Latest Update Hamilton swipes 40th bag Wednesday Thu Jul, 24, 06:06 AM
Has ridiculously good speed and supreme quickness down the line to first base. Is an elite base-stealer who puts a ton of pressure on defenses. He's also becoming a more patient hitter at the dish, which only helps him.
Flaws: : Needs to learn the intricacies of playing center field, after coming up the ranks as a middle infielder. Also, he lacks power (mainly because of his slight frame). Must avoid injury, while maintaining his aggressiveness.
Hamilton has his safely in four of his first six games since returning from the All-Star break, more importantly he has now logged a stolen base in back-to-back games. His fantasy value relies solely on his speed, and up to this point he has certainly lived up to the hype, batting .281 with 40 steals and 49 runs scored through 356 at-bats. It would be nice to see him get on base at a higher clip (.312 OBP), but that will come as he progresses in his big league career. Either way he is an elite base-stealer that is a must-own in all formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
No one was expecting Hamilton to hit more than 2-3 home runs this season, but now it wouldn't be surprising to see him soar into double-digits -- today was actually his sixth homer. After getting off to an incredibly slow start, Hamilton has quickly become one of the games most valuable fantasy commodities. His season line sits .281/.314/.424 with six home runs and 38 stolen bases. If he vastly improved his plate discipline, he'd easily be a first-rounder.Analyst: Spencer Silva
All young players will go through growing pains, that is, unless your name is Mike Trout. Although he has been caught stealing 15 times, the Reds are going to continue giving him the green light when on the base paths, so the positive definitely outweighs the negative in this situation. He has elite speed that you just can't teach, so once he gets better at reading opposing pitchers there is a good chance he will make a run at 100 stolen bases at some point in his prime. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The speedster, who was named NL Rookie of the Month for June, continues to make all those who hated on him eat their words as he collected his 25th multi-hit game and 10th three-hit game in 88 games this year aiding to his season slash line of .285/.318/.424 (all higher than teammate Jay Bruce's .230/.310/.415 for some perspective).Analyst: Michael Pichan