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.