Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Strongly disagree. Hamilton had a football scholarship to be a receiver at Mississippi State. He was a tremendous HS basketball player. The kid is an elite athlete -- otherwise he'd have had no prayer of success in learning how to switch hit at the professional level. He plays the toughest position on the diamond (that does not require squatting). I think you're going to be surprised at his development as a baseball player, Doug.
Hamilton doesn't have all that good of hands. His arm isn't really anything to write home about. By mere mortal stretches, yes, Hamilton is a great athlete. But in comparison to guys who stand out as athletes in professional baseball? Hamilton has one plus tool to his game and it is speed. Super athletes have 3 plus tools or more.