Re: Was moving Billy Hamilton off SS a mistake in hindsight?
Originally Posted by bellhead
The deal with Billy at short was two things, he didn't have elite hands or the instinct for the ball. The other was he had a problem of dropping down and throwing the ball sidearm which resulted in multiple errors, he was unable to overcome this.
It was the arm-angle thing that persuaded me that a move was in order. I thought maybe a move to 2nd would have worked.
One thing you don't want to do is force talent into a need hole. With a tweener like Frazier, that's fine, but not someone like BH who could be a catalyst.
It's even more imperative with Hamilton because his big tool is one that doesn't last long, need to get him to the bigs and tearing up the basepaths pronto.
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