From the Enquirer:
Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton will start the year at Triple-A Louisville and play every day in center field, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday.
The Reds plan to have Billy Hamilton spend most if not all of 2013 at Triple-A Louisville.
Jocketty, speaking before the annual Reds caravan rolled away from Great American Ball Park, indicated that Hamilton will probably spend most if not all of 2013 at Louisville.
“He’ll be playing center field and working on his offense and his overall game,” Jocketty said. “He’s going to probably end up bunting a lot, with his speed. Bunting and running are his two key tools.”
So, what do you think? Should Jocketty have made this announcement before ST even begins? Is this rushing him along? Where should he start the season or should it depend on how he looks in ST?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.