Mac Williamson
Mac Williamson
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
7-Day DL
Injury Concussion
Est. Return 9/23/2018
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Just as he did in 2016, Williamson split time between Triple-A and the majors throughout the 2017 campaign. The 27-year-old also wound up producing relatively similar results compared with the previous two seasons. His power is his biggest calling card, as he blasted 14 homers in the minors and three in the majors, all while driving in 56 runs between the two levels. He continues to struggle to make contact, however, as his 34.2 percent strikeout rate suggests. His saving grace in 2016 was a high walk rate, but Williamson even regressed in that category. Granted, he did produce an .870 OPS in 16 games following a September callup, but the same flaws continue to haunt him year after year. He could work his way into a starting role with a strong spring training barring the addition of adequate upgrades to the depth chart, but it will be hard for Williamson to maintain a prominent role in the Giants' lineup if he fails to adjust to big-league pitching. Read Past Outlooks
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Placed on minors DL
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
Concussion
August 12, 2018
Williamson was placed on the seven-day minor-league disabled list Saturday and is being evaluated for concussion symptoms, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Williamson hasn't appeared in a game for Triple-A Sacramento since Aug. 7, and his absence is related to a concussion he sustained back in April. More information should roll out after the outfielder is evaluated by team doctors, but this development puts his September callup chances in jeopardy. The 27-year-old was slashing .269/.372/.533 with 13 homers in the minors, but he struggled (.213/.295/.383) during a 28-game stint in the majors this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+38%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .776 123 15 6 16 0 .252 .325 .450
Since 2016vs Right .648 182 21 7 16 2 .202 .286 .362
2018vs Left .839 32 5 1 4 0 .286 .375 .464
2018vs Right .609 73 9 3 7 1 .182 .260 .348
2017vs Left .882 17 2 1 1 0 .353 .353 .529
2017vs Right .621 56 6 2 5 1 .196 .268 .353
2016vs Left .722 74 8 4 11 0 .212 .297 .424
2016vs Right .731 53 6 2 4 0 .239 .340 .391
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+57%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+153%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .529 133 15 3 10 0 .174 .248 .281
Since 2016Away .833 172 21 10 22 2 .261 .343 .490
2018Home .682 41 7 2 6 0 .194 .293 .389
2018Away .676 64 7 2 5 1 .224 .297 .379
2017Home .567 27 2 0 1 0 .231 .259 .308
2017Away .757 46 6 3 5 1 .238 .304 .452
2016Home .419 65 6 1 3 0 .136 .215 .203
2016Away 1.061 62 8 5 12 0 .321 .419 .642
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How does Mac Williamson 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.
BB/K
0.41
 
BB Rate
10.5%
 
K Rate
25.7%
 
BABIP
.254
 
ISO
.170
 
AVG
.213
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.383
 
OPS
.678
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Williamson started the year in the minors, slashing .269/.314/.495 in 54 games with Triple-A Sacramento. He was promoted to the majors a few times throughout the season, but he received the majority of his playing time in right field after Hunter Pence landed on the disabled list in June. Over that period of time, Williamson proved to be the type of player many had him pegged as; a powerful hitter who strikes out a lot. A 10.8 percent walk rate helped offset his high strikeout rate (27.6 percent), and his .188 isolated power rating was above the league average. He undoubtedly has the ability to hit 25-plus homers over the course of a full season, but he will need to cut down on his whiffs if he wants to get an everyday role in the majors, especially for a Giants team that has a station-to-station offensive approach. Even though there may be an opening in left field if the team doesn't bring Angel Pagan back, Williamson will likely serve as a fourth or fifth outfielder to begin the 2017 campaign.
Williamson returned from successful Tommy John surgery in 2015 - yes, hitters too can tear their UCLs -and he performed well at Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento before getting his first taste of major league action in September. He didn't fare well with the big club, slashing .219/.235/.281 in 34 plate appearances. While the results were poor for the 25-year-old outfielder, it wasn't that long ago when he had a 25-homer, 10-steal season with High-A San Jose, so there is hope that he can restore his status as one of the Giants' top offensive prospects. He will almost assuredly start the year in the minors, and a fast start could earn him a call up later in the season.
Last season was supposed to be Williamson’s chance to prove that his power explosion at High-A San Jose in 2013 was sustainable against better pitching. Instead he missed most of the season after needing Tommy John surgery in late April. Unlike Miguel Sano, whose pedigree kept him near the top of prospect rankings despite missing 2014 after tearing his UCL, Williamson will not necessarily be given the benefit of the doubt in the prospect community. The 24-year-old right fielder was selected out of college in the third round of the 2012 draft and turned heads in his first full season, slashing .292/.375/.504 with 25 home runs and 10 steals in 597 plate appearances in 2013. It is not clear exactly when he will be ready to return to game action in 2015, but if he finishes the year healthy and at Double-A, that would have to be considered a success.
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Optioned to Triple-A
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
June 23, 2018
Williamson was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
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Situated on bench Thursday
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
June 21, 2018
Williamson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
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Homers in return to lineup
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
June 14, 2018
Williamson hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort Thursday during the Giants' 16-inning win over the Marlins.
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Out again Wednesday
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
June 13, 2018
Williamson is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Heads to bench Tuesday
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
June 12, 2018
Williamson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.
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