Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
It's not time for Hamilton. He needs to prove he can do it in AAA before he comes to the show. So far he hasn't done much in AAA. He probably needs the entire season in Louisville.
Maybe a September callup if he's doing well by then.
I recognize he may not be ready to be a star leadoff hitter in the big leagues. I'd be asking him to be a role player in the two spot that'd use his speed and bunting to pressure the defense and get choo over. That's more than any of our two hole guys are doing now. (Please see what I said about Robinson in my previous post on this thread).
But honestly who on the current roster could fill that role in the two hole consistently, would be played regularly by dusty, and not be a defensive detriment? No one except Robinson, and well dusty won't play him regularly or bat him second.