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Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he...
Via Redlegs Review
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Not DeGrom Or D’Arnaud For NL Rookie Honors?

Why not Jacob deGrom? Or Travis d’Arnaud? Usually, the Rookie of the Year Award goes to hitters, as the writers tend to favor offense and the everyday player. When it comes to that, deGrom’s stiffest competition could come from teammate d’Arnaud, who leads NL Rookies with 13 homers and is second with 40 RBI, despite a .243 average in 102 games. DeGrom: Viable NL Rookie candidate...
Via New York Mets Report
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton Had To Learn To Play Defense, Too

One of the more fascinating stories of last winter was the Cincinnati Reds’ intention to replace the departing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo with the completely unproven Billy Hamilton. While it obviously made sense that Cincinnati had no intention of paying Choo anything like what he got from Texas — a move that looks great right now […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton collides with umpire on infield hit

Your browser does not support iframes.Cincinnati Reds right fielder Billy Hamilton accidentally ran into the first base umpire after legging out an infield single to lead off Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.Hamilton made a full sprint to beat out the underhanded toss to first by Orioles pitcher Bud Norris on a close play. However, Hamilton was unable to avoid the collision...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rookies of the Year thus far

With the season being two-thirds completed, it is time to begin looking into the award races. Major League baseball is stocked full of young talent, so winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award is a great accolade for a promising young player to have. Past winners include the likes of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper. So who gets the hardware this Season...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Billy Hamilton defies logic with nifty move to avoid tag

Your browser does not support iframes.Even if you don't like baseball, I think anyone can appreciate the excitement that Billy Hamilton brings to the stadium night in and night out.Hamilton wasted no time in electrifying the home crowd on Friday when he pulled off a mind-boggling move to avoid being tagged out in the first inning on a bunt attempt.If you haven't seen it,...
Via Redlegs Review
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Billy Hamilton Evades Potential Tag with Tricky Fake-Out

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has impressed many during his rookie campaign. He’s accumulated 37 stolen bases and has a .742 OPS this year. When he gets on base, he’s a threat to be reckoned with. And in Friday’s Pirates-Reds game, he illustrated how he makes something out of nothing. As usual, Hamilton led off for the Reds during the bottom of the first inning. He attempted...
Via The Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton is just amazing on the basepaths

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is fast. Just how fast, you ask? When you see his bunt single against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, you’ll understand. Hamilton managed to avoid the tag and stay in the base path while somehow developing the ability to fly. It’s even crazier from the side angle. And to top it all off, Hamilton scored from first on a cleanly...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Billy Hamilton beat out routine grounder to first base for a single

Your browser does not support iframes.Most major league hitters who ground a ball to the first basemen are easy outs. However, most major league hitters are not Billy Hamilton.Watch as the fleet-footed youngster legs out a relatively routine groundball to Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo in the third inning of Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.Hamilton would use his speed shortly...
Via Redlegs Review
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Billy Hamilton score on a pop out to second base

This scoring play won't look extraordinary in the box score. But anyone who witnessed it can attest otherwise.Seen here is Billy Hamilton doing what Billy Hamilton does, which is wreaking havoc on the base paths, and causing opposing defenses to squirm at his unprecedented speed.As you can see, the 23-year-old somehow manages to score on a pop up near second base in the Reds...
Via Redlegs Review
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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