Nick Williams

Born: 09/08/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: LF
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: December 14th, 2015
Dates Seen: 8/4-5/2015
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin' Phils
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Swing Mechanics
Simple setup; hands tight behind ear; open stance with crouch; balance throughout.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 70 Role 70; All-Star caliber center fielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 60 70 Innate bat-to-ball barrel skills and control; plus-plus bat speed; small hand load with leg kick timing; short, direct path to ball; loose, explosive hands; tracks pitches deep and uses all fields; has pitch ID skills and feel for strike zone; aggressive mentality early in counts; could improve with continued improvement in approach and plan.
Innate bat-to-ball barrel skills and control; plus-plus bat speed; small hand load with leg kick timing; short, direct path to ball; loose, explosive hands; tracks pitches deep and uses all fields; has pitch ID skills and feel for strike zone; aggressive mentality early in counts; could improve with continued improvement in approach and plan.
Raw Power 60 60 Lift in swing; quick hands/wrists - ability to turn on velocity inner-half; present more pull-side power; strength throughout core; gets extended well; plus raw power; will use all fields - gap-to-gap power; 2B power will turn into HR ability with added strength.
Lift in swing; quick hands/wrists - ability to turn on velocity inner-half; present more pull-side power; strength throughout core; gets extended well; plus raw power; will use all fields - gap-to-gap power; 2B power will turn into HR ability with added strength.
Run 60 60 4.11-4.17 to 1B; 4.32 to 1B with turn; 7.67 on 2B; explosive first step, quick strides; stays low and athletic; needs seasoning reading pitchers.
4.11-4.17 to 1B; 4.32 to 1B with turn; 7.67 on 2B; explosive first step, quick strides; stays low and athletic; needs seasoning reading pitchers.
Field 40 45 Raw routes and reads; has athleticism to makeup for delayed reactions; plus range into gaps due to speed/athleticism; will make routine play; could improve with added reps, slight improvements in reads/routes; comfortable in CF, best suited for LF defensive profile.
Raw routes and reads; has athleticism to makeup for delayed reactions; plus range into gaps due to speed/athleticism; will make routine play; could improve with added reps, slight improvements in reads/routes; comfortable in CF, best suited for LF defensive profile.
Throw 50 50 Smooth transfer from glove to hand; collects behind ball well; uses whole body to throw; quick release from smooth arm action; over-the-top release; accuracy is a strength; shows plus arm strength; will maintain arm strength with added strength.
Smooth transfer from glove to hand; collects behind ball well; uses whole body to throw; quick release from smooth arm action; over-the-top release; accuracy is a strength; shows plus arm strength; will maintain arm strength with added strength.
Overall Summary
Looks great physically; extreme improvements in strength, defense and approach from 2014; continued improvements needed but risk has lowered; potential all-star caliber bat at premium defensive position; value is highest in CF; natural hitting ability will overcome limited defensive ability to provide value; major league regular floor with all-star caliber ceiling.