Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I'd never take a guy off short until he forced me to. That said, I just had a very sad thought of who Hamilton reminds me of -- Tony Womack.
Tony Womack never stole more than 50 bases while in the minors. Furthermore, his highest minor league OBP was just .341. Billy really struggled in the first half of last year and still got his OBP up to .340 after a .383 OBP in rookie ball. Also, Womack never slugged higher than .387 in a minor league season and that was when he was 26 in the PCL.
I think Tony Womack is the absolute floor when it comes to comps for Billy Hamilton. We can only pray that if all goes right he turns into Rickey Henderson...