Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds

Age: 28 (September 9, 1990) | 6' 0" | 160lbs. | Bats: Both OF-150 CF-150 RF-1 PH-4 PR-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CIN NL 2014 152 563 72 141 34 117 25 8 6 48 56 23 .250 .292 .355 6 20 .304 42/21/37 33 28
CIN AA 2015 3 11 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .429 .273 21 14 .333 n/a
CIN NL 2015 114 412 56 93 28 75 8 3 4 28 57 8 .226 .274 .289 6 17 .264 43/20/38 27 22
CIN NL 2016 119 411 69 107 36 93 19 3 3 17 58 8 .260 .321 .343 8 21 .329 48/22/30 29 24
CIN NL 2017 139 582 85 144 44 133 17 11 4 38 59 13 .247 .299 .335 7 21 .313 46/24/31 32 27
CIN NL 2018 153 504 74 119 46 132 16 9 4 29 34 10 .236 .299 .327 8 24 .309 38/27/35 19 18
Career 6yrs 690 2491 365 611 190 554 87 34 21 161 277 63 .245 .298 .333 7 21 .306 n/a
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For those in an AL-only league, the bidding on Hamilton will be fascinating since we're not that familiar with his one-category approach. Also, in going to the Royals, I assume that he will be encouraged to steal every time he gets to first base. With SBs down across the board, I am trying to work out not only pricing, but also how you deal with giving over a slot to such a black hole in HRs and RBIs and probably batting average. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro

Reportedly signed a 1 year deal with KC. 

van wilhoite LVW

I've given another gander at DRC+ and come to the conclusion that the differences are quite perceptible. Here are the top five lifetime since 1921:

1. Ted Williams 180

2. Barry Bonds 175

3. Lou Gehrig 168

4. Mark McGuire 164

5. Babe Ruth 161

Alex Patton Alex

I've skimmed through the stuff about DRC+ at BP. Gist of it seems to be that it improves on OPS+ and wRC+ by an almost imperceptible amount. Is that fair to say, Mike?

The deserved part of the name seems to indicate hard/medium/soft percents are factored in, but I don't actually see anything saying that.

As to LVW's question, it seems to me bunts should not be included.

Alex Patton Alex

Yes, Mike, been reading them all. Lots to think about, especially leading to reevaluations from a fantasy standpoint. 

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()

Are bunts included in hard pct?  

Delino Deshields led MLB in batted balls in play that were bunts with 32 followed by Gordon 30, Peraza 25, Odor 21, and Wong 20. 

van wilhoite LVW

Did you have a chance to read any of the DRC+ articles this week at BP?

Mike Gianella MikeG

As for the question I ask in the Matt Carpenter thread, here's anecdotal evidence that all hard hit balls aren't hit equally hard.

The five players with the lowest Hard Percents last year (250+ PA) along with the slugging averages when they managed to hit the ball hard:

Caleb Jospeh 24.1% .894

Cesar Hernadez 24.0% .963

Wilmer Difo 21.0% 1.179

Dee Gordon 20.4 % .763

Billy Hamilton 19.1% 1.085

The overall slugging average for hard-hit balls last year was 1.063. Clearly, Wilmer Difo and Billy Hamilton were lucky.

Slugging averages of the top five Hard Percents on Tyler Flowers' page.

Alex Patton Alex

Non tendered. The change in parks won't benefit him.....a $1-2 drop in  my estimation. 

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 1
I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Billy Hamilton with a price of $15. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17