In short, the guy's showing enough improvement to be a great prospect.
I agree. The rapid improvement as a hitter -- alongside the basestealing explosion -- is telling.
Plus, the asterisk to Hamilton as a prospect is the buzz he brings to the crowd. Reds fans are more passive than most, I would say, but if Hamilton continues to progress and ends up a viable major league leadoff hitter, he's going to energize the ballpark. When that happens, more folks are going to want to be there. He's potentially a difference maker in more ways than one.