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
  • AVG
    .263
  • HR
    10
  • RBI
    44
  • R
    43


Player Notes
Major League Baseball's decision on a punishment for Josh Hamilton could come as early as next week, per Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Advice: The report states that MLB officials believe Hamilton should be suspended for admitting to his offseason cocaine relapse, and are determining whether that would be a 25-game sentence (the recommended length for a first-time offender) or a year-long suspension (designed for fourth-time offenders). The players' union is arguing for only 15 games. Also to be determined is whether Hamilton will be placed into drug rehab, a decision which carries big financial implications. If he is suspended and not in rehab, Hamilton will not be paid. Anaheim owes the 33-year-old slugger $25.4 million in 2015, $32.4 million in 2016, and another $32.4 million in 2017.

More: FOX Sports

8 hours ago Rotoworld
A four-person panel is split on whether Josh Hamilton should have to enter a rehabilitation program for drug abuse, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Advice: The panel, which consists of two attorneys and two physicians, is at a deadlock. As a result, an arbitrator will join the group to break the tie. A source also said officials are determining whether to classify Hamilton as a fourth-time offender, a penalty that normally carries at least a one-year suspension. New commissioner Rob Manfred would still have the final say on a potential suspension's length. A decision wasn't expected much before Opening Day, and it's unclear at this point how long the process will take with the extra steps now involved. Stay tuned.

More: Los Angeles Times

Thu, Mar 5 Rotoworld
Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for drug use would begin at the start of the season, a source tells Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

Advice: That's meaningful because Hamilton is also in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery, so the recovery and his suspension could coincide. In fact, there's a chance that Hamilton could actually end up serving his entire suspension, whatever it may be, while rehabbing. A decision on a potential suspension isn't expected anytime soon, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

More: Angels.mlb.com

Wed, Mar 4 Rotoworld
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels are not expecting a decision regarding Josh Hamilton's impending suspension anytime soon.

Advice: Fletcher adds that it "could be weeks" and the club is "hoping by Opening Day" a decision will be made. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi have reported that Hamilton is likely facing a suspension of at least 25 games following his drug relapse, but it's a complicated process and new commissioner Rob Manfred could show the outfielder some compassion given his efforts to remain sober.

More: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter

Sat, Feb 28 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that Josh Hamilton "is likely to be suspended for at least 25 games but less than a full season."

Advice: The report says that commissioner Rob Manfred is "not close to a decision" due to "various complexities" in Hamilton's case. While Hamilton's relapse this offseason is not considered his first major league violation (he was on the Rays' 40-man roster from February 18, 2004 through June 1, 2006), MLB is considering "showing compassion" for the outfielder because they "have a favorable view of (his) efforts to remain sober." Hamilton was already due to get a late start to the season because of shoulder surgery.

More: FOXSports.com

Fri, Feb 27 Rotoworld
A source tells Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Josh Hamilton relapsed a few months back involving "at least cocaine."

Advice: Heyman says Hamilton turned himself in and that, if true, he would be put in a drug program as a first-time offender. Without a positive test, it's unclear how MLB could suspend Hamilton for the incident. Reports were that the 33-year-old had a meeting with MLB Wednesday to discuss what happened. More should be known shortly.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Fri, Feb 27 Rotoworld
A major league executive told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that Josh Hamilton's coming disciplinary action is not for performance-enhancing drugs.

Advice: The executive said it's "worse" than that. Hamilton was summoned to New York City on Wednesday for a hearing with MLB officials and the Angels are said to be bracing for a serious penalty. It's silly to speculate before more information is revealed, but we must note that Hamilton has a well-chronicled history of drug and alcohol addiction. This is trending in a very concerning direction. Anaheim owes the 33-year-old slugger $25.4 million in 2015, $32.4 million in 2016, and another $32.4 million in 2017.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Wed, Feb 25 Rotoworld
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Josh Hamilton is meeting with MLB officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the Angels are bracing for possible penalties.

Advice: That doesn't sound good. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed to DiGiovanna that Hamilton was in New York to meet with MLB officials, but wouldn't go into any details about his situation. "I can say that Josh is going to meet with league officials in New York," said Dipoto. "At this point I have no other information to offer." While there's nothing to indicate that there's a connection, Hamilton has had past issues with addiction for cocaine and alcohol and is drug tested three times a week. He had been working out at a friend's ranch in Houston and doesn't have a locker with his name on it at the Angels' spring training complex in Arizona.

More: Los Angeles Times

Wed, Feb 25 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee

Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Col 6 25 8 8 1 1 2 3 3 9 1 0 .320 .393 .680 1.073
Home (this year) 46 169 17 42 9 0 0 16 15 54 3 2 .249 .314 .302 .616
Day (this year) 15 54 9 16 6 0 0 10 7 20 0 0 .296 .371 .407 .778
Last game vs. Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
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