Re: Billy Hamilton article
This is a nice Q & A with Billy. One of the biggest questions of 2012 will be whether Billy can continue to build on his momentum from the second half of 2011, or whether he starts out 2012 where he started 2011, production-wise.
As I have said, the jury is still out on Billy's longterm value, but there is no "ceiling" or current MLB player that he compares to. I saw someone say his ceiling was Jose Reyes with less power. Reyes is a great player, but he never stole 103 bases. He is a great athlete, but not the athlete that Hamilton is. Hamilton will likely never be the player that Reyes is, just based on simple odds, but Hamilton has some things that no Reds prospect has ever had. It will be an interesting year.