Not that it will matter much who's behind the plate, but I'm really looking forward to getting an up-close look at Billy Hamilton. Watched him wreak havoc vs. the Pirates over the weekend, and just continue to marvel at how ridiculous he is, once he hits the basepath.
After swiping 75 of 90 at Triple-A this year, he's now got 12 Stolen Bases w/the Reds so far. He's only got 16 or so Plate Appearances, all told in the 10 games he's appeared in since his September call-up.
This, coming off last year's record-breaking campaign of 155 SB's, split out over A-Ball and Double-A.....and 103 in 2011 at Low-A.
Insane. Always love to watch guys like this, no matter what level they're playing at.
"Use your head.....that's that lump 3 feet above your arse." - Jimmy Dugan
Alexandre62 wrote: I thnk Brown is a bigger scrub.
Being 3 years older, his ceiling is also a bit lower and harder than Matt's. Brown has been getting playing time, and his numbers have steadily dwindled, even as we grind our way through the expanded roster season. He is also a liability in the OF, unlike den Decker, who flashes serious leather in CF and RF.