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50 minutes ago, Heisenberg90 said:

This is why I can live with him having a bad average. He completely dominates stolen bases. If he can stay healthy we are looking at 80 steals and 100 runs. 

 

Or 100 steals and 80 runs

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How has he not learned to slap-hit Ichiro-style yet? I guess it's harder than it looks, but damn it drives you crazy thinking of the potential of this dude (esp. me as a Reds fan - cmon Votto teach this guy how to draw a 20% walk rate!). He only needs to get on base to effectively turn a single into a double or a triple. 

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  • I always try to invest in guys that have elite, best in the game, skills. Usually after a few tweaks here and there, they become serviceable in their weak points and this only amplifies their strength exponentially. I am betting on Hamilton becoming a solid .270/.340 hitter. This will translate to 100r/70sb. This would make him a top 30 player. 
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1 minute ago, Travis Burten said:
  • I always try to invest in guys that have elite, best in the game, skills. Usually after a few tweaks here and there, they become serviceable in their weak points and this only amplifies their strength exponentially. I am betting on Hamilton becoming a solid .270/.340 hitter. This will translate to 100r/70sb. This would make him a top 30 player. 

 

i actually think he's already been a 70, 80sb guy at his current hitting level if he could just get through a season healthy. the past 2 years he's gotten about 60 in spite of missing a month each year. he's been stealing at a consistent 75 per 600 PA pace, which he should get easily as a leadoff hitter. if he's healthy, on base more and his SB technique keeps improving the upside is 100+, vince coleman type stuff imo

 

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Anytime this guy hits a bloop "single" he ends up at 2nd. Anytime he hits a gap shot its an automatic triple. If by some miracle he gets held at 1st he just steals 2nd. Legend.

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