Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:07:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (finger) is back in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Tuesday, April 14. Hamilton is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, as usual.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) was rested due to finger soreness Monday night, but he should be alright. He should be a daily consideration for FantasyScore lineups because of his ability to steal multiple bases each and every game.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:32:01 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (finger) said he will be available to play Monday, April 13, if needed. Hamilton is dealing with a sore finger he suffered in the game Friday, April 10.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) could be used as a pinch runner during the game and help owners with his stolen base potential. Since Hamilton is not in the starting lineup Monday, he would be a risky option for owners on FantasyScore.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:41:23 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Monday, April 13. OF Kris Negron is batting first and playing center field Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Hamilton from your daily lineups Monday. There is no indication on whether his absence in the lineup is injury related, so it is worth checking back for updates. Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be viewed as a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Monday, as he has flashed some upside when called upon -- .273/.343/.473 slash line through 150 career at-bats.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:17:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is working on his bunt skills in order to get on base more. Hamilton worked along with Delino DeShields, a former major leaguer and current manager at Triple-A Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: DeShields was a base stealer in his days with the Montreal Expos, and Hamilton would do well to learn from the likes of him. If he could get on base more Hamilton is capable of 80-100 stolen bases a season, but he's only worth a middle or late-round selection because of his struggles at the plate.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:34:54 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) has been cleared to take batting practice.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is dealing with a sore right shoulder that's not believed to be serious. Fantasy owners can breathe a little easier now that he's cleared to swing. Hamilton will be an expensive stolen-base asset in 2015 fantasy baseball drafts, but it could pay off in what should be a much more productive lineup in Cincy.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:37:56 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has worked with Reds Triple-A manager Delino DeShields on a couple of aspects of his game. DeShields said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" that Hamilton has worked on getting on top of the ball to trim down his fly balls. DeShields also noticed Hamilton was being picked off a lot because he was getting too big of a lead off the base.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:48:06 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 27. Hamilton is feeling better but is still dealing with some symptoms. Manager Bryan Price said it looks like Hamilton will not be able to play this weekend.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:45:02 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) felt concussion symptoms after exercising. His shoulder and arm are sore, too.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:28:37 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (arm), C Devin Mesoraco and OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) will not play again this season.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:26:27 -0700
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) still has to clear the concussion protocol to return to action. His status for the final three games is up in the air.