Re: Hamilton hits 100
If Hamilton continues along his apparent path of improvement in contact rate and strikeout-to-walk ratio, and adds a little gap power - which I don't think is a huge jump - just how good of a lead-off hitter would this guy project to be? To answer my own question - he would be the quintessential stud lead-off hitter is what he would be. Moreover, guys that post on here that are familar with Hamilton's reputation have said that he's known as a really hard worker; and while his ability to stick at SS has been questioned, no one has suggested that he can't be a good defensive player somewhere. So, what else could you realistically ask for in a prospect to hit lead-off? He may never make it to "the show", but there is no way that there is a prospect to hit lead-off in the minors with more promise and upside than Hamilton.