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Devin Williams
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 2, #54, Milwaukee Brewers | Hazelwood West (MO) HS
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 3.95 13 0 0 13.2 14 1.76
1 Season 0 0 3.95 13 0 0 13.2 14 1.76
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 0-0 3.95 13.2 14 1.76
1 Season 13 0-0 3.95 13.2 14 1.76

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 MIL NL 67 0 0 3.95 13 0 0 13.2 18 9 6 2 6 14 1.76
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

The Brewers used their first overall pick (in the second round) in the 2013 Draft on Williams, an athletic and projectable right-hander from the St. Louis prep ranks. Developed as a starter early in his career, Williams was brought along slowly but began to show signs of putting things together in 2016, reaching the Class A Advanced level for the first time. But Tommy John surgery the following spring cost him all of 2017 as well as a portion of the ’18 season, and he struggled as a starter when he finally returned from a 22-month layoff. The Brewers moved Williams to the bullpen in 2019 and watched the right-hander blossom in the role, earning a SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game selection in July and his first big league callup the following month.

Williams’ lengthy recovery allowed him to get bigger and stronger, and when he finally returned last year as a reliever, the low-90s fastball he showed as a starter was sitting in the upper 90s and pushing triple digits. His heater averaged 96.4 mph and topped out at 98.5 across 13 appearances with the Brewers down the stretch. Williams’ slider, though still part of his arsenal, has taken a backseat to an above-average changeup that has a 12-13 mph demarcation in velocity compared to his fastball. Big league hitters batted just .222 with a .259 slugging against Williams’ changeup, albeit in a sub-100-pitch sample size.

Williams has made huge strides with his durability, stuff and control, but the right-hander still has gains to make with his command. The Brewers view him as potential multi-inning weapon out of the bullpen, perhaps even a high-leverage reliever if he can learn to command his explosive fastball.




Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 270 45 3 6.7 85.6 12.3 26.7 .226 .387 .381 .306 .332 32.6 20.9 9.0 3.95 4.11
ALL 270 45 3 6.7 85.6 12.3 26.7 .226 .387 .381 .306 .332 32.6 20.9 9.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 33.1 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/10/2019 Milwaukee Brewers recalled RHP Devin Williams from Biloxi Shuckers.
09/04/2019 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Biloxi Shuckers from San Antonio Missions.
08/31/2019 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Devin Williams to San Antonio Missions.
08/05/2019 Milwaukee Brewers selected the contract of Devin Williams from San Antonio Missions.
07/26/2019 RHP Devin Williams assigned to San Antonio Missions from Biloxi Shuckers.
07/08/2019 Biloxi Shuckers activated RHP Devin Williams from the temporarily inactive list.
07/05/2019 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Devin Williams on the temporarily inactive list.
04/01/2019 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Biloxi Shuckers from Brewers Extended Spring Training.
03/30/2019 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Brewers Extended Spring Training from Carolina Mudcats.
09/24/2018 Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Devin Williams from the 7-day injured list.
08/25/2018 Carolina Mudcats placed RHP Devin Williams on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 23, 2018.
06/07/2018 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Carolina Mudcats.
04/01/2017 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Helena Brewers from Carolina Mudcats.
08/09/2016 Devin Williams assigned to Brevard County Manatees from Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
05/11/2016 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
05/16/2015 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Helena Brewers.
06/13/2014 RHP Devin Williams assigned to Helena Brewers from AZL Brewers.
06/17/2013 Milwaukee Brewers signed RHP Devin Williams.
06/17/2013 RHP Devin Williams assigned to AZL Brewers.