Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
10 hours ago

Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

His leadoff shot to right field set the tone for the game, as the two teams combined for seven homers. Hamilton now has a grand total of two home runs on the season, with his other coming in early May, and the switch-hitting speedster hasn't been able to benefit from 2017's league-wide power surge.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 days ago

Hamilton is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton has 4 hits over his last two games, but he'll head to the bench for a breather after starting nine straight games in center field. Patrick Kivlehan will make his first career start in center field for Hamilton.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
1 week ago

Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton's second-inning theft of second base ended a 13-game stretch without a stolen base, which represented the longest drought of his career. That prolonged skid likely quashes any chance Hamilton had at swiping 100 bags this season, but he still owns a three-steal cushion over the Nationals' Trea Turner -- who needed a four-steal game Sunday just to slide into second place -- for the league lead.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 weeks ago

Hamilton (thumb) is back in the lineup, leading off against the Dodgers on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was out of the lineup Wednesday, and it late revealed that he has been playing through a nagging thumb issue that has negatively affected him at the plate over the past couple weeks. It is not clear if he is completely over the thumb issue, but at the very least it seems like it is something he can manage without needing a DL stint. Hamilton is hitting .152/.200/.152 with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate over his last 66 at-bats.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 weeks ago

Hamilton has been fighting a minor thumb injury for a while, and it has affected his performance at the plate, which is why he is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Padres, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported this past weekend that he was "a little beat up" and he has also dealt with a shoulder injury recently. This narrative lines up perfectly with Hamilton's play at the plate, as he has a .152/.200/.152 slash line and a 28.2 percent strikeout rate and five steals over his last 66 at-bats. Per Buchanan's report, it is painful whenever Hamilton makes contact. It is unclear if this is an injury that could eventually force him to the DL, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. The Reds have an off day Thursday.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 weeks ago

Hamilton is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The speedy center fielder has just two hits over the past week, so he'll get another day off Wednesday. Arismendy Alcantara will take over in center field to replace him.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 weeks ago

Hamilton (undisclosed) is playing center field and batting leadoff during Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton was held out of the lineup Saturday as he was apparently feeling "a little beat up" and simply needed a day of rest. He'll slot back in at the top of the Reds' batting order Sunday against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
2 weeks ago

Hamilton is "a little beat up," but would have been able to play Saturday night if needed, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

For whatever it's worth, Hamilton wasn't the first choice as a pinch-hitter Saturday night. Instead Arismendy Alcantara was first off the bench.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
3 weeks ago

Hamilton will get a day off for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the first time in the last six days that Hamilton will get a day off, as Scott Schebler's moves to center and Patrick Kivlehan takes over in right. Hamilton is likely to be back in the lineup Sunday.

Billy Hamilton
CF CIN
3 weeks ago

Hamilton (shoulder) is starting in center field and batting leadoff Monday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The speedy outfielder sat out Sunday after exiting Saturday's contest with a shoulder strain, but it seems like the day off was all he needed to get back into form. Hamilton will resume his normal spot atop Cincinnati's batting order, where he'll look to improve his .251 batting average and wreak more havoc on the basepaths.