Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam
in 2010 hamilton struck out 133 times in 135 games and in 2011 he struck out 113 in 130 games. Better but not a whole lot better and that is from baseball reference.
except for 2011 when stubbs k'd 200 times their k numbers are pretty similar.
On top of that, you don't just say one day, "i'm going to start playing centerfield," which after catcher, is the most difficult defensive position in baseball. There is no way he will be mlb ready for center field at any time in 2013. I mean for christ sake he's only played 50 games at double-A
Drew Stubbs K%:
2010 - 28.8%
2011 - 30.1%
2012 - 30.5%
Billy Hamilton K%:
2010 - 17.7%
2011 - 21.8%
2012 - 18.4%
As far as moving to CF, Robin Yount & Craig Biggio both made that exact change. Not to mention, Hamilton took a round of BP in CF all last season, will be playing it in the AFL then again in the spring. Will he be ready for the majors at the beginning of the season? Highly doubtful. Can he be sometime in 2013? Absolutely he can.