Re: If he keeps it up, when should Billy Hamilton be promoted?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
Hamilton not in the same class? In terms of contribution to the team I disagree. Bruce year 1 -0.3 WAR, not hard to keep up with that class. Year 2 0.8 WAR, again doesn't take much to whoop that class. Year 3 4.6 WAR - now we're talking. Year 4 whoops a 1.2 WAR.
Hamilton's first 4 years won't beat that? I guess we'll see.
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