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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 5970 .264 .324 .345 80 4.6
Birth Date9-22-1961
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Age58 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1985 SLN 23 151 692 170 20 10 1 50 115 0 110 25 .267 .320 .335 76 -17.0 14.4 6.4 2.0
1986 SLN 24 154 670 139 13 8 0 60 98 2 107 14 .232 .301 .280 65 -26.3 8.3 -6.5 -1.0
1987 SLN 25 151 702 180 14 10 3 70 126 3 109 22 .289 .363 .358 92 -6.5 14.8 -0.4 2.4
1988 SLN 26 153 679 160 20 10 3 49 111 1 81 27 .260 .313 .339 76 -17.2 7.5 7.2 1.3
1989 SLN 27 145 624 143 21 9 2 50 90 2 65 10 .254 .316 .334 77 -14.8 8.2 -9.0 -0.3
1990 SLN 28 124 539 145 18 9 6 35 88 2 77 17 .292 .340 .400 94 -3.5 5.5 -3.2 1.1
1991 NYN 29 72 318 71 7 5 1 39 47 0 37 14 .255 .347 .327 91 -2.7 4.2 -14.0 -0.3
1992 NYN 30 71 261 63 11 1 2 27 41 2 24 9 .275 .355 .358 93 -1.2 5.9 -4.9 0.6
1993 NYN 31 92 399 104 14 8 2 21 58 0 38 13 .279 .316 .375 82 -7.3 5.2 -9.0 -0.2
1994 KCA 32 104 477 105 14 12 2 29 72 1 50 8 .240 .285 .340 62 -21.9 6.5 1.2 -0.3
1995 KCA 33 75 324 84 13 4 4 27 48 1 26 9 .287 .348 .399 86 -4.7 1.8 -11.9 -0.8
1995 SEA 33 40 176 47 10 2 1 10 32 1 16 7 .290 .335 .395 87 -2.5 -0.5 2.3 0.3
1996 CIN 34 33 94 13 1 1 1 9 31 0 12 2 .155 .237 .226 56 -5.1 1.0 1.4 0.0
1997 DET 35 6 15 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 74 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Career137159701425176892847796015752177.264.324.34580-131.382.9-40.54.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1982 JCY Rk APL 58 246 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MCN A SAL 113 513 .000 .000 .000 .432 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 LOU AAA AA 152 671 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 SLN MLB NL 151 692 .255 .318 .379 .324 92 -13 18.9 -4.2 76 8 6.4 14.4 -17.0 2.0
1985 LOU AAA AA 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .150 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SLN MLB NL 154 670 .256 .320 .380 .274 96 -22.1 18.5 -3.7 65 7 -6.5 8.3 -26.3 -1.0
1987 SLN MLB NL 151 702 .259 .324 .403 .358 95 5.5 20.7 -4.9 92 9 -0.4 14.8 -6.5 2.4
1988 SLN MLB NL 153 679 .249 .308 .362 .310 97 -4.7 17.8 -3.3 76 9 7.2 7.5 -17.2 1.3
1989 SLN MLB NL 145 624 .251 .313 .372 .298 98 -7.7 16.3 -3.8 77 8 -9.0 8.2 -14.8 -0.3
1990 SLN MLB NL 124 539 .257 .315 .385 .344 98 5.6 14.5 -3.4 94 10 -3.2 5.5 -3.5 1.1
1991 NYN MLB NL 72 318 .251 .314 .373 .304 98 -0.5 8.6 0.8 91 10 -14.0 4.2 -2.7 -0.3
1992 NYN MLB NL 71 261 .248 .308 .364 .326 96 3.6 6.8 -0.8 93 12 -4.9 5.9 -1.2 0.6
1992 SLU A+ FSL 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NYN MLB NL 92 399 .264 .324 .396 .324 95 -0.9 11.4 -2.7 82 6 -9.0 5.2 -7.3 -0.2
1994 KCA MLB AL 104 477 .274 .345 .442 .279 99 -20.3 14.5 -3.7 62 7 1.2 6.5 -21.9 -0.3
1995 KCA MLB AL 75 324 .275 .343 .435 .331 97 -0.4 9.7 -2.7 86 11 -11.9 1.8 -4.7 -0.8
1995 SEA MLB AL 40 176 .263 .332 .410 .357 103 -1.5 5.3 -1.2 87 11 2.3 -0.5 -2.5 0.3
1995 OMA AAA AA 9 40 .000 .000 .000 .452 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB NL 33 94 .267 .335 .413 .231 100 -9 2.9 -0.6 56 15 1.4 1.0 -5.1 0.0
1996 IND AAA AA 7 27 .000 .000 .000 .095 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 VAN AAA PCL 21 96 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB AL 6 15 .283 .352 .438 .091 96 -2.3 0.4 -0.1 74 11 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.0
1998 MEM AAA PCL 0 86 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1982 JCY Rk APL 246 212 40 53 2 1 0 57 16 29 49 43 3 .250 .346 .269 .019 2 2
1983 MCN A SAL 513 446 99 156 8 7 0 178 53 56 85 145 31 .350 .432 .399 .049 0 0
1984 LOU AAA AA 671 608 97 156 21 7 4 203 48 55 112 101 36 .257 .322 .334 .077 2 2
1985 SLN MLB NL 692 636 107 170 20 10 1 213 40 50 115 110 25 .267 .320 .335 .068 1 5
1985 LOU AAA AA 22 21 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 .143 .136 .143 .000 1 1
1986 SLN MLB NL 670 600 94 139 13 8 0 168 29 60 98 107 14 .232 .301 .280 .048 5 3
1987 SLN MLB NL 702 623 121 180 14 10 3 223 43 70 126 109 22 .289 .363 .358 .069 1 5
1988 SLN MLB NL 679 616 77 160 20 10 3 209 38 49 111 81 27 .260 .313 .339 .080 5 8
1989 SLN MLB NL 624 563 94 143 21 9 2 188 28 50 90 65 10 .254 .316 .334 .080 2 7
1990 SLN MLB NL 539 497 73 145 18 9 6 199 39 35 88 77 17 .292 .340 .400 .109 1 4
1991 NYN MLB NL 318 278 45 71 7 5 1 91 17 39 47 37 14 .255 .347 .327 .072 0 1
1992 SLU A+ FSL 24 22 4 8 0 0 0 8 2 2 6 3 0 .364 .417 .364 .000 0 0
1992 NYN MLB NL 261 229 37 63 11 1 2 82 21 27 41 24 9 .275 .355 .358 .083 1 2
1993 NYN MLB NL 399 373 64 104 14 8 2 140 25 21 58 38 13 .279 .316 .375 .097 2 3
1994 KCA MLB AL 477 438 61 105 14 12 2 149 33 29 72 50 8 .240 .285 .340 .100 5 4
1995 SEA MLB AL 176 162 27 47 10 2 1 64 9 10 32 16 7 .290 .335 .395 .105 0 3
1995 KCA MLB AL 324 293 39 84 13 4 4 117 20 27 48 26 9 .287 .348 .399 .113 1 2
1995 OMA AAA AA 40 38 7 15 2 0 1 20 5 2 6 3 0 .395 .425 .526 .132 0 0
1996 IND AAA AA 27 26 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 0 0 .077 .111 .077 .000 0 0
1996 CIN MLB NL 94 84 10 13 1 1 1 19 4 9 31 12 2 .155 .237 .226 .071 0 1
1996 VAN AAA PCL 96 87 9 18 2 1 0 22 5 9 15 4 1 .207 .281 .253 .046 0 0
1997 DET MLB AL 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .000 0 0
1998 MEM AAA PCL 86 76 15 24 5 1 1 34 5 10 11 8 4 .316 .395 .447 .132 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1992-06-27 1992-07-27 15-DL 30 25 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1992-05-02 1992-05-29 15-DL 27 24 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1992-04-10 1992-05-01 15-DL 21 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1991-08-14 1991-10-01 15-DL 48 44 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1991-06-15 1991-07-25 15-DL 40 35 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are you such a schmuck?
(Bob E. from Chicago)
I don't know, Bob. I didn't the chat to go this personal, but... something had to cause it, right? Was it in middle school, with the bullying, someone stealing my brand-new blue 1990 Seattle Mariners cap in a crowd, that caused me to put up all these walls? Was it a defense mechanism after striking out with Christy Thatcher in high school? You can live an entire life looking at the lives you didn't live, Bob. Maybe it's not too late. Maybe I can be a better person. But not today, Bob. Today I have to work, and then feed the toddler, and then watch Bubble Guppies and write about Vince Coleman and go to bed. Maybe tomorrow is the time to answer this question properly. Not today. (Patrick Dubuque)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Billy Hamilton this year?I've tried to get him in every league (trade wise), but no manager will budge.
(Craig Goldstein from Duke University)
Well #FakeCraig, he's the most interesting and most difficult player to project for 2014. I think he's going to be like Vince Coleman, hit for a lowish average while stealing 50-70 bases. That's if he plays all year. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gut feeling on Billy Hamilton? Vince Coleman or Dee Gordon?
(Chad from Akron, OH)
Vince Coleman (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)I have 3 CF in a dynasty league that uses (LF,CF,RF), I can only play two. Out of Andrew McCutchen, Adam Jones, and Billy Hamilton, which would you keep, which would you trade? What's a fair asking price?
(Donnie from Running Errands)
I'd keep McCutchen and Jones but boy oh boy that's a tough/terrible call to have to make on Hamilton right now. If his bat plays in the Majors, he could be the 10s version of Vince Coleman. I'd want a lot for Hamilton, and I think you'd be able to get it. In dynasty, people are all over his ceiling. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Folks keep saying the Billy Hamilton is really good. I can't see it. To me he looks like Vince Coleman. OK for a few years but nothing special. If speed is the only thing your bringing to the table I am not impressed. What do you think of him?
(Steve N from Delaware)
From a fantasy perspective, we'd be more than happy with another Coleman. Real-life, though, yes speed may be a bit overrated. Still, Hamilton has a solid approach at the plate, a decent slap bat, and tons of athleticism that should make him a plus defender in center field. Oh yeah, and that speed. Without the patience you might be tempted to call him Juan Pierre-plus, but he should get on base enough (with even more speed and better defense) to be a quality lead-off guy. (Derek Carty)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Billy Hamilton's ETA? Is he a modern day Vince Coleman?
(jpmargo3 from New Jersey)
You know, I'd love to see him in September. I don't know if that will ultimately make sense for the Reds, because of service time and all that, but September and October are the months when a team can really go insane with tactical stuff and where a specialized runner can actually make sense. I remember Chone Figgins making a pretty big impact on the 2002 Angels as nothing more than a pinch-runner, for instance. I remember that. I can't actually say it's true, but I remember it. I think I'll spend some time later looking it up.

Hamilton, though. So fast. It would interesting to try to figure out just how much the world's greatest baserunner could conceivably be worth if his legs were highly leveraged. (Sam Miller)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Correction: Nixon only went over 100 steals once (107 in '82). Wonder if the Yankees should have kept him or McGee in the 80's.
(RickHindle from Boston)
See what I know? Another reader notes Vince Coleman had 145 in 1983. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSGiven how everyone is now bending over backwards to put Rice into the HOF maybe I shouldn't say this, but the GDPs are the one bum rap he got -- hitting behind Wade Boggs and Dwight Evans, or Boggs and Marty Barrett, even Vince Coleman would have hit into a bunch of double plays. There were only a couple of years in Rice's career in which his rate led the league. (Steven Goldman)