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Nick Williams

Born: 09/08/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
long, lean frame; mature, durable build; sturdy lower half; upper body strength, more sinewy than bulky; broad shoulders with little taper to waist
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 07/13/2016
Dates Seen 4/16, 4/18, 4/19, 5/19, 5/20, 5/27, 5/28, 6/14
Affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Medium 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 keeps load on back foot with leg kick, easy transfer forward; quiet hands, short path with plus bat speed; swing-miss in zone, can be beaten by velocity; will expand zone for offspeed offerings, throw hands and lunge; swing-first mentality will limit walks; tendency to pull on the ground, work middle-away in the air
Power 45 raw power to pull side; can drive ball gap-to-gap; middle-away approach limits HR output; speed and ability drive to gaps will lead to extra bases
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.20 home to first time; speed plays better in field; capable of taking extra bases, though stolen bases are not an active part of game
Glove 55 capable of covering ground in CF, though struggles with reads and efficiency fit better in corner role; ability to glove ball can be shaky at times
Arm 60 plus strength; solid carry with accuracy; profiles well in corner OF role

Athletic OF with potential five-tool ability. Former second-round pick, acquired in trade for Cole Hamels. Hit tool flashes plus with ability to spread the field. Short path to ball and ability to drive to gaps. Lots of swing-miss, impatience at the plate to limit on-base ability. Raw pull strength; tendency to hit to middle of field limits HR output, but will rack up doubles. Power output likely a tick below-average. Average speed plays up in field, less impactful on bases. Plus range in field; can cover CF, though profiles better in corner role. Arm is plus and capable of impact. Should prove to be solid offensive, defensive contributing corner OF.

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