Nick Williams

Born: 09/08/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RF
Seconday Position: CF
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX); Acquired by PHI 7/31/15 as part of Cole Hamels trade.
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 28th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/22/16, 4/23/16, 4/24/16
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Lehigh Valley IronPigs
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Physical Description
Athletic; lean muscle.
Swing Mechanics
Upright; slightly open; high hands; slow bat waggle for pre-pitch rhythm and timing; leg kick.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 50 50 - Regular, second-division outfielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Above-average bat speed; bat-to-ball and barrel control. Poor approach & pitch recognition; aggressive early; extreme-pull approach; question his ability to hit advanced LHP.
Above-average bat speed; bat-to-ball and barrel control. Poor approach & pitch recognition; aggressive early; extreme-pull approach; question his ability to hit advanced LHP.
Raw Power 40 50 Line drive; alley type; doubles gap power; Will run into a pitch every now and then given elite bat speed & bat-to-ball skills (10-to-14 HR). Power to pull side and can turn on inner half and mistake pitches left up in the zone.
Line drive; alley type; doubles gap power; Will run into a pitch every now and then given elite bat speed & bat-to-ball skills (10-to-14 HR). Power to pull side and can turn on inner half and mistake pitches left up in the zone.
Run 60 60 4.07-4.20 HP-to-1B. Makes the defense rush; accelerating speed underway; light on his feet; below-average base stealing instincts at present.
4.07-4.20 HP-to-1B. Makes the defense rush; accelerating speed underway; light on his feet; below-average base stealing instincts at present.
Field 40 50 Inefficient routes; tentative & indecisive; lacks fundamentals. Pure athleticism to play all three OF positions & speed should allow improvement with continued reps & experience.
Inefficient routes; tentative & indecisive; lacks fundamentals. Pure athleticism to play all three OF positions & speed should allow improvement with continued reps & experience.
Throw 50 50 Playable arm strength for all three outfield positions.
Playable arm strength for all three outfield positions.
Overall Summary
Athletic, raw, and toolsy left-handed hitting outfielder with ability to play all three outfield positions. Wears his emotions on his sleeves. Elite bat speed with bat-to-ball ability and speed combination will get him to the big leagues. Present below-average defender that should hit just enough to stick as a regular, everyday-type outfielder with improvements defensively.