|Speedy Billy Hamilton takes over Reds leadoff spot|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 21 February 2014 06:31|
He's made it to the top of Cincinnati's lineup after only 13 steals in the majors.
The 23-year-old outfielder will get a chance to play center field and bat leadoff this season, taking over Shin-Soo Choo's spot. Hamilton is doing it after spending only one season at Triple-A with mixed results as a hitter.
Hamilton made a tantalizing big league debut last September. He had 13 steals in 14 attempts, used primarily as a pinch-runner.
Hamilton set a professional record by stealing 155 bases in the minors in 2012. Now he gets to see how his speed translates to the majors on an everyday basis.