Originally Posted by RedlegJake
This. I don't care much about his lack of power. Speed like Hamilton's is the only kind of speed that really pressures a ML defense. The "faster-than-average-Drew Stubbs" kind of speed doesn't and the players who truly take over games running are rare. Hamilton can be that kind of player IF he can learn to get on base, keep his KO rate down enough that he has more chances to leg out grounders, line a few balls in gaps so he can add extra bases and play decent enough defense not to be a liability. I just want him to improve pitch selectivity and patience, and get on base any way possible, and improve defensively.
I agree. Hamilton can become a lethal weapon for the Reds even if his overall game is just average. His kind of speed is a rare gift and can have great impact on a baseball game.
With Mes in the majors, Hamilton is IMO clearly the Reds best prospect right now and I wouldn't trade him except for some unbelievable return.