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As a big fan of Josh Hamilton, I thought the guy had major potential to be one of the greatest players in the last 15 years. Drafted 1st overall by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, Hamilton would struggle off the field with substance abuse, not reaching The Show until 2007. The question I will always have is the“What if?” factor of Josh Hamilton. So lets ask this “What if?” question “What if Josh Hamilton goes 2010 on us in the playoffs?” Hamilton is a five time All-Star who won an MVP, it wouldn’t be that crazy if he did!
I know his 2015 season has been quite turbulent with him only playing in 49 games (.20 BB/K, 0.3WAR), but considering the long list of injuries and “time off” can we really expect consistency out of Hamilton? I wish we could calculate how Hamilton is going to hit against Blue Jays opposing pitchers, or some kind of projection on Hamilton’s potential outcomes.. But with Josh Hamilton, the career-long wildcard, you can’t! He’s the king of unexpected these days. Unfortunately this season we have seen Hamilton hit a knuckle ball….
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