Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't really know that his upside is Rickey type OBP at all. If he doesn't have the power then he is going to have to walk as much or more while also striking out less often, which he isn't close to being able to do right now.
Early in Rickey's career he did not have much power, and guess what, that is one of the years I used. In fact, Hamilton has a higher slugging percentage in the minors than Rickey had the year I used.
The only career stat I used for Rickey was for men on base. That has nothing to do with Hamilton and was used to show you lead off men do not hit 50% of the time with men on base. It's not even close.