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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 5970 .264 .324 .345 .249 10.1
Birth Date9-22-1961
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1985 SLN 23 151 692 636 107 170 20 10 1 213 50 115 0 1 5 40 110 25 .267 .320 .335 .241 16.8 5.9 2.4
1986 SLN 24 154 670 600 94 139 13 8 0 168 60 98 2 5 3 29 107 14 .232 .301 .280 .228 1.1 -5.5 -0.5
1987 SLN 25 151 702 623 121 180 14 10 3 223 70 126 3 1 5 43 109 22 .289 .363 .358 .267 36.0 -7.5 2.8
1988 SLN 26 153 679 616 77 160 20 10 3 209 49 111 1 5 8 38 81 27 .260 .313 .339 .253 19.6 1.9 2.3
1989 SLN 27 145 624 563 94 143 21 9 2 188 50 90 2 2 7 28 65 10 .254 .316 .334 .247 14.7 -8.1 0.7
1990 SLN 28 124 539 497 73 145 18 9 6 199 35 88 2 1 4 39 77 17 .292 .340 .400 .270 22.2 -5.4 1.8
1991 NYN 29 72 318 278 45 71 7 5 1 91 39 47 0 0 1 17 37 14 .255 .347 .327 .258 11.0 -12.0 -0.1
1992 NYN 30 71 261 229 37 63 11 1 2 82 27 41 2 1 2 21 24 9 .275 .355 .358 .274 16.5 -6.2 1.1
1993 NYN 31 92 399 373 64 104 14 8 2 140 21 58 0 2 3 25 38 13 .279 .316 .375 .258 9.9 -5.3 0.5
1994 KCA 32 104 477 438 61 105 14 12 2 149 29 72 1 5 4 33 50 8 .240 .285 .340 .222 -0.2 -5.5 -0.5
1995 KCA 33 75 324 293 39 84 13 4 4 117 27 48 1 1 2 20 26 9 .287 .348 .399 .259 4.7 -8.2 -0.3
1995 SEA 33 40 176 162 27 47 10 2 1 64 10 32 1 0 3 9 16 7 .290 .335 .395 .252 3.3 1.6 0.5
1996 CIN 34 33 94 84 10 13 1 1 1 19 9 31 0 0 1 4 12 2 .155 .237 .226 .177 -3.9 -0.3 -0.4
1997 DET 35 6 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .118 -2.0 -0.0 -0.2
Career137159705406849142517689281863477960152448346752177.264.324.345.249149.6-54.510.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1982 JCY Rk 58 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MCN A 113 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .432 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 LOU AAA 152 671 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 SLN MLB 151 692 .241 .255 .318 .379 .256 .324 92 -13 18.9 -4.2 5.9 14.4 16.8 2.4 16.8 2.4
1985 LOU AAA 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .150 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SLN MLB 154 670 .228 .256 .320 .380 .256 .274 96 -22.1 18.5 -3.7 -5.5 8.3 1.1 -0.5 1.1 -0.5
1987 SLN MLB 151 702 .267 .259 .324 .403 .256 .358 95 5.5 20.7 -4.9 -7.5 14.8 36.0 2.8 36.0 2.8
1988 SLN MLB 153 679 .253 .249 .308 .362 .253 .310 97 -4.7 17.8 -3.3 1.9 7.5 19.6 2.3 19.6 2.3
1989 SLN MLB 145 624 .247 .251 .313 .372 .258 .298 98 -7.7 16.3 -3.8 -8.1 8.2 14.7 0.7 14.7 0.7
1990 SLN MLB 124 539 .270 .257 .315 .385 .258 .344 98 5.6 14.5 -3.4 -5.4 5.5 22.2 1.8 22.2 1.8
1991 NYN MLB 72 318 .258 .251 .314 .373 .255 .304 98 -0.5 8.6 0.8 -12.0 4.2 11.0 -0.1 11.0 -0.1
1992 NYN MLB 71 261 .274 .248 .308 .364 .252 .326 96 3.6 6.8 -0.8 -6.2 5.9 16.5 1.1 16.5 1.1
1992 SLU A+ 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NYN MLB 92 399 .258 .264 .324 .396 .258 .324 95 -0.9 11.4 -2.7 -5.3 5.2 9.9 0.5 9.9 0.5
1994 KCA MLB 104 477 .222 .274 .345 .442 .269 .279 99 -20.3 14.5 -3.7 -5.5 6.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.5
1995 KCA MLB 75 324 .259 .275 .343 .435 .269 .331 97 -0.4 9.7 -2.7 -8.2 1.8 4.7 -0.3 4.7 -0.3
1995 SEA MLB 40 176 .252 .263 .332 .410 .257 .357 103 -1.5 5.3 -1.2 1.6 -0.5 3.3 0.5 3.3 0.5
1995 OMA AAA 9 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .452 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 33 94 .177 .267 .335 .413 .259 .231 100 -9 2.9 -0.6 -0.3 1.0 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
1996 IND AAA 7 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .095 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 VAN AAA 21 96 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 6 15 .118 .283 .352 .438 .278 .091 96 -2.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
1998 MEM AAA 0 86 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1982 JCY Rk 246 40 53 2 1 0 16 29 49 43 3 .250 .346 .269 .019 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MCN A 513 99 156 8 7 0 53 56 85 145 31 .350 .432 .399 .049 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 LOU AAA 671 97 156 21 7 4 48 55 112 101 36 .257 .322 .334 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 LOU AAA 22 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .143 .136 .143 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 SLN MLB 692 107 170 20 10 1 40 50 115 110 25 .267 .320 .335 .068 .241 16.8 5.9 2.4
1986 SLN MLB 670 94 139 13 8 0 29 60 98 107 14 .232 .301 .280 .048 .228 1.1 -5.5 -0.5
1987 SLN MLB 702 121 180 14 10 3 43 70 126 109 22 .289 .363 .358 .069 .267 36.0 -7.5 2.8
1988 SLN MLB 679 77 160 20 10 3 38 49 111 81 27 .260 .313 .339 .080 .253 19.6 1.9 2.3
1989 SLN MLB 624 94 143 21 9 2 28 50 90 65 10 .254 .316 .334 .080 .247 14.7 -8.1 0.7
1990 SLN MLB 539 73 145 18 9 6 39 35 88 77 17 .292 .340 .400 .109 .270 22.2 -5.4 1.8
1991 NYN MLB 318 45 71 7 5 1 17 39 47 37 14 .255 .347 .327 .072 .258 11.0 -12.0 -0.1
1992 SLU A+ 24 4 8 0 0 0 2 2 6 3 0 .364 .417 .364 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NYN MLB 261 37 63 11 1 2 21 27 41 24 9 .275 .355 .358 .083 .274 16.5 -6.2 1.1
1993 NYN MLB 399 64 104 14 8 2 25 21 58 38 13 .279 .316 .375 .097 .258 9.9 -5.3 0.5
1994 KCA MLB 477 61 105 14 12 2 33 29 72 50 8 .240 .285 .340 .100 .222 -0.2 -5.5 -0.5
1995 OMA AAA 40 7 15 2 0 1 5 2 6 3 0 .395 .425 .526 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 176 27 47 10 2 1 9 10 32 16 7 .290 .335 .395 .105 .252 3.3 1.6 0.5
1995 KCA MLB 324 39 84 13 4 4 20 27 48 26 9 .287 .348 .399 .113 .259 4.7 -8.2 -0.3
1996 IND AAA 27 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .077 .111 .077 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 94 10 13 1 1 1 4 9 31 12 2 .155 .237 .226 .071 .177 -3.9 -0.3 -0.4
1996 VAN AAA 96 9 18 2 1 0 5 9 15 4 1 .207 .281 .253 .046 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .000 .118 -2.0 -0.0 -0.2
1998 MEM AAA 86 15 24 5 1 1 5 10 11 8 4 .316 .395 .447 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1992-06-27 1992-07-27 15-DL 30 25 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1992-05-02 1992-05-29 15-DL 27 24 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1992-04-10 1992-05-01 15-DL 21 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1991-08-14 1991-10-01 15-DL 48 44 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1991-06-15 1991-07-25 15-DL 40 35 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsCraig Goldstein2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsBen Carsley2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That MatterCraig Goldstein2014-04-09
Pebble Hunting: Billy Hamilton, Usain Bolt, and Whether 90 Feet is Still EnoughSam Miller2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Speed/MakeupMark Anderson2014-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Speed/MakeupBP Prospect Staff2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball's Seven Wonders: Mariano Rivera's Postseason PerformanceSam Miller2014-01-14
The BP Wayback Machine: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2014-01-03
BP Unfiltered: Michael Cuddyer's Ink Is BlackSam Miller2013-09-30
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Base Stealers, Stolen Bases, and Caught StealingsBaseball Prospectus2013-09-19
Overthinking It: How the Mets Got Great (at Taking the Extra Base)Ben Lindbergh2013-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and MakeupBP Prospect Staff2013-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball ProGUESTus: Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays BlockbusterBrent S. Gambill2012-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Days in the Desert, Part 2Geoff Young2012-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 2-4Jason Martinez2012-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Sofa Scouting: Darvish vs. Archer Jason Parks2012-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: A Slide Step in the Wrong DirectionDoug Thorburn2012-06-22
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 5/11/12Rob McQuown2012-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Why Rookies of the Year FailBill Parker2012-05-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Can Dee Gordon Steal 80 Bases?Jason Collette2012-04-13
The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-AllJay Jaffe2012-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: If You Found Daniel Murphy Under Your Bed, Would You Pull Him Out or Put Him Back?Steven Goldman2011-08-08
Spitballing: Why When You Go MattersJeremy Greenhouse2011-08-04
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Overthinking It: Who's Zoomin' Who?Ben Lindbergh2011-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: April Stolen Base TrendsJason Collette2011-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Bobby Abreu vs. Rajai DavisJason Collette2011-03-18
B-Warned: Carl CrawfordBrandon Warne2010-11-24
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Tom GoodwinDavid Laurila2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 1 Russell A. Carleton2010-01-18
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: You Can't Spell 'Genius' with IBBSteven Goldman2009-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Health Report: National LeagueWill Carroll2009-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Return of the RickeysJay Jaffe2009-07-28
Prospectus Idol Entry: When It Doesn't Pay To StealBrian Cartwright2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-05-10
Prospectus Q&A: Andy Van SlykeDavid Laurila2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Open CampsJohn Perrotto2009-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Rock-y RoadJay Jaffe2008-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Mets, Rangers, and OriolesRany Jazayerli2008-02-13
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The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
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Every Given Sunday: Projection RejectionJohn Perrotto2007-03-18
The Week In Quotes: November 21-27Alex Carnevale2006-11-27
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Specialization Is My SpecialtySteven Goldman2006-05-15
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Billy Hamilton this year?I've tried to get him in every league (trade wise), but no manager will budge.
(Craig Goldstein from Duke University)
Well #FakeCraig, he's the most interesting and most difficult player to project for 2014. I think he's going to be like Vince Coleman, hit for a lowish average while stealing 50-70 bases. That's if he plays all year. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gut feeling on Billy Hamilton? Vince Coleman or Dee Gordon?
(Chad from Akron, OH)
Vince Coleman (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)I have 3 CF in a dynasty league that uses (LF,CF,RF), I can only play two. Out of Andrew McCutchen, Adam Jones, and Billy Hamilton, which would you keep, which would you trade? What's a fair asking price?
(Donnie from Running Errands)
I'd keep McCutchen and Jones but boy oh boy that's a tough/terrible call to have to make on Hamilton right now. If his bat plays in the Majors, he could be the 10s version of Vince Coleman. I'd want a lot for Hamilton, and I think you'd be able to get it. In dynasty, people are all over his ceiling. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Folks keep saying the Billy Hamilton is really good. I can't see it. To me he looks like Vince Coleman. OK for a few years but nothing special. If speed is the only thing your bringing to the table I am not impressed. What do you think of him?
(Steve N from Delaware)
From a fantasy perspective, we'd be more than happy with another Coleman. Real-life, though, yes speed may be a bit overrated. Still, Hamilton has a solid approach at the plate, a decent slap bat, and tons of athleticism that should make him a plus defender in center field. Oh yeah, and that speed. Without the patience you might be tempted to call him Juan Pierre-plus, but he should get on base enough (with even more speed and better defense) to be a quality lead-off guy. (Derek Carty)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Billy Hamilton's ETA? Is he a modern day Vince Coleman?
(jpmargo3 from New Jersey)
You know, I'd love to see him in September. I don't know if that will ultimately make sense for the Reds, because of service time and all that, but September and October are the months when a team can really go insane with tactical stuff and where a specialized runner can actually make sense. I remember Chone Figgins making a pretty big impact on the 2002 Angels as nothing more than a pinch-runner, for instance. I remember that. I can't actually say it's true, but I remember it. I think I'll spend some time later looking it up.

Hamilton, though. So fast. It would interesting to try to figure out just how much the world's greatest baserunner could conceivably be worth if his legs were highly leveraged. (Sam Miller)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Correction: Nixon only went over 100 steals once (107 in '82). Wonder if the Yankees should have kept him or McGee in the 80's.
(RickHindle from Boston)
See what I know? Another reader notes Vince Coleman had 145 in 1983. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSGiven how everyone is now bending over backwards to put Rice into the HOF maybe I shouldn't say this, but the GDPs are the one bum rap he got -- hitting behind Wade Boggs and Dwight Evans, or Boggs and Marty Barrett, even Vince Coleman would have hit into a bunch of double plays. There were only a couple of years in Rice's career in which his rate led the league. (Steven Goldman)