Re: Interesting Billy Hamilton stats
Pretty fair points Doug. I'd take any fluctuations in power as an aberration in this league. They really don't matter in the end, because they're not part of his skillset and they won't be part of what he's asked to do as a leadoff hitter.
At this point, as big of a deal as people make of his steals, the numbers don't even matter. He's walked, singled, or doubled 147 times this year, with 124 stealing attempts. Counting for occasions where the basepaths were blocked or at bats occurred too quickly, he's essentially attempting to steal at every opportunity. That's just a part of who he is; his steals will only be limited by his opportunities, and that only comes with plate discipline, which he's certainly done wonders with this year.