Re: Will Billy Hamilton be moved to CF?
I don't see a need to rush Hamilton into CF. Catching Fly Balls is about the easiest thing a guy can do on a Baseball Diamond provided he has enough mobility to run them down (no issue here). He could be converted in AAA when he's putting the finishing touches on his offensive game. Until then, they may as well keep the door open in the IF. It maintains his value, gives him a longer time to get it to click and allows other teams to evaluate him as a SS should any be willing to pony up for Hamilton as their SS of the future.
Hamilton isn't Alonso, Dunn or Dorn that has to get the absolute best jump on everything just to have a shot at catching up to it. I'd imagine he could outrun enough of his mistakes to be competent out there with very little preparation time. He'd get better from there. I think he probably ends up in CF, but there is plenty of time for that.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS