Hamilton, 23, was the Cards' second round pick in the 2006 draft from Tulane. This season, the left-handed slugger split his time between Palm Beach, where he was a Florida State League All-Star, and Double-A Springfield, where he had been promoted in mid-June.
Between the two stops, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was good for 19 home runs and 90 runs batted in. Overall, Hamilton posted a .269/.332/.448 stat line (AVG/OBP/SLG) in his second professional season.
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