"If he's the player we think he can be, there is no doubt that he'd be sitting on top of the lineup," Reds manager Bryan Price said of Hamilton. "What we're trying to do right now is define and decide if he's ready take on that responsibility." The Reds are prepared to lose Shin-Soo Choo to free agency, opening a spot for the 23-year-old speedster. Hamilton stole 13 bases in the month of September after being called up and recently returned from playing winter ball in Puerto Rico in an attempt to get more at-bats, so it seems as though the Reds are serious about giving the switch-hitter a shot to win the job this spring. If he does emerge victorious he'll be the odds-on favorite to lead MLB in stolen bases next season.