The Kids on the Farm: Cincinnati Reds Prospect Billy Hamilton

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Illya Harrell in MLB
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When a baseball team drafts a player who rejects a full-ride scholarship to play wide receiver for a major college football team, it's safe to assume the kid is fast.á When that football team is from the best conference in the country (SEC), it's safe to say the kid can flat-out boot scoot as well as any major leaguer.á That's exactly what the Cincinnati Reds did with their second round (57th overall) selection in 2009. Billy Hamilton's speed skills most likely rank around a 76 or 77 on the 20-80 scouting scale.á His current ability to steal bases probably ranks a 72.á Ceiling, off-the-charts goodùlike Tim Raines good (.857 career stolen base percentage). Last season in limited duty (42 games) with the low-level Reds Rookie League affiliate in the Gulf Coast League, Ham ...

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