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    Re: Billy Hamilton On Fire

    You know, this kid is still in Low-A ball, and he's already, in his own way, a legend. I wish that play were on tape somewhere. And the one in spring training when he caught a fly ball on the warning track.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton On Fire

    Hamilton's first 258 AB's this year...

    37 Runs 60 Hits 12 2B 5 3B 1 HR 25 RBI's 21 BB 73 K 53 SB 8 CS .292 OBP .329 SLG .621 OPS

    His last 258 AB's

    56 Runs 81 Hits 5 2B 4 3B 1 HR 21 RBI's 29 BB 52 K 41 SB 11 CS .381 OBP .376 SLG .757 OPS

    Drastic improvement
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    Re: Billy Hamilton On Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    Hamilton's first 258 AB's this year...

    37 Runs 60 Hits 12 2B 5 3B 1 HR 25 RBI's 21 BB 73 K 53 SB 8 CS .292 OBP .329 SLG .621 OPS

    His last 258 AB's

    56 Runs 81 Hits 5 2B 4 3B 1 HR 21 RBI's 29 BB 52 K 41 SB 11 CS .381 OBP .376 SLG .757 OPS

    Drastic improvement
    Love the K/BB improvement. He's not quite there yet, but a K rate approaching 30% early in the season was looking pretty bleak.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton On Fire

    He has all the tools to be an outstanding SS-- Gold Glove even.

    But he has a penchant for slinging the ball toward 1B almost like skipping a stone. This causes some of his throws to sail into the stands or snap over almost like a long, looping screwball.

    His range is remarkable. Think of the best range you've ever seen (Ozzie, for me), then add a step in any direction that's not forward. It's that good. At times. At other times, it's like he can't seem to judge where and how to move in order to get to it. It's almost impossible to describe if you haven't seen it.

    On other words, he has all the tools in the world. He just needs to consistently work on them, hone them, and perfect them.
    Sounds to me like he needs coaching. What's the rep. on the defensive coaching in Dayton?

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    Re: Billy Hamilton On Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Sounds to me like he needs coaching. What's the rep. on the defensive coaching in Dayton?

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    Of course, EE had the same problem and coaching didn't seem to help there. Definitely a habit that needs to be broken.
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