Latest Update Hamilton smacks sixth homer Tuesday Wed Jul, 30, 06:46 AM
Phenomenally athletic, he has a big frame and a sweet, powerful lefty swing. Runs effortlessly and has a great outfield arm. Can bat for huge power and good average and is a clutch RBI producer.
Flaws: : Is a bit too injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Has struggled significantly with off-field issues, which have slightly curtailed his overall stardom, though he has overcome a lot of adversity.
Hamilton is now slashing .293/.365/.442 with six home runs and 32 RBI through 215 at-bats as he continues to put together a nice season following an extended stay on the disabled list. Batting behind both Mike Trout and Albert Pujols certainly hasn't done any favors to his RBI production, but career-worst 35.8 AB/HR isn't going to help his cause either. However, as long as he is healthy he is a threat to put up big numbers and needs to be in everyday lineups in all league formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hamilton left Friday night's game with soreness in his left knee. In his previous six games he had seven hits in twenty at bats, giving him a .350 AVG for those games, albeit with no home runs. While his batting average isn't killing his owners, his lack of power is definitely disturbing. Even with lowered expectations coming into the season, Hamilton has been a serious disappointment. Analyst: Joshua Balay
Hamilton tweaked his knee during Friday's game and left early, so it was a long shot for him to play Saturday. Efren Navarro, who filled in for Hamilton Friday, will start in left field.Analyst: Howard Bender
Never a good thing with Hamilton. Never. Despite the fact that it's only being called a "sore knee," this is Josh Hamilton we're talking about and injuries always tend to be worse. He'll be evaluated by the medical staff and we'll get an updated diagnosis soon. Consider him day-to-day for now and look for Efren Navarro, who replaced him Friday, to get the start Saturday as well.Analyst: Howard Bender