Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam
Back to the beginning of this. I believe that hamilton will be like pierre in that he will be a singles hitting outfielder that teams like to run on. Thats all. Also those scouting sites gave him a bad grade on arm strength. Most said it wasnt good enough to play short.
Everyone in the afl had just played a long season. And he was AWFUL. Yes its only 20 games but that doesnt change the fact that he played poorly against better compettition. Look at hos slash line. Its alot worse than trouts
I will just tell you now, his arm WAS enough to play shortstop. Would it have been a stand out arm there? No. Did he need to improve his mechanics to actually use it to the best of its ability? Absolutely. But when he had the right mechanics and put something behind it, it was plenty strong enough to handle shortstop. The problem was, he didn't do it often. What he did do often was sidearm is over to first base or even almost "submariner" it over there and it led to "loopy" or "rainbow" types of throws that a lot of people read as "poor arm". But it wasn't. It was poor mechanics.
You can go back and watch the entire video if you want, but I am linking this video I shot from this summer in Pensacola. It should start at the defensive stuff. Watch it and pay attention to all of the different throwing motions he does in the video. Also pay attention to the throw he makes at 6:05-6:10. The arm IS there when he does it right.