From 1888-1901 Hall Of Famer Billy Hamilton stole 100 bases four times during his career. Over a century later a Cincinnati Reds prospect of the same name is looking for his 100th stolen base in the minors. Billy Hamilton entered Wednesday night five stolen bases away from becoming the first minor leaguer since Esix Snead to steal 100 bases in a season. In the story the Dayton Dragons shortstop talks about his quest for 100 stolen bases, missing his Mississippi home town, and having former big league speedburner Delino Deshields as his manager and mentor.
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton arguably the fastest man in the minors currently has 91 stolen bases. He also has 15 doubles this year for the Low-A Dayton Dragons. On this particular double, the first base umpire takes the spotlight from Hamilton as he falls face forward across the infield as he runs to get in position for a play at second.
A 50 Game suspension for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program has been handed down to Cincinnati Reds pitching prospect Dan Tuttle. The 20 year old was a 5th round pick back in the 2009 draft. Tuttle was a combined 7-4 with a 4.59ERA with 85 strikeouts in 80 innings between the Rookie League AZL Reds and the Low-A Dayton Dragons.