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Old 07-03-2012, 09:48 AM
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Default Reds prospect steals 100th base THIS season.

Good lord, 100 steals in 78 games, that's crazy.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:42 AM
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Billy Hamilton, he might be the next... Billy Hamilton.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:26 PM
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:01 PM
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Interesting Hamilton fact gleaned from B-R: in 1901, Hamilton was the 10th oldest player in the majors at age 35. Nowadays, that would make him about the 10th oldest player on the Chicago White Sox.

I hope the new model makes it, MLB needs a good Willie Wilson type. There haven't been many true burner lead off men in the league since the 80s. Looks like he's on the fast track; last year at this time he was playing in the Midwest League.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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Has the Billy Hamilton hype train just now arrived at WSI?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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Interesting Hamilton fact gleaned from B-R: in 1901, Hamilton was the 10th oldest player in the majors at age 35. Nowadays, that would make him about the 10th oldest player on the Chicago White Sox.

I hope the new model makes it, MLB needs a good Willie Wilson type. There haven't been many true burner lead off men in the league since the 80s. Looks like he's on the fast track; last year at this time he was playing in the Midwest League.
I saw him last August here in Lansing against the Lugnuts. He went 4-6 with 3 R and 3 SB. He was running all over the place.

Looks like he's hitting better this year and walking a lot more too. Still strikes out a decent bit, but he's definitely an interesting player to watch.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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milb.com now has a page devoted to his chase of Vince Coleman's proffesional record of 145 SBs in one season, set in 1983:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb

18 to go......
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:55 AM
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milb.com now has a page devoted to his chase of Vince Coleman's proffesional record of 145 SBs in one season, set in 1983:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb

18 to go......
Crazy that 5 of those top 10 records are from 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:29 PM
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Apparently he broke it tonight with 3 steals.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:39 PM
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155 bases out of 192 tries last I saw, probably more by now. He obviously gets on base to try that many steals. I wouldn't be surprised to see a call-up.

I just looked and saw this from yesterday: in 132 games, the switch-hitting Hamilton batted .311 with a .410 on-base percentage, 86 walks and 113 strikeouts.

If I'm the Reds and he doesn't have to be protected on the 40-man roster, I'm calling him up and PRing him every game. Just being on the basepaths would be a huge distraction. With an 80% success rate (would almost certainly dip in the majors though), might as well let him have the green light too.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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Astros farmhand Delino De Shields Jr. has also stole over 100 bases in the minors this year, between low A and high A, he stole 101 bases with only 19 times caught.
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