Off the charts speed, but isn't that refined technique wise in stealing bases. Some concerns with the bat, but has made some mechanical adjustments compared to last year. Absolutely will not stick as SS, might move to 2B, but seems like he might be able to handle CF.
Hamilton's bat is really inconsistent. He has very little power. His biggest issue last year was that he K-ed a ton. This year it's better but we will see. He's making better contact and recognizing pitches better.
He needs to keep improving, but if he works out, he could be a great top of the order bat.
Also, Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been struggling a bit in AAA. I think he'll bounce back though.
First I was thinking a decent comparison would have been Joey Gathwight (sp), the guy who jumped over cars. He also has great speed, but Hamilton is actually hitting at a decent clip. Hes 21, he has time to improve. Let the guy develop until Dusty ruins him, better yet, trade him to any team not run by Dusty Baker and the guy might be the next Vince Coleman.
I would keep him at second, thats just my opinion. Too much value down the road as an infielder.
#1 Florida eliminated in 2 games. Serious waste of talent. They were probably one the best college teams in the last several year judging on talent alone.
SC's streak comes to an end and they most likely won't be winning a 3rd straight title. No way the college equivalent of the Pittsburgh Pirates offense wins 2 in a row against Arky's pitching, if we can even get by Kent State which I'm not even sure of.
I like Arizona at this point to win it all.
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Michael Roth is like the Cliff Lee of college postseason/the CWS. He just recorded his 3rd ever complete game. One of his other CGs was also in a CWS elimination game. He also just destroyed the all-time CWS innings pitched record. Not the best pro prospect but hopefully he does well with the Angels.