Re: Billy Hamilton?
Billy is probably not quite ready to bring his game to the majors until he's worked on his hitting, but after watching the first few games this year idk if he could do worse than some of the guys the Reds are running out there. Everyone projects billy as a leadoff hitter but if he were to come up some point soon I'd like to see him in the two hole. First off with the exception of cozart tonight the spot has been a black hole. Secondly choo is a proven on base machine. Between choo and votto in the lineup Bham would see a lot of fastballs. I know choo may block his ability to steal, but his speed could be used for the bunt. Choo gets on, billy lays down a bunt gets him over for votto and his speed gives him a high probability to get on as well. Plus with this approach his not quite ready bat wouldn't be exposed as much. Plus one of my favorite teams of all time were the 2003 marlins because they has a dual leadoff hitter type of situation at the top of their lineup which wreaked havoc on opposing defenses. I think this would give the Reds the same type of setup.