Re: "Billy Hamilton and other really fast guys"
The argument against stealing in front of Votto is that it opens up first and Votto would just be walked. This is reduced if Bruce and/or Ludwick is next and is hitting well. What may really reduce this, however, is if Hamilton also takes third. I don't know why but it seems that guys are less likely to get walked with a runner on third that when the runner is on 2nd but I could be wrong. In theory you would really want the lineup (Post-Choo) to be:
Price/Chapman/Latos /Cueto/ Leake
This way you have the extra bat control/ contact abilities of Hanigan in place. Though if Mes is in the lineup, flip the C and Phillips.