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Reds Have Depth At Shortstop

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Billy Hamilton is the shortstop in the Reds organization that gets all the attention. Hamilton, after all, recently broke the single-season minor league stolen base record. But the Reds are also pleased with the progress of another shortstop in the system. Didi Gregorius is actually ahead of Hamilton on the depth chart. It was his promotion to Triple-A Louisville from Double-A Pensacola opened a spot for Hamilton.

Majors | #2012#Cincinnati Reds#Organization Reports

Hamilton Improving At Shortstop For Reds

John Fay -Premium Content

Billy Hamilton's basestealing gets plenty of attention. That's understandable, considering he is on a collision course with Vince Coleman's all-time steals record of 145. But Hamilton is not going to get to the big leagues on his speed alone. The other parts of his game must develop as well. The Reds are pleased with the way his defense at shortstop and his hitting have improved.

Majors | #2012#Cincinnati Reds#Organization Reports