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Reds | Billy Hamilton hitting seventh

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:42:31 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton was dropped to seventh in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Tuesday, May 24. 1B Joey Votto is in the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton continues to struggle to find ways on base to utilize his speed (eight stolen bases). He's hitting .254 in May and has only four steals. The move down the order limits his opportunities to run, making him an even weaker daily pick tonight. Votto is struggling himself at the dish, but hopefully for his owners a move to the two-hole can get him going.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton, Jose Peraza in lineup

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton returns to the starting lineup and is hitting second against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar Tuesday, May 17. 2B Jose Peraza draws a start at second base and is batting eighth. 2B Brandon Phillips is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton missed a handful of games while on the bereavement list. Get him back into seasonal lineups for his speed. The second spot in the lineup boosts his value for steals. Peraza also has appeal for his speed and should've been added in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Unfortunately he's a low-end option in DFS sitting that low in the order in a tough matchup tonight.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton reinstated

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:35:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton was reinstated from the bereavement list Monday, May 16, and RP Drew Hayes was optioned to Class AAA Louisville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is back but he's not in the starting lineup Monday. Keep him out of your starting lineups everywhere for another day. He should be back in center field tomorrow, and there's a good chance he'll but hitting near the top of the order again, which increases his fantasy value slightly as it'll give him more opportunities to utilize his speed on the basepaths.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton to bereavement list

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:35:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton was placed on the bereavement list Friday, May 13. 2B/OF Jose Peraza was recalled from Class AAA Louisville.

Fantasy Tip: Peraza is a lot like Hamilton, but he hits a bit better. He hit .295 with six steals at Triple-A, but he was caught five times. Peraza could audition in center all weekend and swipe a few bags. He's an NL-only value for sure, and he's worth scooping in mixed leagues if you have space and are speculating steals.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton to be away from team

Wed, 11 May 2016 17:36:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton will leave the team after their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 11, because of the death of his three-year-old nephew. He is expected to rejoin the club for the first game of their series against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Entering play Wednesday, Hamilton was batting .235 with one home run and five RBI in 81 at-bats and was 7-of-9 on stolen base attempts. He will not miss any games because the Reds have a scheduled off day Thursday, May 12.

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Reds | Four CIN regulars resting Sunday

Sun, 08 May 2016 08:11:50 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton, 3B Eugenio Suarez, SS Zack Cozart and C Tucker Barnhart are out of the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Sunday, May 8. OF Tyler Holt will lead off and play center field, INF Ivan De Jesus will bat second and play shortstop, INF Jordan Pacheco will play third base and bat seventh and C Ramon Cabrera will bat eighth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Each of the four players filling in for the regulars who are resting should be viewed as nothing more than sources of desperation cap relief in daily fantasy contests.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton moving to the two-hole

Thu, 05 May 2016 16:35:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is batting second for the second time this season Thursday, May 5, and will most likely remain in that spot for the foreseeable future, according to manager Bryan Price. The move was made in part to allow Hamilton to use his speed to be more disruptive while also placing 3B Eugenio Suarez in more of a run-producing role at the sixth spot in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Price made it clear Hamilton would have to continue hitting - he was batting .296 over his last nine games entering Thursday - in order to make the change stick, but it is a good deal for all parties involved from a fantasy perspective. Hamilton should have at least one more at-bat per game to steal bases, while Suarez - already leading the team in RBI entering Thursday - will get regular opportunities to drive in Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton returns

Thu, 05 May 2016 10:33:46 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) returned to the lineup Thursday, May 5, hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is hitting just .188 against right-handers this season. He's a much better play in traditional leagues because of his elite speed than in DFS. He'd be a very low-end consideration against Chase Anderson.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton plays Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:26:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 4, after aggravating his jammed left thumb the day before. Hamilton's injury has prevented him from gripping a bat.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's injury probably won't land him on the DL, but he could miss a few more days. With Zack Cozart back from injury, too, Hamilton will likely return to the bottom of the batting order, which isn't good news for his already dwindling fantasy value. His stolen base opportunities are on the decline hitting that low, and his speed is his only real asset to owners.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton available Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:14:07 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) is available off the bench Wednesday, May 4, despite his jammed left thumb.

Fantasy Tip: This provides a ray of hope that he can avoid the disabled list. He was hitting .316 the last seven days to get over the Mendoza Line in what has been a sluggish start. His elite speed keeps him as a midrange outfielder in traditional leagues, but it doesn't translate consistently enough into DFS.

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