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Devin Williams

Devin Williams

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 165 | Age: 25
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 2, #54, Milwaukee Brewers) - Hazelwood West (MO) HS
Florissant, MO USA
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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
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

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

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

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. He was eased into pro ball, spending two seasons in Rookie ball before finally advancing to full-season Class A Wisconsin in 2015 and pitching well there. Williams continued to make strides the following year, reaching the Florida State League, but had his entire 2017 campaign wiped out by Tommy John surgery that also cost him a portion of the '18 season. After struggling as starter upon his return from a 22-month layoff, Williams was moved to the bullpen in 2019 and immediately took to the new role, showing improved velocity and a knack for missing bats at Double-A Biloxi en route to a Futures Game selection in July.

As a starter, Williams operated with a low-90s fastball and flashed a plus breaking ball. But after tacking on some muscle while recovering from surgery, he's sitting at 95-98 mph out of the 'pen and at times touching 100 mph. He's learned to be aggressive with his heater, throwing it with late life that enables him to consistently beat hitters up in the zone His changeup features a 12-13 mph demarcation in velocity off of his fastball and has emerged as his best secondary weapon post-surgery, while his mid- to upper-80s slider gives him a third Major League-caliber offering. His control has improved along with stuff, though he still has gains to make with his command.

The physical strength Williams added during his rehab process has made him a more durable pitcher, and he's had no issues working multiple innings in 2019. The Brewers view him as potential multi-inning weapon out of the bullpen, and it's a safe bet that they'll add Williams to their 40-man roster this offseason so as to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.

Statcast - Pitching

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


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.