Re: Will Billy Hamilton be moved to CF?
Originally Posted by nemesis
All I envision seeing Hamilton in CF is his insane speed carrying him deep into the gaps quickly and not hearing another OF calling him off... He is so slightly built I could see a collision with Bruce or a wall easily and multiple times. Things like that would rob a player of his speed over time... And keep him out of the lineup alot...
I see a Eric Davis type of defender in CF (who we all know was moved off of SS).
But I also see a player who would be injured about as easily as could be out there...
I'd absolutely keep him at SS and consider trading Cozart at some point. In 2 years, A 28 year old SS with 20 HR power and GG D with 4 years control might bring a very handsome prospect haul back.
I honestly can't see any logical reason to make that connection. Some people are more frail and injury prone than others. Hamilton's speed doesn't necessarily make him someone whose body will break down easily. Part of learning to play CF is communicating with your corner outfielders. Just because he is fast doesn't mean Billy will ignore that part of the game.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.