Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Disagree. He will get stronger. (Take a look at the shot to right-center he hit last night -- on milb.com.) He's 21 -- all guys get stronger over the course of their 20s. Hamilton is learning quickly and he will learn how to turn on certain pitches. There's wiry strength there.
No scout I have ever talked to or seen quoted anywhere seems to agree with you on this one. At least to the point where he will grow into some home run power. He might get stronger, but that may take him from 20 power to 30 power.
DFS, if he can improve the consistency in which he uses the correct arm slot, then yes, I do think he could stick at shortstop. But he has to correct it.
I uplaoded 7 minutes worth of video last night of Hamilton. Watch it. Come to your own conclusions.
(Link in case you want to watch it in HD and full screen, which you can't do while embedding it on this board.
Billy Hamilton playing for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos - YouTube