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Thread: Billy Hamilton to CF?

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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    If we're talking changing positions to make room, and Hamilton likely being at least 1-2 seasons away, I'd rather move a then 28 year old Cozart to third base then Hamilton....
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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    If we're talking changing positions to make room, and Hamilton likely being at least 1-2 seasons away, I'd rather move a then 28 year old Cozart to third base then Hamilton....
    Unless he keeps hitting at the pace he started this season (very unlikely), Cozart doesn't provide much upside as a 3B. Imagine subbing in a light-hitting Hamilton for Rolen in this already weak offensive lineup. Is it any better?
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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Unless he keeps hitting at the pace he started this season (very unlikely), Cozart doesn't provide much upside as a 3B. Imagine subbing in a light-hitting Hamilton for Rolen in this already weak offensive lineup. Is it any better?
    A big bat at 3B is not a necessity. The Reds will have above-average production out of 2B and C, most likely, so they can sacrifice offense in favor of defense at other spots. Plus, Cozart is looking like a very solid, if not a SLG-centric, offensive player. Gregorius may end up having a similar profile.
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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    A big bat at 3B is not a necessity. The Reds will have above-average production out of 2B and C, most likely, so they can sacrifice offense in favor of defense at other spots. Plus, Cozart is looking like a very solid, if not a SLG-centric, offensive player. Gregorius may end up having a similar profile.
    Disagree. The Reds could also have below average production at LF and possibly CF, so there is no reason to aim to have average or below average offensive production at SS and 3B.
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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Has anybody seen Hamilton this year to see if he changed physically from last year?

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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    Has anybody seen Hamilton this year to see if he changed physically from last year?
    No he hasn't and he isn't likely ever going to.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    He's at the age where most males put on 15 to 20 lbs of muscle regardless of build. I was hoping he would add some muscle.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    He's at the age where most males put on 15 to 20 lbs of muscle regardless of build. I was hoping he would add some muscle.
    Most males his age aren't built like him.

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    Re: Billy Hamilton to CF?

    Leave him at SS for now. I think a player can transition anywhere except catcher from SS and not be too pressed to make the change. Let's see what his infield skills develop like - Hamilton at 2nd, Cozart at SS and Phillips at third down the road doesn't seem egregious thinking to me - or - move him later. Once you put him in the OF though I think you've cast the die. It's a lot tougher to return to the infield then, especially when you aren't a defensive natural.


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