Originally Posted by dougdirt
Yep, I am insistent on running him down by saying he could be a future All Star and MVP candidate.
Dude is off to a great start. He is walking at a rate like he has never done before. His strikeout rate hasn't improved over what his career has shown. His swing is still very questionable and needs plenty of work.
Simply because I don't think he is the best player on the planet right now doesn't mean I am insistent on tearing him down. Do yourself a favor, go to youtube and search Billy Hamilton. Watch the videos I have uploaded of him. Look at his swings. Look at how many times he is out on his front foot and flailing at the baseball with an armsy swing. Do you really think that is going to work at the MLB level? He has had that kind of swing every time I have seen him play. It isn't there every swing, but it shows up in nearly every at bat. He needs work. That doesn't mean I hate him. It doesn't mean I don't want him to succeed. It doesn't mean I don't think he can succeed. It means I think he needs to continue working on his swing and make improvements before he will be ready for the Major Leagues.
Whatever, doug. The first three weeks from him have been historically awesome, and anytime anyone tries to note that that's cool, you rush in to point everything that is wrong with him.
I am reasonably certain that he won't bat .400 all year, but this has been a crazy interesting stretch. I might have been interested in reading just what he is doing that is different from last year, but I won't find that on here, as all I can read on here from you is how he isn't all that as an athlete (heck, he may not even be an athlete) and it will be lucky if he ever puts on one pound.
In any event, it was fun, yes FUN, to read a little more about the three weeks he has had from BP. Because this is silly fun. Unlike most of the Hamilton talk on here which is deadly deadly serious.
By the way, if Stubbs had EVER had a stretch like this anywhere in the minors, you would have started 37 threads about it.