Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think he will spend most of his time in Bakersfield. With Didi/Greene being prospects as well ahead of him in the middle infield, then guys on the 40 man roster playing in AAA, promotions may not be easy to come by.
IMO the Reds don't see Hamilton as just another prospect who has to wait in line.
This guy is a special prospect because he can disrupt games with his base running.
I think the Reds see this and will promote him as quickly as his ability allows. I do not think the Reds will care very much whether Didi Gregorius or Brodie Greene is holding down a position at AA. Billy's rise to the big leagues will be the top priority.
Which is not to say he will immediately be promoted. But as soon as they think he can handle it, Billy will be AA. The Reds have big plans for this guy in terms of baseball and marketing.