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    So Hamilton is electric

    Enough said, the kid is a game changer. Teams better hope he never perfects all his tools.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    75 runs and steals in AAA, even with a subpar OBP. If he can raise that OBP just a little-he could be the leadoff hitter the Reds have been waiting for.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Not to belittle the point, or Hamilton, but Choo is the leadoff hitter this team was looking for.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Quote Originally Posted by Spazzrico View Post
    Not to belittle the point, or Hamilton, but Choo is the leadoff hitter this team was looking for.
    Well said. But, my goodness is Hamilton fun to watch run the bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazzrico View Post
    Not to belittle the point, or Hamilton, but Choo is the leadoff hitter this team was looking for.
    Eh, Choo was/is a short term solution that will likely be gone after the season. Even if Choo is back next year, Hamilton will be the leadoff hitter IF he doesn't stink at the plate. Now that's a big if. But he won't have to be as good as Choo to be the leadoff guy. Not with Dusty around.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    I don't think there has ever been any doubt over what he can do once he gets on base. The issue is getting there.

    But, after just a couple of days you can certainly see the difference between him and Stubbs, Robinson, Taveras, etc.. once he gets on base. Only thing that comes close is when Deion would get on base.
    Last edited by NeilHamburger; 09-06-2013 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Even just for now, he's a huge weapon.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    He gets into pitchers' heads. It's evident

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    He gets into pitchers' heads. It's evident
    A gift that is not admitted to exist, until seen in real time. Coleman, Wills, Raines, Davis, and a handful of others. Hamilton may be already in the club, unawares to 99% of fans.
    Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    A gift that is not admitted to exist, until seen in real time. Coleman, Wills, Raines, Davis, and a handful of others. Hamilton may be already in the club, unawares to 99% of fans.
    Henderson?!?
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Henderson?!?
    Must fall into the "handful of others" category.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    It wasn't hard to see that lack of speed was hurting this team's ability to score. Nice to see Hamilton rectifying that, at least late and close.

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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Henderson?!?
    I wasn't going to say anything.
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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    He gets into pitchers' heads. It's evident
    This point can't be repeated enough. It helps the hitters because the pitcher will make more mistakes, will rush his delivery messing with his accuracy, he'll shake off breaking balls and go with more FB's, etc. It's in the catcher's head too. He's jumpy back behind the dish, not giving a good target to the pitcher and is set up in poor form to receive the pitch. Defenders in the IF will be wanting to make their breaks towards the bag quicker and allowing for slightly larger IF holes for the hitters. The effects of a true base-stealing threat are really underestimated IMO.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
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    Re: So Hamilton is electric

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    This point can't be repeated enough. It helps the hitters because the pitcher will make more mistakes, will rush his delivery messing with his accuracy, he'll shake off breaking balls and go with more FB's, etc. It's in the catcher's head too. He's jumpy back behind the dish, not giving a good target to the pitcher and is set up in poor form to receive the pitch. Defenders in the IF will be wanting to make their breaks towards the bag quicker and allowing for slightly larger IF holes for the hitters. The effects of a true base-stealing threat are really underestimated IMO.
    He definitely was in the pitchers head. That first fastball votto fouled off will usually get crushed.


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