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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I don't know, that catch he made in the 7th last night was pretty sparkly.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    That post was my version of your "Rocco" posts. :O)

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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    I was passed out on Scotch.
    Who is Scotch?
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Anyone want to see Hamilton batting 9th instead of 1st?
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

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    Anyone want to see Hamilton batting 9th instead of 1st?
    No.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    He hasn't made any dazzling plays yet, but you know it will happen. I've never seen anyone cover that much ground before.

    He almost got to a gap shot the other day that no centerfielder in the league could track down. It was eye opening.

    I don't know if he'll ever be much of a hitter, but his defense is a no brainer, especially as he matures.
    I liked Choo as a player, and I was hoping the Reds could have found a way to keep him (though not at that price tag), but I can't tell you how many times already this season I've seen Hamilton make a catch and said to myself, "Choo would never have gotten to that ball."

    I liked Stubbs defensively--he seemed to glide in the outfield. But I think Hamilton has the edge on him, too.

    Defensively, Billy reminds me of Eric Davis (another converted SS).
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    Anyone want to see Hamilton batting 9th instead of 1st?
    Billy doesn't pitch.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Who is Scotch?
    Scotch or Scotty or Scotty on Scotch?

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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    Anyone want to see Hamilton batting 9th instead of 1st?
    I was saying this all offseason. I think it would take some of the pressures off of him and he would still be on when the big boppers come up. Although, he has started showing to me that he might be able to handle leadoff. It also goes back to if not Bham, then who? I dont think we have a viable candidate at this time on the roster.

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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    It is May 2,2014.

    As of this morning, Billy Hamilton is on pace to be a 2 WAR player.....i.e. in his rookie campaign, as of May 2nd, Hamilton is on pace to be a major league average starting position player (playing a premium position).

    He looks to grade out as a plus defender in CF (not gold glove caliber but second tier good) and a pretty bad bat who makes up offensive ground with base running.

    None of these things are surprises to anyone. The question that remains is will he continue to get on base like he has over the last two weeks? I'm more comfortable predicting his defensive value than his offensive value going forward. Should be interesting to watch regardless of where the Reds are in the standings.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It is May 2,2014.

    As of this morning, Billy Hamilton is on pace to be a 2 WAR player.....i.e. in his rookie campaign, as of May 2nd, Hamilton is on pace to be a major league average starting position player (playing a premium position).

    He looks to grade out as a plus defender in CF (not gold glove caliber but second tier good) and a pretty bad bat who makes up offensive ground with base running.

    None of these things are surprises to anyone. The question that remains is will he continue to get on base like he has over the last two weeks? I'm more comfortable predicting his defensive value than his offensive value going forward. Should be interesting to watch regardless of where the Reds are in the standings.
    Not complaining about your plus CF defense rating, but what if anything has he done to be "not gold glove caliber"?
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

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    Not complaining about your plus CF defense rating, but what if anything has he done to be "not gold glove caliber"?
    He hasn't been good enough. Its an eye thing.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It is May 2,2014.

    As of this morning, Billy Hamilton is on pace to be a 2 WAR player.....i.e. in his rookie campaign, as of May 2nd, Hamilton is on pace to be a major league average starting position player (playing a premium position).

    He looks to grade out as a plus defender in CF (not gold glove caliber but second tier good) and a pretty bad bat who makes up offensive ground with base running.

    None of these things are surprises to anyone. The question that remains is will he continue to get on base like he has over the last two weeks? I'm more comfortable predicting his defensive value than his offensive value going forward. Should be interesting to watch regardless of where the Reds are in the standings.
    A big issue is his recent HR. It raised his production numbers greatly, without it, he's closer to replacement level overall.

    The question is, can he hit more HR's, which he needs to do to keep up this level of production, or was that HR lucky hit that may not happen again thus year? Also, will that HR cause pitchers to pitch Hamilton differently? I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Karl Ravech destroying Billy Hamilton on the BBTN podcast

    I think he can hit a few HR a year. Not many, but I think he can definitely hit more than 1. He's no Alex Cole.
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