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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 (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. Aug 18 - 2:51 PM
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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

Billy Hamilton (knee) patrolled the outfield during batting practice on Wednesday.

Hamilton is not in the lineup against the Marlins for the game itself, but it is an encouraging sign that he felt good enough for outfield work pregame. The speedster initially injured his right knee after smashing into the wall while attempting to make a catch on Monday. All signs point toward him seeing the field again soon.
Aug 17 - 5:00 PM

Billy Hamilton (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

Hamilton left Monday's game shortly after he got banged up by crashing into the outfield wall while attempting to make a catch. He's dealing with a right knee contusion, but also has some other bumps and bruises. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now. Scott Schebler is starting in center field while Tyler Holt will play right.
Aug 16 - 3:07 PM

Billy Hamilton left Monday's game against the Marlins with a right knee contusion.

Hamilton played four innings before being replaced by Tyler Holt in center field. It sounds like a day-to-day situation, but more should be known after the game.
Aug 15 - 9:40 PM

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

It's not set in stone, though, as he still has to test his hand out in pre-game after exiting Saturday's contest when he jammed it. The Reds should have an update on the speedy outfielder shortly.
Aug 14 - 12:27 PM

Billy Hamilton left Saturday's game against the Brewers with a jammed hand.

Hamilton exited in the sixth inning with Tyler Holt taking over in center field. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Manager Bryan Price said Hamilton will be reevaluated on Sunday. Hamilton leads the majors with 51 steals and is only 29 thefts away from tying the Reds' single-season record set by Bob Bescher in 1911.
Aug 14 - 12:01 AM

Billy Hamilton stole three more bases in Friday’s win over the Brewers to bring his MLB-leading total to 51 for the year.

Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a walk on the evening and continues to run like a man possessed. He now has 16 stolen bases in his last 10 games. Keep in mind that the Orioles had 14 steals as a team all season coming into Friday’s action.
Aug 13 - 12:47 AM

Billy Hamilton couldn't be stopped Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and three runs scored to help the Reds beat the Cardinals 7-4.

Hamilton had no fear of esteemed backstop Yadier Molina, running at will against the Gold Glover and the Cardinals' pitching staff. He's now got a ridiculous nine stolen bases in his past three games, raising his league-leading total to 48. The .258/.314/.350 line isn't anything to write home about, but that speed is a game-changer, in our game and in theirs.
Aug 10 - 12:47 AM

Billy Hamilton scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday's 1-0 win over the Brewers.

As the final margin suggests, Hamilton scored the only run of the game. He reached base courtesy of a Tyler Thornburg walk with two outs in the ninth. After issuing that free pass, Thornburg was lifted for Will Smith, who proceeded to walk Joey Votto. Hamilton then stole third before coming around to score on a passed ball by Jonathan Lucroy. This season, the outfielder is slashing .238/.288/.347 with 24 steals and 40 runs scored over 248 at-bats. He has battled with injuries (including knee and head issues), but remains a dynamic speed option for fantasy purposes so long as he can stay on the field.
Jul 17 - 4:35 PM

Billy Hamilton sustained a minor knee injury during Friday's loss to the Marlins.

The speedy outfielder banged his knee into the wall while making a leaping catch in the fifth inning. He stayed in for the remainder of the game, but was seen sporting an ice pack on the knee afterwards. He's expected to play on Saturday.
Jul 9 - 8:58 AM

Billy Hamilton put his blazing speed on full display on Tuesday, swiping three bases and scoring a pair of runs in a 9-5 victory over the Cubs.

Hamilton finished the afternoon 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. With the two-hit effort, he's now hitting .244/.294/.367 with three homers, 12 RBI and 22 stolen bases on the season. It's crazy to think what type of stolen base totals he could put up once he learns how to consistently get on base.
Jul 5 - 5:32 PM

Billy Hamilton (concussion) is back in the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

This comes as quite a surprise after Hamilton took a ball to the face in center field Wednesday against the Cubs. He was placed in the league's concussion protocol but must have passed all his tests. He'll bat seventh Thursday against Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Despite missing 14 games this year, Hamilton still ranks third in the NL with 19 steals.
Jun 30 - 6:53 PM

Billy Hamilton has been placed under the concussion protocol after being hit in the head with a fly ball on Wednesday.

Hamilton was hit on the left side of the face by an Anthony Rizzo fly ball while attempting to chase it down along with outfielder Adam Duvall. After the ball hit Hamilton, it resulted in an inside-the-park homer. Manager Bryan Price spoke to his current standing in the concussion protocol. "He [has] done some concussion protocol things that haven’t shown anything. It [is] something that has to be followed up on." A trip to the 7-day concussion disabled list is in play at this point.
Jun 29 - 4:20 PM

Billy Hamilton exited Wednesday's game against the Cubs in the bottom of the first inning after he was hit in the head by a fly ball.

Adam Duvall and Hamilton were both going after a fly ball off the bat of Anthony Rizzo and the ball ultimately hit Hamilton in the head/face and resulted in an inside-the-park homer. Hamilton was on the ground for a couple of minutes before eventually walking off the field through the bullpen. The Reds will surely send him for tests to rule out a concussion. Tyler Holt replaced him in center field.
Jun 29 - 12:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon