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Williams Jerez

Williams Jerez

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 205 | Age: 27
Draft: 2011 (Rd: 2, #81, Boston Red Sox) - Grand Street Campus (NY) HS
Santiago, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 4.35 12 0 0 10.1 9 2.03
2 Seasons 1 0 5.33 29 0 0 25.1 24 1.82
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 12 1-0 4.35 10.1 9 2.03
2 Seasons 29 1-0 5.33 25.1 24 1.82

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 LAA AL 71 0 0 6.00 17 0 0 15.0 17 14 10 3 8 15 1.67
2019 2 Teams 48 1 0 4.35 12 0 0 10.1 12 5 5 2 9 9 2.03
2019 SF NL 29 1 0 2.70 6 0 0 6.2 7 2 2 1 6 4 1.95
2019 PIT NL 19 0 0 7.36 6 0 0 3.2 5 3 3 1 3 5 2.18
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Splitter: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

The Red Sox took Jerez in the second round of the 2011 Draft -- three rounds ahead of Mookie Betts -- as an outfielder with a big league body and a tantalizing power/speed combination. After he hit just .221/.254/.275 in his first three pro seasons, they converted him to the mound in 2014. He made his big league debut with the Angels last summer after they acquired him and Ty Buttrey in a trade for Ian Kinsler, then went to the Giants organization in a swap for Chris Stratton in March.

Jerez has more arm strength than most left-handers, sitting at 93-97 mph with some sink on his fastball. After struggling against righties early in his career, he has kept them in check by developing an 86-90 mph splitter that was his most effective pitch during his first stint in the Minors. He throws a slider in the same range, though it's more notable for its velocity than its bite.

Jerez took to throwing strikes quickly for a converted position player but his control hasn't been as sharp as he has progressed to the upper levels. The effectiveness of his splitter gives him a chance to be more than a situational reliever, though he'll need to do a better job of locating his pitches to get there.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 288 48 4 8.3 90.6 12.4 .339 .567 .353 .418 .504 47.9 21.1 11.3
2019 192 30 5 16.7 90.9 9.0 .307 .586 .420 .428 .478 53.3 18.8 18.8
ALL 480 78 9 11.5 90.7 11.1 .327 .574 .380 .422 .494 50.0 20.2 14.3
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/27/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates sent LHP Williams Jerez outright to Indianapolis Indians.
11/20/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates designated Williams Jerez for assignment.
11/06/2019 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
09/13/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates claimed LHP Williams Jerez off waivers from San Francisco Giants.
09/10/2019 San Francisco Giants designated Williams Jerez for assignment.
08/15/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Sacramento River Cats.
08/06/2019 San Francisco Giants recalled Williams Jerez from Sacramento River Cats.
07/19/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Sacramento River Cats.
07/18/2019 San Francisco Giants recalled Williams Jerez from Sacramento River Cats.
05/30/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Sacramento River Cats.
05/29/2019 San Francisco Giants recalled Williams Jerez from Sacramento River Cats.
05/08/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Sacramento River Cats.
05/07/2019 San Francisco Giants recalled Williams Jerez from Sacramento River Cats.
03/26/2019 Los Angeles Angels traded LHP Williams Jerez to San Francisco Giants for RHP Chris Stratton.
03/26/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Sacramento River Cats.
03/15/2019 Los Angeles Angels optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Salt Lake Bees.
09/07/2018 Los Angeles Angels recalled Williams Jerez from Salt Lake Bees.
08/28/2018 Los Angeles Angels optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Salt Lake Bees.
08/07/2018 Los Angeles Angels recalled Williams Jerez from Salt Lake Bees.
08/02/2018 Salt Lake Bees activated LHP Williams Jerez.
07/31/2018 Los Angeles Angels traded 2B Ian Kinsler and cash to Boston Red Sox for RHP Ty Buttrey and LHP Williams Jerez.
07/31/2018 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
03/11/2018 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Pawtucket Red Sox.
11/02/2017 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Williams Jerez from Pawtucket Red Sox.
10/14/2017 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
08/01/2017 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
04/04/2017 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
03/04/2017 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Boston Red Sox.
12/16/2016 Boston Red Sox sent LHP Williams Jerez outright to Pawtucket Red Sox.
12/08/2016 Boston Red Sox designated LHP Williams Jerez for assignment.
10/20/2016 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
10/12/2016 Boston Red Sox activated LHP Williams Jerez.
10/06/2016 Boston Red Sox reassigned LHP Williams Jerez to the minor leagues.
10/03/2016 Boston Red Sox recalled LHP Williams Jerez from Portland Sea Dogs.
03/15/2016 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Williams Jerez to Portland Sea Dogs.
11/20/2015 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Williams Jerez from Portland Sea Dogs.
06/24/2015 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
06/04/2015 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
04/07/2015 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
08/13/2014 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
06/12/2014 LHP Williams Jerez assigned to GCL Red Sox from Lowell Spinners.
09/20/2012 Lowell Spinners activated OF Williams Jerez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/19/2012 Lowell Spinners placed OF Williams Jerez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/11/2012 OF Williams Jerez assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
07/13/2011 Williams Jerez assigned to GCL Red Sox.
07/12/2011 Boston Red Sox signed OF Williams Jerez.