Giants outfielder Billy Hamilton
Despite his offensive shortcomings, Billy Hamilton is still an exciting player once he gets on base and when he’s roaming the outfield.
Last season, he stole 22 bases in 28 attempts.
That’s a far cry from his peak in Cincinnati when he was swiping 50-plus bases per year, but it still would have led the Giants who were paced by Kevin Pillar with 14 steals. No one else on the roster had more than four.
On a team that is going to be desperate to score runs, Hamilton’s speed would certainly be an asset if he can win a spot on the roster.
He also remains an elite defender in center field. His speed makes it tough to get a ball by him, so having him roam the outfield would undoubtedly save a few runs.
Overall, Hamilton is still an exciting player to watch, and if he proves he can get on base at a higher rate in spring training, then he could wreak some havoc for the Giants in 2020.