Josh Hamilton #32 - LF/DH

LA Angels

  • Age: 33
  • DOB: 1981/05/21
  • POB: Raleigh, NC
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 240lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 1999 (1st round).
  • Current Status: Right shoulder injury, day-to-day, day-to-day
Year to date893384389210104432108335.263.331.414.745
On Pace99376489923011493612033-.263.331.414.745

Scouting Report

AssetsPhenomenally athletic, he has a big frame and a sweet, powerful lefty swing. Runs effortlessly and has a great outfield arm. Can bat for huge power and good average and is a clutch RBI producer.
FlawsIs a bit too injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Has struggled significantly with off-field issues, which have slightly curtailed his overall stardom, though he has overcome a lot of adversity.
Career potentialElite slugging outfielder, when healthy.

Honours and Awards

2012AL - Silver Slugger
2012Named to the All-Star Game
2011Named to the All-Star Game
2010AL - Most Valuable Player Award
2010AL - Silver Slugger
2010AL - American League Championship - Most Valuable Player
2010Named to the All-Star Game
2009Named to the All-Star Game
2008AL - Silver Slugger
2008Named to the All-Star Game
2000South Atlantic League (A) - Most Valuable Player
2000South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
2000Class A- - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2000Class A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
1999Appalachian League (R) - All-Star Team
1999Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/17Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2014/09/16Missed 11 games (sore right shoulder).
2014/09/05Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2014/07/27Missed 1 game (sore left knee).
2014/07/26Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2014/06/03Missed 48 games (left thumb injury).
2014/04/09Left thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2013/09/04Missed 1 game (sinus infection).
2013/09/03Sinus infection, day-to-day.
2013/07/25Missed 3 games (right ankle injury).
2013/07/22Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2013/06/23Missed 2 games (right wrist injury).
2013/06/21Right wrist injury, day-to-day.
2013/05/29Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2013/05/28Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a five-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/09/24Missed 5 games (sinus infection).
2012/09/19Sinus infection, day-to-day.
2012/09/14Missed 1 game (sore left knee).
2012/09/13Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2012/06/18Missed 3 games (stomach virus).
2012/06/15Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2012/05/29Missed 1 game (upper respiratory infection).
2012/05/28Upper respiratory infection, day-to-day.
2012/05/04Missed 3 games (back spasms).
2012/04/30Back spasms, day-to-day.
2011/09/10Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2011/09/09Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2011/05/23Missed 36 games (right arm injury).
2011/04/13Right arm injury, 15-day DL.
2011/02/10Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a two-year contract.
2010/10/01Missed 24 games (ribcage injury).
2010/09/05Ribcage injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2010/09/03Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2010/09/01Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/01Missed 1 game (right knee tendinitis).
2010/07/31Right knee tendinitis, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/10/04Missed the last 6 regular season games (back injury).
2009/09/29Back injury, late August.
2009/09/25Missed 19 games (back injury).
2009/09/04Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/06Missed 30 games (abdominal injury).
2009/06/02Abdominal injury, early September.
2009/05/22Missed 1 game (groin).
2009/05/21Groin, day-to-day.
2009/05/20Missed 1 game (groin).
2009/05/19Groin, day-to-day.
2009/05/12Missed 13 games (rib injury).
2009/05/01Rib injury, early September.
2009/04/27Rib injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/28Missed 1 game (toothache).
2008/08/27Toothache, day-to-day.
2008/08/15Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/08/14Personal reasons, day-to-day (retroactive to August 14th, 2008).
2008/06/26Missed 1 game (left knee injury).
2008/06/25Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/10Missed 1 game (viral infection).
2008/06/08Viral infection, day-to-day.
2008/02/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/12/21Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.
2007/10/01Missed the last 17 regular season games (hamstring).
2007/09/27Hamstring, day-to-day.
2007/08/12Missed 29 games (wrist injury).
2007/07/12Wrist injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 8th, 2007).
2007/07/08Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/04Missed 16 games (stomach injury).
2007/05/22Stomach injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2007).
2007/05/19Stomach injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/22Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2006/12/07Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2006/12/07Selected by the Chicago Cubs from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the Rule 5 Major League Draft.
2005/11/18Outrighted to Durham (AAA).
2005/11/15Activated from the restricted list by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2004/10/04Missed all 162 regular season games (suspended by mlb).
2004/03/19Suspended by the MLB for 162 games for violations of the Major League drug prevention and treatment program.
2004/02/05Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2003/05/13Personal reasons, sidelined indefinitely.
2003/03/10Optioned to Orlando (AA).
2003/02/11Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2002/11/20Added to the Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster.
2002/03/13Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2002/02/05Invited to spring training by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2001/03/27Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.


2012/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.
2007/12/21Cincinnati Reds traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers for Edinson Volquez and Danny Herrera.
2006/12/07Selected by the Chicago Cubs from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the Rule 5 Major League Draft. Chicago Cubs traded Josh Hamilton to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations.
1999/06/02Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round in 1999.

Career Stats

2014LA AngelsAL893384389210104432108335.263.331.414.745
2014Salt LakeAAA3132620000200-.462.462.6151.077
2013LA AngelsAL15157673144325217947158408.250.307.432.739
2011Round RockAAA3112210132400-.182.308.545.853
2009Oklahoma CityAAA72835210047101.179.281.321.602
2006Hudson ValleyA15507133105511011.260.327.360.687
2004Did not play------------------
2003Did not play------------------
1999Hudson ValleyA16727143007114110.


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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