Re: 2012 Arizona Fall League Discussion
The steal of third on the throw back to the pitcher is the Hamilton we saw in Dayton. He does things that no one else does. As far as the catch in center, I am surprised people are making that out to be a great play. I think it demonstrates that he has a ways to go to learn to play the position. Does not break back on the ball as hard as he needed to, going back at about 75 percent, then realizes he needs to turn it on and at the last minute, lunges, catches the ball, and falls down. Should have caught the ball without too much trouble. I have no doubt that he will become a great defensive center fielder, but that play shows that he is still a little raw (as anyone would reasonably expect considering lack of experience there). He just needs some experience learning to judge fly balls off the bat.
Thanks to those who posted the video.