Re: Should the Reds rein in Billy Hamilton?
I think he needs to learn his craft. Stealing bases take time and effort.
He needs to run in order to be successful as a prospect.
(That's not a bad thing. He will be among the most electric players in the game.)
Too, IMO, you tell him not to run now, you run the risk of turning off his aggressiveness. That aggressiveness is part of the make-up that's made him so successful.
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