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Birth Date8-21-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
0.12015
0.02016
-0.02017
0.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 NYA 23 8 22 21 3 6 3 0 1 12 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .318 .571 .300 1.5 -1.0 0.1
2016 NYA 24 12 29 27 4 8 1 0 0 9 1 12 0 0 1 2 0 0 .296 .321 .333 .231 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2017 NYA 25 5 17 16 3 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .250 .294 .250 .204 0.0 -0.4 -0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 YAN Rk 5 19 .167 .250 .291 .353 .238 .286 107 -1.7 0.7 0 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 STA A- 68 298 .317 .251 .325 .357 .259 .399 99 18.2 8.5 0.5 5.0 1.6 28.8 3.5 28.8 3.5
2012 CSC A 69 311 .300 .266 .333 .399 .266 .319 99 13.5 9.2 0.6 -0.2 0.3 23.6 2.3 23.6 2.3
2012 TAM A+ 22 86 .251 .249 .315 .357 .241 .303 107 -0.9 2.6 0.2 1.0 0.3 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3
2013 TAM A+ 100 461 .245 .259 .324 .375 .255 .299 97 -7.4 13.5 1 9.5 3.3 10.5 2.0 10.5 2.0
2013 TRN AA 17 76 .146 .254 .317 .395 .261 .189 98 -8.8 2.1 0 0.2 -0.5 -7.2 -0.8 -7.2 -0.8
2014 TRN AA 128 563 .216 .262 .327 .398 .263 .248 99 -25.6 15.5 0 4.1 2.9 -7.1 -0.3 -7.1 -0.3
2015 NYA MLB 8 22 .300 .273 .330 .433 .273 .294 107 0.9 0.6 0.1 -1.0 -0.0 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2015 TRN AA 34 144 .304 .264 .324 .385 .261 .365 99 6.5 3.9 -0.6 -0.6 -1.4 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2015 SWB AAA 20 91 .298 .263 .324 .377 .261 .347 91 3.6 2.5 0.2 2.4 1.0 7.3 1.0 7.3 1.0
2016 NYA MLB 12 29 .231 .247 .324 .414 .255 .533 107 -0.9 0.8 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2016 TAM A+ 11 43 .281 .255 .322 .353 .252 .368 96 1 1.2 -0.5 0.3 -1.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2016 SWB AAA 31 138 .260 .264 .319 .386 .256 .343 98 0 3.9 -0.6 -1.6 0.8 4.1 0.3 4.1 0.3
2016 YAN Rk 1 4 -.189 .202 .272 .298 .229 .000 93 -2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2017 NYA MLB 5 17 .204 .258 .326 .423 .258 .286 107 -1 0.5 0 -0.4 0.5 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2017 SWB AAA 106 437 .217 .262 .327 .402 .257 .306 100 -21 13.2 -1 4.4 3.3 -5.5 -0.1 -5.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 YAN Rk 19 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 .222 .263 .222 .000 .167 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
2011 STA A- 298 42 94 11 6 3 31 20 41 28 12 .349 .395 .468 .119 .317 28.8 5.0 3.5
2012 TAM A+ 86 13 23 3 0 3 7 3 14 1 4 .277 .302 .422 .145 .251 2.2 1.0 0.3
2012 CSC A 311 55 84 19 4 8 28 21 33 19 9 .304 .359 .489 .185 .300 23.6 -0.2 2.3
2013 TRN AA 76 7 11 3 1 1 4 1 18 0 0 .153 .164 .264 .111 .146 -7.2 0.2 -0.8
2013 TAM A+ 461 56 106 21 3 3 24 39 61 15 9 .261 .327 .350 .089 .245 10.5 9.5 2.0
2014 TRN AA 563 67 113 18 4 5 40 47 68 21 8 .223 .290 .304 .081 .216 -7.1 4.1 -0.3
2015 TRN AA 144 14 38 7 0 0 11 19 17 11 6 .317 .407 .375 .058 .304 8.4 -0.6 0.8
2015 NYA MLB 22 3 6 3 0 1 3 1 3 0 0 .286 .318 .571 .286 .300 1.5 -1.0 0.1
2015 SWB AAA 91 12 26 7 1 0 11 8 6 2 1 .321 .382 .432 .111 .298 7.3 2.4 1.0
2016 TAM A+ 43 2 14 2 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .349 .429 .095 .281 0.6 0.3 0.1
2016 NYA MLB 29 4 8 1 0 0 2 1 12 0 0 .296 .321 .333 .037 .231 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2016 SWB AAA 138 19 37 8 1 0 23 5 21 1 1 .296 .313 .376 .080 .260 4.1 -1.6 0.3
2016 YAN Rk 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.189 -1.9 0.0 -0.2
2017 SWB AAA 437 44 105 10 3 2 30 28 66 19 5 .263 .309 .318 .055 .217 -5.5 4.4 -0.1
2017 NYA MLB 17 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 .250 .294 .250 .000 .204 0.0 -0.4 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 74 0.5000 0.3514 0.8846 0.4865 0.2162 1.0000 0.6250 0.1154 37 -0.001186
2016 106 0.4811 0.4623 0.7143 0.5294 0.4000 0.8519 0.5455 0.2857 0 0.000000
2017 77 0.4935 0.4675 0.7778 0.6053 0.3333 0.7826 0.7692 0.2222 0 0.000000
Career2570.49030.43190.78240.53980.32710.87380.63540.217610.6537-0.0003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CIN $
2017 NYA $
2016 NYA $509,700
2015 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$509,700
1 yrTotal$509,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 80 dBobby Barad1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17. DFA by NY Yankees 6/29/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2016). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by NY Yankees 11/20/14. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2010 (4-145) (West Orange HS, Winter Garden, Fla.). $1.45M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .235 .353 .201
11 vs R (Multi) .310 .344 .414 .265
18 Split (Multi) .075 .109 .061 .065
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .250 .250 .375 .211
31 vs R (2016) .316 .350 .316 .240
38 Split (2016) .066 .100 -.059 .029
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Judge, Frazier and Fowler coming soon is Mason Williams still a part of the Yankees future OF plans?
(a.j from las vegas)
Maybe as a fourth outfielder. I'm not sure he was a huge part of their outfield plans even before those guys came, to be honest. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)The Yanks finally gave Mason Williams a call up. What potential does Aaron Judge have of being an average everyday player?
(Dan from Lawrence, KS)
I like him as New York's future right fielder, possibly as early as next season. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat) Mason Williams, albeit with a distinct lack of power, seems to have made some strides this year. Any change in the scouting reports coming back on him this year, or is this a dead cat bounce?
(Johnson from Los Angeles)
He certainly has a better statline this season so far. I haven't heard any improvements, and also haven't seen him yet. Last year was a mess. He looked disinterested and the mechanics were very inconsistent at the plate. There has always been raw ability there. Maybe last year was a wake-up call, but I doubt it. I don't think he has enough hit tool to provide any value as a regular in the bigs, and the raw power isn't enough to be a carrying card. (Tucker Blair)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are the ceilings for Yankees minor league players Mason Williams and Dante Bichette Jr?
(BYoung from FL)
Each are likely 4th OFs, for different reasons. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you believe in Mason Williams? Can he make the show in 2014?
(Dwayne from Miami)
I've never been enamored with Williams. He's a really good athlete that can play a premium position, but I just don't see the offensive game supporting the other side of the profile.He's more of a fringe guy or fourth outfielder for me. (Mark Anderson)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, who do you think is the better player to keep of the two. Delino DeShields or Mason Williams? Now that Delino has moved to CF, I don't think Williams is necessary to keep.
(Frank from Minnesota)
DeShields but he's got his issues too. The issue with me RE: Mason is how little the rest of his game has developed. He might be a better player in real life. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Without considering injured players, most disappointing top prospect this year ?
(19braves77 from Pensacola, FL)
I could list several that failed to live up to the hype, but I was disappointed in Mason Williams. He was most certainly overvalued by many in the industry coming into the season, but I didn't receive one positive report on Williams the entire season. Not one. Scouts that adored his game soured on him quicker than I anticipated, and it wasn't just his production that turned them off. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for answering so many questions today! With his recent hot streak, has Mason William's stock bounced back? As you say in MLU, he has the tools.
(Tristan from Smithstown)
Mason Williams has tools, I just wonder if he has the makeup to utilize these tools effectively. Williams needs to show consistent production for the rest of the season to fully restore his prospect status. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will we see Mason Williams with the big club next year?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Only if we are calling the Double-A club the Big Club (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these Yankee OF prospects, Slade Heathcott, Mason Williams or Tyler Austin, do you feel will have the best major league career?
(TheDonCharleone from North Carolina)
Austin. Better bat. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Yankees can trade for Stanton or is that a wet dream denied where the alarm goes off before you get to pork the hot chick?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
The problem with the Yankees farm system is that unless someone takes a huge step forward, they don't have that anchor for a deal. Maybe it can be Gary Sanchez or Mason Williams, but someone would have to really step up to be a superstar-level centerpiece. It's possible though. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)After seeing Gumbs in person roughly a dozen times last season, I walked away as impressed with him as most anyone else on what was a fairly stacked Charleston team. I was mostly impressed with his quick trigger at the plate and ridiculous bat speed, and his #want in the field was obvious. Could he find himself in the same class as Mason Williams et al after this season? Or on the fringes of next year's top 101?
(Domenic from New York)
I've always been higher on Gumbs than Williams, although I understand and appreciate that Williams is the more advanced prospect at present. Gumbs has legit bat speed, and he's a plus athlete. I'm not sure he's a great fit at 2B; I always wanted to see him put in CF. But he can swing the bat and make things happen with his legs. His approach is very aggressive, and he needs to command his game better to get the most out of his tools. At the end of the day, I think Gumbs develops into the better ML player, but that's probably a minority opinion. I'm a bat speed junkie. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Mason Williams ? Will he actually be a product if the Yankees farm system and contribute eventually or just another trade chip?
(James from New Jersey)
I think he ends up roaming CF for the Yankees. They need a new #Bernie and Mason Williams might end up being #Bernie-lite. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jason. Byron Buxton, Bubba Starling, Mason Williams and Jackie Bradley, Who has loudest tools? Who can be superstar?
(Mason Williams from New York)
Buxton, Starling, Williams, and Bradley, but Bradley is safer bet to be impact player and Buxton has the highest ceiling. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw a list where Mason Williams is a top 35 prospect, is he that high on your list?
(Mike from Utica, NY)
He's not (Jason Parks)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the better pro, Dante Bichette or Mason Williams?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I've had a chance to see both players and will go with Mason Williams. I like him a lot more. He made some strides from when I saw him in the New York-Penn League to this year in the Sally League. There was some physical progression and more drive behind the ball. Throw in his defensive profile and I see the potential for an average-to-better regular. (Chris Mellen)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of player is Mason Williams at his peak, and what might his time table be? Love the low K-rate and the power looks solid enough.
(Tony from OKC)
Role 5 player for me, which is a hell of a player. If you can start at a premium position at the highest level in the game, you are a stud. He's not a star for me, although some see a ceiling as a first-division/fringe-all-star type. I'm not that high on him, but suggesting he will be a quality major leaguer is still high praise. (Jason Parks)
2012-04-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name a few CF prospects other than Trout that I should keep an eye on?
(sitdancer from DC)
As a Giants fan, I'm certainly excited about what Gary Brown can bring. Hoping to see him at the top of the lineup by the middle of the 2013 season.

The Yankees' Mason Williams is another one of my favorites. Kevin Goldstein had him fourth in the system coming into the year, and all he's done is bat .315 and steal six bases in 12 games in Low-A since then. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know it's difficult to predict how a young players body will develop, but do you see Mason Williams growing into some power as he fills out?
(steve from CA)
I don't. He's very good, but not a very physical player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you mean by a "physical player?"
(mdthomp from USA)
Mason Williams is six-foot tall, very skinny and has a slim frame. There is not much physical projection in him. (Kevin Goldstein)


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