Billy Hamilton – CF

Speed is the name of the game for Hamilton. He is adjusting still to the left side as a switch hitter, as a natural right-handed hitter. Hamilton first made a splash in 2013 with his speed as primarily a pinch runner. Hamilton had back-to-back stolen base seasons of 57 and 56 in 2014 and ’15, but the efficiency shot up tremendously. In the first season, he was caught 23 times, compared to just eight in 2015. The biggest question mark for Hamilton will be whether he gets on base enough to make that speed count. By mid-May 2016, his career average was a minuscule .242 with a OBP of .287. A natural infielder, Hamilton has transitioned extremely well to center field defensively with his speed and athleticism.

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