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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
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Billy Hamilton stole two more bases Sunday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.
He swiped second and third base in the bottom of the first inning after reaching on a fielding error. Hamilton officially went 0-for-5 at the plate and is batting just .258/.311/.348 on the season, but the 26-year-old speedster has racked up 23 stolen bases in 40 games. He's on pace for 87 steals. May 21 - 4:34 PM

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Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Cubs.

No stolen bases for Hamilton, even with Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Hamilton, though, is having a great time at the plate this month, having hit .324/.368/.493 with 19 runs scored, 11 RBI and 10 steals.
May 18 - 5:45 PM

Billy Hamilton (calf) is back in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Hamilton exited Friday's game and sat out Saturday with a minor right calf injury, but he's ready to go now. He's in center field and batting leadoff against Jeff Samardzija and the Giants.
May 14 - 2:34 PM

Billy Hamilton (calf) is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Hamilton left Friday's marathon contest with a right calf injury and it appears to keep him sidelined on Saturday as well. Jose Peraza will slide up to the leadoff spot in his absence while Scott Schebler starts in center field.
May 13 - 2:17 PM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-7 with a walk on Friday and ended the game with an apparent right calf issue.

The calf was bothering him in his final at-bat and when he was playing the outfield in the 16th inning. It wasn't bad enough to take him out of the game with no one left to replace him in the outfield, so hopefully it was just a cramp. Still, we'd expect him to get Saturday off.
May 13 - 3:47 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Giants on Saturday.

He singled, doubled and tripled and came up in the eighth inning needing a homer to hit for the cycle, but he grounded out. The stolen base was his 19th of the season, which leads the majors. He has been thrown out only once. He is batting .246/.301/.344 with one homer, 18 runs and nine RBI.
May 6 - 10:18 PM

Billy Hamilton continued to run wild on Friday, swiping a pair of bases in a lopsided victory over the Giants.

Hamilton filled up the box score in this one, going 3-for-4 with a triple, four runs scored and two RBI. It's pretty remarkable that he has been able to swipe 18 bases already despite hitting just .233/.291/.310. If he were ever able to get on base at a consistent clip, he could threaten 100 stolen bases in a season.
May 5 - 11:54 PM

Billy Hamilton hit a rare three-run homer on Wednesday against the Pirates.

It was his first home run since last June. Pirates starter Jameson Taillon grooved one right down the middle and Hamilton yanked it into the visitors' bullpen just inside the right field foul pole. Hamilton was 1-for-5 on the night and owns a weak .213/.265/.278 slash line with one home run and seven RBI. Fantasy owners don't expect much in those stats but are enjoying his league-leading 15 stolen bases.
May 3 - 10:23 PM

Billy Hamilton stole three bases and hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Reds beat the Pirates 4-3 on Monday.

Hamilton was a pest all night for the Pirates, stealing second and third base after his single in the first and then swiping second again after reaching on a fielding error by Phil Gosselin in the bottom of the sixth. In the 10th, the 26-year-old speedster followed a Tucker Barnhart walk with a game-winning line drive to right field. Hamilton is batting just .222/.271/.263 on the season, but he's on pace for 84 stolen bases.
May 1 - 10:56 PM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-5 and fanned four times Tuesday against the Brewers.

The Reds really need to break up Hamilton and Jose Peraza at the top of their order; both are sporting OBPs in the .260s right now, leading to too many plate appearances for Joey Votto in which he's up with none on and two out. Because of his defense, Hamilton's starting job is secure. He'll pick it up some offensively, and he has already swiped 10 bases in spite of his struggles getting on base.
Apr 26 - 12:48 AM

Billy Hamilton went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases Sunday in the Reds' defeat of the Cubs.

The 26-year-old speedster is batting just .225/.273/.268 in 17 games this season, but he has still managed to tally nine steals in 10 attempts. Hamilton is currently on pace for 77 stolen bases.
Apr 23 - 3:50 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Cubs.

Looks to be just a routine day of rest for the struggling Hamilton against Jake Arrieta. Scooter Gennett is starting in right field and batting second for the Reds on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 10:15 AM

Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a pair of steals Monday against the Pirates.

It's Hamilton's third multihit game in seven starts this season. He's batting .346 with four steals in four tries.
Apr 10 - 11:06 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Cardinals.

Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the speedy outfielder. Arismendy Alcantara is drawing the start in his place and starting in center field for the Reds against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 11:32 AM

Billy Hamilton (Achilles) will return to game action this weekend.

Hamilton hasn't played the field since last weekend due to some minor Achilles soreness, though he did DH in Thursday's game against the White Sox. Obviously his legs are the most important part of his game, so we can't take this lightly. However, it sounds like Hamilton should be fine.
Mar 24 - 12:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando