Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: 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.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
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.
Hamilton starting to find his groove at the dish. 3 more hits tonight and 9 runs scored in last 4 games.
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.
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 7/4/14. I promise.
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.