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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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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Rangers are eyeing Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton.
Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote last week that the Cincinnati front office "would have to be really, really motivated by an offer" to move the speedy Hamilton, but the Rangers have the kind of young talent to make something happen. Hamilton is a .248/.297/.334 career hitter over four major league seasons, but his speed and his defensive range in the outfield can be game-changing elements. Dec 5 - 7:48 AM

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Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds would "have to be really, really motivated by an offer" to trade outfielder Billy Hamilton.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Reds were open to trading Hamilton and Buchanan confirms that they have indeed heard from some teams about the possibility, but it doesn't sound like anything has gone further from that. Hamilton is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so there isn't necessarily a sense of urgency to move him right now, but it's smart for a rebuilding team to at least do some due diligence on the matter.
Nov 29 - 3:16 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Reds are open to trading outfielder Billy Hamilton.

Olney notes that the Reds are listening to offers on all of their players, which shouldn't really be all that surprising for a rebuilding team. Hamilton would no doubt make sense for a few contenders. The 26-year-old took a step forward offensively in 2016 before going down with an oblique injury and offers game-changing speed and defense. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Nov 29 - 1:04 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Billy Hamilton (oblique) is unlikely to play again this season.

"I think we're so far removed now from baseball activity," Price said. "We're getting to that point where the realism portion of this deal is fading real fast -- for both [Hamilton and Zack Cozart]." Hamilton has been on the shelf with a strained left oblique since September 5. Assuming the speedster does not see the field again, he will finish out the 2016 campaign with a .260/.321/.343 slash line, three homers, 17 RBI, and a career-best 58 steals over 411 at-bats. He scored 69 runs ... nice.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Sep 21 - 8:08 PM

Reds placed OF Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 5, with a strained left oblique.

He's been battling the ailment for nearly two weeks and the Reds decided to make an official roster move. There's no timetable for Hamilton's return to the lineup.
Sep 16 - 8:25 AM

Billy Hamilton (oblique) has not resumed baseball activities.

Hamilton suffered a strained left oblique eight days ago and remains sore. It could be another week before we see him in a Cincinnati lineup.
Sep 12 - 3:42 PM

Billy Hamilton (oblique) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Manager Bryan Price said Monday that Hamilton would have his strained left oblique re-evaluated in 5-7 days, but so far there's been no word on how much, if any, he has improved. It could still be a while before he's back in the lineup. Tyler Holt is handling center field Sunday.
Sep 11 - 11:01 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that Billy Hamilton (oblique) will be reevaluated in 5-7 days.

Hamilton left Sunday's game with a strained left oblique, but Price said the injury "may not be a season-ender." Still, it appears that he'll be shut down for a few days at the very least. The Reds don't need to place him on the disabled list at this point in the season, which makes for a tricky roster situation for fantasy owners. Jose Peraza started in center field Monday against the Mets and makes for an intriguing play in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sep 5 - 4:37 PM

Billy Hamilton (oblique) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

Hamilton suffered a strained oblique on a check swing in the third inning Sunday and could be facing an extended absence. Jose Peraza is in center field and batting leadoff on Monday against the visiting Mets.
Sep 5 - 9:56 AM

Billy Hamilton was lifted from Sunday's game versus the Cardinals with a strained left oblique.

Hamilton injured himself on a check swing in the third inning. The outfielder won't be placed on the disabled list with rosters expanded, but obviously this is an injury that has the potential to keep him out a while.
Sep 4 - 2:44 PM

Billy Hamilton departed Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a possible oblique injury.

Hamilton checked his swing on a Carlos Martinez offering in the third inning but then immediately grabbed his left side and tried to stretch it out. After a conversation with Reds manager Bryan Price and the trainer, he walked into the clubhouse. The Reds should have more on Hamilton shortly.
Sep 4 - 2:03 PM

Billy Hamilton wreaked havoc by notching two hits, three runs, one walk and a stolen base Saturday in a lopsided win over the Cardinals.

Just another day at the office for the fastest man in baseball. Hamilton singled twice while stretching his league-leading steal total to 58 with a seventh-inning theft off Cards reliever Miguel Socolovich. He also robbed Alberto Rosario with a stupendous catch in center field that led to an inning-ending double play. Hamilton has really turned it on since the All-Star break, hitting .295 with 36 steals on 40 attempts in the second half.
Sep 3 - 8:00 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a walk and three steals Friday against the Cardinals.

Hamilton had one steal over his previous 17 games combined, but he ran wild again on Friday. He’s now up to 57 steals on the year, which leads the majors. He should be able to build on that total in a series against the Mets next week.
Sep 2 - 11:04 PM

Billy Hamilton (knee) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday evening.

Hamilton reached base on a pinch-hit infield single and then scored the tying run Wednesday in the Reds' 3-2 defeat of the Marlins. He had been bothered by some knee discomfort and other bumps and bruises following a collision with the outfield wall Monday. The speedster will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Reds on Thursday against Jose Fernandez.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Aug 18 - 2:51 PM

Billy Hamilton (knee) reached on a pinch-hit infield single and scored the tying run Wednesday in the Reds' 3-2 defeat of the Marlins.

Hamilton and Joey Votto both crossed home plate on a Brandon Phillips two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning that put the Reds ahead for good. Hamilton was held out of the starting lineup with lingering bumps and bruises from his crash into the outfield wall Monday, but he's obviously feeling much better. The speedster even shagged fly balls during pregame batting practice. He should return to the starting lineup on Thursday night.
Aug 18 - 8:37 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Juan Graterol
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jose Peraza
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
3Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Aristides Aquino
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
7Cody Reed
8Nick Travieso
9Barrett Astin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Tony Cingrani
4Blake Wood
5Jumbo Diaz
6Wandy Peralta
7Ariel Hernandez