Scouting Hamilton, Springer in AFL
October, 18, 2012
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Michael Chang/Getty ImagesBilly Hamilton has the speed for center field, but the conversion hasn't been smooth so far.I've seen every Arizona Fall League team at least twice so far, covering all of the hitters (batting practice and game action) and about two-thirds of the pitchers, including all of the major prospects. Here are some additional thoughts on a dozen of the top prospects based on what I've seen since last week's post.
• We already knew Billy Hamilton (Cincinnati Reds) could fly -- and by that, I mean a 3.78 home-to-first time from the left side, the lowest I've ever seen on a ball put in play on a swing -- but the conversion to center field is off to a slow start, as Hamilton looks like a guy who's never played the position.