Originally Posted by redsfandan
This is mostly directed to those that watch Reds prospects like Hamilton and that watched Morgan and the BRM. I've heard that Morgan was the sparkplug that got the BRM going. That he had the ability to start big innings and rallies mostly due to his ability to get on base and disrupt the opposing pitchers. Ok, here's the question: (dare I suggest it but ... ) could Hamilton be another Morgan?
I'm just talking strictly offense, could he make the same kind of impact? Improve the Reds offense, not just one notch, but one or two by himself. Obviously, Hamilton won't have Morgan's power and the obp might be wishful thinking. But, with Billy's speed and possible improvements to his baserunning ability ...
Hamilton's base-running ability distracts both pitchers and catchers. If he were to keep his obp over .350 (a possibility more and more probable with each game shown in AA), he'll improve the Red offense on his own. Too, because he already has a reputation for being patience, he'll likely get many borderline pitches.
Fastballs will become more prevalent for Votto, Phillips, Bruce, and others. Meatballs will improve their numbers.
He won't be Morgan, but I suspect he could become Morgan Lite.