July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Hamilton during last year's All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Hamilton and Contreras to Represent Reds at Futures Game

For the second year in a row, Billy Hamilton has been selected to represent the Cincinnati Reds and teh US squad in the XM All-Star Futures Game. For Carlos Contreras, some may view hid addition to the World roster as a bit of a surprise.

After today’s action, Hamilton owns a .247 batting average with 49 steals in 58 attempts. His 49 thefts currently lead the International League.

Here’s Hamilton’s 2013 numbers:

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
Total 74 330 304 48 74 11 2 4 26 48 9 24 64 .243 .298 .332
April 23 97 88 8 18 5 2 0 6 15 1 9 16 .205 .278 .307
May 28 135 122 28 34 3 0 2 10 15 4 12 21 .279 .341 .352
June 23 98 94 12 22 3 0 2 10 18 4 3 27 .234 .258 .330
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Generated 6/26/2013.

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Contreras, seen by some in a similar mold to Johnny Cueto, had spent the majority of his first five years within the Reds organization as a reliever. Prior to 2013, he had only started 18 of 108 games and none since 2010. This season in 15 starts, Contreras is only 3-7, but the owner of a respectable 3.72 ERA. Considering that it is widely believed that everyone hits in the Cal League does lend credence to that number.

Contreras and his 2013 numbers…

Split W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
Total 3 7 3.69 15 15 75.2 60 36 31 6 31 1 82 1.203 9.8 2.65
April 1 2 2.92 5 5 24.2 17 9 8 3 7 0 30 0.973 10.9 4.29
May 2 3 4.64 6 6 33.0 25 19 17 2 14 1 35 1.182 9.5 2.50
June 0 2 3.00 4 4 18.0 18 8 6 1 10 0 17 1.556 8.5 1.70
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/26/2013.

This year the game will be played at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets and the 2013 All-Star Game. The date of the game will be July 14, two days prior to the ASG.

Tags: Billy Hamilton Carlos Contreras Cincinnati Reds

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