MaudDib wrote:The kid has some speed but I don't see him as an everyday major leaguer. I just don't see his bat being good enough.
Much too early to write him off or anyone else who is just 20 years old.
For what it's worth, he's hitting .333 this month with a 13/12 BB/K ratio.
Yes he is young but there still isn't a lot to like about his numbers. The guy has shown no ability to take a walk at any level in the minors and strikes out way too much for a speed guy. He also has no power to speak of. So really his only value will be SB but because he can't get on base, he will have limited value there. I have also heard questions about his ability to stick at SS which again hurts his value though not as much if he can play 2B.
I realize that he is young but for most prospects you can get a pretty good feeling of how good they can be. Sometimes they bust and sometimes they exceed expectations. I would love it if Hamilton exceeded expectations but right now I just don't see it.