Originally Posted by OGB
Do you see Hamilton as a guy that is going to use even close to all of his options, though?
Edited to add: How many options did Votto, Bruce, Stubbs, and Cueto use?
Hamilton isn't in the same class as Votto or Bruce. He never will be either.
And yes, Hamilton is the kind of guy I could see needing the time to use his options. He is a guy who has to rely on not striking out and getting on base. Even this year, his strikeout rate isn't really that good for someone without an ounce of power. Most ETA's on him are for some point in 2014. If things go as planned, he will have burned two options by that point if you call him up in September. That means by the time he gets to the Majors, you can only send him down once and then he has to stick to the roster.