Saturday, February 10, 2018

DrB's 2018 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #17 Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams, LHP.   DOB:  9/15/1994.  6'1", 205 lbs.  Drafted 2016 Round 7.

A:  4-3, 2.25, 64 IP, 8.16 K/9, 3.52 BB/9, GO/AO= 2.44.
A+:  2-2, 2.45, 33 IP, 10.36 K/9, 2.73 BB/9, GO/AO= 2.11.

Garrett Williams has been on scouting radar screens since little league.  He was wild in college to the point where he actually pitched very few innings.  The Giants took a mid-single digit flyer on him and seem to be successfully helping him overcome the control/command issues.  There is a lot to like in these lines from his first full pro season:  Strong K/9, improving BB/9 and an extreme GB tendency.  He reportedly sports a low 90's FB but his curveball is what gets most scouts excited.  There is a nice scouting report on Baseball Census linked to the left.  The Author of that piece also had good things to say about his changeup.  Video shows a low 3/4 arm slot with strong sink on the FB.  If he continues to improve his command/control, he could keep climbing right up to #3 MLB SP.  It would not be unreasonable for him to start 2018 in AA Richmond.

1 comment:

  1. It was Crick's 3rd year in Richmond at about the same age as Williams is now that he, Crick, finally put it together, moved up to AAA the next year and ended in SF, still 24 yo (Nov BD).
    If Williams performs/progresses a year each in AA and AAA, he could be in the rotation in SF in 2020 at 25 yo (September BD) to replace Bum if not resigned.
    If this year's moves work and the Giants are in contention, the Giants, being the Giants, will resign Bum when it won't destroy the 2018 CBT.