2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Billy Hamilton Still Swiping Bags in Minors

By Adam McGill
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After stealing an absurd 155 bases during the 2012 MiLB season, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has quickly become one of the most sought after prospects in all of fantasy baseball. He has the blazing speed that comes along just once a decade and dynasty league owners have been counting the minutes until he arrives at the show.

The converted center fielder has already stolen 37 bases through his first 60 games of the 2013 season and has picked up right where he left off last year. He has also scored 40 runs and has proven to be the most dangerous run producer in the minor leagues. He may be hitting just .252, but his .316 On Base Percentage has been extremely promising for the potential leadoff hitter.

Hamilton is a pure speedster, but he has already bashed three homers this year to go along with his staggering number of stolen bases. He will be a fantasy superstar based solely upon his ability to swipe bags, but he could become a perennial All-Star if he can hit around 15-18 long balls per season.

It may be wise to stash Hamilton now in deeper leagues, because the former shortstop will be sprinting around the bases in Cincinnati sooner rather than later. He has the potential to legitimately steal 100 bases at the major league level, so Rickey Henderson has to be getting a little nervous about his arrival.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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