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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
Contract: view contract details
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Billy Hamilton (thumb) is back in center field for the Reds on Monday night against the Mets.
He'll bat ninth versus Mets righty Noah Syndergaard. Hamilton took several games with a bruised left thumb. The speedy center fielder is batting just .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases in 15 games this season. Apr 25 - 2:46 PM
Source: MLBlogs.com

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Billy Hamilton (thumb) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's blowout loss to the Cubs.

Hamilton hadn't appeared in a game since Wednesday due to a bruised left thumb. It's a good sign for that injury that he already feels well enough to swing a bat and the 25-year-old center fielder should return to full-time duty this week. Hamilton is batting .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases and six runs scored in 15 games this season for Cincinnati.
Apr 25 - 8:34 AM

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

Hamilton hasn't played since Wednesday due to a bruised left thumb, although he'll take batting practice Sunday and could be available off the bench. Scott Schebler is in center field for the Reds. The club is also resting Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart, as Tucker Barnhart and Ivan DeJesus are filling in at catcher and shortstop, respectively.

Billy Hamilton (thumb) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

He's missed the last two starts due to a bruised left thumb. Hamilton should have a shot to return sometime over the weekend. Tyler Holt is starting in center field Friday in his place.
Apr 22 - 1:28 PM

Billy Hamilton is dealing with a left thumb contusion.

He's expected to miss a few games. Hamilton suffered the injury last week against St. Louis. Right now he's wearing a soft cast on his left hand. Scott Schebler will start in center field during his absence. Hamilton hasn't had a very productive year, hitting only .162 with one homer and four RBI.
Apr 21 - 5:01 PM

Billy Hamilton is getting a day off Thursday.

Scott Schebler will start in center field and bat eighth versus Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. Hamilton is batting just .162/.262/.351 in 42 plate appearances this season.
Apr 21 - 1:05 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup on Sunday.

It's the second straight day he's been on the bench, but there doesn't appear to be any injury involved. Hamilton is hitting only .185/.313/.407 over his first 32 plate appearances. Scott Schebler is getting another start in center field, with Adam Duvall handling left.
Apr 17 - 11:28 AM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

There's no injury involved, just a regular day of rest for the speedy center fielder. Scott Schebler will start in his place and bat eighth against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:33 AM

Billy Hamilton is absent from the Reds' starting lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

Scott Schebler, the hero of Wednesday night's win, will start in center field and bat leadoff against Phillies right-hander Charlie Morton. Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco, and Brandon Phillips are also out of the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale.
Apr 7 - 10:01 AM

Billy Hamilton singled and walked in three plate appearances Saturday against the Pirates.

The Reds will bat Hamilton ninth instead of first, which essentially robs him of a plate appearance every game. It also means he'll hit in front of Zack Cozart's lousy bat instead of the superior No. 2 and No. 3 hitters. His fantasy value is diminished, but he will get another shot in the leadoff spot if he earns it.
Apr 2 - 5:22 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday that Billy Hamilton will hit near the bottom of the lineup to open the year.

Price did leave open the possibility that Hamilton could work his way back up. The speedy center fielder has been a disappointment so far as a major leaguer, owning a .242/.287/.330 career batting line (and 126 stolen bases) in two-plus seasons. He's a one-category fantasy commodity at the bottom of what will likely be a rapidly-changing Reds offense.
Mar 31 - 11:54 AM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday’s loss to the Rangers.

Hamilton, who is making his way back from shoulder surgery, is now batting just .136 (3-for-22) during Cactus League action. The good news is that the speedster appears on track for the start of the season, but there are real questions about his upside after he batted just .226/.274/.289 last season. His speed can potentially win you a category in fantasy leagues, but he can really hurt you in other ones.
Mar 24 - 6:41 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is playing center field against the Brewers on Friday.

It's Hamilton's first time playing the field this spring. He recently returned in the designated hitter spot after having a setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder. The speedy outfielder still has enough time to get in at-bats to prepare for Opening Day, but it will all be about how the shoulder responds.
Mar 18 - 11:47 AM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) was back in the Reds' Cactus League lineup as a designated hitter on Tuesday.

He had a bunt single and scored a run over three plate appearances. Hamilton has played just two games -- neither of them in the outfield -- so far this spring as he battles soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that "it shouldn't be too long" before Hamilton returns to playing the outfield.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mar 15 - 7:07 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) was scheduled to play catch on Thursday.

It comes after he hit off a tee on Wednesday. Hamilton has been limited over the last week with soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder and it's a given to be ready by Opening Day. It's unclear how close he is to returning to game action.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mar 10 - 6:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen