Billy Hamilton, who leads MLB in stolen bases, was a little too eager to get another one Sunday against the Red Sox, as the Reds’ center fielder found himself in a pickle after he jumped on a pickoff throw. Dustin Pedroia’s error, however, not only bailed Hamilton out, but allowed him to get all the way home.
Billy Hamilton’s speed is, in and of itself, pretty damn fun; Billy Hamilton’s speed put on display in a play that ends with him leaping into the outfield wall to make an over-the-shoulder catch is even more so.
On consecutive basepath sprints, Billy Hamilton kept the Reds alive and then scored the winning run in a Reds 4-3 victory over Cleveland, and they were both dashes that no other major leaguer besides Hamilton could’ve accomplished. Speed is indeed a weapon, and it’s pretty fun to watch.
Billy Hamilton is one of the very best defensive center fielders in baseball, and tonight he went all out to make one of his best catches of the season. He’s really fast, man. Fast enough to get asked jokingly about racing Usain Bolt, and fast enough to chase this Carlos Beltran hit down.
Billy Hamilton: still an absolute terror on the basepaths. He scored the first run of today’s game against the Cubs by walking, stealing second, and then making it all the way home on a passed ball. John Lackey and David Ross really needed to be paying more attention to him!
The Reds lost to the Mets again, despite being comfortably up 3-0 when Billy Hamilton made this spectacular full-stretch diving catch to get Kevin Plawecki out. After the catch, the Mets came back and scored four runs in the seventh to win 4-3. Did Hamilton’s dope catch call malevolent baseball spirits upon them?…
Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is blindingly fast, and seemingly the only way to keep him from using his speed is to keep him off the bases. One way to do that, I guess, is to serve up a home run. But last night not even that could cool down the afterburners.
I’m not sure what compelled Billy Hamilton to make this ballsy play during Saturday’s game against the Marlins—maybe when you steal as many bases as he does, you get bored and and have to find new ways to challenge yourself—but I sure am glad that he went for it:
Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton still can’t really hit, but it’s moments like this one from yesterday’s game against the Phillies that make keeping him in the lineup worth it.
While trying to bunt for a single last night against the Pirates, Billy Hamilton—Cincinnati's red-and-white blur of a center fielder—executed one of the worst bunts imaginable. It's basically a line drive right to first baseman Gaby Sanchez, but Hamilton still made it to first base safely thanks to the threat of…
Ahh, the Wrigley bleachers. Home to the shiftless, the drunk, and the "I'm gonna ruin somebody's game before the second inning even starts."
Billy Hamilton, who is fast as hell, made one of the better catches you'll see all year in the ninth inning of today's game between the Pirates and Reds.
Billy Hamilton, who is just so damn fast, somehow turned a lazy pop fly into short right field into a scoring play during today's game against the Cardinals.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton only played in 13 games with the big club after making his major-league debut in September last year, so you might not be very familiar with what kind of player he is. But Hamilton's a full-time starter this year, and last night he made a play that let us all know exactly what Billy…
The story of this minor league season has been Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton, who after stealing 104 bases in 82 games with the Bakersfield Blaze, earned a call-up to the AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos. (He also turned some heads during the All-Star Break Futures Game along the way.)