Mason Williams
Mason Williams
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mason Williams in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in November of 2019. Released by the Orioles in September of 2020.
Sits after back-to-back starts
OFNew York Mets
June 2, 2021
Williams is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
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Following his call-up from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Williams started in center field in the first two games of the series in Arizona, going 1-for-5 with a pair of walks between the contests. The Mets activated Kevin Pillar (nose) from the 10-day injured list Monday, but the team's desire to ease him back into action resulted in him hitting the bench both of the past two days. Pillar will be making his first start since his activation Wednesday, and it's likely that he'll continue to poach reps from Williams in center once his injury is further in the rear-view mirror.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+46%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .806 19 3 0 0 1 .250 .368 .438
Since 2019vs Right .551 62 4 1 3 0 .224 .258 .293
2021vs Left .708 8 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333
2021vs Right .783 21 3 1 1 0 .300 .333 .450
2020vs Left 4.000 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 3.000
2020vs Right .118 17 0 0 0 0 .059 .059 .059
2019vs Left .522 10 3 0 0 1 .222 .300 .222
2019vs Right .667 24 1 0 2 0 .286 .333 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+105%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .657 30 2 0 1 0 .286 .300 .357
Since 2019Away .579 51 5 1 2 1 .196 .275 .304
2021Home .929 7 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500
2021Away .718 22 2 1 1 0 .250 .318 .400
2020Home .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Away .545 11 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
2019Home .842 16 1 0 1 0 .400 .375 .467
2019Away .411 18 3 0 1 1 .133 .278 .133
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Stat Review
How does Mason Williams compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.75
 
BB Rate
10.3%
 
K Rate
13.8%
 
BABIP
.286
 
ISO
.154
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.345
 
SLG
.423
 
OPS
.768
 
wOBA
.329
 
Exit Velocity
78.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.8%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Joining the hapless Orioles on a minor-league deal could have been the opportunity Williams needed to finally break through as a big-league regular after he'd played a total of just 76 games in parts of four seasons in the majors. That wasn't meant to be, however, as he wasn't called up until September and added just 11 more games to his ledger. The 28-year-old performed capably in 121 games for Triple-A Norfolk, hitting .308/.371/.477 with 18 homers, but his 117 wRC+ wasn't good enough to demand an earlier callup. With 87 major-league games now under his belt, Williams owns a .286/.325/.382 line, so he would certainly not look out of place on a big-league bench. With defense that has graded out poorly, though, even the Orioles decided to remove him from their 40-man roster. He remains with the organization and could get back into the mix with a good spring training.
Williams got a chance with the Reds in late July, following Scott Schebler's move to the DL, and stuck around thanks to Jesse Winker's season-ending shoulder injury and Adam Duvall's trade. But even before Schebler returned from the DL, Williams' playing time started to dissipate, and his at-bats dried up almost completely once Schebler returned. Williams never has hit for much power, especially after his 2015 shoulder injury, and his ability to make contact regularly predictably fell at the major-league level. He just doesn't have one skill that stands out, and the Reds recognized as much in the offseason, outrighting him off the 40-man roster in November.
Williams underwent shoulder surgery in August of 2015, and the ailment sidelined him for the first half of the 2016 season as well. Once he returned, the 25-year-old didn't show much rust and hit .296 in 31 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before ending the year with a callup in mid-September for the final three weeks of the season. Despite hitting for average, Williams has seen the speed element of his game all but disappear, as he attempted just two steals across both levels. The bigger problem for Williams though is that while he's been injured and failed to live up to his once-lofty expectations, several other outfield prospects within the organization have emerged on the major league roster. As a result, Williams will likely have to fight for a reserve outfield spot in spring training and could see the majority of his season take place back at the Triple-A level.
2014 was a disappointing campaign for the once highly touted prospect, as he hit just .223 at Double-A, furthering the belief that the 24-year-old would never live up to his potential. Williams was able to quiet some of the naysayers in 2015, though. After slashing .317/.407/.375 with 11 steals with Double-A Trenton, Williams earned his first promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he then got his first call up to the big leagues by hitting .321/.382/.432. The outfielder suffered a shoulder injury in June that ended up costing him the remainder of the season, but after being viewed as a prospect with plus speed and defense, he was finally able to consistently hit for average in 2015. The problem now for the 24-year-old is that he hasn't really been major league tested – playing in just eight games before the injury – and is blocked at all three outfield spots on the big league roster, so he'll likely start the year as a fourth outfield option or back in the minors.
Perhaps only Bubba Starling can match Williams’ fall from grace in recent years among outfield prospects. As a 22-year-old, Williams spent all of 2014 at Double-A Trenton, and slashed just .223/.290/.304 with five home runs and 21 steals in 563 plate appearances. His numbers ticked up to .259/.308/.367 in the second half of the season, but even that level of production leaves a lot to be desired from someone with his tools. The simple fact is Williams is no closer to being an everyday player in New York than he was prior to the 2014 season. If Williams’ name still carries some value in a deeper dynasty league, a trade would be the optimal route to go, but in shallower formats, it is time to move on.
Williams' prospect status lost a good bit of its luster in 2013, thanks to mediocre on-field performances (he hit just .261 in High-A, and only .153 in a 72 at-bat sample in Double-A) and to off-field troubles, capped by a DUI arrest. The 22-year-old Williams has excellent speed, but is a poor basestealer, consistently being caught approximately 40 percent of the time throughout his minor league career. He also doesn't show great hitting mechanics, as he tends to shift his weight forward too early, which can sap his power potential. Williams can be an elite defender in center field, and he still has the tools that scouts get excited about, but he needs to take a step forward in his return to Trenton in 2014 to regain the hype.
Williams is a toolsy center fielder who moved up a lot of prospect lists this past season, despite having his season cut short by a shoulder injury in August. Williams has excellent speed and good baserunning instincts, and has the bat speed to develop more power as he fills out. Williams is expected to make a full recovery from his shoulder surgery well before spring training, and if he doesn't hit too many developmental roadblocks he should be the Yankees' center fielder by 2015 or so. He profiles as a potential star center fielder expected to hit for average, while offering excellent speed and decent power.
Williams, 20, had a really impressive year with short-season Staten Island in 2011, batting .349 with an .863 OPS, and stealing 28 bases in 68 games.Williams has all the tools you want in a center fielder; the speed is obvious from the stolen-base numbers, the hit tool is legitimate, and he appears to take good routes in the field and play the position very well. While he hit just three homers, his .468 slugging percentage isn't awful. Williams will never be any kind of power threat, but he shouldn't be overpowered by more advanced pitching either. He's a prospect to watch in dynasty leagues, and could see the majors by 2014.
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Called up, will start Monday
OFNew York Mets
May 31, 2021
The Mets selected Williams' contract from Triple-A Syracuse. He'll start in center field and bat eighth in Monday's series opener in Arizona.
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Appears set to join Mets
OFNew York Mets
May 30, 2021
Williams is on his way to join the Mets and is expected to be officially called up soon, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Let go by Baltimore
OFFree Agent
September 20, 2020
Williams was released by the Orioles on Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Outrighted to alternate camp
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 14, 2020
Williams has cleared waivers and has been assigned to the Orioles' alternate training site.
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Designated for assignment
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 11, 2020
Williams was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday.
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