Billy Hamilton Speaker Profile
Billy Hamilton Biography
Billy Hamilton was born September 9, 1990 and is a shortstop converted into center fielder in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He currently plays for the triple-A Louisville Bats. Hamilton holds the Minor League Baseball single-season stolen base record with 155 steals - 10 higher than Vince Coleman's old record and 25 more than Rickey Henderson's Major League record.
Hamilton was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Taylorsville High School.
Prior to the 2011 season, Hamilton was ranked by Baseball America as the 50th best prospect in baseball. That season, while playing for the Dayton Dragons, Hamilton became the 12th minor league player to have 100 stolen bases in a season and the first since 2001. He finished the season with 103 total stolen bases and hit .278/.340/.360.
Prior to 2012, Baseball America ranked Hamilton as the 48th best prospect. MLB rated Hamilton as the 31st best prospect, 4th best shortstop, and the 2nd best prospect in the Reds organization behind catcher Devin Mesoraco.
On August 21st, 2012, Hamilton stole a record 146th base in his 120th game of the season for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The record was previously held by Vince Coleman for the Class A Macon Redbirds in 1983. He finished the 2012 season with 155 stolen bases.
Prior to the 2013 season, Hamilton was ranked as the Reds best prospect by Baseball America.
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