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Billy Hamilton | Outfielder | #6

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
It's a routine day off. Jose Peraza will handle center field. Jun 26 - 9:58 AM

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Billy Hamilton netted two hits, a run, a walk and his 17th stolen base of the season on Friday.

One of the hits was a triple. After a brutally bad season at the plate last year, Hamilton has made modest strides this year. He will never help his fantasy owners in the home run or RBI categories, but his ability to steal bases by the dozen could make him a fantasy star if he could just score some runs and hit for a decent batting average. He hit .226 last year and has improved to .261 this year.
Jun 24 - 11:41 PM

Reds activated OF Billy Hamilton from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Hamilton missed just one day over the minimum with post-concussion issues. He'll return to being the Reds' everyday center fielder and been heating up before going on the DL, batting .429/.459/.629 with eight steals over his last 10 games.
Jun 17 - 2:46 PM

Billy Hamilton is expected to be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday.

He's eligible to return Thursday, but the Reds have an afternoon game against the Braves and will give Hamilton another 28 hours or so of rest. The speedster should start in center field for Cincinnati in Friday night's series opener versus the Astros. Hamilton will return to a .269/.308/.394 batting line and 16 steals.
Jun 16 - 10:43 AM

Reds placed OF Billy Hamilton on the 7-day disabled list.

Hamilton was placed in the league's concussion protocol on Thursday. There is no current timetable for his return. Prior to the injury, the speedster was hitting .269/.308/.394 with 12 doubles and 16 steals over 160 at-bats.
Jun 10 - 5:45 PM

Billy Hamilton has entered the league's concussion protocol.

That would explain why he's sitting out Thursday's series finale against the Cardinals. Hamilton must have hurt himself sliding into third base on Wednesday night. The speedy center fielder was just starting to hit his stride, batting .417 with six steals since June 1. Depending on the severity of his concussion, Hamilton could be headed to the seven-day disabled list.
Jun 9 - 4:47 PM

Billy Hamilton is out of the Reds' lineup Thursday.

Hamilton is batting .329/.356/.443 with nine stolen bases over his last 20 games and playing his usual brand of fantastic defense in center field, but he'll get a night of rest in the Reds' series finale Thursday against the Cardinals. Tyler Holt is in center field.
Jun 9 - 4:02 PM

Billy Hamilton filled up the box score Tuesday, going 3-for-3 with a solo home run while stealing two bases in a win over the Cardinals.

No, the homer wasn't an inside-the-parker. It went over the wall and everything. Hamilton's dinger came in the seventh inning off of Mike Leake, and he stole second and third base after reaching on an infield single in the eighth. The speedster's flaws at the plate aren't going away, but he's produced decently for fantasy owners with 15 stolen bases and an average (.263) that doesn't kill you.
Jun 7 - 11:03 PM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, and two stolen bases Wednesday in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Rockies.

If only the speedy center fielder could play every game at Coors Field. He's now 7-for-13 with three steals, three RBI, and three runs scored in the series, and there is one more game on Thursday. Hamilton had a .608 OPS when the Reds arrived in Denver on Monday. It's now up to .676.
Jun 1 - 11:47 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

The 25-year-old speedster is hitting a disappointing .226/.267/.331 with a 23/6 K/BB ratio in 124 at-bats on the season and is in danger of losing more playing time if he doesn't start hitting. Tyler Holt will start in his place in center field and bat seventh for the Reds on Saturday.
May 28 - 12:07 PM

Billy Hamilton is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Hamilton was activated from the bereavement list on Monday, but he wasn't in the lineup. He's batting second against Danny Salazar in his return to action.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 17 - 2:08 PM

Reds activated OF Billy Hamilton from the bereavement list.

Hamilton had to head back home last week after his three-year-old nephew passed away in a car accident. He is back on the major league roster, now, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he takes a few days to return to the swing of things given the tragic circumstances. He is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians.
May 16 - 2:31 PM

Reds placed OF Billy Hamilton on the bereavement list.

Hamilton is headed home after his nephew was tragically killed in a car accident. Jose Peraza has replaced him on the roster.
May 13 - 1:39 PM

Billy Hamilton will return home to be with his family following the car accident that took the life of his three-year-old nephew, K.C. Cole.

Tragic, just tragic. Our condolences to the Cole family. Not that baseball matters when it comes to something like this, but Hamilton is expected to rejoin the Reds for Friday's series opener against the Phillies.
May 11 - 8:38 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

The Reds have a bunch of backups in there for a tilt against the Brewers, as Tyler Holt is in center field for Hamilton, Ivan DeJesus is at shortstop for Zack Cozart, Jordan Pacheco is at third base for Eugenio Suarez and Ramon Cabrera is at catcher for Tucker Barnhart.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3John Lamb
4Brandon Finnegan
5Dan Straily
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5J.C. Ramirez
6Michael Lorenzen
7JJ Hoover
8Josh Smith
9Raisel Iglesias
10Alfredo Simon