Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:39:25 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.625 million deal.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:56:56 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton was offered a contract Friday, Dec. 2. He is eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:46:45 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 15. The move was retroactive to Sept. 5.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:50:25 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (oblique) will not travel with the team on its road trip Thursday, Sept. 8, to receive treatment for an oblique injury.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:02:27 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, three steals and a walk in a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is riding a modest five-game hitting streak, and he has seven steals over the stretch. When he is reaching base at a decent clip, he can be a fantasy stud in both season-long and DFS formats.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:18:02 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton singled three times Monday, July 18, against the Atlanta Braves and he picked up three stolen bases to push his total to 27, third-most in the National League.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton doesn't hit for a high average, but he racks up plenty of steals for fantasy owners in rotisserie leagues to justify using him.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:43:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, July 17, in a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's game has improved slightly this season, as his average (.237) is up 11 points from a year ago. He's 19 strikeouts away from matching last year's total (75) and his steals are down (23 in 76 games this year, 57 in 114 games a year ago). If he ever figures out the whole package, Hamilton will be quite dangerous. For now, he does a decent job of delivering speed and scoring runs.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:41:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (knee) suffered a knee injury during the game against the Miami Marlins Friday, July 8, but was able to finish the game. Hamilton is confident that he will be able to play through the injury.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton could receive a game off before the All-Star break, so owners should check the Reds lineup over the next two days. Hamilton is still one of the better base stealers in baseball and should be used in mixed leagues.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:20:01 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is hitting second Tuesday, July 5, which shifted 3B Eugenio Suarez down to seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is in a 2-for-24 (.083) slump the last week, but he has hit .333 in 21 at-bats against John Lackey. He's a solid low-end flyer today. Suarez is hitting .286 with a homer the last week and is a low-end consideration as well.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:55:59 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (face) has passed the concussion protocol and is starting in center field and batting seventh against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Thursday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton owners caught a break after he was hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday, June 29. Hamilton checks out as a one-trick pony, but he can carry a team in the stolen base category and should be owned in all seasonal leagues.