Sits 91-94 and touches 95; plane, mild sink; manipulates the baseball to both sides of the plate, elevates when needed; average ability to get glove side down; projection for improved command as he grows into his strength; two-seam variant works 89-90, mild run; work in progress
Legitimate weapon, nasty when down in zone with fade; deception with arm speed, disrupts hitter timing, induces flailing swings out front
Short tilt when he stays on top, snaps it off at times; can get around the pitch and leave it flat, shows signs of improvement
11/5 shape, mild depth; uses infrequently but will steal a strike early in the count, arm speed comes and goes
Williams is a 21-year-old right-handed starter with two plus pitches and physical projection remaining. The fastball features downward plane and slight sink, and he shows the ability to locate it to both sides of the plate. The changeup is a true weapon with deception and late fade, and he can already manipulate it. The slider is the better of his two breaking balls, with late bite that will keep hitters honest and he does show feel for spin. His ability to consistently maintain his arm slot and repeat his low-effort delivery are what set him apart from the typical arm at this level. Williams is maturing both on the mound and mentally this year and deserves the promotion to High-A.