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Case Williams

Born: 02/16/2002 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210
Standard right-handed windup with a shortened arm action.
Evaluator Marc Delucchi
Report Date 06/16/2022
Affiliate Fresno Grizzlies (Low A, Astros)
Dates Seen 6/15/2022
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2025
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 45 91 94 Sat 89-92 occasionally touching 94 mph. Fairly straight pitch without notable rise, playing below velo. Showed good feel (given age and level) for throwing strikes with the pitch, but was not painting any corners. Giants hitters squared it up throughout the outing. He's still just 20 and might have a little room to add some weight. Probably will need to get to 92-94 to have a truly 45-grade offering.
Changeup 40 84 86 Easily his worst pitch. Arm action was good, but a lack of movement and a relatively small speed disparity put it on a tee for Giants hitters. Didn't look like a potential big-league pitch on Wednesday.
Curveball 55 76 78 Curveball flashed sharp hammer break, but Williams was unable to throw it in the zone. A couple hitters whiffed at it the first time through the order, but it quickly became an easy take for Giants hitters. Might have a chance to be a plus offering, but it looked too easy for opponents to ignore.

Williams is still a work in progress. He has a good feel for locating his fastball and break on his curveball, but his changeup is lagging far beyond the other two offerings, which aren't good enough to dominate even at Single-A. He's a long way from his ceiling, but barring a significant improvement, he projects as a multi-inning swingman.

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