2019 Season in Review: Billy Hamilton

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2019 Season in Review: Billy Hamilton
2019 Season in Review: Billy Hamilton

When the Royals signed Billy Hamilton on December 11 right after the winter meetings, the mistake had already been made. Hamilton is and was a no-hit center fielder who was actually getting worse. He's the type of player that the more metrics you see, the worse he is. I actually wrote the Transaction Analysis on Baseball Prospectus for him, so this is a great opportunity to look back at what was written and see if anything didn't pan out. “...the fit in the lineup is tenuous at best. Hamilton is very consistent offensively, which there's something to be said for, but the issue is that he's consistently bad. His DRC+ by full season is 82, 76, 77, 73, and 78. It's not recommended, but a team with

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