Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Hamilton's Arm?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    127

    Hamilton's Arm?

    Good enough to throw to the plate from center or will he just have to run it in and tag them?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    284

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helms1 View Post
    Good enough to throw to the plate from center or will he just have to run it in and tag them?
    He actually has a decent arm. Not great but pretty much average.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    127

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Zero View Post
    He actually has a decent arm. Not great but pretty much average.
    Good, I was interested to hear from the people who have seen him play.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    163

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helms1 View Post
    Good enough to throw to the plate from center or will he just have to run it in and tag them?
    He has been clocked throwing 90 MPH, so his arm isn't that weak.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    155

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    While I doubt you're gonna see any Bo Jackson type throws to home plate, Hamilton, as has been said, DOES actually have a pretty decent arm. Not as good as Bruce but as good as Stubbs and could possibly become stronger/more accurate than the aforementioned.

    I'm judging the above on seeing just very little of him however, so what I said could certainly end up being a "give or take" scenario.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Findlay, OH
    Posts
    450

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    I think i remember hearing the problems he was having with his arm at SS was his arm angle, since he was always trying to rush things. When he actually lets his arm loose he can get some power behind it. But I don't have a source for this, so I could be misremembering (or just making it up).

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    182

    Re: Hamilton's Arm?

    Quote Originally Posted by drowg14 View Post
    I think i remember hearing the problems he was having with his arm at SS was his arm angle, since he was always trying to rush things. When he actually lets his arm loose he can get some power behind it. But I don't have a source for this, so I could be misremembering (or just making it up).
    I think you're right. That's the same thing I've seen reported repeatedly based on scouts and people who really watched Hamilton closely. I don't think the Reds have one iota of concern as to whether Hamilton's arm is strong enough for CF. Besides, arm strength is much more important to the SS position than CF - based both on the number of plays required to be made and the nature of those plays (i.e, bang-bang plays at 1st).


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25