Re: Saturday 7/14/2012 Minor-League Updates
Watching the Wahoos game. I'm impressed by Hamilton's patience and eye at the plate, especially for only seeing pitches from the left side for around 3 years now.
I think it also should be noted that I don't think he will be able to run like he has in the minors as he moves into AAA and the bigs. He just stole second on a pitchout due to a poor throw by the catcher. Yes, impressive that he stole a base on a pitchout, but he was out with a good throw.
On the other hand, the effect that he has on pitchers while he is on base can't be understated. Just seeing it one time, the pitcher had to pitch out, then tried the "wrap around" move at second, then threw to second again, then threw the ball into centerfield. It's no surprise that Theo Bowe killed the ball with Hamilton on the bases all the time in Bakersfield. I wouldn't be surprised to see Fellhauer have a big second half in the same way.
This will not change until the Reds win the World Series.......
April 28, 2006.