Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:33:51 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated OF Billy Hamilton will likely take over center field duties in place of free-agent OF Shin-Soo Choo, who is likely headed elsewhere in 2014.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:30:17 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is on the team's roster for the National League Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Oct. 1. Hamilton stole 13 bases in 14 tries after being called up in September. Ps Mat Latos (elbow), Bronson Arroyo and Greg Reynolds are not on the roster for the game Tuesday.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:07:26 -0700
Although he is still looking for his first plate appearance, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has four steals in four attempts since being recalled from the minors. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player in MLB history to record a stolen base in each of his first four appearances.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 08:02:27 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds called up OF Billy Hamilton from Triple-A Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: He's not in the lineup today, and Cincinnati is facing Yadier Molina for four games. Molina neutralizes the running game like no one else in the game. Pick him up, but be patient.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:07:24 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds are expected to recall OF Billy Hamilton from Triple-A Louisville when rosters expand in September.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known what Hamilton's exact role will be, but he likely will be used as a mostly a pinch runner and get a few starts. Owners in deeper leagues could consider picking up Hamilton if they need steals, but playing time likely will hurt his value.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:53:43 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker indicated Wednesday, Aug. 21, that OF Billy Hamilton could get the nod to come up to the big club when rosters expand Sept. 1. Baker even expects Hamilton would do more than serve as a pinch hitter or runner. "I hope he'll be able to do a little more than that," Baker said. "Even though it's no time to experiment when going for the pennant."
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton might be worth stashing away in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues. He is especially useful in rotisserie formats for help in the steals category, as he could help you scoot up the charts in a hurry.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:10:53 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (wrist) is sitting out for the fourth straight game with a sore wrist Monday, July 1, at Triple-A Louisville.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:07:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) hasn't had a rehab assignment scheduled yet despite feeling good.
Fantasy Tip: We guess previous reports of one last week didn't come to fruition. He'll probably get a chance to contribute fantasy numbers before Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) does, but any failure to show anything significant could lead to a Billy Hamilton sighting later in the summer.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:05:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will throw on the field Friday, June 14, for the first time since his April shoulder surgery. He said he thinks he's about two months away from returning.
Fantasy Tip: Chris Heisey or Billy Hamilton later this summer, but he'd be an upgrade over Cincy's current left-field timeshare between Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:36:39 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has hit .326 since May 3.
Fantasy Tip: He's now hitting .251 overall with 40 stolen bases in 255 at-bats. Expect him to be a September call-up this year, at minimum, but anything more than that remains a long shot as long as everyone in Cincinnati's lineup remains healthy.