Originally Posted by nemesis
Well Hamilton has a Plus Plus glove and a Plus Arm for sure. He could be special.
I'm not ready to fall in with that statement. Agreed, he has already shown he can make the spectacular play. He definitely has plus-plus tools. But to be a plus-plus defender, you have to be able to make the routine play with almost flawless regularity. Maybe Hamilton can do that, but a few sensational plays on a highlight reel don't prove it.
That said, the thing I liked best about the pop-up catch was his quick throw to third base. That shows his awareness--something that Phillips has to an exceptional degree. It's a good sign.