Build: Broad shoulders; durable and athletic frame; maxed.
Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; above-average arm speed; compact delivery; slight stab; crossfire; landing has jerk at knee; can cause unbalance; mild head whack; moderate exertion; delivery times ~1.45
Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
30; Org Player
T93 2x; slight cut; worked inside often; elevated pitch too much; command was inconsistent and mechanics are a detriment; headwhack and the knee jerk into a crossfire will hinder overall command from reaching average.
Moderate depth; 11-5 offering; replicates arm speed; release points were inconsistent; slight refinement could help improve pitch a tick.
Mild fade; replicates arm speed; release points and command were inconsistent; elevated offering on multiple occasions; improvements in both will increase offering a grade.
Williams has decent stuff, but the mechanics give me pause towards his chance to stick as a starter. The head whack and jerkiness in his landing make me believe Williams' best fit is in a bullpen, where the FB/CB combo will play up slightly. The risk is moderate, due to the mechanical issues and his lack of experience against stronger competition.
Round Drafted: 6th round, 2014
Why: Advanced college arm with potential for two average to above-average offerings and the chance for the CH to improve enough for an opportunity to stick as a starter.