Josh Hamilton

#32, LF, LA Angels
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
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

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels would not receive a player in return in the rumored Josh Hamilton deal, it would strictly be for cash considerations.

Advice: It looks like it will be a move strictly to get Hamilton out of Los Angeles and back in Texas where he flourished in the past. The Rangers are expected to pay less than $15 million of the $80 million remaining on Hamilton's deal through the 2017 season. Rosenthal cautions that there are still several hurdles to clear and the talks could still fall apart, it isn't yet a done deal.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rangers would only be on the hook for $15 million of the $80 million remaining on Josh Hamilton's contract through the 2017 season.

Advice: The more news comes out, it certainly seems like it's nearly a done deal that Hamilton will be returning to the Rangers. What remains unclear, is what the Angels will be receiving in return.

More: Jeff Passan on Twitter

Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are close to acquiring Josh Hamilton from the Angels.

Advice: A return to the Rangers is one destination that seems to make sense, though Sullivan notes that there remains a lot of work to be done before a trade is officially announced, which may not happen until Monday. Reports from SI.com and Ken Rosenthal first noted that the Angels and Hamilton were close to parting ways. The Halos will surely have to pick up a large portion of the $83 million remaining on Hamilton's contract.

More: TR Sullivan on Twitter

Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are "close to parting" with Josh Hamilton.

Advice: It confirms a report from SI.com. It's unclear at this point how the relationship will be dissolved, but the two sides have been discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade. Hamilton still has $83 million remaining on his contract, and the Angels will surely have to end up eating a lot of that. The outfielder is working his way back from shoulder surgery and isn't going to be ready to play for a while, regardless of where he ends up.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will report to extended spring training this week.

Advice: Hamilton will remain there for 2-3 weeks before then beginning an official rehab assignment. The Angels have mapped out a plan that will have the outfielder back with them in June, although it's not a given that he'll be with the club at that point. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve their dispute following Hamilton's recent drug relapse.

More: Bill Shaikin on Twitter

Tue, Apr 21 Rotoworld
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are mapping out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton (shoulder) which could have him back with the team in early June.

Advice: Hamilton, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the team's complex in Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then go out on an official minor league rehab assignment. This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play for the Angels again, as his future with the team is still very much in question following his recent drug relapse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade.

More: Los Angeles Times

Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Court documents show Josh Hamilton has filed for divorce from his wife Katie in Tarrant County, Texas.

Advice: Hamilton filed for divorce in late February, around the same time reports surfaced of his latest drug relapse. Hamilton was able to avoid suspension from Major League Baseball, much to the chagrin of his own team. The Angels don't want to pay the underachieving 33-year-old outfielder and have been publicly feuding with him since the spring. He hasn't even been healthy enough to play thanks to a shoulder injury. Los Angeles' five-year deal with Hamilton is looking worse by the day.

More: Dallas Morning News

Tue, Apr 21 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels and Josh Hamilton are in talks to resolve their dispute.

Advice: The two sides are reportedly exploring multiple avenues that include trades, though nothing is believed to be close. Hamilton meanwhile continues to rehab his shoulder and isn't expected to return to the diamond until sometime in May.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Sat, Apr 18 Rotoworld
Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Friday that Josh Hamilton (shoulder) has been doing some baseball activities.

Advice: According to Scioscia, "he has been "hitting and he's been running, but he needs to expand on that". It remains a murky situation, but Hamilton had lunch with several teammates on Friday and indicated his desire to return to the team. He isn't expected to be ready to take the field until sometime in May.

More: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter

Sat, Apr 18 Rotoworld

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Sunday, April 26

Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Tex 31 119 16 36 9 0 1 14 11 34 0 1 .303 .359 .403 .762
Last game vs. Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Career vs. Nick Martínez 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
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