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By now, everybody knows about Billy Hamilton's legendary speed and just in case you missed it, the 22-year-old swiped 155 bases last season between High-A and Double-A ball.
In his first two full minor league seasons, Hamilton has played a combined 267 games with a slash line of .294/.375/.383, five HR, 23 triples, 40 doubles, 95 RBI, 211 runs scored and an unreal 258 stolen bases.
Hamilton's numbers are off the charts, but he's only just recently moved from shortstop to center field.
Hamilton seems destined for a start at Triple-A Louisville this season, but a good spring training would go a long way in showing Dusty Baker and Co. how much he has progressed since being drafted.
Unfortunately for Hamilton, things haven't quite panned out that way early on.
In eight games, Hamilton has 15 at bats, a .133/.235/.133 slash line with two runs scored and three steals.
What's most troubling about Hamilton's first appearance at Reds' spring training is his seven strikeouts and zero extra base hits.
Hamilton is never going to be a 15-plus HR guy so in order to be a steady contributor, he will need to get on base and use his speed to reach his full potential as a superstar in this game.
|Spring Training Stats ||G ||AB ||H ||2B ||3B ||HR ||R ||RBI ||SB ||AVG ||OBP ||SLG
|Billy Hamilton ||8 ||15 ||2 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||2 ||0 ||3 ||.133 ||.235 ||.133