Originally Posted by 757690
I agree. I would hope he's not on the postseason roster. He'd only be used in the "Brian Roberts" role, as a pinch runner in late innings.
I don't want a 22 rookie, no matter how fast, trying to steal a base in a high leverage situation of a playoff game, when everyone in the stadium knows he's running. Whatever the outcome, it would have a huge effect on Hamilton mentally. I'd rather he simply get some experience of being a big leaguer, and use that continue his development in AAA next season.
Hoping for high leverage playoff games. Plural. That would be a good scenario and I don't think it would have any effect on Hamilton. Put him on the 25-man and turn him loose late as a PR.