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Brandon Hamilton

RHP | TigersDET
Brandon Hamilton
Name: Joey Brandon Hamilton
Born: Dec 25, 1988 in Montgomery, Ala. USA
High School: Stanhope Elmore HS, Millbrook, Ala.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career190.15.251.575.397.47
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (60th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2007 (signed for $540,000)
Based on his mature, muscular body and electric stuff alone, Hamilton would be a first-rounder. But he has a violent delivery and erratic command and has performed poorly as often as he was spectacular as a senior. He could still be drafted as high as the second round based on his considerable ceiling. His fastball has been up to 95 mph and he pitches between 89-91. He shows a filthy, 80-82 mph power curveball with downer action. He has feel for a changeup, and at times will mix in a two-seam fastball that has plus armside fade, as well. But with more than 30 scouts in to see an early-season outing, Hamilton had no control of his breaking ball, leading to five wild pitches, and baserunners ran wild, as he showed no ability or desire to control the running game.
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