Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.268
 
Career Avg.
.272
Name  Billy Hamilton
Born  9/9/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  160
Number  6
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/29/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk, run and two steals in the Reds loss on Friday.
Insight: With the two steals Friday, Hamilton now has 53 on the season, which is second only to Dee Gordon. Hamilton is also hitting .268 with 38 extra-base hits, 46 RBI, and 70 runs in 489 at-bats this year.
 
Hot8/28/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with a double and his 51st steal of the season Thursday against the Cubs.
Insight: Fantasy owners were a bit scared back in March that Hamilton would be able to hit enough to make his speed worthwhile. That hasn't turned out to be a problem. He's batting .267 with 25 doubles, seven triples, six homers and 69 runs scored in addition to the steals.
 
Cold8/27/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with his 50th steal of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Hamilton has hit .219 since the All-Star break and was also caught stealing for the 19th time Wednesday.
 
Cold8/24/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton, who went 0-for-4 Sunday, has batted .217 since the All-Star break.
Insight: Hamilton hit .285 with five homers, 38 RBI, 47 runs, 38 steals and a .742 OPS prior to the break, but his strikeout, line drive and infield fly-ball rates have all been worse in the second half.
 
Cold7/30/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton received a day off to rest on Wednesday and had a single as a pinch-hitter.
Insight: Hamilton hit .344 with 23 RBI, 20 runs and 13 steals in his last 29 games before the All-Star break, but he's gone 8-for-45 (.178) with 12 Ks since the break.
 
7/11/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with one RBI Friday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Hamilton exited Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness, but he showed no ill effects of the injury Friday. The center fielder led off the game by bunting down the first base line and he avoided a tag from Gaby Sanchez by stopping on a dime, jumping back and diving for first base.
 
7/11/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton pinch hit Thursday night and has made his way back into the starting lineup for Friday's series opener with Pittsburgh.
Insight: Hamilton has been one of the best players in fantasy baseball over the past month and with both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips sidelined by injury he'll be needed to help carry the Reds offense.
 
7/10/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton was not in Thursday's starting lineup, but did get into the game as a pinch hitter.
Insight: It's never good when a speed guy injuries a leg, but the fact he was used on as a pinch hitter is a good sign.. Hamilton has been one of the best players in fantasy baseball over the past month.
 
7/10/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's never good when a speed guy injuries a leg, but hopefully he'll only miss a couple of days. Hamilton has been one of the best players in fantasy baseball over the past month. The Reds keep losing key players. Joey Votto went on the DL this week and Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game as well with a sprained left thumb.
 
Hot7/9/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: The Reds keep losing key players. Joey Votto went on the DL this week and Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game as well with a sprained left thumb. Hamilton has been one of the best players in fantasy baseball over the past month. His main weapon is his speed, so a hamstring injury could be troublesome.
 
Hot7/8/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double and two steals Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Hamilton has batted .330 with 11 doubles, a triple, three homers, 21 RBI, 17 runs and 14 steals over his last 27 games.
 
7/7/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton drove in four runs Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: Hamilton had one RBI on a single in the fifth inning and cleared the bases with a triple in the eighth. The 23-year-old has proven there's more to his game than just speed since the start of June.
 
7/4/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Friday against the Brewers.
Insight: Hamilton has surprisingly hit five home runs to go with his 35 steals and 41 runs. He's been one of the most valuable hitters in fantasy since the start of June.
 
6/22/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton will get the day off Sunday against Toronto. SOURCE: Reds on Twitter
Insight: Hamilton (.273, 4 HR, 23 RBI) will have to wait until Monday to extend his eight-game hitting streak. Eleven of Hamilton's 31 steals this season have come in the last month.
 
Hot6/19/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton has gone 12-for-24 (.500) with four doubles, two homers, six RBI and six steals in his last five games.
Insight: Hamilton went 1-for-5 with a double and a steal Thursday at Pittsburgh and is hitting .344 with eight extra-base hits, 12 runs, 11 RBI and eight stolen bases in June.
 
Hot6/18/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton contributed three hits and three steals Tuesday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Hamilton is scorching hot right now. Since the start of the month, he's hitting .340 with three homers, eight RBI and eight steals. It took him a little while to get going but Hamilton (.272, 4 HR, 18 RBI) is finally living up to his massive hype.
 
6/15/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Sunday was a day of highs and lows for Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton. The center fielder crushed three hits including his fourth home run of the season but he also struck out three times.
Insight: The hits keep on coming for Hamilton, who is now batting .306 in 49 at bats this month. With 25 steals already this season, Hamilton (.264, 4 HR, 18 RBI) should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
 
6/14/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton homered for the second time in his last six starts on Saturday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Hamilton also had a double, a walk and two runs scored, but he was caught stealing for the eighth time in 33 chances this season.
 
6/12/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Hamilton's numbers at the plate aren't great (.252, 2 HR, 14 RBI, .634 OPS), but he has 24 steals and 27 runs.
 
6/3/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton had two hits, two steals and two runs in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Hamilton missed Sunday's game with a sore elbow. His numbers at the plate aren't very good (.256, 1 HR, 10 RBI, .639 OPS), but he has 22 steals and 24 runs.