Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?
Originally Posted by Edd Roush
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...
Rickey was a full-time major leaguer at age 20 and an MVP caliber player at age 21.
Let's see Hamilton hit pitchers who can locate their secondary pitches before we assume he's going to have a 10+ year major league career.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.