Hamilton Needs Just Seven Steals For Minor League Record
Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has stolen 139 bases for the Bakersfield Blaze and Pensacola Blue Wahoos this season.
The 21-year-old shortstop needs just seven more to break the minor league record of 145 held by Vince Coleman of the South Atlantic League (1983).
"He's going to inspire guys within his organization and around baseball who are fast or have the knack for stealing bases," Toronto outfielder Anthony Gose said. "It's amazing. I hope he does something crazy and steals like 160."
Gose stole 70 or more bases twice in the minor leagues.