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Thread: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    If he can learn to bunt even adequately, with his speed, Hamilton could post some 350/430/420 lines in the major leagues.

    The problem is bunting. It's an art, not a science.

    Oh, how I wish Brett Butler could teach Hamilton how to bunt like... well, Brett Butler. Best bunter I ever saw. Even at age 40, he could lay one down and it wouldn't matter if you fielded it cleanly and made a highlight reel play, he was on first.
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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    For awhile Norris Hopper was a bunting maniac.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    If he can learn to bunt even adequately, with his speed, Hamilton could post some 350/430/420 lines in the major leagues.

    The problem is bunting. It's an art, not a science.

    Oh, how I wish Brett Butler could teach Hamilton how to bunt like... well, Brett Butler. Best bunter I ever saw. Even at age 40, he could lay one down and it wouldn't matter if you fielded it cleanly and made a highlight reel play, he was on first.
    In the handful of games I have been to Hamilton has attempted a bunt in all of them. All of them unsucessfully.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    In the handful of games I have been to Hamilton has attempted a bunt in all of them. All of them unsucessfully.

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    at least he's trying, Stubbs for some reason doesnt even try, Hamilton may not be Juan Pierre, but he's so young and the fact is he understands that his game is get on and create havoc makes him special, I also believe that although their isnt many players like Hamilton, I still would like to see the Reds grab guys as close to Hamilton's skill set as possible, they have a lot of pure power hitters they need more pesky lightening fast guys to set the table just my opinion

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    at least he's trying, Stubbs for some reason doesnt even try, Hamilton may not be Juan Pierre, but he's so young and the fact is he understands that his game is get on and create havoc makes him special, I also believe that although their isnt many players like Hamilton, I still would like to see the Reds grab guys as close to Hamilton's skill set as possible, they have a lot of pure power hitters they need more pesky lightening fast guys to set the table just my opinion
    I'm glad to see him working on bunting ... he is just *lightening* fast and it would serve him well to be able to drop one down. He just has a long way to go yet from what I have seen.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    He Stung some balls the last two games I went to, Monday and Thursday. No one is "knocking the bat out of his hands" like I saw a comment on here a while back.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    I figure Hamilton, by the time he reaches the majors, could look like Joe Morgan.

    He's one of the few players who actually looked stronger by the end of the year than when they started.
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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    I figure Hamilton, by the time he reaches the majors, could look like Joe Morgan.

    He's one of the few players who actually looked stronger by the end of the year than when they started.
    Hamilton is about 6 inches taller than Morgan is. Not sure what you mean exactly.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Filled out. Stronger. Bigger. Morgan a la 1976 rather than Morgan a la 1971.

    Hamilton seemed to fill out as the season wore on. If I could post pictures, I'd show you the two I took. One, in early May, showed Hamilton on base. His legs looked like sticks.

    The other, taken in August, showed him in the on-deck circle. He looked like he had muscles and his legs were noticeably larger. (Or at least appeared that way.)
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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Filled out. Stronger. Bigger. Morgan a la 1976 rather than Morgan a la 1971.

    Hamilton seemed to fill out as the season wore on. If I could post pictures, I'd show you the two I took. One, in early May, showed Hamilton on base. His legs looked like sticks.

    The other, taken in August, showed him in the on-deck circle. He looked like he had muscles and his legs were noticeably larger. (Or at least appeared that way.)
    Post away. Upload them to flickr or imageshack or something similar.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    You misunderstand. I don't know how.
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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Send them to me in an email and I will post them?
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    Re: Billy Hamilton - 100 SB this season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    If he can learn to bunt even adequately, with his speed, Hamilton could post some 350/430/420 lines in the major leagues.

    The problem is bunting. It's an art, not a science.

    Oh, how I wish Brett Butler could teach Hamilton how to bunt like... well, Brett Butler. Best bunter I ever saw. Even at age 40, he could lay one down and it wouldn't matter if you fielded it cleanly and made a highlight reel play, he was on first.
    Agree on Butler he was a master of the art, fun to watch except for when he played the Reds.
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