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Billy Hamilton

Speedy center fielder who debuted in the MLB with the Cincinnati Reds in September 2013. He finished 2nd in the MLB in stolen bases with 56 in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues. He was all-state in baseball, basketball and football during his time at Taylorsville High School in Mississippi. He turned down a scholarship to play wide receiver for the Mississippi State football team. After his stellar 2014 rookie campaign, he finished 2nd in National League Rookie of the Year voting, behind New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom. He was born in Collins, Mississippi. He became teammates with star first baseman Joey Votto on the Reds in 2013. [+]