Saturday, January 12, 2019

DrB's 2019 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #13 Garrett Williams

Garrett Williams, LHP.  DOB:  9/15/1994.  6'1", 200 lbs.  Drafted 2016 Round

2018 A+:  3-9, 6.05, 81.2 IP, 8.04 K/9, 6.72 BB/9, 2.16 GB/FB.
2018 AFL:  3-0, 1.88, 24 IP, 27 K, 11 BB.

Garrett Williams runs hot and cold.  He had a terrific season across 2 levels in 2017 in which he kept his BB/9 below 3 which is quite good.  Then, he did a faceplant in AA at a level he should have been ready for.  Then, just as I was ready to write him off as a prospect, he turned in a fine performance in the Arizona Fall League which is generally a league that is more favorable to hitters than pitchers.

Williams has always had the upside with a 3 pitch mix including a sinking fastball that sits low 90's, a sharp breaking curveball and a change up all with late movement.  The arm angle is low 3/4.  The Baseball Census scouting report notes that if his elbow drops, his pitches flatten out and become much more hittable.

He might start out 2019 back in AA but if he can keep the good vibes from the AFL rolling, he could get an early promotion to AAA and who knows after that?

1 comment:

  1. When was the last "retrospective" you've done on an entire draft class?
    What does it take to be a "good" draft -- a 20+ WAR player, or get a combined 20+ out of the entire class? Or more?
    Take 2011: Panik will make 10 certainly, 15 or maybe an outside shot at 20 if he can stay healthy. Crick may be good, just not for us, although depending on De Paula and Avelino, it could return more. Law, Black, and Osich came from that draft might get 10 WAR sum out of the three.
    Not a great draft by any stretch, but not a bust at all.