Baseball Prospect Is Probably The Fastest Man Alive

We confirmed this with a team of experts.

1. Meet Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton.

Rich Pilling / Getty Images

2. He’s 22 years old and one of the top players in the minor leagues.

Michael Chang / Getty Images

3. But Hamilton has a problem.

Michael Chang / Getty Images

4. He’s a kleptomaniac…

Michael Chang / Getty Images

5. Of bases.

View this embed ›

Here’s Hamilton stealing home.

Last season he stole 155 of them, to be exact, in only 132 games. He bested the 29-year-old minor league record by ten steals.

7. To put that number in perspective, Mike Trout led the majors last year with merely 49.

Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images

8. And the MLB record for stolen bases in a season is 130. It’s held by Ricky Henderson, who needed 149 games to accomplish that feat.

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Granted, Henderson faced tougher competition.

9. So ipso facto, Billy Hamilton is basically the fastest man in the world.

Michael Chang / Getty Images

Still don’t believe us? Well, that’s why we asked a few people know a thing or two about speed…

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Now Buzzing