Re: Monday, June 4, 2012, Minor-League Updates
Billy Hamilton took another walk, stole another base, and scored another run in the first inning.
I believe that walk puts Hamilton just under the 12% BB rate, though my math could be wrong. He has 41 Ks to go with his 30 BBs.
While I would love to see that rate improve, a 4% difference between the two isn't bad at all and is a monster improvement from both career and last season numbers. The best he's done in a year is a K rate double his BB rate. That shows me that he's learning where the strike zone is and his hitting tool is improving as well.
His speed tool isn't bad at all-- 63 SBs in 54 games.
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