Take a look at Billy Hamilton's Spring Training performance especially after yesterday's two triples 3 for 4 day.
Ok... small sample size and its only Spring Training... BUT
We know Billy has all-time elite base-stealing skills and we believe he will have elite defense. We are nervous about his bat.
After yesterday, Billy "the Mississippi Moonbeam" Hamilton is OPSing .908. OPS does not give any credit for his base-stealing/run scoring skills or defense... so take away his two strongest skills/abilities and you are statistically left with the 7th best CF in MLB through a month of Spring Training.
This is the equivalent of Miguel Cabrera (elite power and OBP, no speed (5 career SBs) and below average glove) suddenly flashing a Scott Rolen glove at 3B and stealing seven bases for a month of Spring Training.
If Billy's perceived weaknesses become strengths, we will have a truly special player to watch for years to come.
Again, I get that this is just Spring Training and it is only 61 plate appearances (1/10th of a season), and I get that the real at bats start Opening Day... but, considering how he struggled in last year's Spring Training, this can only be looked at as a good sign.