Billy Hamilton is one of the fastest players in the majors. It is also fun that he is competent with the bat, so unlike so many fast players–he can get on base and actually deploy his speed.
My favorite stat of his is not his stolen base numbers, but his caught stealing numbers. In 2014 he had 56 stolen bases, but was caught a league leading 23 times. Since then he has 115 stolen bases…and only been caught 16 times. He has put a lot of work to improving the strongest part of his game, which I think says something.
Hamilton had a ton of accolades in the minors, but has yet to be selected to an MLB All-Star team, but he is only 25. If he stays healthy, I imagine he will get one or two selections before it is all said and done.
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