Originally Posted by medford
Was Dayton where Billy started switch hitting? I want to say yes, but could be wrong. The reason I bring that up, in respect to his overall slash line, he started out very, very slowly in Dayton last year with the stick (and glove) but his 2nd half improvement was amazing.
Yes, it was last year in Dayton.
I'm curious if anyone knows how much baseball Hamilton played before getting drafted. He was a 3-sport athlete in high school so that right there limits how much he was able to work on his baseball skillset for four years. When we see projections for Hamilton they are in part formed from comparisons to other 21-year olds in High-A. But I am taking an educated guess that Hamilton has literally hundreds fewer at bats and hundreds less hours of practice than most other 21-year olds in pro ball who played year round starting at a young age. A guy like Bryce Harper at age 19 probably has had significantly more reps at his craft than Hamilton at 21.