Hamilton was the Cards' supplemental second round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player 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 Springfield, where he had been promoted in mid-June.
Like many players experiencing their first taste of Double-A ball, Hamilton initially struggled, but within a month was the Texas League Player of the Week. He went on to star for Springfield in the playoffs, hitting four home runs.
Between the two regular-season stops, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was good for 19 home runs and 90 runs batted in. Overall, the 23-year-old posted a .269/.332/.448 stat line (AVG/OBP/SLG) and has promise as a power-hitting prospect.
Hamilton talks about his 2007 season and what the future may hold in this exclusive audio interview.
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