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Reds | Billy Hamilton's rehab going well

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:06:19 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) said rehab for his surgically-repaired right shoulder is coming along well, although he's not at 100% yet. He was cleared to resume baseball activities in December and started throwing earlier this month, with long tossing expected to begin after spring training camp opens. "I'm throwing, hitting, lifting weights and doing all my therapy," Hamilton said. "I'm not limited or anything. My shoulder feels good."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is arguably the best base stealer in the majors, so he will be overvalued in most fantasy formats despite a subpar batting average and on-base percentage. In 114 regular-season games last year, he hit .226 with a .274 on-base percentage over 412 at-bats. He was successful on 57 of his 65 stolen-base attempts but only collected 15 extra-base hits.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton rehab update

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:08:16 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to remain in Cincinnati to work out until the beginning of spring training camp. He has been cleared to resume hitting and is expected to begin throwing in January.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder and will serve as the Reds' everyday center fielder in 2016. He is arguably the best base stealer in the majors but his inability to reach base consistently is keeping him from reaching his full potential. Hamilton is likely to be overvalued by many owners because of his speed (57 steals in 114 games last season) and his batting average (.226) and on-base percentage (.289) won't have a positive impact on your fantasy team.

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Reds | CIN may retain Billy Hamilton as starter

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:51:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton will be the team's starting center fielder again in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is a threat when on the basepaths, but that's the problem. He needs to get on base, and Hamilton is not the best of hitters. He will have fantasy value because of that super speed, but you also need to beware his short leash.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton won't give up switch hitting

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:01:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will not give up switch hitting but the team considered asking him to hit strictly right-handed, his natural side. Hamilton hit .220 lefty this year and .241 from the right side. He had surgery Tuesday, Sept. 29, to clean debris from his right shoulder, and he'll be in a sling for a couple weeks. He will begin offseason workouts in four to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's injury shouldn't affect his availability for the start of next year, and it doesn't affect his most prized asset -- his legs. Hamilton is easily the most gifted base stealer in the majors, and he'll probably continue to be slightly overvalued in fantasy drafts because he gives you a huge advantage over the competition in that one category.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton done for the year

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:57:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will have season-ending arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week. Hamilton led the league with a career-high 57 stolen bases in 65 tries this year and is among the National League leaders with eight outfield assists. There was no structural damage found in Hamilton's shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton should be good to go for next season. He's an undeniable asset for stolen bases for fantasy owners despite a poor batting average and on-base percentage. He'll likely continue to be overvalued because of the overwhelming advantage he gives you in one category.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton set for surgery

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:55:52 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will undergo surgery Friday, Sept. 25. He has no structural damage, and general manager Walt Jocketty thinks Hamilton will be 100 percent ready for spring training.

Fantasy Tip: With Hamilton ($4,300, 8.6% of cap), the good news is that the surgery is not to his legs which are his best asset.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton out Saturday

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:27:22 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 19, with OF Jason Bourgeois leading off.

Fantasy Tip: Bourgeois ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hitting just .208 this month and isn't a good FantasyScore play against Taylor Jungmann.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton undergoing MRI

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 05:27:54 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) was scheduled to travel back to Cincinnati Friday, Sept. 18, to undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has missed most of the week because of the injury but more will be known when the team finds out the results of the MRI. Hamilton is hitting only .226 this season so may not be a great option on FantasyScore if does return to the lineup.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton out again Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:04:01 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is out for a third straight day due to a shoulder injury. OF Jason Bourgeois is in the lineup in Hamilton's place and is leading off against Milwaukee Brewers SP Zach Davies.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) should be kept off your lineup until a day or two after he returns, if he does this season. Bourgeois ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hitting .308 in the past week and has the top spot, so he is worth the lower salary on your roster.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton day-to-day

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:21:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is officially listed as day-to-day but he is available to be used as a pinch runner against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should avoid using Hamilton ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) until he has played one full game without experiencing any setbacks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Oliver Macklin