21-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Williams spent his first season in the minors in 2015, playing for Low-A Wisconsin. He's only 21-years old, but already has three full seasons in the Brewers' organization and is one of their top pros...
Devin Williams Contract Information:
Signed a $1.35 million contract with the Brewers in June 2013.
Williams (shoulder) will report to Low-A Wisconsin this week, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Milwaukee Brewers Roster
MajorsAnderson, Chase (P)
A+Collymore, Malik (OF)
ABelonis, Carlos (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Since being taken out of high school in the second round of the 2013 draft, Williams has fooled hitters with 105 strikeouts in 101 innings, thanks mainly to his quality fastball that hovers in the low-to-mid 90s. His ERA slipped from his first season to his second, but he cut his walks in half, and has given up just five home runs as a pro. After spending the last two seasons in rookie ball, he could see his first action at the Low-A level in 2014.
The Brewers lost their first-round pick last season after signing Kyle Lohse, but they still snagged Williams, whom some considered a first-round talent, in the middle of the second round. Williams already throws a fastball in the mid-90s, and he could add more velocity as he matures. He still has some work to do on his curveball and changeup, and will need to cut down his walks, but he threw the ball well in his professional debut, posting a 3.38 ERA and striking out 39 batters over 34.2 innings. Williams will not turn 20 until next offseason, so the Brewers may opt to keep him in the Rookie Leagues for now. However, Williams has the potential to be a top-end starter a few years down the road.