Josh Hamilton

#32, LF, Texas
Josh Hamilton
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    240
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    May 21, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    1999 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays


Player Notes
Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went hitless in four at-bats Monday in an extended spring training game.

Advice: Hamilton hit three grounders to first base and then struck out in his fourth and final plate appearance of the afternoon. He played three innings in left field. The veteran slugger is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week and should join the Rangers' active roster by the end of May.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock later this week.

Advice: Hamilton's surgically-repaired shoulder is no longer an issue, but he's being worked back into playing shape. He's been training at the Rangers' spring training complex and faced live pitching Saturday for the first time. The big club expects Hamilton to join them towards the end of the month.

More: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

9 hours ago Rotoworld
Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will play three innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

Advice: Hamilton isn't ready to play the field yet, so he'll only bat. The former Angel underwent shoulder surgery during spring training and is slated to return in late May. In the meantime, Jake Smolinski and Carlos Peguero will fill in at left field. Hamilton has been in decline for years but a return to Texas may rejuvenate his fantasy value. 84 of his 192 career home runs have come at Globe Life Park.

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Sun, May 3 Rotoworld
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this week that the club hopes Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will be ready for activation in late May.

Advice: Previous timetables had Hamilton possibly returning as soon as mid-May, but it appears the goal is to get him back late this month. Hamilton is recovered from shoulder surgery, but he's essentially in spring training mode right now and needs to work himself back into game shape. Rangers outfield instructor Dwayne Murphy said Wednesday that he's pleased with how Hamilton has looked in workouts. "I like what I see from him, especially the eagerness to play," Murphy said. "I have to put the reins on him because he wants to do a lot more. That is good."

More: Dallas Morning News

Sat, May 2 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears the Dodgers were involved in talks with the Angels for Josh Hamilton before he was traded to the Rangers.

Advice: Every scenario still had Hamilton ending up in Texas, Heyman said, but the Dodgers wanted to get involved in hopes of trading cash for prospects. The Dodgers, obviously, have no use for Hamilton, so there's no reason to think they're in the market for an outfielder despite the report.

More: CBSSports.com

Fri, May 1 Rotoworld
Rangers acquired OF Josh Hamilton from the Angels for cash considerations.

Advice: The deal was officially announced by the Angels' Twitter account on Monday afternoon. Anaheim is expected to eat $68 million of the $80 million still owed to Hamilton from his original five-year, $125 million agreement with the club. He'll get a fresh restart in Texas after a falling out with the Angels brought on by his offseason alcohol and cocaine relapse. Hamilton is expected to be recovered from shoulder surgery in mid- to late-May and carries considerably more fantasy value with the Rangers than he would have with the Halos.

Wed, Apr 29 Rotoworld
Josh Hamilton has been spotted at the Rangers' Globe Life Park.

Advice: Which presumably means the trade sending him from Anaheim to Texas has been completed and will be formally announced on Monday afternoon. The Angels are reportedly going to eat $68 million of the $80 million owed to Hamilton. His deal will also now reportedly carry an opt-out clause for after the 2016 season. Hamilton is due back from shoulder surgery in mid-May. It's a pretty great deal for Texas if the 33-year-old outfielder can stay on the straight and narrow.

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Mon, Apr 27 Rotoworld
Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the trade sending Josh Hamilton to the Rangers is still expected to be finalized on Monday.

Advice: There had been rumblings that the two sides would clear all hurdles and get it done on Sunday afternoon, but it looks as though that was optimistic. The Angels are said to be willing to eat up to $68 million remaining on Hamilton's deal, and the beleaguered outfielder is expected to receive an opt-out clause in the contract following the 2016 season.

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Mon, Apr 27 Rotoworld
MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the trade of Josh Hamilton to the Rangers could be finalized as soon as Sunday afternoon.

Advice: Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan says the deal could be announced Sunday evening. The Angels are reportedly willing to eat $68 million of the $80 million remaining on Hamilton's contract in order to get something done. Hamilton will sacrifice $6 million of guaranteed money and will receive an opt-out clause in his deal after the 2016 season.

More: T.R. Sullivan on Twitter

Sun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Josh Hamilton is willing to sacrifice $6 million of guaranteed money in the proposed deal to the Rangers.

Advice: With the Angels reportedly willing to take on up to $68 million of the $80 million remaining on his deal, that could put the Rangers expense at only $7 million. Hamilton is also expected to receive an opt-out clause in his deal after the 2016 season

More: Dallas Morning News

Sun, Apr 26 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, May 4

Head-to-head vs. Houston

Head-to-head vs. Houston
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Hou 63 227 42 73 9 6 17 43 22 46 2 1 .322 .387 .639 1.025
Last game vs. Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Career vs. Dallas Keuchel 15 6 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 Cin 90 298 52 87 17 2 19 47 33 65 3 3 .292 .368 .554 .922
2008 Tex 156 624 98 190 35 5 32 130 64 126 9 1 .304 .371 .530 .901
2009 Tex 89 336 43 90 19 2 10 54 24 79 8 3 .268 .315 .426 .741
2010 Tex 133 518 95 186 40 3 32 100 43 95 8 1 .359 .411 .633 1.044
2011 Tex 121 487 80 145 31 5 25 94 39 93 8 1 .298 .346 .536 .882
2012 Tex 148 562 103 160 31 2 43 128 60 162 7 4 .285 .354 .577 .930
2013 LAA 151 576 73 144 32 5 21 79 47 158 4 0 .250 .307 .432 .739
2014 LAA 89 338 43 89 21 0 10 44 32 108 3 3 .263 .331 .414 .745
Totals 977 3739 587 1091 226 24 192 676 342 886 50 16 .292 .352 .519 .871
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 Cin 71 CF 64 555 168 178 6 4 2 .978
2007 Cin 10 RF 9 81 27 28 1 0 0 1.000
2007 Cin 9 LF 2 27 5 5 0 0 0 1.000
2008 Tex 111 CF 107 912 268 276 3 5 3 .982
2008 Tex 34 RF 33 289 77 82 4 1 2 .988
2009 Tex 56 CF 55 472 132 134 2 0 1 1.000
2009 Tex 24 RF 24 210 53 56 2 1 0 .982
2010 Tex 92 LF 87 772 179 190 7 4 1 .979
2010 Tex 40 CF 29 262 75 77 2 0 1 1.000
2011 Tex 85 LF 81 709 153 161 4 4 1 .975
2011 Tex 35 CF 30 259 71 73 1 1 0 .986
2012 Tex 95 CF 84 687 177 183 2 4 2 .978
2012 Tex 84 LF 52 481 96 102 3 3 0 .971
2012 Tex 2 RF 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2013 LAA 83 RF 80 717 171 182 3 8 0 .956
2013 LAA 19 LF 19 161 52 52 0 0 0 1.000
2013 LAA 6 CF 6 53 13 14 1 0 0 1.000
2014 LAA 68 LF 67 598 148 155 2 5 0 .968
2014 LAA 7 CF 7 70 21 22 1 0 1 1.000
Totals 931 LF 836 7322 1886 1970 44 40 14 .980