Reds | Billy Hamilton penciled in to start
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:25:17 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton will head into next season as the projected starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. "He's the guy," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We feel confident he can be a good leadoff hitter. He'll give us great defense. The only question is how often he can get on base. He'll start working on his bunting again after the first of the year. If he can master that, it will really help him." Hamilton hit .227 with a .284 on-base percentage in 75 at-bats in the Puerto Rican Winter League.