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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Hamilton is noticeably bigger/stronger than Dee Gordon, which says a lot given the size that Hamilton is.
    Dee Gordon hit an over the wall HR the day of Hamilton hit two. I think Gordon started to feel weak when he saw that.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Hamilton is noticeably bigger/stronger than Dee Gordon, which says a lot given the size that Hamilton is.
    I think a better comp for Hamilton is Otis Nixon. They really seem to be very similar players, even shifting from SS to CF before reaching the majors.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I think a better comp for Hamilton is Otis Nixon. They really seem to be very similar players, even shifting from SS to CF before reaching the majors.
    Picked a bad week for that comp.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...193336560.html

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I remember always thinking Otis Nixon was one of the uglier players I'd seen. That picture reconfirms it.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    Dee Gordon hit an over the wall HR the day of Hamilton hit two. I think Gordon started to feel weak when he saw that.
    Dee Gordon is still the only baseball player I have stood next to and felt big.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Dee Gordon is still the only baseball player I have stood next to and felt big.
    Someone pointed out Jose Altuve to me in a mall one day. I thought no way. But it certainly did look like him. Short and squat. You would never think professional athlete. The Astros are still considered a professional baseball team, right?
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Tonight Sliding Billy shows just what he can do. Infield single. Steals 2nd, to 3rd on the catcher's throw. scores on a groundout to 2nd.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Hamilton starting to find his groove at the dish. 3 more hits tonight and 9 runs scored in last 4 games.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Dee Gordon is still the only baseball player I have stood next to and felt big.
    I met Brandon Inge about 11-12 years ago at old Ned Skeldon in Toledo, OH when he was still a catching prospect and towered over him. He was in cleats on cement and I still looked down at the top of his head! Haha

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Quote Originally Posted by holster10 View Post
    Hamilton starting to find his groove at the dish. 3 more hits tonight and 9 runs scored in last 4 games.
    For those keeping track at home, this lifts Billy's line to .236/.291/.343

    The most encouraging stat this year for Billy is that his K rate is down to a career low of 15.9%. Limiting Ks will be pivotal for a guy like Billy who can do so much when the ball is put into play.

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    They talked about Billy on Fringe Average this week (while also giving Doug a shout out) and Parks seems to be a little down on whether or not Hamilton's bat will play in the bigs.
    numbersinthereds.blogspot.com I actually made a post on 7/24/14. I promise.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    Simple question without regard to how he would adjust...

    But how long do you expect Billy's super-speed to last? At what age does he become just a "fast" runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    They talked about Billy on Fringe Average this week (while also giving Doug a shout out) and Parks seems to be a little down on whether or not Hamilton's bat will play in the bigs.
    Sounds like it might be time to grab my phone and listen to it then. I was going to save it for the bike ride later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Simple question without regard to how he would adjust...

    But how long do you expect Billy's super-speed to last? At what age does he become just a "fast" runner.
    30.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton

    .243/.301/.343

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