Re: Should the Reds rein in Billy Hamilton?
The other way of looking at it is that Billy needs the development against better competition.
I think most of us agree that AAA has much more talented pitchers and catchers who are better able to catch him trying to steal. Sure we want to see him cut down on the CS %. Part of learning to read pitchers and catchers (and learning to slide around infielders taking the throws at the bases), will only come from actually attempting to steal.
Another important part of his development ought to be sound coaching that will teach him when and when not to attempt to steal. There are going to be a BUNCH of angry armchair managers the first time Billy steals 2B, and the pitcher pitches around Joey Votto because of the open 1B bag.
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