Re: If he keeps it up, when should Billy Hamilton be promoted?
I think the best value the Reds are going get out of Hamilton is via his trade value. They should target a team that doesn't have a clear in-system option for their middle infield for an established OF/3B bat. While his speed is certainly wonderful, I don't think it makes up for the deficiency that his bat and defense would bring to the lineup. The kid is not Ricky Henderson. He's not Jose Reyes. His ceiling is probably Chone Figgins (and even then, I don't think he has Chone's modest power) if he can keep his walk rates climbing.
If he keeps up his torrid pace this spring/summer,the Reds should strike this year while his value is at it's highest, and look to move him and a few other prospects near the deadline for something that could actually help the big club over the next few years.
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