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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a breather for Hamilton, who has just two hits over his last 24 at-bats. Chris Heisey is getting the start in center field. Sep 10 - 2:45 PM

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Billy Hamilton went 0-for-4 on Monday, dropping his average to .262.

Hamilton looked like a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year honors two months ago, but Jacob deGrom has likely overtaken him since. Hamilton is hitting just .222 with one homer, eight RBI and 17 steals in 189 at-bats since the All-Star break. He hit .285 with five homers, 38 RBI and 38 steals in 333 at-bats previously.
Sep 8 - 10:42 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a walk and stole his 55th base, setting a Reds rookie record, in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

Hamilton wasted no time setting the Reds' rookie record, reaching on an infield single in the first inning, then swiping second base. He then went for stolen base number 56 but was thrown out at third base. Hamilton owns a .269/.305/.382 slash line with six home runs and 46 RBI.
Sep 3 - 12:19 AM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI against the Cubs on Thursday.

But only one steal. Regardless, this probably rates as his best game of the second half. He entered with a .219/.247/.285 line in 151 at-bats since the All-Star break. The walks today were his 24th and 25th in 486 at-bats this season.
Aug 28 - 4:19 PM

Billy Hamilton had a nice night at the dish as the Reds dropped the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader to the Rockies, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

Hamilton also swiped his 45th base of the season in the contest. He has done a nice job atop the Reds lineup, slashing .271/.301/.396 with six homers and 43 RBI.
Aug 18 - 1:21 AM

Billy Hamilton finished 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Indians.

Hamilton notched the only extra-base hit of the night against Indians pitching, knocking in a run in the second with a triple. He was thrown out trying to turn it into an inside-the-park home run. He was also thrown out attempting to steal his 44th base. The Reds' speedster is slashing .271/.298/.399 with six home runs and 43 RBI.
Aug 7 - 9:54 PM

Billy Hamilton managed a hit, but struck out three times in his five at-bats in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Indians.

Hamilton has struck out 10 times in 25 trips to the plate since August began. It's a small sample, of course, but something to keep an eye on. The 23-year-old speedster has otherwise done a decent job handling major league pitching this season, slashing .271/.299/.397 with six home runs, 42 RBI, and 43 stolen bases.
Aug 5 - 10:08 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base and three runs scored as the Reds beat the Marlins 7-3 on Sunday.

Hamilton scored a run in the fourth, had an RBI single and a run scored in the fourth and also scored in the sixth. The stolen base was his 43rd of the season, trailing only Dee Gordon in the National League. The question before the season was whether Hamilton could hit enough to stick in the league, but his .273/.301/.402 line to this point has effectively answered those questions.
Aug 3 - 4:55 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off for the speedster. Chris Heisey is in center field Wednesday in Hamilton's place.
Jul 30 - 10:23 AM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer against the Brewers on Monday.

Hamilton only brings out his power stroke against Milwaukee; four of his six homers have come versus the Brewers.
Jul 21 - 11:39 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover