilton had been tearing the cover off the ball in recent days.
Jul 9 - 11:00 PM

Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with a tight left hamstring.

Hamilton was seen grabbing his hamstring during his last at-bat, and he was double-switched out by manager Bryan Price in the eighth inning. The Reds should provide more information on the severity of the injury after the game.
Jul 9 - 10:07 PM

Billy Hamilton drew a walk and hit an RBI triple in four plate appearances as the Reds went home winners against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Hamilton tripled with two outs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. He would later score on a Brandon Phillips single in what turned out to be a three-run inning. Hamilton was also caught stealing, pushing his league-leading total up to 13 along with 37 successful attempts. The 23-year-old speedster is slashing .281/.315/.423.
Jul 9 - 10:05 PM

Billy Hamilton hit a walk-off single to cap a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over the Cubs in the second game of the doubleheader with the Cubs on Tuesday.

Hamilton starred in the afternoon game, collecting two hits and stealing two bases, but he topped that with the walk-off winner in the nightcap. It was his second hit and second RBI of the evening, as he smacked his fifth triple in the game as well. The outfielder's average is up to .280 now as he continues to prove his preseason doubters wrong.
Jul 9 - 12:29 AM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two stolen bases in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

One day after driving in a career-high four runs, Hamilton continues to find ways to fill up the box score. The 23-year-old speedster now has a .277/.308/.410 batting line to go along with 27 extra-base hits (five home runs), 37 stolen bases, and 43 runs scored over 84 games. Those who were patient after his slow start are being rewarded in a big way.
Jul 8 - 4:37 PM

Billy Hamilton knocked in four with a bases-loaded triple and a single Monday against the Cubs.

He also walked. Hamilton now has 34 RBI this year, which seems like a pretty crazy total given what was expected of him. Subtract his five homers and he's driven in 29 baserunners in 306 at-bats. Last year, Shin-Soo Choo drove in 33 baserunners in 56 at-bats (54 RBI-21 HR) as the Reds' leadoff man. In fact, we had Hamilton projected to drive in just 34 runs in 576 at-bats for the entire year.
Jul 8 - 12:09 AM

Billy Hamilton launched a two-run homer Friday against the Brewers.

More surprising thump from Hamilton, who is now up to five home runs on the year. Keep in mind that he hit just 13 home runs over 502 games in the minors and six last year in Triple-A. The power has been a nice bonus for those fantasy owners who mostly (and understandably) drafted him for his game-changing speed.
Jul 4 - 10:17 PM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two RBI and his 33rd steal of the season Friday versus the Giants.

It's not a stretch to say that Hamilton has been one of the NL's better players this month, what with his .323 average, three homers, 16 RBI, 18 runs scored, 13 steals and some impressive defense in center field. We wouldn't expect him to keep hitting quite like this, but it does seem like he's made some real progress.
Jun 28 - 1:23 AM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's just a breather for the speedster. Skip Schumaker is leading off and in center field in Hamilton's place.
Jun 22 - 11:14 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with a two-run single and an RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

It's Hamilton's third consecutive three-hit game, and his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. The 23-year-old speedster has found himself at the plate, which is bad news for everybody else. He's slashing .278/.316/.400 with 21 RBI and 28 stolen bases.
Jun 18 - 11:49 PM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and three stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Surprisingly, it was the first time all season Hamilton had stolen three bases in a single game. The trio pushes his total up to 28, good for second-best in the National League behind Dee Gordon's 36. Hamilton has also been adequate at the dish, slashing .272/.311/.393. Tuesday's performance now gives him back-to-back three-hit games.
Jun 17 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Curtis Partch
11Sean Marshall