Fun Cards: Reds Future Stars Billy Hamilton/Jumbo Diaz/Kris Negron

Future Stars in Halloween costumes

We could talk about Billy Hamilton‘s better-than-expected rookie campaign and the possibility of winning the National League Rookie of the Year award over the Mets’ Jacob deGrom. Or we could talk about Jumbo Diaz‘s long road to the majors, after bouncing around for more than a decade in the minors with the Dodgers, Rangers, Orioles, and Pirates before finally making it to The Show with the Reds. Or we could talk about Kristopher Negron‘s cup of coffee in 2012, followed by a less-than-stellar 2013 in Louisville, before becoming a reliable (though still less-than-stellar) utility man for the injury-plagued Cincinnati nine.

Or we could talk about those clothes. Hamilton is appropriately dressed as Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony. Get it? He’s fast.

Diaz is the Queen of Hearts I think? But there was another Queen of Hearts in a different costume, so I’m not positive.

Negron is Olive Oyl. I guess because he’s skinny. Or maybe just because it fit.

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Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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